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Tamiya Sturmtiger 38cm Assault Mortar, 1/35, 35177

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$42   

Still factory sealed. Very well molded and features detailed interior and exterior, crew member and separately molded track links.

Comet Curtiss Jenny JN-4D - 24 Inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Model Airplane, 3304

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$44   

Large wingspan flying model can be powered by rubber, electric or made R/C with the modern tiny and lightweight servos and receivers. Features traditional wood/tissue construction, detailed full size plans and building instructions, quality die-cut printwood sheets, spars, stripwood, fully formed and finished wheels, wire stock, plastic propeller, tissue and color insignia. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.

Comet Taylor Cub - 18 Inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Aircraft, 3211

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$28   

1970s issue of the old 1940-50s kit. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, detailed full size plans, building instructions, hardware, wheels, tissue and propeller. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.

Comet Piper Cub J3 - 25 Inch Wingspan Balsa Flying Airplane, 3206

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$32   

1970s issue of the old 1940-50s kit. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, quality printwood sheets, factory-cut stringers and spars, fully formed and finished wheels, clear window material, tissue, plastic propeller and detailed full size plans with building instructions/notes. The model has not been started. Inventoried complete with all parts and instructions. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.

Comet Vought F4U-1 Corsair - 20 Inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Model Airplane - (F4U1), 3404

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$34   

1970s reissue of the original 1950s kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, printwood sheets, factory cut spars and stringers, fully formed and finished wheels, wood stock as required, clear canopy material, propeller, full size plans, building instructions and covering tissue. The kit has never been started. Inventoried complete including plans/instructions. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.

Comet Cessna C-37 Airmaster - 20 Inch Wingspan Balsawood Flying Model Airplane, 3302

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$42   

Still factory sealed and from the 1970s. This kit features traditional wood/tissue construction with quality balsa printwood, stripwood, fully formed wheels, spars and wood stock as required, plastic prop, covering tissue and detailed, full-size plans and building instructions. (Please note, the kit is factory sealed so the exact contents are not know for sure; Comet was renown for slightly varying the content of stick-and-tissue kits across the years.) Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.

Carl Goldberg Models Hi Thrust Viking - 48 Inch Wingspan .049-.051 Gas Free Flight Airplane, G10-550

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$110   

Large parasol design for sport or competition free flight. Features all die-cut balsa sheet wood and die-cut plywood parts, fully formed training edges, hardware, hinge material, covering tissue, decals and full plans/instructions. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and plans present. Carl Goldberg was a gifted designer of model aircraft, and his career spanned the evolution of flying models. His designs and number of titles won in competition at the Nationals is legendary. His first competition was the 1928 Nationals, where he received honorable mention. By 1934 he won the indoor Nats and in 1935 he opened a Hobby Shop, among the first in the nation (the first one was probably opened by Cleveland Models Ed Packard). Awards came quickly. He wrote articles for Model Airplane News, and was Comet's top designer from 1939 till 1945. After Comet, he worked with Mike Schlesinger and Sid Axelrod on what eventually became Top-Flite Models. In 1955 he founded Carl Goldberg Models and released a still-popular line of scale, rubber, gas, glider and RC models. Needless to say, Goldberg's models are of the highest quality.

Clemcraft Jim Clems Country Boy - 47 Inch Wingspan 1/2A Free Flight Aircraft

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$52   

Rare. Large-wingspan gas powered flying model features die-cut balsa wood parts, printwood balsa parts, factory-cut trailing edges, factory cut spars and other wood stock, hardwood stock, plywood and more. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes detailed text instructions and excellent full-size plans.

Cleveland P-61 Black Widow - 49 1/2 Inch Wingspan For R/C Or Free Flight Or Giant Scale Display, 1/16, SF155

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$269   

Very Rare, giant 1/16 scale kit. Ideal kit for electric power and conversion to RC. This model is in the original plain but sturdy cardboard box with 'Cleveland' stamped in ink on it and the name of the kit and kit number on the left short side. The kit came from a long time collector of 1930s and 1940s models and is in exceptional condition. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood, factory cut spars & strip wood, covering material, two huge sheets of very high quality plans in never-used condition, all required wood blocks, completely finished nacelles, finished main and nose wheels, propeller blades, all required metal stock, clear material for canopy and windshield, two sheets of color insignia and more. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. The Cleveland Model and Supply Company played a pivotal role in the development of true scale models. In 1909 Bleriot's English Channel flight caused a surge in aviation and model aircraft around the globe. Several companies were ideally positioned to take advantage of the aviation craze. In the USA, Wading River Manufacturing Co. (1909), White Aeroplane (1911), Ideal Model Aeroplane (1911), Broadfield Model Aeroplanes (1919) were among these pioneers, offering everything from plans and parts to complete kits and ARF models. Lindbergh's 1927 crossing of the Atlantic Ocean caused an even bigger world-wide phenomenon called 'The Aviation Craze' that extended up to the start of World War II. Many companies such as Megow, Guillow's and others started right around the time of Lindbergh's flight. Some of these models flew and flew well, but they all had one thing in common - were generally not accurate scale representations. In 1929, a youngster named Ed Packard had a very advanced dream to produce incredibly accurate, true scale models that flew perfectly. This radical idea established the world's longest operating single-owner model airplane supply business, called Cleveland Model and Supply Company. To this day, Cleveland models are treasured as the most accurate flying scale models produced. The fact that Mr. Packard started and successfully grew this business during The Great Depression is a testament to his ideals and business skill. I highly suggest the excellent book called 'Aviations great Recruiter, Cleveland's Ed Packard' by H.L. (Herm) Schreiner. It is an excellent history of the man, his company and the times of the Golden Age of Model Aviation.

