S. Berliner, III's sbiii.com AUTHENTICAST/COMET Aircraft Page keywords = Authenticast Comet Metal Products Slonim aircraft plane 1:432 spotter recognition ID model

Updated:   05 Oct 2013,  21:30  ET
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    original AT&T Worldnet Website begun 30 May 1996.]
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note - The vast bulk of my massive Web presence (over 485 pages) had been hosted by AT&T's WorldNet service since 30 May 1996; they dropped WorldNet effective 31 Mar 2010 and I have to scramble to transfer everything by then.  Everything's saved but all the links have to be changed, mostly by hand.  See my sbiii.com Transfer Page for any updates on this tedious process.


S. Berliner, III's

sbiii.com

AUTHENTICAST/COMET
Aircraft Page


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Comet Auth Part-Color Logo Comet Auth B&W Logo

Comet Auth Full Color Logo Comet Auth Waterline Logo (Logos from 1945 Catalog)


Please refer to the Ordnance and Aviation pages, et seq.

INDEX:

Because the indexing of Comet AUTHENTICAST information has gotten too complex to keep up to date on each of the many individual pages,
a Master Index will be used for currency and the indices on each individual page may not be kept current.   new (14 Jan 2013)

On the main Authenticast/Comet page:
  Comet Metal Products, Inc.
  AUTHENTICAST

On the Authenticast/Comet continuation page 1:
  Comet Metal Products History
      (collected and moved there 02 Jul 03)
  1945 Comet Metal Products AUTHENTICAST Catalog
    Tank Scale of 1:108
  1945 Comet Metal Products AUTHENTICAST Price List
  AUTHENTICAST Ship Models.
  AUTHENTICAST Miscellany.

On the Authenticast/Comet continuation page 2:
  1950s Fitted Case of Tanks     (continued on Cont. Page 5).
 
Atomic Cannon.
  Honest John.
  USS Northampton - CLC-1
  South Salem Studios.
  Comet, AUTHENTICAST, South Salem, and Related Links.

On the Authenticast/Comet continuation page 3:
  Comet Then and Now and Map.
  The Greater World of Comet AUTHENTICAST - A History.   Red, White, and Blue Boxes.

On the Authenticast/Comet continuation page 4:
  WWII Tank ID Box.
  1:500 Ships Price List.
  Mystery Model - 1:48 ELCO PT Boat.
  Old AUTHENTICAST Photos.

On the Authenticast/Comet continuation page 5:
  1950s Fitted Case of Tanks, 1 - 50,
    (continued from Cont. Page 2, and continued on page 6, 1950s Fitted Case of Tanks, 51 - 100, on page 6).

On the Authenticast/Comet continuation page 6:
  1950s Fitted Case of Tanks, 51 - 100,
    (continued from Cont. Page 5, 1 - 50.

On the Authenticast/Comet continuation page 7:
  1950s Fitted Case of Tanks.     (comments, continued from Cont. Page 6).

On the Authenticast/Comet continuation page 8:
  South Salem Studio's U. S. Navy Ships Case.
  South Salem Studio's Navy Ships Box.
  South Salem Studio's Merchant Ships Box.
  Comet Authenticast HELP!

On the Authenticast/Comet continuation page 9:
  Comet Authenticast ODD LOT!, with Gaeltacht sets.
  Odd Ship.   new (03 Jun 2013)

On this Authenticast/Comet Aircraft page:
  Comet "Authenticast" 1:432 Aircraft ID Models,
  new (18 Sep 2013)
  1945 Comet Metal Products AUTHENTICAST Catalog (aircraft extract)
  1945 Comet Metal Products AUTHENTICAST Price List (aircraft extract)
  70-Piece Collection of Comet AUTHENTICAST 1:432 Aircraft Recognition Models.   added (23 Sep 2013)

On Aviation Page 4 - Comet "Authenticast" 1:432 Aircraft Models,

and see Airplanes on the main Comet/AUTHENTICAST page.


Comet Metal Products Co., Inc.
AUTHENTICAST

Comet Auth Part-Color Logo Comet Auth B&W Logo

Comet Auth Full Color Logo Comet Auth Waterline Logo (Logos from 1945 Catalog)

Comet Auth Waterline Logo (Logos from 1945 Catalog)


Comet Authenticast
Aircraft 1:432 Spotter/Recognition/ID Models

note-rt - somehow, all* my information about
Comet "Authenticast" 1:432 Aircraft ID Models
has disappeared without a trace!   new (18 Sep 2013)

[* - other than the note about the original brass masters (NOT dies).]   rev (05 Oct 2013)

I hope to re-create it here as I can.

Comet Metal Propducts, of Richmond Hill, Long Island, New York, extract from Comet Metal Products, Inc. Slonim

From Comet AUTHENTICAST Page 1: The frontis matter is somewhat obvious as to order; the product information is grouped in two ways, by "planes, ships, and tanks", and by battle or theater.

