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Comet Spad - 16 inch Wingspan - Coke Bottle Issue, N17-29

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$42   

1950s/early 1960s stick-and-tissue flying model. The box is 16 inches long. Features quality balsa printwood, strip stock, formed wheels, covering material and full plans. The kit has never been started and is complete. The entire Comet 1950s "N" line included the following (gaps mean there is no kit): N1 Tiger Shark P-40, N2 F-86D Sabre Jet, N4 Globe Swift, N6 Taylorcraft, N8 F-51 Mustang, N9 Helicopter, N11 Ryan Navion, N12 Firefly, N15 Piper Cub, N16 Fokker DVII, N17 Spad, N24 Phantom Fury, N25 Aeronca K (floats) and N26 Stinson SR-7. 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 Voyager Struct-O-Speed Flying Aircraft - Coke Bottle Issue, Q4

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$38   

1950s/very early 1960s issue with a ~14.75 inch wingspan. Comet advertised that the Struct-O-Speed series 'Puts Itself Together...That Quick!' on the box top, and it was not a completely idle boast - they were highly prefabricated, built in a fraction of the time of regular stick-and-tissue models and flew well if properly built and trimmed. Features high quality die cut balsa sheet parts, pre-formed wire landing gear strut, fully formed wooden wheels, plastic prop and thrust button and excellent plans with instructions and flying tips. 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. The entire 1950s "Q" line included (at the date of this kit) Q1 Piper Cub, Q2 Taylorcraft, Q3 Aeronca, Q4 Stinson Voyager, Q5 Cessna, Q6 Fokker DVIII, Q7 Beech Bonanza, Q8 Ryan Navion, Q9 Globe Swift, Q11 F-51 Mustang, Q12 Spitfire, Q13 Thunder Jet (F-84) and Q14 F-86D Saber Jet. Some of these kits were reissued later with different part numbers and various internal parts changes.

Comet Aeronca Sedan Struct-O-Speed Deluxe Issue, 2301-100

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$38   

Deluxe version; please read carefully. 1960s issue with a 13.25 inch wingspan. Comet would advertise that the Struct-O-Speed series 'Puts Itself Together...That Quick!' on the box top, and it was not a completely idle boast. This exactly model is highly prefabricated and more along the lines of a Speedee-Bilt than a Comet kit. Features a completely machine formed and finished wing with airfoil (like the Monofoil wing), other factory carved parts, die-cut and factory painted balsa sheet parts, a beautiful scale plastic full cowl, plastic prop and thrust bushing, fully formed wire landing gear and prop shaft/rubber hook, finished wheels, rubber motor, complete plans with instructions and even color insignia. 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 Bellanca Junior - 15 inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft, 3102

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$28   

Still factory sealed. From the 1970s and a reissue of the 1960s kit. Features traditional wood/tissue construction, detailed full size plans, building instructions, wire stock, 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.

Comet Stinson 150 Voyager Struct-O-Speed - 10 inch Wingspan Flying Airplane, 2103-29

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$26   

Purchased new in 1972 from National Hobby in Ohio. Comet would advertise that the Struct-O-Speed series 'Puts Itself Together...That Quick!' on the box top, and it was not a completely idle boast. These kits were very highly prefabricated for their time, and in comparison to the regular stick and tissue models, the claim is not unfounded. Kit features all die cut wood parts and wheels, balsa prop, metal prop shaft and rubber hood and detailed instructions with flying tips. Complete and never started. 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 150 Voyager Struct-O-Speed - 12 inch Wingspan Flying Airplane, 2204-50

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$26   

Purchased new in 1972 from National Hobby in Ohio. Comet would advertise that the Struct-O-Speed series 'Puts Itself Together...That Quick!' on the box top, and it was not a completely idle boast. These kits were very highly prefabricated for their time, and in comparison to the regular stick and tissue models, the claim is not unfounded. Kit features die cut wood that is factory painted, formed and finished wheels, plastic prop, rubber motor and detailed instructions with flying tips. Complete and never started. 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 Struct-O-Speed Prefabricated Curtiss Robin Flying Aircraft, 2306-100

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$28   

Still factory sealed. Comet would advertise that the Struct-O-Speed series 'Puts Itself Together...That Quick!' on the box top, and it was not a completely idle boast. These kits were very highly prefabricated for their time, and in comparison to the regular stick and tissue models, the claim is not unfounded. Kit features die cut wood, formed and finished wheels, prop, rubber motor and detailed instructions with flying tips. 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.