American Balsa Corporation Mini Pearl - Bill Chenaults 36 Inch Wingspan Gas Competition & Sport Free Flight Aircraft

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$48   

Rare. Large-wingspan gas powered flying model features die-cut balsa wing ribs and other parts, factory-cut trailing edges, spars and other wood stock and full size plans. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and and paperwork present

Sankyo Sankyo SR Single Servo 'Carry' / OS Minitron Escapement / Receiver / Perfect Gas Tank / Kato Model Aircraft 110 CC Clunk Tank (TWO) and Kato 240 CC Clunk Tank Antique R/C Parts - All NOS

Other Materials,   Box Condition: VG+

$45   

Most likely from the late 1950s or very early 1960s. Includes all seven item in mint, NOS condition. Never used. The SR 'Singl Servo Carry' is still in the original factory clear bag and packing material. The OS Escapement is still in the factory clear bag and packing material. The other escapement box appears to contain an NOS receiver - that is my guess since it has a significant antenna. The Perfect gas tank is the #23 Long Senior Wedgetank with a 2 oz capacity; this is a soldered metal tank. The three 'Clunk Tanks' are all new in the box. I believe they are fuel bottles. Thank you to Joel Chesler for this additional information - "I believe the two "clunk tanks' are most likely Veco Products and are in fact "tanks" used in both RC and Control Line models. Additionally, the "Perfect Wedge tanks" are probably for Control Line flying, where the wedge is on the outside of the flying circle to help with fuel pick-up with centrifugal force. The small 2 oz. was probably for smaller engines."

SIG Skyray - 1/2 A Control Line Stunt Model - 23.75 Inch Wingspan - With Carl Goldberg Safti-Flite 1/2A Control Handle, CL-23

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$54   

A very nice kit in 'excellent' condition inside and out. Features large one-piece wing, die-cut balsa and plywood parts, pre-bent pushrods, nylon bellcrank and horn, hardware pack, hinge material, illustrated instructions and more. Never started and complete. Also includes a factory sealed Carl Goldberg #430 Safti-Flite 1/2A Control Handle with line.

SIG Akromaster - 34 Inch Wingspan Control Line Stunt And Sport Aircraft, CL-20

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$54   

Still factory sealed and rare in this condition. This excellent flyer features profile balsa fuselage, shaped balsa leading and trailing edges, die-cut balsa and plywood parts, shock absorbing landing gear design, formed clear plastic canopy, pre-bent wire landing gear and pushrods, nylon bellcrank, elevator horn, hinge material, silkspan covering and more. With building and flying instructions.

RS Models Messerschmitt Me-509, 1/72, 72038

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$42   

Rare. This is a high quality, high-definition resin model with cast metal landing gear struts, propeller blades & hub, a vacuform canopy (still perfectly clear and not yellowed), detailed cockpit and more. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

RS Models Messerschmitt P.1106 Nightfighter - (P1106), 1/72, 7257

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$36   

Rare. This is a high quality, high-definition resin model with a good number of photoetch details including radar antenna, vacuform canopy (still perfectly clear and not yellowed), well detailed cockpit and more. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions. Please note that RS did not include decals with this issue.

RS Models Blohm & Voss MGRP, 1/72, 7266

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$32   

Rare. This is a high quality, high-definition resin model with clear canopy (two of them actually; still perfectly clear and not yellowed). Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions. Please NOTE: I do not know if this kit came with decals or not; there are none present. The box displays better than 'good-' but is graded as such because there are large tape pulls (tears) on the long sides.

Academy Sopwith Camel F-1 - Capt Roy Brown No 209 Sq May 1918 / No. 43 Sq Mid 1918, 1/32, 2189

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$27   

Large-scale model features 'good' cockpit and engine detail, full rigging diagrams and a large and colorful decal sheet for two aircraft. Never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. This model is likely from Hobby Craft molds although I cannot confirm it.

Academy Lockheed U-2 A or C Dragon Lady - USAF 6152th Test Group or U-2B No Markings CIA, 1/72, 1653

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$24   

NOTE: builder only, please read carefully for the condition. From 1988 and a very nicely molded model featuring very fine recessed panel lines, parts for 'B' or 'C' versions, detailed cockpit, optional wing extended range tanks and optional position speed brakes. Includes decals and detailed painting guide for silver/black and black schemes. NOTE: there is minor assembly and major painting as follow: the seat was once glued to the cockpit floor but has fallen off. There is no other assembly. NOTE: all parts (except clear) have been spray-can painted black. The finish is often rough and the quality of painting is only 'good to fair.' I recommend removing the paint with spray-on oven clearer. NOTE: missing one piece, A17 instrument panel. Otherwise includes all other parts, instructions and decals.

Hobby Craft Messerschmitt Bf-109 E-1 - Luftwaffe 5/JG77 1940 Or 4/JG132 1939 - (Bf109E1), 1/48, HC1564

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$22   

This model is part of the extensive line of '109s from Hobby Craft. Features all recessed panel lines, 'good' cockpit and a decal sheet for both aircraft listed. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hobby Craft Vampire Night Fighter - RAF NF10 / Italy NF10, 1/48, HC1578

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$26   

Features all recessed panel lines, 'good' cockpit detail and decals for the two aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. This Vampire variant was the first operational all-jet night-fighter for the RAF.