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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

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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 Phantom Fury - 32 Inch Wingspan Endurance Competition Flying Airplane, 3207-100

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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1970s reissue of one of the more famous free-flight models of the 1930s. 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. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, quality printwood, stripwood and spars, fully formed wheels and thrust button, nose block, covering tissue, rubber motor, propeller and detailed full size plans with building instructions. Never started and inventoried 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

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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

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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.

Nichimo Douglas SBD-4 Dauntless - For Motorizing - VS-5 USS Yorktown at the Battle of Midway June 1942, 1/48, S-4805-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Earlier issue with high gloss box top and wonderful box artwork. The kit is intended to be motorized with the Mabuchi Mini-Baby motor. Like almost all of these kits, the motor is not included. The box art shows an aircraft from the Essex. The paint guide shows this aircraft and two others, but decals were not furnished by Nichimo for the Essex aircraft - Just the Yorktown Midway aircraft. The kit is actually the nice Monogram SBD with operating dive brakes, trigger released center bomb, retracting/extending landing gear, rear machine gun elevates and rotates. Also includes figures of the armorer, LSO (landing signal officer), 4 bombs, bomb cart, and LSO wind screen. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Academy Boeing B-29A Superfortress - 'Big Time Operator' 9th Bomb Group (48 missions), 1/72, 2111

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Dated 1991. Very large and highly detailed model with 170 parts. Beautifully molded with all fine recessed panel lines. Features highly detailed cockpit and interior crew stations and bomb bay, full bomb load, optional position bomb bay doors and detailed gear wells. The kit has never been started. Most parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The fuselage tree was not internally sealed and has been inventoried complete, including decals and instructions.

Italeri Junkers Ju-188 A1 E1 Fighter Bomber, 1/72, 117

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

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Still factory sealed. Includes parts for both versions and decals for three different aircraft.

Italeri Heinkel He-111 H6 - Luftwaffe 1/KG 26 - 2/KG26 - II/KG 53, 1/72, 121

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

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Still factory sealed. With markings for all three squadrons. Features very good interior detail, optional position landing gear and bomb or torpedo loadouts.

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

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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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 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. 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 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.

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

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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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 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.

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

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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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 Curtiss Jenny JN-4D - 24 inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Model Airplane, 3304-200

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Large 24" wingspan flying kit can be powered by rubber, electric and made into RC with today's tiny and lightweight servos and receivers. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, detailed full size plans and building instructions, quality die-cut printwood, spars, stripwood, fully formed and finished wheels, wire stock, thrust button, metal prop shaft, plastic prop, tissue, rubber motor and decals.. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete. NOTE: A professional draftsman drew some assembly guide lines 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 Meteor - 21 Inch Wingspan Balsawood Flying Aircraft, 3409

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Features traditional wood/tissue construction, quality printwood and spars, wood stock as required, fully formed wheels, thrust button, prop, rubber motor, covering tissue and detailed full size plans/building instructions. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing narrow stipwood. 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 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+

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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 DeHavilland Mosquito Mk.IV - 25.75 Inch Wingspan U-Control or Static Balsa Model, 1/27, 804

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Rare and out of production. From 1976. Large-scale stick and tissue flying model. Can be built static or twin .020 to .049 engine gas engine U-Control. Features many sheets of high quality, die-cut printwood, die-cut plylwood, stripwood and spars, scale plastic wheels, nacelles, spinners, wing tips, landing gear and much more, clear (excellent condition) canopy and nose blister, U-control handle and hardware, covering tissue, full color decals and superb, full size plans. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Guillows B-25 Mitchell U-Control or Static Balsa Model, 1/32, 805

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Large 1/32 scale stick and tissue model. Can be built static or twin .012 to .049 engine U-Control. Features decals, numerous plastic parts such as cockpit surround, engine nacelles and more, movable control surfaces, detailed landing gear, hinged landing gear doors and more. The kit has never been started. Some parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The parts that are not internally sealed have been inventoried complete, including decals and instructions.

Guillows PBY-5A / PBY-5 Catalina, 1/28, 2004

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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SALE! Large 1/28 scale stick and tissue model. Can be built static as designed, or, if you are highly experienced, converted to RC. Instructions are not included for RC conversion. Features the choice of three building options - PBY-5A with floats and gear extended, same with floats and gear retracted or as PBY-5 float plane only. Features die cut high-grade balsa parts, numerous vacuform plastic parts such as engine nacelles, gun listers, canopy, nose cowl, nose turret and more, covering tissue, WWII period decals, step by step instructions and detailed plans. 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. NOTE: the instructions have been very neatly cut on the factory dotted lines to assist in layout for assembly.

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

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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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.