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

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$78   

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. NOTE: missing rubber band. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts and instructions present. NOTE: the instrument panel was once neatly cut from the instructions; it has been correctly taped back into place on the plans. 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, 3408-150

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$42   

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 but NOTE: three parts have been professionally cut out. There is no other work done and the kit has been inventoried 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.

Monogram Grumman Bearcat F8F - Blue Box Issue, 1/72, PA144-70

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$25   

Still factory sealed. First issue of this kit, dated 1967. Tom Morgan box artwork. Very nicely done 1/72 scale kit with rotating prop and wheels, drop tanks and missile/bomb loadout.

Hasegawa Shinmeiwa PS-1 or SS-2, 1/72, K8

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$49   

Impressive STOL ASW Amphibious Aircraft of the JSDF. Large and very nicely detailed kit of this fantastic and rugged all-weather seagoing aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Otaki Aero Spacelines Guppy 201, 1/144, OT-2-11-1000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$85   

Classic oversize-lifting cargo aircraft. A very well molded kit featuring all fine recessed panel lines, rotating props, full landing gear, a display stand and full decals including fuselage stripes. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The Guppy could handle a 60 foot yacht, helicopter, fighter aircraft, spacecraft sections or other odd cargo. The Guppy was originally built in 1967 and successfully logged hundreds of thousands of miles.

Italeri DC-130 with Teledyne Ryan Q2C or 147 NX Firebee Drones - US Navy or USAF, 1/48, 820

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$189   

Has decals for USN VC-3, North Island, California 1871 and USAF 11th TAC Drone Squadron 355th TFW, Davis Monthan AFB 1971. Includes four drones and all related modifications. Big 1/48 scale model with a very large 33 inch wingspan when built. Fantastic detail with full flight deck and cargo hold interior. Cargo doors open to show detail. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Lindberg Curtiss F11C-2 Goshawk - (F11C2), 1/48, 535-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$27   

1950s hardbox issue with Ray Gaedke artwork. Box has insect damage as shown but the kit inside is excellent. Very nicely molded. Includes rigging photos for spreader bars and wire placements. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg Messerschmitt Me-410 Hornet, 1/72, 440-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$16   

1966 hardbox issue with Tom Morgan boxart. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Lindberg is a company with a fascinating history The original 'Lindberg Line' stretches back to the 1930s when Paul Lindberg drew plans for famous modeling magazines and marketed his balsa wood 'stick and tissue' by urging dealers to carry the '...Complete Lindberg Line'. After the war, Lindberg and Olsen had a strong hand in early United States injection molded kit development. Please see the article located on this website about early USA plastic kit manufactures.

Heller RF-84F Thunderflash Recon - E.R.T. 4/33 French Air Force for Operation 'Mousquetaire' November 1956 / Aufklarungsgeschwader (AKG) 51 'Immelmann' Erding 1959, 1/48, 80417

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$48   

Still factory sealed. Rare large-scale recon Thunderflash is nicely done with correct nose, nose cutouts and clear camera panels. Features good cockpit detail, pilot, detailed gear wells and exhaust, optional position speed brakes and more. Includes decals for all aircraft listed.

Hasegawa Blue Angels History /A-4F Skyhawk / F9F Panther / F9F Cougar / F11F Tiger / F-4J Phantom Kits, 1/72, 1209

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$110   

Limited issue box set includes all five kits and full decals for the Blue Angles. The kits have never been started. All five kits are either still factory sealed or have been inventoried complete. All 5 Blue Angels decal sheet are 'excellent' and instructions are present. NOTE: some of the F-4J parts are gray plastic instead of blue. They are from an earlier issue of the same kit.

Williams Brothers Martin B-10B Bomber - 96th Bombardment Squadron / 11th BS / 31st BS, 1/72, 72-210

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$36   

The B-10 was a highly advanced aircraft for the 1930s, featuring fully enclosed crew, retractable landing gear, controllable pitch props and revolving turret. This model is very nicely detailed and molded. It features internal crew stations, retracted or extended landing gear with struts compressed or extended, external bomb rack and bombs, hard or flexible wheels and decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Williams Brothers Martin B-10B Bomber - 96th Bombardment Squadron / 11th BS / 31st BS, 1/72, 72-210

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$39   

The B-10 was a highly advanced aircraft for the 1930s, featuring fully enclosed crew, retractable landing gear, controllable pitch props and revolving turret. Model features internal crew stations, retracted or extended landing gear with struts compressed or extended, external bomb rack and bombs, hard or flexible wheels and Microscale decals for three aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora De Haviland DH-10 Bomber, 1/48, 125-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$79   

1957 issue. First release of this large scale (1/48) kit. This is part of the famous Aurora WWI aircraft series that first came out in 1956. The line proved incredibly popular and these kits were included in the 'mold upgrade' in the 1970s before Aurora went out of business. Includes three crew, ground base and two ground crew. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

Revell Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress With Diorama Instructions - (Ex-Monogram), 1/48, 85-5600

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$48   

Reissue of the superb Monogram model. Features 'Tips on Building Dioramas' by Shep Paine, full interior detail, rotating wheels and props, rotating turrets, elevating guns, and bomb cart with bombs. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell RAF Mustang III (P-51) - With Malcom Hood, 1/32, H152

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$54   

1971 release. Features fully detailed cockpit, landing gear, pilot figure and removable cowling to show Rolls Royce Merlin engine. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell McDonnell-Douglas F-4E or F-4F Phantom II - USAF or JG74 Luftwaffe, 1/48, H289

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$39   

1977 1/48 scale issue. Nicely molded for that time with very fine raised panel detail and some recessed details. Features detailed cockpits with 3D instruments, optional position canopy and landing gear, leading edge slats, four AIM-9 Sidewinder and 4 AIM-7 Sparrow missiles, and decals and parts for either version. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Martin B-26 Marauder Flak Bait, 1/72, H111-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$29   

1966 hardbox issue. Features movable props, wheels, guns and turrets - two detailed engines with removable cowls, optional position landing gear and a crew of three. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Fujimi Northrop T-38A Talon, 1/48, 0781-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$44   

From high quality Fujimi molds. Older but finely molded model. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

RCM Douglas B-23 Dragon, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$70   

SPECIAL ORDER vacuform kit. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Kit includes resin and/or metal details -clear canopy and full size plans/instructions. Details included will vary from kit to kit but may contain landing struts - wheels - props - engines (not jets) - some cockpit parts - seats - etc. Other parts will need to be scratch built or from your spares box. Decals not furnished. Vacuform kits are only recommended for modelers who are experienced with this type of model. Special skills and scratch building experience are required. If you are curious, I highly recommend that you read the article 'How To Build Vacuform Model Kits' which is located on this website.

IMC Bell 206 Jet Ranger - Executive / Police / Military Versions - (Jetranger), 1/32, K402

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$85   

Large scale kit with very good details and many operating features. Has full interior, complete engine, removable cowling, opening doors and opening cargo door with cargo bay. Can be built one of three ways: Military, Police or Executive Transport. Decals are provided for each and the parts includes military figures. Molded in white and clear with many chromed parts. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.