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Heller DeHavilland FB.5 Vampire - RAF 112 Sq or 4 Esc 1/4 Lafayette Friedrichshafen Germany 1951, 1/72, 283

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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1970s Heller issue with 'Black Box' design that has black background on the box top and all 4 sides. Very nicely molded older kit with recessed control surfaces and fine raised panel lines. Includes markings for the two aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

MPC Curtis Helldiver SB2C, 1/72, 7011-70

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

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Very finely molded and well made kit. Features folding wings, interior detail, canopy molded in the correct five different sections for optional positions, two position bomb bay doors, internal bomb load and external drop tanks and wing mounted missiles. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. This kit is from Airfix molds and is one of the MPC 'Bonus' features series. Dates from the late 1960s/early 1970s and includes custom and stock decals as well as the clear modular display stand. Note that this issue still has 'Craft Master' under the MPC logo. Before this, MPC was marketing Airfix kits under the Craftmaster name in the USA. This continued for several issues and was finally discontinued although MPC continued to distribute Airfix and their own models.

Monogram F-51D Mustang Action Model - White Box Issue (P-51), 1/32, 6847

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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NOTE: builder kit ONLY. Please read carefully. 1973 issue of this classic large-scale 'Action Model' from the original Four Star Monogram line. Has excellent detail for that time and many great features: canopy opens and closes to show highly detailed cockpit, prop and wheels turn, tiny levers under the wings drop 2 bombs and a small knob on the bottom rotates and extends/retracts main gear and tailwheel; all gear doors including the tailwheel open and close automatically with the gear. Not only do these features sound great, but they work. My built kit is 30 years old and functions like new! Molded in clear, silver and black. NOTE: this kit has many neatly assembled sub-assemblies as follows: the wing is completely built to 'excellent++ to professional' quality. The landing gear and bomb work perfectly. The fuselage is not built but the cockpit sides are painted green and two black instrument side panels are glued to them ('excellent++'). The elevator 1/2 are assembled to 'professional' quality. The bombs are built to 'excellent+' quality. The cockpit bulkhead and throttle quadrant are glued to the floor ('professional'). The radio halves are assembled and glued to their frame ('excellent++'). The rear fuselage bulkhead and one tail wheel door with retainer are assembled and work perfectly. A few small parts are painted like the gear struts, but nothing major. All the paint work is 'excellent' grade. There is no other assembly or painting. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Bandai Beechcraft Bonanza V35A, 1/48, 8530B

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Nice kit featuring very fine all recessed panel lines, full interior, removable cowl, detailed engine and figures. Includes enough registration numbers and letters to make almost any number you would like. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

ESCI McDonnell Douglas F-18A Hornet (F/A-18) - US Navy VFA-25 / Canada RCAF No. 410 Sq / RAAF Australia / Spain, 1/48, 4072

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

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Still factory sealed. Features detailed cockpit, optional position canopy, external stores pylons with two drop tanks, 500lb low drag bombs and Sidewinder AIM-9 missiles. Includes decals and paint guide for all four variants.

Italeri Chinook CH-47 C/D (HC-1) Heavy Transport Helicopter - RAF / USA / Australia / Italy, 1/72, 064

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

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Still factory sealed. Very highly detailed kit from newer molds. Features complete cockpit, full cargo interior, optional position loading doors with ramps and decals for the helicopters listed.

Fujimi Douglas TA-4F / TA-4G Skyhawk - Royal Australian Navy TA-4G / H & MS-11 Marines Headquarters & Maintenance Sq or Navy VF-126 RCVW-12, 1/48, 5A12

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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Early Fujimi Mokei issue. Very cleanly molded with recessed and raised fine panel lines and very fine raised rivet detail. Features 'good' dual cockpit, two pilots, rocket pods, iron bombs and drop tank loadout, full color painting guide and colorful decals for all three aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Marvel Amsco Type US Army Tank, 1/24

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

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Rare scale kit from 1940. Possibly the only model available of this tank. Features factory pre-cut wood, printwood, wood block and stock, metal stock, sandpaper and very nice plans with text assembly instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete. The box is tattered and missing the end flaps.

