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Monogram TWA Super G Constellation, 1/131, PA19-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$49   

2nd issue. First issues has identical box but is kit #P19. Well detailed kit features two hostesses, two loading ramps, tip tanks, battery truck and extensive TWA decals. Molded in the correct gloss white and silver. Never started. Inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Monogram Mitsubishi Zero (Zeke) A6M5 - Four Star Issue, 1/48, PA73-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+++

$79   

Still factory sealed. First issue hardbox dated 1962. This model is part of a very popular and successful line of 1/48 World War II kits that Monogram issued through the 1960s. Kit features retracting landing gear, rotating prop and wheels, machine guns/cannons and belly tank. NOTE: seal is split on the left and bottom and some cello is missing at the left as shown - typical of the brittle, original wrapping. The box is in investment-grade 'mint' condition.

Monogram Grumman F4F Wildcat Action Model - Four Star Issue, 1/48, PA66-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$69   

Still factory sealed with brilliant colors but the seal has split. First issue 'Four Star' kit dated 1961. Features folding wings, rotating prop and wheels, drop tanks, optional position landing gear and pilot and ground crew figures.

Monogram Supermarine Mk IX Spitfire - Four Star Issue, 1/48, PA79-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$45   

First issue hardbox is dated 1962. This kit is part of a very famous World War II action kit line that Monogram issued in 1/48 scale. Very nicely molded with excellent fit. Features retractable landing gear, pilot, four blade prop, 20mm cannon and belly tank. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Piper Tri-Pacer Four Star Issue, 1/32, PA25-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$125   

Still factory sealed; the seal has a split. Dated 1957 and the first issue of this classic, large-scale kit. Features opening doors, full interior, removable cowling, engine detail and two hunter/pilot figures plus dead big game cat.

Monogram Cessna 180 - Four Star Issue, 1/41, PA123-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$115   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split along the bottom side. Hardbox is dated 1965 and this is the first issue of this classic, large-scale kit. Has many working features - prop spins, cowl comes off to show detailed engine and doors open to reveal detailed interior.

Monogram Me-109 Messerschmitt (Bf-109), 1/48, PA74-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$85   

Still factory sealed. First issue hardbox dated 1962. This kit is part of an incredibly popular Monogram 1/48 scale World War II line that was issued through the 1960s. Has retractable landing gear, rotating prop and wheels.

Monogram T-28D Trojan Fighter Bomber Four Star Issue - USAF or South Vietnamese Air Force 516th Fighter Squadron, 1/48, PA121-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$55   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split on the right side. Original hardbox issue dated 1965. Has many operating features. Canopy slides open, gear retracts, prop spins, and has instructor, student pilot and mechanic figures. Includes bombs, napalm tanks, machine gun pod and decals for the two aircraft listed.

Monogram De Havilland L-20 Beaver Bild'n Fly Series - 21 inch Wingspan Flying Model, 1/28, F2-149

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$65   

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Rare. Purchased new on April 1, 1966 at Franks Model Shop in Cleveland, Ohio. The box copyright is dated 1960. This kit is from the large 'Bild'n Fly' series. This series was Monogram's most elaborate, colorful and realistic flying models. It was short-lived however, as by 1960 static (non-flying) plastic kits had become the #1 hobby of boys in the USA. The Bild'n Fly series included simplified assembly - no ribs or stringers. All balsa parts are color laminated and die cut - no tissue covering and all decoration is built in full color. There are 14 highly detailed plastic parts such as cowl, wheels, prop, oil cooler, etc. The windows are clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Monogram Speedee-Bilt Boeing PT-13 Kaydet Trainer, G5-100

