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Guillows Douglas SBD-3 Dauntless - 31 inch Wingspan RC Flying Model Airplane, 1003

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

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Excellent, large scale stick and tissue flying or static model with a 31 1/4 inch wingspan. Easily converted to control line or RC. Features operating bomb trapeze, retractable landing gear, movable dive breaks, detailed cockpit and sliding canopy, movable tail surfaces, pilot and gunner figures, quality die-cut balsa printwood and strip wood, die-cut plywood, numerous lightweight plastic parts, clear canopy, wide-blade prop and 6 feet of rubber, light silkspan, full size plans with detailed building instructions, full color decals and more.

Guillows Messerschmitt Messerschmitt Bf-109 - 24 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C, 1/16, 401

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed and in investment-grade condition. From the 1970s. Large scale, well detailed model that can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight or converted to electric RC using modern small and light equipment. Well detailed with scale plastic wheels, plastic propeller, vacuform engine cowl and spinner, full color decals, colored tissue, die cut balsa parts, rubber motor, plywood firewall and excellent full size plans. Guillow's founder, Paul K. Guillow, was a WWI naval aviator. In 1926 he began producing wooden model airplane kits. His 'Shelf Models' were some of the earlier non-flying models in production. Guillow's grew during the model boom of the 1930s, and when the Depression hit the hardest, Guillow's responded with lower prices and became one of the low price leaders, frequently advertising in Model Airplane News and other leading publications. During the war, like most manufacturers, Guillow's was forced to alternative materials such as cardboard and pine. Guillow's survived the post WWII slump by creating many inexpensive profile flying rubber powered aircraft and gliders in the 1950s (along with North Pacific) which became famous - some are still available today. The stick and tissue lines have been updated with laser cut parts and are still in production as of 2009.

Comet Curtiss P-40E Tiger Shark Super Stars Series - 31 inch Wingspan R/C Flying Aircraft, 1/17, 3649

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Rare. From the early to mid 1970s. Big scale model is designed for R/C operation, gas .020 or .049 control line/free flight, rubber powered or even as a detailed static display model. Box art is by Locher, who did a great deal of the Monogram box artwork also. This is a very nice and well detailed model for that time featuring 'Tube-O-Matic' fuselage construction, 'Rugged Super X Simplified Non-Warping Wing' light-weight plastic spinner, lower fuselage, upper fuselage cowl, exhaust manifolds, wheels, main gear struts, radiator machine gun leading edges and mcuh more, beautiful clear vacuformed canopy (in great condition, not yellowed), completely formed metal gear struts, nose button, hardware, rubber motor, all die-cut balsa wood, factory-cut stripwood and leading & trailing wing edges, covering tissue, big 9" plastic flying prop, very colorful and comprehensive insignia sheet, detailed full size plans with building instructions and more. The model has not been started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bag and the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete with all parts. 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 Junkers Ju-87 D-7 Stuka Super Stars Series - 31 inch Wingspan R/C Flying Aircraft, 1/16, 3650

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

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Still factory sealed but the seal has split as shown. Rare. From the early to mid 1970s. Big 1/16 scale model is designed for R/C operation, gas .020 or .049 control line/free flight and rubber powered- or even as a detailed static display model. Box art is by Locher, who did a great deal of the Monogram box artwork also. This is a very nice and well detailed model for that time featuring 'Tube-O-Matic' fuselage construction, 'Rugged Super X Simplified Non-Warping Wing' light-weight plastic nose cowl, spinner, wheel pants, bomb, radiators (under wing and chin), machine gun and more, beautiful clear vacuformed 'greenhouse' canopy (in great condition, not yellowed), completely formed metal gear struts, finished wheels and nose button, plywood firewall, all die-cut balsawood, factory-cut stripwood and leading & trailing wing edges, covering tissue, very colorful and comprehensive insignia sheet, detailed full size plans with 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.

