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Comet Taylorcraft - 22 inch Wingspan Balsawood Flying Model, 3203

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$36   

This model is from the early 1970s and features traditional stick-and-tissue construction, quality printwood, stripwood, fully formed and finished wood wheels, thrust button and propeller, metal propeller shaft/rubber hook, clear canopy material, tissue and detailed full size plans with building instructions. The model has not been started. Inventoried complete. 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 Fokker D-VII - 12 inch Wingspan, 3104

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$32   

Still factory sealed. 1980s reissue of the venerable Peanut scale flying kit. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, die-cut printwood, stripwood, detailed full size plans, hardware, wheels, tissue, rubber and propeller. 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 North American NA-35 (Vega 35) - 17 1/8 inch Wingspan For Free Flight, 3301-198

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$36   

From the early to mid 1960s. This stick and tissue kit can be powered by rubber as designed, converted to electric or built for static display. Features traditional construction techniques with quality, die-cut balsa sheet parts, stripwood, fully formed wheels and thrust button, wood stock as required, fully formed wire landing gear, rubber motor, plastic prop, wood thrust button, clear material for windscreens, a sheet of full color insignia, covering tissue and detailed, full-size plans and building instructions. Complete and never started. 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 Curtiss Jenny JN-4D - 24 inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Model Airplane, 3304-200

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$42   

Large wingspan flying model can be powered by rubber or converted to electric plus 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, spars, stripwood, fully formed and finished wheels, thrust button, metal prop shaft, plastic propeller, tissue, rubber motor and color insignia. The model has not been started and has been 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 Grumman F6F Hellcat - 24 inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft, 3503

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$46   

From the early 1970s 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, stripwood and spars, balsa stock as required, fully formed wood main and tail wheels, rubber motor, plastic prop and scale (you-build-it) balsa three-blade wooden prop, wood thrust button, clear canopy material, template/details cardstock sheet, insignia, dark blue and white covering tissue and detailed full size plans with building instructions. Never started and inventoried 100% complete. 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 Ercoupe - 24 inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Airplane Model, 3407

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$42   

1970s issue that features traditional wood/tissue construction, quality print and stripwood, fully finished wheels, propeller and thrust button, metal propeller shaft/rubber hook, rubber motor, clear canopy material, covering tissue and detailed full size plans with building instructions. Never started and inventoried complete. 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 their 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 Sparky - 32 Inch Wingspan Wakefield-Style Balsa Flying Model Airplane, 3408

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$59   

Rare large flying model and the 1970s reissue of the popular 1930s kit. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, quality printwood sheets, factory-cut stringers and spars, hardwood stock, metal stock, fulling formed and finished wheels, fully formed metal propeller shaft/rubber hook, canopy material, covering tissue and detailed full size plans with building instructions/notes. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. These aircraft were common in the 1930s when the sport of free-flight model airplanes reached it's zenith. It was not uncommon for these models to fly for 45 minutes or more on rubber power alone - many flew out of sight, and it became common practice to write your name, address and phone number on the covering tissue. 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 Aeronca K Floatplane - 25 inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Airplane Model, 3208

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$38   

Late 1960s reissue of the 1950s kit. Features traditional wood/tissue construction, quality printwood sheets, pre-cut balsa stringers and spars, detailed full size plans, building instructions, clear material for windows, tissue and propeller. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes 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 Meteor - 21 Inch Wingspan Balsawood Flying Aircraft, 3409

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$39   

Early 1970s issue of this classic flyer which features traditional wood/tissue construction, quality die-cut printwood, factory cut stringers & spars, wood stock as required, completed wheels, factory-formed spring wire landing gear struts, thrust button, propeller, metal prop shaft/rubber band hook, rubber motor, covering tissue, full color fuselage, rudder and wing stripes & numbers and more. Includes detailed full size plans with building instructions. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and paperwork present. 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 - 26 inch Wingspan For Free Flight or R/C Conversion, 3406

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$36   

This large 26" wingspan flying model can be powered by rubber, electric and made into RC with modern tiny and lightweight servos and receivers. It features traditional wood/tissue construction, printwood, stripwood, spars, dowels, finished wheels and thrust button, rubber motor, metal prop shaft/rubber hook, clear canopy material, tissue, propeller and detailed full size plans with building instructions. The model has not been started. Inventoried with all parts and paperwork present 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.

Florio Flyer Stunt Wagon - 50 Inch Wingspan R/C Aircraft

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$79   

Out-of-production and an excellent flying model. Never started. Inside, the kit is exactly as it left the factory. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bag; the larger parts were never factory sealed and are sill held together with the original rubber bands. Inventoried complete. Includes all paperwork. NOTE: this kit came in a very sturdy and thick cardboard box. It will ship in that box wrapped in thick brown paper. If you wish for it to be placed inside another box, let me know in the 'comments' section of checkout but be aware that additional shipping charges will apply and an invoice will emailed to you for that.