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$145   

Rare kit from 1957. The PT-17 was the first trainer standardized for the Air Force and Navy. This is a highly prefabricated, rubber-powered wooden scale flying model kit. It features beautiful, completely finished Monofoil upper and lower wings, die-cut fuselage sides and formers that are factory painted yellow, precarved wooden parts, fully finished wheels, die-cut clear windscreens, plastic engine, prop and pilot bust, fully formed wire landing gear, rubber motor, sandpaper, tissue, decals and excellent instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please NOTE that a part of the decals is stuck to the Monogram catalog. Before there were plastic models, there were wooden aircraft kits. These usually came in two types - solid and stick and tissue. The solid models were static and usually contained a few blocks of balsa and sometimes a detail part or two. These "Make Wood Look Like Plane" models required a very high level of skill in carving and finishing. The stick and tissue variety were slightly easier to build and provided the ultimate thrill - they could fly when complete with rubber power (and later with free-flight gas and eventually RC). They still required a great deal of skill, so manufactures sought ways to make model building more accessible to everyone. One idea was pre-carving and/or prefabrication. This raised prices, naturally. Many manufactures launched lines of 'easy' to build flying models but only Monogram succeeded in making an entire line at an affordable price that would actual fly. The original "Speedee-Bilt" kits were in one-piece two-color boxes. In the early 1950s, shortly before plastic kits were available, Monogram changed to the 'hardbox' with a lithographic slick glued to the top as this kit. Speedee-Bilt kits contained die cut and pre painted wooden parts, completely formed airfoil wings, carved wheels and numerous plastic details like cowlings, pilot, missiles, prop and more. Assembly was by detailed full size plans.

Monogram Douglas A1-E Skyraider (A-1E) - Blue Box Issue, 1/72, PA146-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$26   

Still factory sealed. First issue dated 1967. Very finely molded and detailed kit with traditional high Monogram quality. Features cockpit, pilot, drop tanks and rotating wheels and propeller.

Lindberg Curtiss Hawk P-6E Giant Flying Model - 20 Inch Wingspan, 904-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$24   

NOTE: parts kit only, please read carefully. Very rare and from the 1950s. The box is intact. One end panel has come off neatly along the seam but is present. Inside, it contains the following parts: internal cardboard protective insert, factory painted top wing with the brace neatly glued on; factory painted lower wing with brace and fuel tank glued on, scale three-blade plastic prop, red plastic flying prop with thrust button and prop shaft, tail wheel assembly, two big interplane "N" struts, two aileron struts and one cabane strut assembly. There are no other parts present. The instructions are on the back of the box for this kit. The condition of all parts is 'excellent' and the assembly is well done and very neat.

Lindberg Japanese Zero Motorized, 1/48, 304M-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$125   

Still factory sealed and in investment-grade condition. First motorized issue from the late 1950s with hardbox artwork by Ray Gaedke. Molded in silver and clear. 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.

Lindberg WWII Navy Asault Airplane F6F Hellcat - Motorized, 1/48, 302M-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$95   

Still factory sealed. 1950s issue has fantastic Ray Gaedke artwork. Includes electric motor for the prop. Batteries are hidden in the base.

Lindberg Air Force Tank Destroyer P-47 Thunderbolt Motorized, 1/48, 303M-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$90   

Still factory sealed but the seal has multiple splits. First Motorized release from the 1950s with hard box and classic Ray Gaedke Art. Molded in green and clear plastic with a large decal sheet that includes the checkerboard nose, rudder stripes and fuselage + wing invasion stripes. 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.

Lindberg Stearman PT-17 Kaydet Motorized, 1/48, 508M-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$65   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split. With motorized prop action. The hardbox is the 1966 issue with Tom Morgan box illustration. The Stearman was the last standard biplane produced for the Army and Naval Air Forces. Production was over 10,000 planes, making if more prolific than any other US Biplane design. Kaydets help to train over 60,000 allied airmen in WWII.

Lindberg Marine Attack Fighter F4U Corsair Motorized, 1/48, 301M-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$89   

Still factory sealed but the seal has splits. 1950s hardbox that is the first motorized issue. Features incredible and colorful box art that Lindberg kits were famous for.

Lindberg Grumman F6F Hellcat British Carrier Fighter, 1/48, 558-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$79   

Still factory sealed and in investment-grade mint condition. Sold new on August 24, 1966 in Federal Department Store, Cleveland Ohio. Features superb Ray Gaedke artwork. Kit includes external bomb load and centerline fuel tank, pilot with seat and display stand. Molded in dark gloss blue and clear and has Fleet Air Arm decals.

Lindberg JN-4D Curtiss Jenny, 1/48, 534-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+

$38   

In investment-grade 'near mint+' condition. The box has four perfect corners and perfect color and gloss; I removed the seal from it because it was too brittle. From the late 1950s with early classic box art by Ray Gaedke. Nice kit for that time with detailed engine, removable cowling, full cockpit, two pilots, ground crewman and aircraft tail dolly. Molded in a stunning gloss yellow and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$14   

1966 hardbox issue with Tom Morgan boxart. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: the horizontal stabilizer is broke into three parts, and all parts are present. One prop blade is broke and included. 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.