Comet Supermarine Spitfire II - 19.5 inch Wingspan Gas or Rubber Powered Wooden Aircraft Kit, 1620

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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From the mid 1970s. Large scale issue for rubber or gas free flight, or easily converted to RC using today's tiny and light servos and receivers. Box art is by Locher, who did a great deal of the Monogram box artwork also. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction with all die cut parts, 'Tube-O-Matic' fuselage construction and 'Rugged Super X Simplified Non-Warping Wing' construction, colorful insignia, detailed full size plans, building instructions, wheels, hardware, tissue and propeller. The model has not been started. 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 Grumman TBF-1 Avenger - 20 inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Airplane Model - (TBF1 TBF), 3403

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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1970s issue. Features traditional wood/tissue construction, quality balsa print and stripwood, formed wheels, rubber motor, prop and thrust button, hardware, clear canopy material, tissue covering 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.

Sterling Focke-Wulf FW-190 Drops Bombs In Flight - 24 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C, A20

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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24 inch wingspan kit for RC, free flight or control line. Includes innovative system for automatically dropping the centerline bomb in flight, color decals, high-grade die-cut balsa, vacuform plastic detail parts, clear vacuform canopy, rubber main and tail wheels, finished wire landing gear, rubber motor and plastic prop, full size plans with instruction details and notes on RC or control line conversion. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions. Sterling was a famous manufacturer dating back to the 1930/40s flying model craze. Although they continued to produce kits for decades after the flying model slump following World War II, they eventually fell victim to the general lack of interest in modeling that occurred in the early 1980s. I always considered Sterling kits to be deluxe kits as they were very complete.

Sterling Zero A6M3 Model 32 Hamp Drops Belly Tank in Flight - 24 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C, A15

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Still factory sealed and in investment-grade 'mint' condition. 24 inch wingspan model for RC, free flight or control line. Includes innovative system for automatically dropping the centerline belly tank in flight, color decals, high-grade die-cut balsa, vacuform plastic detail parts, clear vacuform canopy, plastic wheels, finished wire landing gear, rubber motor and plastic prop, full size plans with instruction details and notes on RC or control line conversion. Sterling was a famous manufacturer dating back to the 1930/40s flying model craze. Although they continued to produce kits for decades after the flying model slump following World War II, they eventually fell victim to the general lack of interest in modeling that occurred in the early 1980s. I always considered Sterling kits to be deluxe kits as they were very complete.

Sterling Corsair F4U-1A - 36 Inch RC or Control Line Flying Model (F4U1A), FS-36

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Excellent kit for static, radio control or control line. Mostly sheeted construction. Measures 27 2/3 inches long with a 35 inch wingspan. Features inter-notched parts for fast, rugged construction, precision-cut contest grade balsa wood, die-cut balsa ribs, bulkheads, etc, die-cut structural plywood engine and landing gear bulkheads and more, motor mounts, hardware kit, shaped, plastic cowl, clear vacuform canopy full decals for Pappy Boyington's 'Lulubelle' on October 17 1943, fully sheeted fuselage, solid rudder and elevator, covering material for the wings and full size plans/instructions. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed (small items) are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Diels Engineering Grumman F7F-4 Tigercat - 25.7 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft, 1/24, 23

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Craftsman style true-scale static or rubber/electric powered flying kit. David Diels kits are upper end stick and tissue models that feature the highest quality materials. Kit includes a beautiful set of full-size plans, assembly instructions, metal hardware, quality balsa strip wood & printwood, plastic props, plastic vacuform canopy, rubber motors, covering tissue, full-color decals and more. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete.

Easy Built Models Bell P-39 Airacobra - 35 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft, 1/12, FF03

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Still factory sealed. Large scale, big-wingspan, high quality modern kit made in the finest tradition of the stick and tissue kits from the 1930s-1950s. Kit contains high quality printed balsa, strip wood, plastic propeller, rubber motor, clear canopy material, wire, covering tissue and full sized plans.