Entex 1937 Packard V-12 Roadster Coupe - (Ex-Bandai), 1/16, 8499

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$179   

Rare. Large 1/16 scale model designed with assistance by Packard International. Very highly detailed. Kit builds a rolling chassis just like the real automobile. Features fully detailed V-12 engine and engine compartment, complete suspension, steerable front wheels, full interior, opening doors and rumble seat, opening and closing rumble seat steps, optional position windows, opening hood, folding luggage rack, optional luggage trunk and choice of convertible boot or top up. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

SMP 1960 Chevrolet Corvette 3 in 1 Kit, 1/25, 7860

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$35   

Rare original hardbox issue. NOTE: builder kit only, please read carefully. Well molded kit for that time with detailed engine, opening hood, good engine compartment detail, full interior, molded in underside detail and more. Molded in ivory white, clear, red-tint clear, chrome and with black rubber whitewall tires. The chrome and clear are in excellent condition. The model has never been started. NOTE: missing decals, two tires, four inner wheels, lake pipes and many custom parts. Good for a parts kit only!

Monogram Grumman F7F-3 Tigercat with Rarebits F7F-N Conversion - Bagged (F7F3 / F7F3N), 1/72, PA163

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$42   

Includes complete and never started Rarebits F7F-3N Conversion designed for this kit. The bagged model is from the 1960s and is nicely detailed for that time. Molded in dark blue and clear. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing display stand. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and photocopied instructions present.

DML Modern Soviet Aircraft Weapons Set 3 Rockets and Bombs, 1/72, 5506

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$14   

Well detailed; includes 204 parts of underwing stores for SU-25, Su-22, Mi-24 and other Soviet aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

KVZ Tupelev TU-2, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$22   

Ex-DDR kit, likely from the 1970s. For a KVZ kit, it is nicely molded with fine raise panel lines and 'good' detail. Features dark gloss green, gloss black, clear and white plastic, a factory sealed tube of glue, antenna line, a display stand, full decals and instructions in many languages including English. Never started and complete. KVZ manufactured kits in the former East Germany during the Cold War. Although well known for their airliners, they made some military aircraft and helicopters as well.

StromBecker Chance Vought F7U Cutlass, C49-89

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$75   

Beautiful kit from the 1950s made of quality hardwood - no balsa. The carving is done to the final shape. When complete it makes an impressive model and comes with a unique display stand. Features all carved and smooth wood parts, clear plastic canopy, full color decals, glue, sandpaper and special display stand. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans. Please note that the box has significant wear; ideal builder kit. Before plastic kits were introduced, Strombecker was famous as the premier hardwood preshaped model manufacture. In the 1940s and 1950s, Strombecker kits were flawlessly engineered but not inexpensive. All wooden parts are hardwood and are precarved to shape - you only had to glue, sand and paint to finish them.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply Mosquito Boat PT-17 - (Patrol Torpedo Boat), 310

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$85   

Early 1940s kit from the famous Ideal Aeroplane & Supply Company, which was founded in 1911. True scale kit measures just over 12 inches long when assembled. Features excellent, fully carved wooden hull with metal fittings, other factory-cut wood parts, two quality sheets of printwood, other wood stock as required (mainly dowels), sandpaper and plans. The plans are very highly detailed and well drawn and include top, side, back and front elevations, detailed construction sub-assembly drawings, hull templates, paint guide and text instructions also. Never started and complete. This kit represents a very early PT boat designed by Hubert Scott Paine with three 1350 HP engines and four torpedoes.

Italeri Mig-23 ML Flogger, 1/72, 057

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$16   

Still factory sealed.