So, in no great semblance of original pagination, here is the 1945 Comet Metal Products Co. AUTHENTICAST catalog [with very large thumbnails for these images, please be patient (I'll resequence them eventually)]:

1945 AUTHENTICAST
(Comet Metal Products) Catalog

{non-aircraft material deleted}

1945 Catalog Cover 1945 Catalog Frontis

pr14 pr15

pr16 pr17

{non-aircraft material deleted}

sf42

al43 ax44

pl45


1945* AUTHENTICAST
(Comet Metal Products) Price List

The price list is undated but accompanies a 1945 catalog and is also unpaginated; again in no especial order:

[I just made up (large) thumbnails for these pages; I'll resequence them shortly.]

{non-aircraft material deleted}

pln1 pln2

The list reads as follows {to be tabulated}:

AMERICAN PLANES BRITISH PLANES JAPANNESE PLANES GERMAN PLANES
Navy Army Army Navy Army
Army Navy Navy Army Navy
Army-Navy Army-Navy Army-Navy
(See reverse side for German and Japanese Planes)
RUSSIAN PLANES ITALIAN PLANES SPECIAL
NETHERLANDS PLANES

There is a good bit of information about Comet Authenticast 1:432 Aircraft Recognition/Spotter/ID Models on Steve Remington's CollectAir Friend-or-Foe? Museum site.


Comet "Authenticast" 1:432 Aircraft Recognition ("Spotter") Brass Master Models

As noted, I'd completely forgotten about the Slonim's line of tiny Comet "Authenticast" 1:432 aircraft recognition ("spotter" or ID) models!

The full set of original brass masters (NOT the dies!) was for sale!  See the separate Comet/Authenticast page.


70-Piece Collection of
  COMET/AUTHENTICAST 1:432
  AIRCRAFT RECOGNITION MODELS

(Quantity) Model [date] Comments {SBIII Comments}


AMERICAN

(3) A-20 [6/43] Pinhead paint chip on port wing tip (1 piece); Good condition (2 pieces)
(4) A-24 [5/43] Tiny paint chips on trailing wing edges (1 piece); Good condition (3 pieces)
(3) A-29 [5/43] Paint chipped top & bottom of port wing tip (1 piece); Good condition (2 pieces)
(2) A-31 [5/43] Good condition
(4) B-17 E [1/43] Green camo top, blue bottom, US star port top wing, bottom starboard wing, starboard side (1 piece);
      Good condition (3 pieces)
(1) B-24 D US Army [1/43] Good condition
(3) B-25 [1/43] Green camo top, blue bottom, US star port top wing, bottom starboard wing, port & starboard sides (1 piece);
      Good condition (2 pieces)
(2) B-26 [3/43] Good condition
(3) J-2F-4 [5/43] Good condition
(3) P-38 [4/43] Good condition
(1) P-39 [3/43] Good condition
(3) P-40 [5/43] Green camo top, blue bottom, no markings (1 piece); Good condition (2 pieces)
(2) P-47 [5/43] Good condition
(1) P-51 [1/43] Pinhead paint chip on starboard wing tip
(2) Short Sterling [1/43] Good condition {actually British}
(4) Sikorsky 5-44 [6/43] Port pontoon bent, nicks on trailing edges of wings & tail, port wing tip paint chip (1 piece); {S-44}
      Blue top, gray-green bottom, US star top port wing, starboard pontoon bent (1 piece);
      Red markings port & starboard wing tops near ailerons, red marking bottom port wing (1 piece); Good condition (1 piece)
(2) SNJ-2 [1/43] Good condition
(2) Stin. Reliant [5/43] Good condition {Stinson}


BRITISH

(3) Beaufighter II-F [5/43] Pinhead paint chip on port wing leading edge (1 piece); Good condition (2 pieces)
(1) Blackburn Skua [2/43] Good condition
(1) Blenheim IV 1[/43] Good condition
(2) Defiant F [5/43] Good condition
(4) Fairey Albacore [6/43] Port lower wing tip bent up (1 piece); Good condition (3 pieces)
(2) Fulmar F [3/43] Good condition
(2) Halifax-B [5/43] Good condition
(1) Hurricane [2/43] Good condition
(2) Spitfire [1/43] Good condition
(3) Sunderland-PB [5/43] Port pontoon bent, starboard pontoon detached (1 piece);
      Both wing tips bent with chipped paint, missing both pontoons, tail assembly bent & chipped (1 piece);
      Good condition (1 piece)
(2) Wellington III-B [4/43] Good condition


RUSSIAN

(2) PE-2 [2/43] Good condition
(1) RU DB 3F [1/43] Good condition

(Quantity) Model [date] Comments {SBIII Comments}

Pictures should follow soon.


See also Mike's Tanks for pix of these models at Authenticast Airplanes.



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