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Tamiya Republic P-47M Thunderbolt, 1/48, 61096-2800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$32   

Very highly detailed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Creature Enterprises Inc 1927 Travel Air Model 4000, 1/48, 101

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$32   

From 1974. Although fairly 'recent' this is a throw back to the 1930s. It is a solid balsa wood model with required blocks and wood stock, die-cast metal 9 cylinder radial engine and scale propeller, fully formed hardwood wheels, excellent three view plans sheet with templates and full building instructions as well as painting tips. There are even detailing notes. Carving and sanding are certainly required with this kit. Never started and complete.

Comet Bell Airacomet P-59A, 1/64, H4

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$38   

In the 1930s and 1940s, most modelers built the flying stick and tissue type models with rubber, co2 or gas power. But there were a small but measurable percent that built solid aircraft display models of great detail. This required great skill worthy of the shipbuilders of old, especially considering the limited offerings. Many manufacturers issued blocks of wood and a plan - the famous (or infamous) 'Make Wood Look Like Plane' kits. A few manufacturers made expensive super detailed kits with metal accessories (like Dyna-Products). Comet came in the middle and struck a nice balance of detail and cost. The P-59 features 3D cut fuselage, 2D cut wings, pre-cut engine block, color decals, finished wheels, printwood, full template sheet of cardstock, wood stock and a very large and detailed sheet of drawings including detailed construction steps. Never started and 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.

Maircraft Curtiss SBC-3 Helldiver, 1/48, H-5

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$28   

From the 1940s. Features 3D cut fuselage, nicely 2D cut wings, stock wood, a sealed bag of details, full color decals and excellent full-sized plans. Never started and complete. Maircraft was originally founded in the early or mid 1930s by Gordon Christoph and went by the name Aircraft Model Company. The company produced a typical line of solid 'profile cut' kits that required the usual high talent levels for carving and finishing. A former Comet Model Airplane & Supply Co. salesman, Jack Mair, bought the company in the early 1940s and renamed it Maircraft. This company was one of the handful of solid kit producers who issued models in a consistent 1/48 scale during the 1930s and 1940s (others included Hawk and Dyna-Model). This lead to one of the most desirable and rare model kits ever produced in the USA - the wood/plastic 1/48 United DC-3 model issued immediately after World War 2. Other than the P-61 and a few other Maircraft offerings, most were simple kits that sold for the low price of about 35 cents and gave the owners many hours of pleasurable work.

Airfix Lockheed Starfighter F-104G - Royal Canadian Air Force or Luftwaffe, 1/72, 291

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$26   

Type three logo issue from the 1960s. Has markings for two air forces, pilot figure, optional position speed brakes, optional position landing gear, optional high-speed wingtip drop tanks or two AIM-9 Sidewinders mounted in the same position. Molded in silver and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Kawanishi Type 94-1 Alf with Catapult, 1/72, C8

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$29   

Still factory sealed. Features detailed catapult and aircraft.

Frontier 20 Mule Team Water Tank, 1/24

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$38   

Very rare. Big scale kit measures 6.75 inches tall without tongue; over 8 inches long with tongue. Well detailed with full frame, swivel plate, forward and rear bolsters, brake shoes, water tank cover and even a spigot shut-off. Features completely machined hardwood water tank, pre-cut and die-cut hardwood frame parts, four beautiful injection molded spoke wheels, full size plans with parts identifier drawings, history of the prototype and detailed instructions with painting guide. Little is known of the Frontier Manufacturing Company other than the address of Hollywood, California and their line of high quality, early multi-media kits. Kits from this range include the Ox Cart, Buck Board, Covered Wagon, Stage Coach, Ranch Wagon, Chuck Wagon, Surrey With The Fringe On Top, Ore Wagon, Beer Wagon and Top Buggy. There were obviously more as this 20 Mule Team kit proves.

Cavacraft Spad, 1/48, S-9

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$38   

Rare kit from the early 1950s. This series was Cavacraft's competition for Strombecker, and they did a great job. These kits are as good and often better than Strombecker's. The wingspan is 6.75 inches. All parts are completely carved and shaped from quality western pine. Features fully finished fuselage, finished wings complete with perfect airfoils, cut and machined struts and horizontal & vertical stabilizers, all correct scallop detail on the wings, elevator and rudder, a factory sealed envelope with pre-finished wheels, prop, metal gear struts and more, excellent and extensive full color decals, a sealed envelope of CASCO Glue, sandpaper, sanding stick and step-by-step illustrated building instructions. Complete and never started. Other aircraft in the line included S-1 P-51 Mustang, S-2 British SE-5, S-3 Piper Cub, S-4 Ercoupe, S-5 Taylorcraft, S-6 Navion, S-7 Cessna 140 and S-8 Fokker Triplane.

Comet F4U Corsair, B3

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$24   

Rare solid wood model from the 1940s. The scale is not given, but the wingspan is 5.25 inches. Features fuselage block, two sheets of very high quality printwood and full-size plans with templates. Never started and 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.

