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Comet Sparky - 32 Inch Wingspan Wakefield-Style Flying Aircraft, 3408-150

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

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Late 1960s reissue of the original 1950s release. Features high quality print and strip balsa wood, a beautiful, large carved balsa prop that needs final sanding to shape, fully formed wheels, thrust button, metal and wood stock as required, tissue and excellent full size plans with instructions. There is no assembly and all parts are uncut. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans present. Please NOTE the box is only fair and not collectible; ideal builder kit. 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.

Sterling Stearman PT-17 Kaydet Dusts Crops in Flight - 22 Inch Wingspan for R/C / Control Line / Free Flight, A2

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

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Very nicely produced stick-and-tissue model that actually releases 'crop dust' in flight. Can be flown with rubber, electric or gas control line or converted to RC with modern lightweight systems. Features high quality die-cut balsa sheet parts, stripwood and spars, fully formed wire landing gear struts, finished wheels, other wood and metal stock as required, light plastic engine, exhaust and pilot bust, clear dual die-cut windscreens, rubber motor, plastic prop, a big set of decals, coving tissue and excellent full size plans with detailed instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please NOTE there is some bug damage to the backing paper only on the decals. The actual transfers are free of damage. The box is only 'fair' and not collectible; the kit inside is fine and an ideal builder. 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 had the action features and included everything needed to complete the model.

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

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

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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, high quality printwood, factory-cut spars and stringers, balsa nose block, metal prop shaft, clear window material, fully formed wheels and thrust button, rubber motor, covering tissue, propeller and detailed full size plans with building instructions. The model has not been started. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans 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 Stinson SR-7 - 25 inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Airplane Model, 3209-100

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

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1970s reissue of the older kit. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, quality printwood, stripwood, wire stock, fully formed and finished thrust button, clear canopy material, rubber, tissue, propeller and detailed full size plans with building instructions. 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 SPAD - 12 inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Airplane Model, 3105-70

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

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Still factory sealed. Late 1960s or early 1970s issue of the old 1930/40s kit. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, detailed full size plans, building instructions, hardware, wheels and canopy material (if required), 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.

Life-Like Civil War Blockade Runner (Cutter 'Lavinia') - (Ex-Pyro), 1/124, 09362

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good+

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Still factory sealed. Very early Life-Like issue after Pyro sold out all plastic model molds and remaining stock. Actually, this is a Pyro box with 'Life-Like' stickers neatly placed over the Pyro logo and part number on the top and all four sides. After the initial issue, Pyro re-marketed the Harriett Lane as the "Lavinia," which was what the Confederates renamed her when she was captured and made her a blockage runner. Very nicely molded full hull kit. Usually molded in white, black, light wood tan and green (hull) (cannot confirm, it is sealed). Includes full rigging diagrams. The Harriett Lane was built in 1858 and named for President Buchanan's niece. The cutter was 180 feet long with a 30 foot beam and displacement was 670 tons. Armament consisted of 3-9 inch Dahlgrens and 1-30 lb Parrot Rifle. She was built at a time when steam was not fool-proof, so she is rigged for full sails. Harriett Lane served as the Presidential Yacht, the fired the first shot of the Civil War. She chased down blockade runners until January 1, 1863 when she was attacked by five Confederate Gun Boats and boarded. She was captured and renamed the Lavinia and was used as a blockade runner. Near the end of the war she caught fire at sea, and put into Havana Harbor. Federal forces took her again and rebuilt her in 1869 as the bark 'Elliot Ritchie'. She was abandoned at sea in 1884.

Life-Like North Atlantic Fishing Trawler Marilyn M - (ex-Pyro), 1/96, 09247

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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Ex-Pyro molds from the late 1950s/early 1960s. Full hull measures 17" when assembled. Nicely detailed with railings, detailed deck and fittings, rigging thread and full rigging diagrams. The kit has never been started. Almost all parts are still in the factory sealed bags. Only the hull halves and two stands were not factory bagged and they have been inventoried present with the instructions. Box is in 'good-' condition and is not collectible - ideal builder kit.