Hudson Miniatures 1903 Ford A Model, 1/16

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Dated 1949 and very highly detailed for that time. Features numerous die-cut, machined and cut wood parts, beautiful plastic wheels, lights, steering wheel, horn and other accessories, metal parts and die cut cardstock. Although all of Hudson's 1/16 kits have excellent detail, this one has even more detail than usual thanks to Hudson's engineers having access to the actual car. This kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the internally sealed factory bag and the other parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete with all parts and plans/instructions. This car was one of the first Ford Automobiles and the first 'A' model. It sold for $900 in 1903. Hudson Miniatures created a very popular line of automobile kits in a constant 1/16 scale shortly after WWII. The kits sold very well...so well that you could argue that Gowland & Gowland borrowed Hudson's subject matter for their ground-breaking 'Highway Pioneers.' The Hudson Miniatures 'Old Timers' even spawned a line of imitators, with Fador's 'Smallster' being one of the better in quality. Sales did drop on the appearance and popularity of the much smaller (and less accurate) Gowland/Revell 'Highway Pioneers' in 1951. When the all-injection molded Gowland kits proved not to be a passing fad, Hudson quickly planned and released his own all-plastic, small-scale competition called 'Lil' Old Timers Quickie Kits.' The kits were of excellent quality, but it was too little too late. Additionally, sales of the excellent wooden kits faltered further in the next few years with the introduction of accurate, 1/24 and 1/32 all-plastic cars in the mid 1950s. This forced Hudson to discontinue the wood kits and the plastic line was sold to Revell and subsequently re-released. Today, these excellent, big 1/16 kits are often the only model available of these early automobiles. In the mid 1960s Aurora thought so highly of Hudson Miniatures that they purchased the wood kit assets and released a very small number of these in all-plastic models.

Monogram DeHavilland Mosquito NF II / Mk IV / FB VI / II - Blue Box Issue, 1/48, PA129-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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Second issue from 1966 with 'PA' number and price extension before the association with Mattel. Well detailed model build one of four variants: NF II Night Fighter, MK. IV Day Bomber, FB VI Fighter Bomber and Mosquito II Night Intruder. Molded in gray, black and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: decals are 100% intact but only grade 'fair.'

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

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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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, detailed full size plans, building instructions, wheels, hardware, 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.

Monogram Curtiss SB2C-4 Helldiver Pro Modeler With Canopy Mask Set, 1/48, 85-5935

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Includes E-Z Masks Canopy Mask #43 specifically designed for this model (never used and in mint condition). The actual kit is a very high quality model - not a reissue of the original Monogram 1/48 Helldiver, but completely new from different molds. Features fine and all recessed panel line detail, super-detailed interior, extensive photoetched parts including ignition harness and dive brakes, complete bomb bay, optional position bomb bay doors, optional bomb load, detailed wheel wells, weighted tires, optional position canopy and decals for VB-85 USS Shangri-La or VB-3 USS Yorktown. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Fieseler FI 156C-1 Storch, 1/32, S21

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Nicely detailed, big-scale Storch that features figures, complete interior, highly detailed engine and firewall, removable cowling, optional position doors and wire landing gear. Includes decals for either the splinter camo SB+UG or SF+R1. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Comet Republic P-47D Thunderbolt - 24 inch Wingspan Flying Model Airplane, 3502-298

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

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Still factory sealed but the seal has split on the top long side. 1960s/70s 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 with high quality printwood, stripwood, balsa spars and other wood stock as required, fully formed wheels, prop, rubber motor, thrust button, prop shaft insignia, detailed full size plans and 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.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply CV-7 USS Wasp Aircraft Carrier - 18.5 Inch Long Wooden Ship Kit

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Very rare kit from 1941. Measured 18.5 inches long when assembled. Nicely designed kit that includes a very unusual detailed hanger deck assembly. Issued shortly before the war, the model was not reissued after the war since the Wasp was lost off Guadalcanal by what is likely the most damaging submarine torpedo salvo in history. Includes completely pre-molded and shaped wood-material hull in excellent, solid condition, 5 sheets of cleanly done printwood, wood stock in many shapes and sizes, a sealed fittings packet (I can tell that it contains at least the oval funnel) and two packs of Casco Glue. Features excellent full size plans and instructions. The plans show numerous detail view of the ships substructure and a detailed view of the hanger deck, flight deck with pre-war markings and island. Never started. Factory sealed fittings bag with the other parts inventoried complete with instructions.

Williams Brothers 1926 Ford Flivver 'Model A of the Air', 1/48, 48-661

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Well detailed and molded 1/48 scale model of the 1926 Ford, dubbed 'The Model A' of the air. Features very good cockpit and engine detail, rigging material, full size plans and rigging diagram, color decals and instructions. The model as never been started. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hobby Craft Vertol H-21C Workhorse, 1/72, HC2302

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

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Still factory sealed.