Falcon Model Airplane Co De Havilland Mosquito, 1/43, B37

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$24   

From the mid to late 1940s. Large scale, solid wood kit featuring profile cut fuselage, wings, tail surfaces, printwood, wood stock as required, finished wheels and full size plans. Complete and never started.

Tamiya Aichi M6A1-K Nanzan (Seiran Kai) - (M6A1K), 1/72, 60738-900

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$22   

Nicely molded and detailed. Features all fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit, gear wells and undercarriage. Includes a painting guide and decals for two different aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Tamiya Vosper Fast Patrol Boat Perkasa - Motorized, 1/72, PT7201-1200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$79   

Large scale and highly detailed. Includes unique two color extrusion molded hull and all hardware for motorizing. Easily converted to radio control (RC). Please note that Tamiya more often that not did not include the Re-280 motor with the kit. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa F6F-5 Hellcat - (F6F5) VF-17 Jolly Rogers, 1/48, JT35

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$32   

Still factory sealed. Very highly detailed with all fine recessed panel lines; widely considered the finest 1/48 Hellcat kit ever made.

Hasegawa Junkers Ju-87 R-2 Stuka Desert Snake, 1/48, JT114

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$36   

Still factory sealed, but the seal has a hole in in as shown. Well detailed and molded kit with 104 parts.

Mars Model Industries US Navy Landing Craft

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$42   

Rare kit from 1945. Excellent and well detailed for that time. All-wood 'DeLuxe' model that has 'All Parts Prefabricated - No Cutting Necessary' and also included paint and cement. Scale is not given, but this is a scale model and measures about 8 inches long when assembled. Features all pre-cut hardwood parts, a sealed envelope of small parts, glass bottles of glue and paint (intact but dried), sandpaper and detailed, illustrated instructions. The kit has never been started. The small parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed envelope. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including instructions. Please NOTE that the box has clear tape on it.

5 Paper Models / All Metal Products 521 Army Attack Squad Set / Built Right Toys Army Raiders Victory Unit / Samuel Lowe 1267 Model Tanks / Ace Whitman US Army Tank / EZ Craft Amphibian Jeep

Cardstock Paper Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor to VG

$28   

Rare, from the 1940s. Includes all five kits with very colorful box art but NOTE: for display or parts only, please read carefully. The Army Attack Squad is missing one artillery wheel, and only the 75mm field gun and many soldiers are present. The Army Raiders kit contains parts for more than one set, but is missing the jeep, tank and troop carrier. The Model Tanks has all the tanks but is missing the jeep. The Ace Whitman tank is an actual scale model and is made from printed cardstock and wood; it has not been started and is complete but the outer box is poor. The Amphibian Jeep is about 85% present and has been started (wheels and a few other parts) and is missing several parts but nothing you cannot make if you are ambitious.

Comet Gull by Carl Goldberg - 30 Inch Wingspan Wakefield-Style Flying Aircraft, 3903-298

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$52   

1960s or early 1970s issue of this superb flyer. This is one of the famous Carl Goldberg designs of a cabin-class competition endurance model. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, detailed full size plans, building instructions, hardware, pre-formed gear struts, clear window material, color insignia sheet, tissue, wheels, rubber and propeller. The kit has never been started and is complete. 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 site, 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 Piper Cub Cruiser - 30 inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Model Airplane, 3902-298

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$44   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split on the left short side. Purchased new Feb. 20, 1966. large-scale flyer for rubber or 1/4 to 1/2A gas power. Could be made RC with today's small and light servos and receivers. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, detailed full size plans, building instructions, hardware, wheels and canopy material, rubber, insignia, tissue 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 P-51D Mustang with Vacuform Canopy and Spinner and Glue - 24 Inch Wingspan, 3901-298

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$44   

Purchased new on May 13, 1966 from Topps in Cleveland. Even includes an never-opened tube of Comet model cement as well as the receipt for the kit. Large scale issue for rubber or gas free flight, or easily converted to RC using modern tiny and light servos and receivers. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction with completely formed and finished leading and trailing wing edges, high-quality, die-cut balsa printwood, balsa stripwood and spars, clear (and in perfect condition) vacuform canopy and spinner, fully formed wooden main and tail wheel, rubbber motor, plastic prop, decals, two colors of covering tissue and excellent, large full size plans/instructions. Never started and 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 SBD Dauntless - 20 Inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Airplane - Coke Bottle Issue, R1-59

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$46   

1950s issue flying model with the box art showing a Coke next to the young builders snack plate and finished product. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction with high quality printwood, stripwood, wooden stock as required, fully formed wheels, covering tissue, prop and detailed full size plans/building instructions. The model has not been started. Inventoried complete. At the time this kit was made, the entire Comet "R" series consisted of R1 Dauntless, R2 Spitfire, R3 Avenger, R4 Corsair F4U-1, R5 F-86D Sabre, R6 Vengence, R7 Piper Cub, R8 Ercoupe, R9 Sparky, R10 F-100 Super Sabre and R11 Grumman F9F Panther. 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.