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OldModelKits SS Normandie Ocean Liner 1935, 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$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.

Aurora P-51D Mustang, 1/48, 118-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+

$165   

First and only issue from 1956 with the rectangular Northern Lights logo. The box is in investment-grade 'near mint' condition. Has many working features: detailed engine with removable cowlings, full cockpit and retractable landing gear. Molded in gloss olive green and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

RCM AJ-1 Savage, 1/48

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$95   

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.

Airmodel Dornier Do-17 P-1 - Reconnaissance Bomber Conversion with Decals - (Do17P1) - Bagged, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$22   

Injection molded conversion features excellent front fuselage section moldings with decals and full instructions. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Conversion kit only - requires base kit. The superb Monogram base kit is recommended. The long range reconnaissance Do-17 P-1 featured two BMW 132N Radial engines and Rb 20/30 and Rb 50/30 cameras. P-1s saw service with the Aufklarungsgruppen till 1943 over France, Norway, Russia and the Western Desert as Do-17 P-1/Trop. The decals are for 3.(F)/Nacht in Russia from December of 1943.

Airfix Supermarine Spitfire Vb - RAF (Polish) 303 Sq or USAAF 31st Fighter Group, 1/72, 02046

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$16   

Fourth type logo dated 1986. Features fine raised panel detail, cockpit and pilot and decals for both aircraft. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Lindberg Stearman Kaydet PT-17 Primary Trainer, 1/48, 2313

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$19   

Still in the factory seal. Dated 1975. 1/48 scale kit from the original molds that Lindberg used in the 1950s. 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.

Aurora Avro CF-100 Canuck - All-Weather Fighter, 1/67, 137-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$100   

Fantastic factory sealed investment-condition box. The 'Woodwards' department store price tag is still on the kit. This issues has a small sticker on both short ends with '150' typed on it. These small stickers cover up the '175' price extension and were often done my manufactures to just change prices (in place of ordering new boxes). 1964 issue with 'Famous Fighters' in the border of the oval sunburst.

Comet Piper Cub - 25 Inch Wingspan - Coke Bottle Issue, N15-29

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$42   

1950s/early 1960s stick-and-tissue flying model. Features quality balsa printwood, strip stock, formed wheels, covering material and full plans. The kit has never been started and is complete. The entire Comet 1950s "N" line included the following (gaps mean there is no kit, at least at that time): N1 Tiger Shark P-40, N2 F-86D Sabre Jet, N4 Globe Swift, N6 Taylorcraft, N8 F-51 Mustang, N9 Helicopter, N11 Ryan Navion, N12 Firefly, N15 Piper Cub, N16 Fokker DVII, N17 Spad, N24 Phantom Fury, N25 Aeronca K (floats) and N26 Stinson SR-7. 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.

Branchline Trains Blueprint Series HO Heavyweight Passenger Car 8-1-2 Pullman Sleeper Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O) 'Mount Vernon' 1940s/1950s, 1/87, 5031

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$45   

Superb and highly detailed model kit that is factory painted and lettered in the C&O 'George Washington Scheme' with delux lettering and Pullman mechanical air conditioning. Features separate grab irons, extensive and complete underbody details, steam, air & signal lines, working diaphragms, full interior, metal wheels, magnetic knuckle couplers and much more. The kit has never been started. The parts have never been removed from the box and are still wrapped in the factory protective tissue paper. Includes excellent, illustrated instructions.

Lindberg President Ocean Liner - President Wilson, 1/547, 77224

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$38   

Still factory sealed. Reissued from the original Pyro Molds. Full hull ship of a rare subject. Box photo shows a built-up of the actual model.

Jo-Han Fire Rescue Ambulance (Cadillac Ambulance Detroit Fire Department), 1/25, GC-500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$129   

Rare model from the 1960s. Large, long wheel base kit that was very well detailed for that time. Features detailed engine and engine compartment, opening hood, steerable wheels, full front interior and complete rear emergency compartment with attendant's seats, stretcher brackets, hand rails, oxygen tanks and regulators and stretcher, opening rear door, molded in underside detail with separately molded front suspension, colorful choice of Fire Dept. or independent markings, rubber tires and more. Molded in white, clear, red tinted clear, chrome and black rubber. 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 (chrome and clear) have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

M&E Models Bell TH-57 SeaRanger - Conversion Kit - Bagged, 1/72, KC004

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$44   

Still factory sealed. Contains parts to convert the Matchbox JetRanger (or other 1/72 Jet Ranger) into the TH-57 SeaRanger. Molded in Clear, grey and with cast metal details and full decals for three birds: British, US Navy and IDF.

Aoshima Focke-Wulf FW-189 A-1 Reconnaissance Aircraft, 1/72, G6-502-500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$29   

Older issue Aoshima slightly-glossy box kit with very collectible artwork. Inside, the model has never been started and is still factory sealed and complete with decals and instructions. Nicely molded kit with operating triple split flaps, ailerons and rotating wheels and props.

Monogram F-101B Voodoo, 1/109, P401-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$29   

Part of the 1960s Forty-Nine Cent Series. Very nicely done model with two Genie Missiles (Genie was an air-to-air unguided nuclear rocket). The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell F4U-1 Corsair - (F4U1), 1/32, H278

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$42   

Classic well-detailed large-scale kit. Decals are for the Corsair flown by Pacific Ace Ira Kepford. Kit features detailed Pratt and Whitney R-2800 engine and removable cowling, opening canopy and complete cockpit, folding wings, clear landing lights, optional position landing gear and movable wheels and propeller. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Dubena Convair CV-440 Convairliner, 1/230, 3284

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$32   

Small-scale kit with full landing gear, raised and recessed surface detail and Swissair decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Dragon USS Virginia CGN38 Guided Missile Cruiser Smart Kit Cyber-Hobby With Two Flagship Super Detail PE Sets, 1/700, 7090

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$36   

Includes Flagship Models 1/700 Ticonderoga or Spruance Class PE Set with railings and much, much more. Also includes Flagship Models #FM-700-2 "Modern Warship Radar" PE set. Both sets have not been started and are complete with instructions. The actual model is from new molds and is very finely detailed with over 200 pieces. You can built it waterline or full hull and it includes a display stand with pedestals, PE parts, full decals and much more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram F-106 Delta Dart Century Series With SuperScale Decals, 1/48, 5828

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$42   

Includes Super Scale 48-1021 F-106 decals for the very colorful Air Defense Weapons Center at Tyndall AFB, Florida. Decals are still factory sealed and fresh from climate controlled storage. The actual kit is the 1990 issue and is well detailed and molded for that time. Large-scale with full cockpit, wheel wells and opened or closed missile bay with Falcon missiles. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Frog Canadair Sabre Mk6 or Mk 32 (F-86) - Luftwaffe or Royal Australian Air Force - Red Series, 1/72, F267

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$26   

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.

Czech Model Ki-10 Perry - Bagged, 1/72

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$24   

Very high quality complete resin kit. Excellent detailed. Never started and complete with all parts.

Aeroclub DH-82a or DH-82c Tiger Moth - Bagged, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$39   

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.