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Comet Grumman TBF-1 Avenger - 20 inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Airplane Model - (TBF1 TBF), 3403-150

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$32   

Early '70s issue. Features traditional wood/tissue construction, quality print and stripwood, fully formed wheels, rubber motor, prop and thrust button, metal shaft, clear canopy material, covering tissue, cut-out insignia on the plans 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 Porterfield 65 - 15 inch Wingspan Balsa Flying Model Airplane, 3101-70

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$22   

1960s/early 1970s stick and tissue flying model with 15 1/4 inch wingspan. Features quality die-cut printwood, strip wood, fully formed wooden wheels, formed wire landing gear struts, plastic prop & thrust button, rubber motor, tissue and full plans and instructions. Never started and complete but NOTE: the instrument panel has been cut from the plans and is missing. There are some very neat assembly guide lines drawn on the plans by a professional draftsman who bought this kit new.

Comet Cloud Buster - 21 inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Airplane Model, 4401

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$14   

From the 1970s. I can remember that when properly assembled, it flew very well - flights of a minute or more were common, and if you caught a thermal, you never saw your Cloud Buster again! Kit features traditional wood & tissue construction, detailed full size plans, building instructions, quality die-cut printwood, spars and stripwood, wheels and propeller. The model has not been started. NOTE: missing tissue and rubber band. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts 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 its 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.

Scientific Miss America II - 20 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft, 137-198

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$36   

Still factory sealed. Purchased new on September 18, 1967 at Hobbyville in Cleveland, Ohio. Rare, high performance flying stick-and-tissue model from about 1966. Features detachable wing, precision die-cut balsa parts, stripwood and spars, 6" diameter plastic propeller, T-56 contest rubber, formed wire parts, finished wheels, die-cut clear material and more. With excellent full size plans and detailed instructions.

Comet Piper Cub - 26 inch Wingspan For Free Flight or R/C Conversion, 3406-150

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$36   

Large 26" wingspan flying kit can be powered by rubber, electric and made into RC with modern tiny and lightweight servos and receivers. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, printwood, stripwood, spars, finished wheels and thrust button, rubber motor, clear canopy material, tissue, propeller and detailed full size plans with building instructions. The model has not been started. Inventoried with all parts and paperwork 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 Fly Boy - 18 Inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Aircraft, 4301

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$18   

1970s issue of the Comet Build-N-Fly series created to introduce a new generation to the time-honored hobby of wooden aircraft assembly and flight. Designed to be very easy to construct and fly. Features tissue-covered high-lift wing and tail surfaces, stick fuselage, fully formed wheels, prop, rubber motor and detailed plans. 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 Sparky - 32 Inch Wingspan Wakefield-Style Flying Aircraft, 3408

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$39   

Popular, large flying model that is a reissue of the 1950s release. Features high quality print and strip balsa wood, a 9.5" Peck-Polymers plastic prop, fully formed wheels, thrust button, metal and wood stock as required, tissue and excellent full size plans with instructions. NOTE: the plans have a small amount of adult writing on them. Never started and 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 Gull by Carl Goldberg - 30 Inch Wingspan Wakefield-Style Flying Aircraft, 3903-300

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$42   

late 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.

Guillows Arrow - 28 inch Wingspan - Rubber or Gas Powered Freeflight Aircraft, 702

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$24   

Early issue hardbox from 1967. Quality stick-and-tissue model designed for long distance/high endurance rubber-powered or .020 Pee-Wee gas powered flights. Features quality die-cut balsa parts, stripwood and spars, light plastic vacuform spinner, exhaust & pilot bust, plastic prop and thrust button, contest rubber, fully formed wheels, balancing clay, metal gear struts and prop shaft, clear windshield material, decals, two colors of covering tissue, full size plans, detailed instructions on flying and more. The model has not been started and inventoried 100% complete. 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.

SIG Mini-Maxer - 23 Inch Wingspan Rubber Powered Freeflight Aircraft, FF-24

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$24   

George Perryman's contest-winning design. Typical high quality SIG kit with complete building and flying instructions, full size, detailed plans, plastic propeller, contest rubber, die cut parts, metal prop shaft, bushings and bearings and covering material. Never started and inventoried complete.

