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OldModelKits SS Normandie Ocean Liner 1935, 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$950   

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.

Minicraft Grumman XF5F-1 Skyrocket Short Nose, 1/48, 11626

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$42   

Short nose variant. Very nicely molded and detailed with all very fine recessed panel lines. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$65   

1950s hardbox kit with motorized propeller. Features incredible and colorful box art from Ray Gaedke. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

AMT Custom Ford Van 'Cuckoo Nest', 1/25, T420

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$75   

Still factory sealed. Very highly detailed custom van kit. Features recessed custom grill, driving lights, racing-type front air dam, American 'Torq-Thrust' wheels, oversized 'Commando' tires, roof mounted airfoil, custom hood and 'Snorkel' scoop, CB radio and antenna, 'double bubble' and 'keyhole' custom windows, custom rear bumper, bucket seat interior, detailed V-8 power plant and more.

Siedlce Jantar Standard Single-Seat Glider, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$19   

Early glider kit that is cleanly molded with good detail. Features cockpit seat, clear canopy, display stand and decals. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions. PZW stands for Podlaskie Zaklady Wytworcze. PZW made early Polish injection molded kits and they were among the first such kit to be imported to the USA. Siedlce often printed PZW on their boxes. These kits and PZWPT are all from this Polish manufacturer. They are no longer in operation.

Pyro Avro Biplane 1911 - (ex-Inpact), 1/48, P605

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$38   

From original 1960s Inpact molds. Very nice and detailed kit for that time. Features wings and control surfaces with realistic fabric texture, full cockpit and engine with gasoline/oil tanks and more. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, stand decal and instructions.

Revell Sikorsky CH-54A Skycrane, 1/72, H258

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$48   

Dated 1969. Loaded with features: rotors move, rotating the rotor operates the winch which raises and lowers the hook, full cockpit, detachable cargo pod or 'Aerial Hospital' with opening door, detailed PW jet Engines, rotating wheels and tail rotor, and an in-scale 105mm Howitzer. Never started. Inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Aurora Lockheed F-90 Fighter, 1/48, 33-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$149   

The box is in amazing 'near mint' condition with as-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no tape or tape marks, no price tags and no tears. The only flaw is very light corner and edge wear. Hardbox is dated 1958, but the logo tells us that this is a very late 1950 to early 1960s issue since the 'Famous Fighters' is not present in the oval logo but the sunburst still is. This issue has the correct triangle two-piece clear base as well as full landing gear and rockets. Molded in silver and clear. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions. This is reissue of one of Aurora's first two kits (F-90 and F9F) which were copies of the Hawk molds.

Pavla Culver PQ-14a, 1/72, 72012

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$36   

Still factory sealed. Very nicely detailed and molded kit. Includes many photoetched parts and film instruments.

Shizukyo US Army M26 Pershing Motorized With Light Up Gun Barrel, 1/30, TS-203-400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$385   

Very, very rare and a true investment piece. Shizukyo started in the 1960s but was out of business before the end of the decade. This kit is likely from the early 60s. Big scale kit is well molded and detailed for that time and features motorized operation on the rear drive wheels to move the treads and a good size flashing red bulb at the end of the barrel that 'fires' the gun. Features Tkk Mabuchi RE25 motor that is still in the original old-style TKK box, complete with printed plastic wrapper and sealed accessory bag, all metal gear box, a sealed bag with numerous pieces of metal hardware for motorized operation, wire, a red electric light bulb and more. The actual kit is molded in a black or very, very dark green plastic. Inside, the kit has never been touched. All the smaller parts are still in the factory sealed bags with color headers. All the small metal parts, glue and bulb are still in sealed bags. The only parts that were not sealed are the upper and lower hull, upper and lower turret and gear box. The instructions are in 'excellent++' condition and the decals are still in the sealed bag and 'very good' with moderate yellowing being the only flaw. Amazingly, the treads are in 'near mint' condition and completely intact - they are still very flexible! NOTE: this kit must be shipped insured.

Aurora German Tiger Tank WWII, 1/48, 312-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$145   

Still factory sealed and in fantastic investment-grade condition. Hard-to-find 1/48 scale armor kit has John Steel art and the hardbox is dated 1964.

