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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.

Revell Lockheed Electra American Airlines - 'S' Issue, 1/115, H255-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$295   

1957 'S' issue with fantastic box art. The box is 'excellent' with as-new colors and gloss and four solid corners. In the 1960s these molds were modified to make the P-3C Orion, making a reissue of this kit impossible (please see the article about this conversion on this website). Features optional position cabin doors, rotating props, optional position landing gear, large colorful decal sheet and famous Revell 'Globe' clear swivel-base stand. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts and excellent decals and instructions.

Berkeley Super-Brigadier - 58 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft For R/C - (Super Brigadier)

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$159   

Very early radio control aircraft with a giant wingspan. In the free-flight roll, it meets the old Pan-American Airways Pay-Load Contest requirements for class A and B. Note the similarity in design to the early free-flight models - most early RC models had this appearance because of the stability required due to the difficult and unpredictable nature of early R/C control. Model features shaped and notched wing edges, die-cut plywood firewall, complete metal hardware, cut out windshield, superb full size plans with building instructions, rubber wheels, covering material and much more. Never started and complete. Berkeley is a very famous manufacturer of flying model kits from the Golden Age of flying aviation, about 1932-1954. Founded in 1933 by William Effinger, the company was quite progressive in producing quality kits - it was likely the Berkeley 'Buccaneer' was the first gas powered model in kit form. In the later 1930s, Effinger acquired the services of a very talented Henry Struck. Struck went on to design numerous award-winning kits under the Berkeley name. Berkeley weathered the post WWII recession and emerged as a major kit producer in the late 1940 and 1950s. These were great years for Berkeley and they produced some incredible and large kits. The company went bankrupt in about 1960 however. Fox engines (Duke Fox) bought the company and released the kits alongside his own FOX models and engines. This arrangement did not last, and in the early 1960s the Berkeley name disappeared from hobby shop shelves.

Hawk Republic F-84 Thunderjet - One-Piece Box Issue, 1/48, 701

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$89   

Rare early first issue Hawk kit in the flip-top box from 1949. (Please see the article about early USA plastic kit development on this site.) The kit is in fantastic collector condition inside and out. The kit is molded in the correct light gloss gray with the early style stand and correct instructions. Please note that Hawk did not issue decals with this early first issue. The instructions make it clear how to paint the markings, which are raised on the moldings. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Hawk was a manufacturer of 1/48 constant scale solid wooden models back in the 1920s (well before plastic), but they jumped on the plastic band wagon very early. Most of the first issue 'flip box' plastic kits were 1/48, such as this kit.

Airfix Hawker Hunter - Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 1212-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$32   

Still factory sealed and in investment-grade condition. Unique 1960s Craftmaster box art shows two Hunters at very high altitude shooting at what appears to be a red jet-powered drone in Spanish Nationalist markings.

Hasegawa Vought F4U-5N Corsair - USN VC-3 Lt. Guy Bordelon July '53 Korea / VMF(N)-513 Capt. Kerrickson '51 Korea, 1/48, JT75

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$36   

Still factory sealed but the seal has multiple splits. Dated 2000. From new, high quality molds with 129 parts and features all very fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit, optional position canopy, detailed gear wells and inside gear doors, optional position flaps and extensive weapons load and wing radar. There are decals and a paint guide for the two aircraft listed.

Dynaflite Piper PA-18 Super Cub - 104 Inch Wingspan RC Aircraft, DYFA3025

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$279   

Excellent, very large scale kit. Fuselage is 67.25 inches long when built. Only "average sport-scale building skills are all you need to create this giant-scale favorite." The kit is conventional wood construction and features die cut parts pre-cut wood stock as required, plastic cowl, clear windows, metal parts as needed, opening right window for fuel tank access, plug in wing panels detach quickly for easy transportation, optional flaps and more. Can be run with a wide variety of motors and with a 4 to 6 channel radio with 5 to 8 servos (5 hi-torque). 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 plans and very detailed and illustrated instructions. NOTE: this kit will be shipped in this sturdy box (with no outside box) unless you specify otherwise. There will be additional shipping cost if you wish to have it in sent in another box.

Airfix Kiosks and Platform Steps - HO and OO Scale - T1 Logo, 1/87, 4018

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$22   

First issue that is still factory sealed. Includes the two kiosks shown with colorful printed signs and interior/product panels and the train platform steps.

