Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Mid to late 1960s issue 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. The kit has not been started and has been inventoried complete with all parts 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.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
Still factory sealed. Highly prefabricated and pre-decorated flying model with a 16.5 inch wingspan. Features all balsa construction (no tissued needed), quality die-cut balsa parts that are completely factory painted, plastic wheels and flying prop and thrust button, fully formed wire landing gear struts, full color insignia and very nicely illustrated building and flying instructions. KeilKraft was produced by the E. Keil & Company, Limited of Wickford, Essex Great Britain. Keil specialized in stick and tissue scale flying models and gliders. They made a few plastic kits as well.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Rare late 1950s/early 60s kit in the famous Top Flight "JIGTIME" flying model series. For rubber powered free flight. The Jigtime series were wooden flying models but the tissue, rib and spar method was eliminated. It is a 3D cabin model (not profile) that is built off of central jigs with all parts factory pre-painted with a colorful design. It has not been started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing the very short plastic nose. Easily replaced with a sanded balsa block about 1" x 1" x 1/2". Otherwise includes all other parts and instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Rare, 1950s highly prefabricated flying model kit advertised as "Out Of The Box - Into The Air!" The Nifties series was well designed with all-balsa cabin construction (not profile) which eliminates the need for tissues. Features all die-cut parts with fuselage sides, bottom and tops, fully finished, dihedraled and airfoiled "Wonder Wing", fully factory painted on both sides of the wood (when required), finished celluloid cabin windows, factory carved wooden parts, finished wheels, formed wire landing gear, hardware, 5" wide bladed plastic flying prop, rubber motor, step by step plans and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. he entire Nifities line consisted of the N-1 Piper Cub Special, N-2 Taylorcraft, N-3 Aeronca Champion and the N-4 Monocoupe.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Rare kit from 1951. The Cleveland Quicky line was designed to get builders into the air quickly with a good flying aircraft. They include no cutting, no covering tissue and no painting- "Just Assemble And Fly!" Features all die-cut, quality balsa with fuselage sides, top and bottom, one piece wings and tail feathers, all parts factory painted in a colorful design, clear vacuformed canopy (in mint condition), hardware and more. This kit is glider for 'toss' or rubber band launch. Never started. Inventoried complete (BUT NOTE below) with excellent illustrated assembly instructions including flying tips but NOTE: I believe Cleveland packed the wrong wing with this kit. The wing is the correct size but NOT swept and not decorated like the F-86 shown on the box or the instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Rare kit from 1951 and in factory-fresh condition. The Cleveland Quicky line was designed to get builders into the air quickly with a good flying aircraft. They include no cutting, no covering tissue and no painting- "Just Assemble And Fly!" Features all die-cut, quality balsa with fuselage sides, top and bottom, one piece wings and tail feathers, all parts factory painted in a colorful design, fully formed wire landing gear, finished wheels, rubber motor, plastic prop, hardware, thrust button and more. Never started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed envelope. The parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete with excellent illustrated assembly instructions including flying tips.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Rare kit from the 1940s in fine, never used condition. This is an easy to assemble glider featuring factory painted and decorated parts. The solid fuselage is red and has the profile outline of an advanced pre WWII bomber. The wing is die cut and decorated with four printed engine nacelles and "STRATOBOMBER" across the top. The horizontal and vertical stabs are die cut and even the original nose weight is included. The instructions are on the back of the box. It has never been built and is complete. Cadet Aeronautics was a division of Winner Engineering Corporation, Trenton NJ. This line consisted of a P-40, P-51, Spitfire, Hellcat, P-47, Airacobra, Culver Model V, Aeronca Champion and Stinson Voyager 150 (numbered B-1 through B-9 respectively). Cadet also had a very popular line of ready-to-fly gliders such as the 'Stratobomber' and many others.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
NOTE: this is an incredible reproduction of the original; it is not the original. The original is a very rare early 1950s flying glider model. This reproduction uses an expensive (and very convincing) copy of the original box. Inside is an amazing reproduction right down to the printed colors, design, size and functionality. This is a flying replica recreated down to the smallest detail of the wing fold design and colorful decoration. Like the original, it is ready to fly and includes the rubber band catapult.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
Incredibly rare in this condition. Jim Walker produced a line of ready-to-fly balsa aircraft in the 1940s and early 1950s and the Hornet was one of the most popular. This is fresh hobby stock that has never been sold; I believe I was the first one to open the box. The box is in exceptional 'excellent++' condition with very little wear, great colors and perfect flaps and lids. Inside, it is factory new with all parts in great condition. Even the color printing on the wood is as new. It has never been built and has been inventoried complete. The instructions are on the box side. Very few of these survived; they were inexpensive, disposable items that were great fun to fly.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Very rare, first issue hardbox in ever rarer complete and never started condition, including all the accessories - a tube of AMT body putty, special upholstery material and sandpaper. This is a one-owner kit purchased new in 1963. Legendary AMT 3 in 1 kit can be built stock, custom or competition. George Barris served as the AMT consultant for the customized kits. Model includes numerous optional parts for suspension, motor, exterior and interior as well as custom decals. Molded in white, clear, red tinted clear and chrome with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Suitable for Slot Car racing. Molded in a stunning gloss Pepto-Bismol Pink, clear and chrome plated plastic. Features a detailed underside chassis with separately molded front axle and suspension, full interior and even decals. NOTE: this kit has minor and very neat assembly. The two sides and hood have been glued to the chassis. Quality of the work done is 'near mint++.' All is perfectly straight, the gaps are as minimal as they could ever be and the rear deck dry fits perfectly. There is no other assembly. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
1970 issue. Very nicely detailed kit can be built stock or custom and features a fully detailed interior, street exhaust and headers, raised or stock height, four Goodyear tires and chrome wheels, stock 283 V8, opening hood, doors and trunk, steerable front wheels and more. Molded in white, clear , chrome plate and with flexible tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Rare kit from 1977 and an exceptional model for that time. Measures 20.5 inches long when assembled. Very highly detailed with over 200 parts molded in color and a very large number of those are chrome plated. Includes optional parts so you can make the classic roadster or the highboy. Builds up a realistic rolling chassis just like the real car, with all suspension, driveline and exhaust parts present. Features operating doors and trunk lid, operating windshield with wind wings, super detailed Pontiac engine with six Stromberg carburetors, individual spark plugs and ignition wires, removable hood, detailed rolled and pleated interior and trunk, dash panel with S-W instruments, chrome plated under-carriage and Le Mans wheels, realistic rubber tires, custom chrome firewall with instruments, plated dropped front axle, flexible radiator hoses, optional top with detailed top bow frame and much more. Inside, the kit has never been started. All of the chrome parts were factory sealed and are still in the factory sealed bags in superb factory-new condition. The parts that were never factory sealed have been carefully inventoried and and are 100% complete; many are still wrapped in the factory tissue paper. With instructions and decals. This kit has an interesting history. In the early 1960s Monogram invested in a series of huge 1/8 scale models with extraordinary details. The complete line consisted of the Big 'T' Street/Rod, Big Drag Competition Roadster, Big Rod Show/Go Roadster, Big Tub Custom Phaeton and the Big Deuce '32 Ford Roadster. The Deuce Roadster molds cost over $150,000 to produce - an absolute fortune at the time. The design work alone for the molds was $50,000. The total cost of the project was over $1,000,000 - in 1963 money. The result was a nearly flawless large American Automotive model that has never been equaled to this day. The Big Deuce was one of the series by famous customize Darryl Starbird and the first issues were in red or yellow bodies - this is the later black issue.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
1970s T issue that can built one of two ways. Features detailed engine compartment and opening hood, full interior, detailed molded chassis, numerous custom parts and more. NOTE: this kit has minor and neat assembly. The four axle blocks are glued to the chassis to 'near mint' quality. There is no other assembly and zero painting. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Very highly detailed kit with over 170 parts. Features a stock Ford V-8 and a racing/custom version, detailed underside with suspension and driveline details, optional tires, stock wheels or mag spoke or reversed rims, lowering blocks, complete stock interior, custom interior with bucket seats, console, Eelco shift lever, accessory gauges and seat belts, detailed engine compartment, opening hood, opening doors, stock exterior trim, custom trim with different side pipes, Lake Pipe shrouds, sunken aerial, custom tail lights, rear roll pan and grill insert, custom front grill, hood ornament and headlight shrouds and more. There is no assembly but NOTE: the chassis is very neatly spray painted black. There is no other painting. Inventoried and NOTE: missing all clear parts. Otherwise includes all other parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Original issue with the finest mold quality; not the common reproduction. Older 'T' part number issue with great artwork and price suffix on the part number. Features detailed engine and compartment, opening hood, numerous custom features, opening rear door and more. Molded in yellow, clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. All the parts that were factory sealed (the vast majority) are still in factory sealed bags. The chrome, clear and tires are the only parts that were never factory sealed. They have been inventoried complete. Includes instructions and decals in excellent condition.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
1970s issue. Features very good engine and engine compartment detail, opening hood, full interior, optional hardtop, detailed (molded) underside and more. Molded in white, chrome plate, clear and with black tires. Never started. All the parts are still in the factory sealed bag except the chrome and clear, which were never factory sealed. Those have been inventoried complete. With instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
From the 1960s- note the early MPC logo. Original issue with great artwork. Very well detailed for that time and includes parts to build any one of three versions. Features detailed and separately molded front and rear suspension & exhaust, steerable front wheels, stock engine and Ford Flathead custom engine with dual carbs, stock spoke wheels, full interior, racing and custom wheels with slicks, bed with custom tonneau cover, custom exhaust extensions, bedroll, custom fender lights and even a scale Sting Ray bicycle. Molded in black, chrome plate, clear, white and with rubber tiresNever started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in factory sealed bags. The parts that were never factory sealed (chrome and clear) have been inventoried complete. With instructions and decals. Decals have minor tire burn damage but the plastic parts are free of burns.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Very rare, especially in complete, never started condition like this example. The model may be rarer than the actual car; less than 10 kits have traded hands publically (on-line) in a decade. The Continental MkII was a hand-built car of the highest quality. It was the most expensive American car made at that time and was certainly a style leader. About 3,000 of them were produced; Ford said it lost $1000 on each one. But they did prove that a world-class car rivaling Rolls-Royce could be made in America. This model is molded in black (body), red (interior/chassis and other details), chrome plate, clear, metal axles and rubber tires. It has never been assembled and is 100% complete with all parts and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Very highly detailed, large scale kit. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.