Airmodel Boeing-Vertol CH-47 Chinook, 1/72, 244

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$6   

Never started. Complete with all parts (white and clear plastic) and instructions. Very basic vac kit with fuselage, jets and clear canopy only. You will need a very good spare parts box for this one! Only recommended for builder experienced with vacuform and scratch building.

Ulrich Wood Outside Braced Box Car - St. L. & S.F. 'Frisco' - with Trucks, HO, 2

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$52   

Very high quality Ulrich kit from the 'Golden Age' of HO 'Craftsman' kits. Features scribed and printed wooden sides with FRISCO graphics, milled hardwood roof and floor, metal trucks with real springs, wood and metal stock as needed, a sealed bag of detail parts and full instructions and plans. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including instructions. If you have an interest in these highly accurate HO kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website.

ESCI Bismarck Battleship, 1/1200, 415

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$14   

Still factory sealed. Very nicely molded small scale waterline ship kit that is ideal for war gaming. Features detailed hull, deck and superstructure, separately molded turrets, mast, some superstructure parts and more.

Continental Model Airplane Co Stinson Reliant - Balsa Wood Flying Airplane, X19

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$24   

From the mid to late 1930s. New old stock from a closed down hobby shop but the kit has been opened and the glue has failed along the long box side. There is other general wear but the kit inside is like new. Features 15 inch wingspan, quality balsa printwood and wood stock, fully carved hardwood wheels and thrust button, partially carved prop blank (needs sanding), balsa blocks as required, color insignia sheet, covering tissue and detailed, full size plans that include instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Guillows Messerschmitt Messerschmitt Bf-109 - 24 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C, 1/16, 401

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$36   

Still factory sealed. From the 1960s. Large scale, well detailed model that can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight or converted to electric RC using modern small and light equipment. Well detailed with scale plastic wheels, plastic propeller, vacuform engine cowl and spinner, full color decals, colored tissue, die cut balsa parts, rubber motor, plywood firewall and excellent full size plans. Guillow's founder, Paul K. Guillow, was a WWI naval aviator. In 1926 he began producing wooden model airplane kits. His 'Shelf Models' were some of the earlier non-flying models in production. Guillow's grew during the model boom of the 1930s, and when the Depression hit the hardest, Guillow's responded with lower prices and became one of the low price leaders, frequently advertising in Model Airplane News and other leading publications. During the war, like most manufacturers, Guillow's was forced to alternative materials such as cardboard and pine. Guillow's survived the post WWII slump by creating many inexpensive profile flying rubber powered aircraft and gliders in the 1950s (along with North Pacific) which became famous - some are still available today. The stick and tissue lines have been updated with laser cut parts and are still in production as of 2009.

MPC Mantaray II Kyote Dune Buggy by Dean Jeffries, 1/25, 406-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$89   

Rare. Still factory sealed. Can be built one of two ways - fast action competition version or custom street version. Features fully detailed chassis, suspension and engine, full interior and numerous optional parts.

MPC Chevrolet 1978 Corvette 25th Anniversary Special Edition, 1/25, 1-3708

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$54   

Still factory sealed. Well detailed kit. Includes turning front wheels, opening hood, detailed engine, suspension and interior, removable roof 'T' panels, plated mag wheels and optional side pipes and more. Molded in silver, rubber, chrome, clear and clear red with correct decals for the Special Edition.

Libramodels Eastchurch Kitten, 1/72, SP003

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$30   

Very highly detailed limited-run vacuform kit. Moldings are of higher quality than many injection molded kits. Kit features full interior. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and plans. Vacuform kits are only recommended for modelers with experience with this medium.

Monogram F-86 Sabre Jet, 1/48, 5402

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$32   

1976 issue of this famous Korean War jet fighter. Very finely molded and detailed kit with traditional Monogram quality. Includes full cockpit and landing gear detail, wheel well and speed brake opening detail, optional open machine gun bay and hinged flaps. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: the decal backing paper has age stains on it; the actual transfers are clean and clear.

Continental Model Airplane Co Junior Endurance - Balsa Wood Flying Airplane, X23

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$29   

From the mid to late 1930s. New old stock from a closed down hobby shop. Because they are in 'new' condition, the end flaps and tabs are in great condition with no tears or rips. I was the first one to open them and did so very carefully to avoid all damage. Features 18 inch wingspan, quality balsa printwood and wood stock, fully carved hardwood wheels, partially carved prop blank (needs sanding), balsa blocks as required, covering tissue and detailed, full size plans that include instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.