Monogram T-28B US Navy Trainer / US Navy ATU-801 - Four Star Issue, 1/48, PA14-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$45   

NOTE: builder kit, please read carefully. First issue hardbox is dated 1956. Nice kit of the Navy's high horsepower trainer. Has many operating features- canopy slides open, gear retracts with functional gear doors, prop and wheels rotate and includes instructor, student pilot and mechanic figures. Molded in yellow and clear. There is no assembly but NOTE: there is some painting. The cockpit interior, pilot stick, wheel hubs, engine, prop, tail hook, seat, struts and two figures have all been neatly painted. You can paint over it, or most paint can be stripped from plastic with DOT3 brake fluid or spray over cleaner or any other safe, tested plastic paint stripper. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Matchbox 1928 Packard Victoria Convertible, 1/32, PK-451

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$14   

NOTE: builder only, please read below. Dated 1981. Very well detailed in and molded in four color to minimize painting. Features detailed engine and exhaust, two position hood (opened or closed), detailed chassis with separately molded suspension, gas tank and driveshaft, spoke wheels, full interior and more. Molded in bright yellow, brown, black, white, chrome plate, clear and with rubber tires. This kit has not been started. NOTE: missing hood top panel and the convertible top has small short shot in the rear beneath the rear window. Good for parts or a builder only. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions.

Airfix Grumman J4F-1 Gosling Widgeon - Bagged (J4F1), 1/72, 1421

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$28   

Still factory sealed. Airfix second type logo bagged kit with header from the late 1950s. Header is in 'very good++' condition as shown. Very well molded and detailed kit for that time.

Hasegawa P-47D Thunderbolt - 57 FG 65th FS Italy 1944 or 345th FG 353 FS Maj GT Eagleston France 1945, 1/72, 508

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$16   

Has large and colorful decals for both aircraft. Very nicely molded and detailed. Features fine recessed panel lines, cockpit and external drop tank and bombs. Never started. Sealed factory bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

Eastern Express Gloster E.28/39 Whittle (E-28 / Pioneer) - First Prototype Ex-Frog, 1/72, 72259

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$26   

From ex-Frog molds. Very nicely molded. Very fine panel line detail and separately molded control surfaces. Includes decals for prototype #2 and conversion instructions as well. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Airfix Hawker Demon - Bagged, 1/72, 132

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$24   

Still factory sealed. 1960s issue bagged kit with header and Airfix third style logo. Well detailed kit with very colorful decals as shown on the artwork.

Hasegawa Cessna A-37A / A-37B - USAF 19th TASS 51st TFW or 604th SOS 3rd TFW, 1/72, 513

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$18   

From 1988. Well molded kit with 61 parts. Features very fine raised panel lines, optional parts for A or B variants, cockpit and gear well detail, two pilots and 100 Gallon drop tanks, Aero-6A and LAU-3A loadouts. Paint guide and decals are included for the two aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix A-26B or A-26C Invader - Gun or Solid Nose - Japan Issue, 1/72, X501-900

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$32   

Rare Airfix Japan gloss box art issue dated 1980. Builds either version and has decals for 'Monie' or 'Miss Mildred' personal markings. Kit features cockpit detail, rotating turrets w/elevating guns, movable control surfaces, drop tanks, external bomb load or underwing gun packs, bomber nose or solid nose, and dual position bomb bay with internal load. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress Chrome Plated, 1/64, 70514

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$75   

Still factory sealed and completely chrome plated. 2008 reissue of one of the most famous large, four-engine bomber kits of the 1950s. Features 95 parts, crew, movable control surfaces, rotating and elevating guns, retractable landing gear and clear adjustable display stand. Includes a decal sheet for the box photo aircraft.

Con-Cor Viewliner Sleeper 3 Amtrak / Viewliner Diner 2 Amtrak / Viewliner Sleeper 2 Amtrak and Model Power #3043 Amtrak Coach - N Gauge, 1/150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint to Excellent

$39   

The three Concor cars are still in the factory seal. The Model Power Coach (road number 3034) is in mint condition and has never been run.

Aurora Lockheed F-104 Starfighter, 1/110, 291-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+++

$80   

Later issue with simplified logo; possibly mid 1960s. Condition of the box is almost as it left the factory, with beautiful gloss and color and four perfect corners. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell History Makers Corporal Missile with Transporter, 1/40, 8649

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$69   

Still factory sealed. 1983 limited edition of this large and highly detailed kit from the original "S" molds. Contains transporter/erector/ launcher that functions like the real one, removable missile and ground equipment.

Sterling Fairchild 24K with 'Auto-Magic' