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Comet Grumman TBF-1 Avenger - 20 inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Airplane Model - (TBF1 TBF), 3403-149

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

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Still factory sealed. Purchased new on October 26, 1967 at Surplus City in Cleveland, Ohio. Features traditional wood/tissue construction, quality print and stripwood, formed wheels, rubber motor, prop and thrust button, hardware and clear canopy material if required, tissue covering and detailed full size plans/building 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 Grumman F6F Hellcat - 24 inch Wingspan Flying Model Airplane, 3503-298

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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Purchased on January 9, 1968 at National Hobby in Ohio. Large scale issue for rubber or gas free flight, or easily converted to RC using today's tiny and light servos and receivers. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, quality balsa printwood, quality stripwood and spars, balsa stock as required, fully formed wood main and tail wheels, rubber motor, plastic prop and scale three-blade wooden prop, wood thrust button, clear canopy material, template/details cardstock sheet, insignia sheet, dark blue covering tissue and detailed full size plans with building instructions. 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 Douglas SBD-3 Dauntless - 20 inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Airplane Model, 3401-149

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

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Still factory sealed. 1960s/early 70s issue. Features traditional wood/tissue construction, quality print and stripwood, formed wheels, rubber motor, prop and thrust button, hardware and clear canopy material if required, tissue covering and detailed full size plans/building 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 Porterfield 65 - 15 inch Wingspan, 3101

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

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Still factory sealed. 1960s/early 1970s stick and tissue flying model with 15 1/4 inch wingspan. Features quality print and strip wood, wheels, prop, thrust button, rubber motor, tissue and full plans/instructions.

Hasegawa F-104C Starfighter 'US Air Force' - 479th TFW (1963), 1/48, PT19

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

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Still factory sealed. Very highly detailed kit in 1/48 scale. Features highly detailed cockpit, detailed gear wells, intakes and exhaust, optional position speed brakes with detailed wells, separately molded rudder, ailerons, wing flaps and leading edge slats, three piece canopy, drop tanks and more.

Combat TWO Kits Vought OS2U Kingfisher - Wheels or Floats - Bagged, 1/32

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

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Includes two complete models. Each one features white main vacuformed parts, clear canopy in excellent condition, full size plans and can be built in sea or land configuration. Complete and never started. A certain degree of experience and modeling skill is required to build vacuform kits. They are not recommended for beginners. Scratch building is required because small parts and details are not included.

Arii Thunderbolt P-47D + 2x Eduard PE + Resin Seat + AeroMaster Decals - Factory Decals For Maj Robert Johnson 62FS 56FG 8th Air Force, 1/48, A337-800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Includes Eduard FE269 Color PE interior details, Eduard #FE197 Color PE P-47D Placard Set, a beautiful correct resin seat (manufacture unknown) and AeroMaster #48-787 Decals 'Thunderbolts Part 1.' All four items have never been used and are complete. The kit itself is from Otaki molds. Very nicely done featuring all fine recessed details, very good cockpit, gear well and engine detail, pilot, drop tank, bombs and decals for the colorful aircraft shown on the box artwork. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix Boeing 727-100 TWA - (727 100), 1/144, SK503

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Hard to find type three logo, early -100 short fuselage 727. Includes colorful TWA decals. Features moving elevators, clear passenger and cockpit windows, optional position landing gear and airstair door. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

MPC Boeing 727-200 Stretch - American Airlines Airfix molds, 1/144, 1-4704

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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From Airfix molds. Features moving elevators, optional position landing gear and airstair door. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions. NOTE: the Golden Token promotion has been cut from the long box end.

Airfix Boeing 737 'Special Edition' - Air France or British Airways - And With Flight Designs Southwest and Southwest Sea World Shamu Decals, 1/144, 03181

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Comes with Flight Design decals with decals for standard Southwest or Southwest Sea World Shamu scheme, full windows in two colors, doors, glare panel, full logos and enough number and letters for almost any registration number. The model itself is the 1987 issue with colorful Air France and British Airways markings. Nicely molded and detailed with fine raised panel lines and recessed control surface lines. Features separately molded passenger and baggage doors and optional position landing gear. Molded in silver and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Bandai Panzerkamphwagen Panzer III-M, 1/48, 8267

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Still factory sealed. Rare kit that is part of the classic and highly detailed 1/48 Bandai Pin Point armor series. These kits are beautifully molded and feature full interior detail as well as flexible treads, many operating features and very detailed crew members that can be posed in almost any position.

Nichimo German U-Boat Type IXC Wolfpack U-107 - Motorized, 1/200, U-2010

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

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Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top concave. Very collectible high-gloss box top artwork. Large scale kit is very well detailed and designed for motorized operation. Features complete deck fittings, removable torpedo magazine covers with torpedoes inside, rotating deck gun, hand rails and five crew members. Includes all hardware for motorizing; Nichimo did not include the motor. Molded in two colors, red and gray.