Sterling Spitfire Mk.I Drops Bombs in Flight - 24 inch Wingspan for RC / Control Line / Freeflight, A19

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$59   

Still factory sealed. Larger scale for RC, free flight or control line. Includes innovative system for automatically dropping bombs in flight. An excellent model featuring color decals, high-grade die cut balsa, vacuform plastic detail parts, rubber wheels, finished wire landing gear, rubber motor and plastic prop, full size plans/instructions and details on conversion to RC or control line. 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.

Jetco The Lark 27 Inch Wingspan Freeflight Aircraft, R-3

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$32   

From the late 1960s/early 1970s. Jetco was a producer of high quality gliders (the famous Thermic series), rubber and gas free flight and radio controlled aircraft. Jetco kits used the best materials and are very well engineered and complete. Kit is of balsa design and includes die-cut balsa fuselage sides, formers, ribs and other parts, other wood stock as required, fully formed wing trailing edges, stripwood, very lightweight, finished plastic wheels and prop, finished thrust button, copper prop bearings, metal prop shaft/rubber hook, strong light ply front former to take the stress of the wound motor, colored tissue and excellent full plans. Never started and inventoried complete.

Guillows Messerschmitt Messerschmitt Bf-108 - 24 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C, 1/16, 401

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$32   

From the 1960s. Large scale well detailed kit. Can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight, or converted to electric RC using today's small and light servos and receivers. 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. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. 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.

Cleveland Douglas O-38 - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-43

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$129   

This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. The kit came from a long time collector of 1930s and 1940s models and is in exceptional condition. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, covering material, highest quality plans, all parts required for assembly and decals (if issued with the kit). The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. The Cleveland Model and Supply Company played a pivotal role in the development of true scale models. In 1909 Bleriot's English Channel flight caused a surge in aviation and model aircraft around the globe. Several companies were ideally positioned to take advantage of the aviation craze. In the USA, Wading River Manufacturing Co. (1909), White Aeroplane (1911), Ideal Model Aeroplane (1911), Broadfield Model Aeroplanes (1919) were among these pioneers, offering everything from plans and parts to complete kits and ARF models. Lindbergh's 1927 crossing of the Atlantic Ocean caused an even bigger world-wide phenomenon called 'The Aviation Craze' that extended up to the start of World War II. Many companies such as Megow, Guillow's and others started right around the time of Lindbergh's flight. Some of these models flew and flew well, but they all had one thing in common - were generally not accurate scale representations. In 1929, a youngster named Ed Packard had a very advanced dream to produce incredibly accurate, true scale models that flew perfectly. This radical idea established the world's longest operating single-owner model airplane supply business, called Cleveland Model and Supply Company. To this day, Cleveland models are treasured as the most accurate flying scale models produced. The fact that Mr. Packard started and successfully grew this business during The Great Depression is a testament to his ideals and business skill. I highly suggest the excellent book called 'Aviations great Recruiter, Cleveland's Ed Packard' by H.L. (Herm) Schreiner. It is an excellent history of the man, his company and the times of the Golden Age of Model Aviation.

Cleveland Bayles' 1931 Gee Bee Racer - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-17

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$129   

This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. The kit came from a long time collector of 1930s and 1940s models and is in exceptional condition. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, covering material, highest quality plans, all parts required for assembly and decals (if issued with the kit). The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. The Cleveland Model and Supply Company played a pivotal role in the development of true scale models. In 1909 Bleriot's English Channel flight caused a surge in aviation and model aircraft around the globe. Several companies were ideally positioned to take advantage of the aviation craze. In the USA, Wading River Manufacturing Co. (1909), White Aeroplane (1911), Ideal Model Aeroplane (1911), Broadfield Model Aeroplanes (1919) were among these pioneers, offering everything from plans and parts to complete kits and ARF models. Lindbergh's 1927 crossing of the Atlantic Ocean caused an even bigger world-wide phenomenon called 'The Aviation Craze' that extended up to the start of World War II. Many companies such as Megow, Guillow's and others started right around the time of Lindbergh's flight. Some of these models flew and flew well, but they all had one thing in common - were generally not accurate scale representations. In 1929, a youngster named Ed Packard had a very advanced dream to produce incredibly accurate, true scale models that flew perfectly. This radical idea established the world's longest operating single-owner model airplane supply business, called Cleveland Model and Supply Company. To this day, Cleveland models are treasured as the most accurate flying scale models produced. The fact that Mr. Packard started and successfully grew this business during The Great Depression is a testament to his ideals and business skill. I highly suggest the excellent book called 'Aviations great Recruiter, Cleveland's Ed Packard' by H.L. (Herm) Schreiner. It is an excellent history of the man, his company and the times of the Golden Age of Model Aviation.