Life-Like American President Wilson or Cleveland Ocean Liner - (ex-Pyro), 1/547, 09279

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

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Long out-of-production and from the early to mid 1970s. From ex-Pyro molds. Designed from the original blueprints furnished by the American President Lines. Has markings for the Ocean Liners SS President Wilson or SS President Cleveland. These fine ships sailed to exotic Pacific ports and did at least one Round-The-World Cruise each year. At the time the kit was made, they were the only two ocean liners flying the American flag. This kit has not been started. NOTE: missing one small lifeboat. One lifeboat has two broken davits (molded with the part) but both parts are included and an easy fix. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, 'very good++' decals, flag sheet and instructions present. Box is rough and only graded 'fair' as shown.

MPC Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet TWA, 1/144, 1-4753

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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From the 1970s and Airfix molds. Features optional position landing gear and baggage and passenger boarding doors, clear windows and a colorful and large Trans World decal sheet. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Please NOTE the instructions sheet is for this MPC 747 but is for Pan Am. That is fairly common with this model.

Revell Boeing B-29 Superfortress Bomber - 'Dauntless Dotty', 1/315, H159

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

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Dated 1973 and from original 1950s "S" kit molds. Excellent builder and possibly the second-to-the-last issue for this kit. The differences are the box, instructions, stand and decals as per the boxart. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The kit box is 100% intact but is graded 'Fair+' because of the creasing shown and tape & tape tears on the side panels.

Revell USS Lexington CVA-16 Aircraft Carrier Sea Power Issue, 1/500, H426-298

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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1961 hardbox Sea Power first issue with the '298' price extension. This model depicts the Lady Lex in her anti-submarine roll. Includes 27 aircraft air wing, tow tractors, crane truck and more. The kit has never been started. The parts and all paperword are still in the internal factory sealed bag.

Matchbox Supermarine Stranraer, 1/72, PK-601

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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SALE!! Dated 1983. Very nicely done model of this 1930's flying boat. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The Stranraer was one of several successful flying boats designed by RJ Mitchell for the RAF. Experience gained with the Southampton and Scapa flying boats was put to good use in design of the Stranraer which featured an all metal structure. Although replaced operationally with the Sunderland, examples of this aircraft were used till 1942 in WWII and many flew long after the war was over.

AMT White Freightliner Semi Truck, 1/25, 38340

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. Very highly detailed kit with about 200 parts. Features complete engine and engine compartment, detailed cab with complete interior, opening hood, full suspension and underside details and more. Builds a full rolling chassis just like the full-size truck.

Monogram Douglas SBD Dauntless Dive Bomber - Four Star Issue, 1/48, PA54-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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First issue hardbox is dated 1959. This is a long-time favorite in the Monogram 1/48 WWII aircraft line because of superb fit and finish, the gloss dark blue and black plastic, the realistic appearance and all those wonderful "ACTION!" features. Includes operating dive brakes, trigger released center bomb, retracting/extending landing gear, removable rear canopy, rear machine gun that elevates and rotates, pilot and gunner figure and also includes figures of the LSO (landing signal officer) & armorer, 4 bombs, bomb cart, and LSO wind screen. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Strombecker USAF Martin Matador Guided Missile, M2-29

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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NOTE: missing nose cone and stand wire. Otherwise includes factory sealed small parts, all other parts and instructions.

Revell F-8E Crusader Jet Commando Issue, 1/67, H255-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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1967 Jet Commando issue. This is a reissue (possibly the last) of the original S kit from the 1950s. Features optional position landing gear and wing tips, VF-11 markings and four AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Does not include gift stamp.

Revell A3J Vigilante - Master Modelers Club Issue, 1/82, H165-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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1961 issue hard box. This model is unusual in that it has the MMC logo at the upper left and not the usual "US Naval Aviator Wings" logo. This model uses the same molds as the earlier "S" kit. Features all recessed panel lines, excellent scale detail for that time, opening tandem canopies, moving horizontal stabilizers, detailed, removable jet engines and two pilots. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram North American F-86 Sabre Jet, 1/48, 5402

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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1976 issue. Famous Korean war jet fighter. Includes full cockpit and landing gear detail, wheel well and speed brake opening detail, optional open machine gun bay and hinged flaps. Very finely molded and detailed kit with traditional high Monogram quality. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram F-100 Super Sabre Thunderbirds, 1/48, 5442

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

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Hard-to-find. Still factory sealed. Has huge colorful decal sheet. This kit can also build a regular F-100 and includes all underwing stores from the full military version of the kit.

Airfix MG K3 Magnette, 1/32, 8204

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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1980 issue and well molded and detailed for that time. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.