3204-100 Comet North American P-51D Mustang - 18 inch Wingspan Scale Balsawood Flying Model
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
From the 1970s. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, detailed full size plans, printwood, wheels and canopy material, tissue and propeller. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing stripwood and rubber motor. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts present. NOTE: the owner was a professional draftsman who drew some neat assembly guide lines on the plans. 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.
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