Monogram Phantom Huey UH-1B Chopper Motorized with Sound, 1/24, 6867

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$845   

Rare. Dated 1969. Large and completely transparent with a 20 inch long fuselage and nearly 2 foot rotor diameter. Well detailed with 184 parts and full internal detail. Features full cockpit, pilot and co-pilot, complete cabin, opening cabin door, inner fuselage framing, detailed engine and more. The electric motor (in the display base with the batteries) turns main and tail rotors. Sound unit makes "chop-chop" sound that varies correctly with main rotor speed. To minimize painting, the kit is molded in clear, zinc chromate green, black, chrome plate, gray, olive drab and flexible silver (ammo belts). The clear fuselage halves have no breaks or cracks, they are mint. The motor, battery contacts and hardware are still in the factory sealed bag. The other parts were never in sealed bags and have been inventoried complete, including 'excellent' decals and instructions. These boxes were thin, fragile and easily damaged. This one is in slightly above-average condition but has wear as shown. NOTE: this kit must be shipped insured.

Monogram Phantom Mustang P-51D / F-51D, 1/32, 6866-0750

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$95   

Dated 1969. Roughly the 3nd issue of one of the best visible airplane action kits ever made. Features a full cut away model with interior detail. Buttons on the base activate two motors that make the prop spin and the main gear and tail wheel retract and extend. Two other levers on the base drop the wing bombs. Molded in clear, black, zinc chromate green, red and silver plastic. This one even includes the three rare factory cardboard inserts that are correct for this year. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: the 'USAF' 'Air Force' and tail numbers have flaked off the decal sheet. The other decals are still present. NOTE: the box is rough, hence the 'fair' grade. It has clear tape on it, closed splits and one open split on the right short side. The box is not in 'collectible' condition.

Monogram Grumman Gulfhawk (F3F) Gulf Oil - White Box Issue, 1/32, 6850

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$29   

NOTE: builder kit only, please read very carefully. Dated 1973 and likely the fourth or fifth issue. This kit has small Mattel logos on the long sides only. This airplane is a civil F3F that was flown for Gulf Oil by the famous stunt pilot Al Williams. The kit has several action features: When you pull the prop outward and rotate it CCW, the landing gear retracts. Pull it outward and rotate it CW, and the gear extends. Push the prop in, and it freewheels as normal. Kit features a movable control surfaces, highly detailed cockpit, full decals including striping, sliding canopy, very colorful decals including wing stripes and instructions for rigging. NOTE: this kit has very neatly built assemblies and minor painting. The following has been done to the designated quality: one prop balancer is glued on, the 'N' struts and center struts are glued to the assembled top wing with perfect alignment (professional). The instrument panel and rudder pedals are glued to the cowl (excellent++), the gear has been glued to the main drive shaft for the landing gear and prop (pro), the landing gear are assembled and work perfectly (excellent++ to professional), the engine has been glued to the firewall (pro), the two small side instrument panels are glued inside the cockpit (excellent++) and the struts and wheels have been painted (excellent+). There is no other assembly or painting. Inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Fujimi British Phantom F-4M - RAF No. 41 Sqn / No. 54 Sqn / No. 6 Sqn RAF Coningsby / No. 228 OCU RAF Coningsby, 1/72, H-20

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$44   

From 1989, when Fujimi make the finest kits in the world. Nicely detailed with very fine all-recessed panel lines. Features full cockpit, optional position canopy (one molded in four parts and another molded in one for ease of modeling), EMI Camera pod, detailed gear wells, 370 gallon drop tanks, rocket pods, AIM-7E Sparrows, SUU-23/A 20mm gun pod and decals for four aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Sikorsky H-19 Japan Issue, 1/48, H181-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$79   

Very rare Revell Japan issue. Dated 1972. Features high-gloss, unique box art in excellent condition, optional position clam-shell doors, detailed Pratt and Whitney R-1340 Wasp Engine, movable main and tail rotors, full cockpit and figures and can be built as the land version with wheels or float version. The kit has not been started. All parts are still sealed in the special Revell Japan clear bag with yellow and red advertising printing on it. Includes 'excellent' decals and instructions.