Comet Aeronca Chief - 54 inch Wingspan for R/C for Free Flight, 3506-298

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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1960/early 1970s very large scale kit with 54 inch wingspan. For rubber or gas free flight or RC (radio control). Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction with high quality balsa printwood, balsa stripwood, wing spars and wood stock as required, a big balsa machine-cut prop, rubber motor, fully form wooden wheels and thrust button, clear canopy material and very large, detailed full size plans, building instructions and covering tissue.. 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 Cessna C-37 Airmaster - 20 Inch Wingspan Balsawood Flying Model Airplane, 3302-198

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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From 1963. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction with quality, die-cut balsa sheet parts, stripwood, fully formed wheels, spars and wood stock as required, fully formed wire landing gear, rubber motor, plastic prop, wood thrust button, colored tissue and detailed, full-size plans and 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 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, 3407-149

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 Ryan Navion - 25 inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft, 3205-98

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

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Still factory sealed. From the early 1970s and a reissue of the 1960s kit. Features traditional wood/tissue construction, detailed full size plans, building instructions, wire stock, completely preformed wooden wheels, clear material, rubber, 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.

Monogram OA-4M Skyhawk, 1/48, 5436

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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1985 issue. High quality kit that is very finely molded and detailed. Features full cockpits, pilots, optional position leading edge slats, detailed gear wells, external load out missiles, bombs and drop tanks, optional position air brakes and canopy and pilot boarding ladder. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Comet Douglas Skyray F4D - 19.7 Inches Long - Coca-Cola Bottle Issue, Y9-129

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Part of the deluxe high-cost Comet "Y" kit line from the 1950s/early 1960s. Note the box showing a bottle of Coke next to the young builder's snack tray and a finished aircraft. Measures 19 11/16 inches long with a 15.5 inch wingspan when assembled. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, very high quality printwood, stripwood and spars, other balsa stock as required, completely preformed wood wheels, covering tissue and superb full size plans with instructions. The model has not been started. It has been inventoried complete. At the time of this kit, the entire Comet "Y" line consisted of Y1 F-51 Mustang, Y2 A-26 Invader, Y3 P-47, Y4 Hellcat F6f, Y5 P-38 Lightning, Y6 F-84F Thunderflash, Y7 Cougar F9F, Y8 Taylorcraft, Y9 Douglas Skyray F4D, Y10 Piper Cub Super Cruiser, Y11 Douglas Skystreak D558-1, Y12 F-86 Sabre, Y13 Gull and Y14 Aeronca Chief. 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 F4U Corsair - 20 Inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Airplane - Coke Bottle Issue, R4-59

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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1950s issue flying model with the box art showing a Coke next to the young builders snack plate and finished product. The box displays much better than the 'good-' grade, but is graded as such because there are three big closed tears on the back. 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. 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 F-100 Super Sabre - Balsawood Flying Model, 3409-149

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, tissue covering, detailed full size plans/building instructions and more. 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.

Microx Piper PA-16 Clipper - 25 inch Wingspan Scale Rubber Powered Flying Model

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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High quality contest performance 25" wingspan scale stick and tissue kit. Could be easily converted into electric-powered RC with modern light-weight servos and receivers. Includes printwood, 18 inch strip wood, colored tissue, window material, easy to read full size plans and building and flying instructions. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Revell Mercury and Gemini Capsules, 1/48, H1834

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

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Still factory sealed. 1996 reissue of the rare 1964 model. Classic manned space program kit. Large-scale capsules have well detailed exterior and interior and each comes with a stand.

Bachmann Spectrum Series Rock Island Baldwin 2-8-0 Consolidation Locomotive and Tender HO Scale, HO, 11418

Metal and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Stunning factory built, painted and lettered ready-to-run set. Beautifully detailed. Paint and lettering is near mint if not mint. Judging from the wheel wear, it has been very lightly run, probably to test it. Includes all original packing and instructions. From an adult collection in climate controlled storage.

Ambroid Unicel Combination Refrigerator Box Car (Reefer) With Sprung Metal Trucks - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, K-11

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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From 1966. High quality Ambroid kit from the 'Golden Age' of HO models. The limited-issue Ambroid kits are widely considered to be among the finest Craftsman kits issued. They can be built to a museum-quality display or used on your layout. This one has fully factory and painted and lettered wooden sides which are in excellent condition, a set of real sprung, factory assembled metal trucks and even an old, unopened tube of Ambroid cement. The kit is made from quality Northeastern Scale Lumber and features all pre-scribed and milled hardwood parts, milled detail parts as needed, wood and metal stock, an envelope of factory sealed detail parts and full instructions and plans. The kit has never been started. It includes factory sealed fittings and the parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. If you have an interest in these highly accurate HO kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website.