Comet Republic P-47D Thunderbolt - 24 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft, 3502

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$49   

1970s large-scale issue for rubber or gas free flight, or easily converted to RC using today's tiny and light servos and receivers. This kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, large insignia sheet, detailed full size plans that include text building instructions and additional construction drawings, fully formed & finished main, tail wheels & thrust button, metal propeller shaft/rubber hook, covering tissue, vacuformed canopy in 'near mint' and non-yellowed condition (that is rare; the kit usually comes with a clear sheet of material so you can make your own), plastic flying propeller and scale balsa propeller, rubber motor and more. 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 Taylorcraft - 54 inch Wingspan For R/C or Free Flight, 3505

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$82   

This is a very large scale kit from the late 1960s. It has a 54 inch wingspan and can be built for rubber or gas free flight or R/C (radio control). This is a reissue of a much older Comet kit and features traditional wood/tissue construction, high-quality balsa pre-cut stringers, balsa printwood, detailed full size plans, building instructions, 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 Aeronca Chief - 54 inch Wingspan for R/C for Free Flight, 3506

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$89   

1970s very large scale kit with a large 54 inch wingspan. For rubber or gas free flight or RC (radio control). Features traditional wood/tissue construction, high-quality printwood, factory-cut stringers and spars, blasa nose block & wooden stock as required, finished wheels & thrust button, metal propeller shaft/rubber hook, rubber motor, tissue, propeller and detailed full size plans, 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.

Scale Flight Megow Vultee A-1A / Comet Miller Racer / American Modelcraft Boeing P-26A Dime Scale Flying Aircraft AND Megow S-7 Curtiss Condor Transport Solid Scale Model, Dime

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$29   

SALE!! Includes all four reproductions of 1930s wooden kits. There are three stick and tissue flying models and one solid scale model. All are never started and have the small parts still factory sealed while all other parts are inventoried complete. Includes all paperwork. On the flying Models, the Megow V-1A has a 12" wingspan, the Comet Miller Racer has a 10" wingspan and the Boeing P-26A has a 16" wingspan. The solid (non-flying) Megow Curtiss Condor has a 8" wingspan, 2D cut fuselage, completely carved and finished engine nacelles, printwood, wood stock and high quality replica plans of the original model, which is from 1933. Complete and never started. Scale Flight Model Company in Bloomington, Indiana, USA was dedicated to releasing authentic reproductions of the finest "Dime Scale" flying model (stick and tissue) kits, solid kits an even an occasional vehicle model from the 1930s/40s. Dime Scale models used to sell for a dime in the 1930's, hence the name. They are actually box scale, but as a general guideline, they usually had a wingspan of 16 inches and have simple and light construction. "Dime Scale" models are now a class flown in some competitions. Kit consists of contest grade printwood, contest quality strip wood, machine cut balsa propeller, the best Japanese tissue, wooden wheels, competition bushed nose plug, brass thrust washers, prop shaft, prop freewheeler, FAI rubber strip motor and a copy of a genuine dime scale plan that was used in the 1930s-1940s.

SIG SIG Cub - 23.5 Inch Wingspan Freeflight Aircraft, FF-1

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good+

$24   

Still factory sealed but the box top has faded. This kit is a very good performer and capable of long distance/high endurance flights. Features die-cut quality balsa wood, stripwood and other wood stock as needed, metal hardware, rubber motor, plastic propeller, very lightweight plastic wheels, covering tissue (made in Japan), full sized plans and SIGs excellent illustrated instructions.

Todays Hobbies F-16A Fighting Falcon, 1/24, J-1

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$45   

Still factory sealed. Large well detailed wood/plastic/tissue kit. Contains many vac parts. Flies as a hand launched or rubber band launched glider.

Todays Hobbies F-4E Phantom II - Flying Glider For Catapult Or Static Display, 1/24, J-5

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$46   

Still factory sealed. This is a large, very well detailed model featuring die-cut wood, light vacuformed plastic details, clear canopy, factory-cut spars and stringers, balsa block and other stock wood as required, complete decals and more. Can be made to fly as a catapult-launched glider.

Todays Hobbies F-5E Tiger II - Static Display Or Catapult Launched Glider - US Navy Aggressor Or Similuated Soviet Adversary, 1/24, J-3

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$40   

Still factory sealed. This is a large, very well detailed model featuring die-cut wood, light vacuformed plastic details, clear canopy, factory-cut spars and stringers, balsa block and other stock wood as required, complete decals and more. Can be made to fly as a catapult-launched glider.

Comet Curtiss Robin - 15 Inch Wingspan Flying Airplane, 3106

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$22   

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From the early to mid 1970s. This kit features traditional stick and tissue construction, die-cut balsa parts, factory cut stringer and spar stock, fully formed wood wheels, metal prop shaft and rubber retainer, plastic prop and thrust button, rubber motor and building instructions. Never started. Inventoried and includes all wood, plastic and metal parts but NOTE: missing covering tissue and 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.