Nichimo U-Boat Type IXB Wolfpack U-107 Submarine - Motorized, 1/200, U-2009

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. Large 1/200 scale kit that is very nicely molded and well detailed. Molded in two colors, red and gray. Features complete deck fittings, removable torpedo magazine covers with torpedos inside, rotating deck gun, hand rails and five crew members. Includes all hardware for motorizing; the motor (common FA-130) must be purchased separately as Nichimo did not provide it with the kit.

Monogram OS2U-3 Kingfisher - RAF or US Navy Blue Box Issue - (OS2U3), 1/48, PA135-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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First issue dated 1966. This kit is part of the very famous line of 1/48 scale World War II action kits. Finely molded and detailed for that time with traditional Monogram quality. Features optional parts so you can built a the shipbased (float) or wheeled land version, good cockpit detail, underwing bombs, elevating and rotating gun, pilot and gunner figures, five piece canopy that can be positioned closed or in several open configurations and choice of US Navy or Royal Navy decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The Royal Navy aircraft were called Kingfisher I and 100 of them were delivered with both wheel and float gear. The US Navy aircraft is that of Lieutenant William F. Eadie from a Kingfisher squadron based in the Ellice Islands. He spotted and rescued Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker and his companions after they had been on a raft in the Pacific for 21 days and virtually given up for lost. Lt. Eadie moved the most injured into the radio compartment while Rickenbacker and the other crew member were lashed to the wings. Eadie figured that the aircraft could not fly, and luckily he met a PT boat and transfered the uninjured men to it.

Monogram Howard DGA-6 Mr Mulligan Bild'n Fly - 17.5 inch Wingspan Flying Model, 1/21, F1-149

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Rare. 1960 issue from the large 'Bild'n Fly' series. This series was Monogram's most elaborate, colorful and realistic flying models. It was short-lived however, as by 1960 non-flying plastic kits had become the #1 hobby of boys in the USA. The Bild'n Fly series included simplified assembly - no ribs or stringers. All balsa parts are color laminated and die cut - no tissue covering and all decoration is built in full color. There are 14 highly detailed plastic parts such as cowl, wheels, prop, etc. The windows are clear and are of die-cut acetate. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including and instructions.

Monogram Wright Brothers Kitty Hawk, 1/40, PA30-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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First issue. 1958 hardbox. Correctly molded in brown and ivory plastic with a clear stand. Possibly the best kit ever injection molded of the first aircraft to sustain powered, controlled flight. Excellent detail and includes rigging material and instructions. Kit also features figures of Orville and Wilbur Wright, monorail launching track and carrier dolly and historical accessories-"C" clamp, bench, can, spade and starting battery that were all present at the first flight. Never started. Factory sealed bag or 100% inventoried with all parts and instructions present.

Monogram Visible B-17G Flying Fortress, 1/48, 5620

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

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Still factory sealed. First release dated 1979 for the highest mold quality. Features full interior detail and the left fuselage half molded in clear. Molded in olive drab, clear and black.

Bandai British Truck 3 ton Austin K5, 1/48, 8361

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. Rare kit that is part of the classic and highly detailed 1/48 Bandai Pin Point armor series. These kits are beautifully molded and feature full interior detail as well as flexible treads, many operating features and very detailed crew members that can be posed in almost any position.

Tamiya Nakajima J1N1-Sa Gekko Type 11 Irving - Night Fighter Type 11 Kou, 1/48, 61093-3400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Very highly detailed and well molded kit. Features all fine recessed panel lines, complete cockpit with crew, unique upward firing gun package, very nice engine and exhaust detail, detailed gear wells, optional position canopies, optional drop tanks and decals for three different aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Sterling Fokker D-VII with 'Auto-Magic' Pilot - 21 inch Wingspan For Control Line or Free Flight, M-6

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Mid 1960s stick-and-tissue flying model with special 'Auto Magic Pilot' feature and 21 inch wingspan. Can be built for scale static display, rubber free-flight or gas powered control line or Auto Magic Pilot, where the aircraft flies by itself on a tether and maintains level flight. Features full size plans, many sheets of die-cut balsa wood parts, main spars, stringers, tissue, completely formed and painted wooden wheels, die-cut plywood parts, clear material for winscreen, vacuformed cowl and engine top detail, steel pre-shaped landing gear struts and decals. Full size plans are included that also include highly detailed text instructions. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts including decals and instructions. Sterling was a famous manufacturer dating back to the 1930/40s flying model craze. Although they continued to produce kits for decades after the flying model slump following World War II, they eventually fell victim to the general lack of interest in modeling that occurred in the early 1980s. I always considered Sterling kits to be deluxe kits as they had the action features and were much nicer than most other kits of this type.