Cleveland 1936 Caudron Racer - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-63

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$125   

This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. The kit came from a long time collector of 1930s and 1940s models and is in exceptional condition. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, covering material, highest quality plans, all parts required for assembly and decals (if issued with the kit). The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. The Cleveland Model and Supply Company played a pivotal role in the development of true scale models. In 1909 Bleriot's English Channel flight caused a surge in aviation and model aircraft around the globe. Several companies were ideally positioned to take advantage of the aviation craze. In the USA, Wading River Manufacturing Co. (1909), White Aeroplane (1911), Ideal Model Aeroplane (1911), Broadfield Model Aeroplanes (1919) were among these pioneers, offering everything from plans and parts to complete kits and ARF models. Lindbergh's 1927 crossing of the Atlantic Ocean caused an even bigger world-wide phenomenon called 'The Aviation Craze' that extended up to the start of World War II. Many companies such as Megow, Guillow's and others started right around the time of Lindbergh's flight. Some of these models flew and flew well, but they all had one thing in common - were generally not accurate scale representations. In 1929, a youngster named Ed Packard had a very advanced dream to produce incredibly accurate, true scale models that flew perfectly. This radical idea established the world's longest operating single-owner model airplane supply business, called Cleveland Model and Supply Company. To this day, Cleveland models are treasured as the most accurate flying scale models produced. The fact that Mr. Packard started and successfully grew this business during The Great Depression is a testament to his ideals and business skill. I highly suggest the excellent book called 'Aviations great Recruiter, Cleveland's Ed Packard' by H.L. (Herm) Schreiner. It is an excellent history of the man, his company and the times of the Golden Age of Model Aviation.

Easy Built Models Miss Canada Senior - 36 inch Wingspan for Free Flight - (Red Box Issue), FF-11

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$27   

Still factory sealed. Easy Built was a Canadian manufacture who made excellent reproductions of classic flying designs from the 1930 and 1940s. Original plans were used. High quality modern kit made in the finest tradition of the stick and tissue flyers. Features high quality printed balsa, strip wood, propeller, rubber, full sized plans and other accessories.

Cleveland Luscombe Silvaire Sedan - 30 Inch Winspan Rubber / Gas / CO2 Flying Aircraft, IT 112

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$54   

Rare kit from 1948. Could be made electric powered and R/C with todays lightweight components. Big scale model features high-quality, full size plans and instructions, four sheets of excellent printwood, stripwood and spars, balsa stock and block as required, metal stock, fully formed wood main wheels & thrust button, plastic prop, rubber motor, clear canopy material and covering material. Never started and inventoried complete.

Cleveland P-51 Mustang - 24 Inch Winspan Rubber / Gas / CO2 Flying Aircraft, IT 91

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$45   

Rare kit from 1959. Big scale model features high-quality, full size plans and instructions, four sheets of excellent printwood, stripwood and spars, balsa stock and blocks as required, metal stock, fully formed wood main and tail wheels & thrust button, plastic prop, rubber motor, clear canopy material, color insignia sheets and covering material. Never started and inventoried complete.

Peck-Polymers One Nite 28 - 28 Inch Wingspan High Performance Rubber Powered Aircaft, PP-14

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$22   

Stick-and-tissue construction, high performance model to meet P-30 contest rules. Peck-Polymers is a manufacture of high quality stick and tissue models. Never started and complete.