Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Mint
Oldmodelkits.com has received exclusive license from French Lines/CGT to produce and sell the SS Normandie in 1/350 scale. This nine-year project is a 100% new kit. Seven of those years were spent accurately modeling the ship from scratch in TurboCAD. All this design work was done by a master modeler and engineer who helped pioneer industrial CAD and 3D printing at GM. This limited-run kit represents the Normandie from her 1935 maiden voyage to New York and has over 1,100 individual parts. The hull and larger parts are pressure-cast resin from de-aired molds. There are two large photoetched brass sheets (one for railings, ladders, details, etc. and one for the davits), three sheets of laser-cut, real wood printed decking (from Scale Decks), decals, flag sheet and a DVD with detailed, highly illustrated instructions including painting guide, step-by-step rigging instructions and research material. NOTE: this kit must be shipped insured.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: Bagged
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.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
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.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Molded in silver and contains decals for both air forces. This kit has never been started. It is either still in the internally sealed factory bag or has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Frog is considered the father of injection molded model kits. The Lines Brothers opened Frog in 1932, capitalizing on the fever caused by Lindberg's solo transatlantic flight. Almost overnight the western populations became 'Air-Minded', and anything aviation was in high demand. Frog created a quality line of stick and tissue rubber powered aircraft and gliders as well as innovative ready-to-fly rubber powered aircraft that required no assembly. The box even contained a built-in rubber motor winder and fuselage holder. Model airplane flight competitions were popular in Great Britain, and one category was 'Rise Off the Ground', or ROG. By changing this to 'Flies Right Off the Ground', the FROG name was born. In 1936 Frog created a line of injection molded plastic models, the first such kit line in the world (Hawk sold a line of injection molded aircraft models in 1934 but they were factory assembled and painted). Named 'Penguin' after the bird that does not fly, the kits were innovative beyond the means of production. At a time when models were simply built by wingspan, the Penguin line was a constant 1/72 scale. Furthermore, a large 1/72 Short S.30 Empire class flying boat contained a full interior and lights! A line of accessories such as AA guns, tractors, hanger, ambulance, sound locator, searchlights and lighting kits were quickly added to the line. WWII caused a pause in production. After the war the box color changed from silver to green, and Penguin kits were also marketed in the USA. Production ended in 1950. Frog quickly expanded and released the Red, Orange, Black, Green, Gold Token, Spin and Comet series as well as Trail Blazers and several others. It is noteworthy that while most manufactures in the 1940s/50 were making toy-like models, Frog attempted to make very realistic models. For example, 'detailing' kits with excessively large rivets was once very popular. Frog ignored this trend and continued to mold aircraft with fine panel lines and no rivets. As a result, Frog kits can be built into very realistic replicas. Production ended in the late 1970s, but Frog molds are still in use around the world.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Very high quality complete resin kit. Excellent detailed. Never started and complete with all parts.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Nicely done multimedia kit. Builds the De Havilland DH-82a or Canadian DH-82c(DH.82)Tiger Moth. Features well done injection molded parts, metal tailwheel, propeller and seats, choice of two different clear canopies, extruded airfoil strut material and full decals for multiple aircraft. Never started. Inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions present.
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Very good quality wood and metal kit from the Golden Age of HO Craftsman kit. Builds a very accurate prototype of the 40' AAR type car in CNR colors. Includes cast metal trucks. Kit features factory printed, embossed sides of heavy bristol board. Also includes nicely done early injection molded car ends and roof, cast metal underframe and roof walk, other wood & metal stock as needed, brake wheel and system, brake platform, couplers, ladders and more. The model has never been started. Inventoried with all other parts and instructions. Includes full size plans. If you have an interest in these kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website. Please cut and paste this link in your browser to see it - http://www.oldmodelkits.com/blog/plastic-model-kit-history/the-ho-scale-model-railroading-revolution-of-the-1940s/
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Late 1970s/early 1980s issue with markings for the very colorful high-vis aircraft shown. Features optional position landing gear, speed brakes and refueling probe. Weapons include 4 AIM-9 Sidewinders, 2 Bullpups, 2 napalm tanks and 2 external fuel tanks. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
Two-piece softbox issue with Tom Morgan artwork. Dated 1968. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes 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.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Highly detailed, very large scale kit with fittings. Features plank-on-frame construction and parts of of hardwood, plywood, metal and with some plastic details. This is a very complete kit with sail material, rigging, complete instructions and full size plans. All of the bulkheads are beautifully factory-cut out and ready for assembly and the shields and intricate carvings on the bow and stern are injection molded plastic. 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 instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
1977 release. Very nicely molded kit. Full wheel well and cockpit detail. Has markings for olive drab "Little Chief" and silver "Pengie III," both from the 56th Fighter Group, 8th Air Force. Never started. Inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions present.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Rare 1977 Revell Takara Japan issue with unique box artwork. This is the issue with the high gloss box. The kit is molded from the original Pre-'S' molds. As with most Japan releases, this one contains additional decals - in this case, there are decals for three Starfires. The model has never been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Dated 1988. This line is widely considered the best and most accurate '109 series in this scale. Superbly molded with all very fine recessed panel lines. Features very good cockpit and landing gear well detail, drop tank, separately molded leading edge slats and split flaps, multiple piece canopy and a very large and detailed decal sheet for all aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts or the parts are still sealed in the factory bag. With decals and instructions.
Cardstock Paper Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Large scale, highly detailed cardstock model. Beautifully color printed on quality cardstock. No painting required - just build! Has very good cockpit detail. Features 3 pages of illustrated instructions. You should be experienced with card models before building this model. Never started; nothing has been cut out and all the sheets are in excellent condition. 100% complete.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed NM
Still factory sealed. From original Pyro molds. This is a later Life-Like kit with the 2nd series part number but it still has 'Made Under License From Pyro Plastics Corp. Union New Jersey' on the box side. Nicely detailed kit with full engine, removable hood, complete interior, very good suspension, exhaust and driveline detail and full interior.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Very nicely flying scale model from the early 1950s. Highly prefabricated and requires no tissue covering. Features a beautiful solid balsa, factory cut wing, factory-painted die-cut balsa parts, die-cut plywood parts, pre-carved nose block, gloss red plastic spinner, cowl & pilot, fully finished wheels and wire landing gear struts, hardware, color decals, comprehensive and heavily illustrated building instructions and more. The model has not been started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bag while all other parts have been inventoried complete with decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Good+
Still factory sealed. The only 1/72 scale model of the popular 600 series HS-125 business jet. Includes decals for first HS Demo Aircraft or RAF No. 32 Squadron.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Limited issue and an accurate kit. Includes a very high quality, high-definition cast resin aircraft and detail parts with all fine recessed panel lines, injection molded parts (landing gear struts and wheels), ATP America West decals, ATP cabin and cockpit windows with silver frames and instructions. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
The Hasegawa 1/48 Phantom series is considered the finest F-4 kits produced in this scale. Features all very fine recessed panel lines and superior detail. Includes decals for both squadrons listed and a full weapons and drop tank load. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the sealed bags. The big parts have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: No Box
Bagged kit - not box. The box is shown for reference only. Large scale Intruder. Features detailed cockpit, complete underwing stores, detailed gear wells and decals for both aircraft. Never started. NOTE: missing (4) #103, a tiny rectangular rear view mirror for the canopy. Can be made from stock plastic. Inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions in as-new condition.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Excellent quality kit that builds into a realistic model. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Includes figures of Capt. Scott and Capt. Black, the famous Comet pilots who won the 1934 MacRobertson Air Race from England to Australia. The DH-88 was designed specifically for this race and performed wonderfully.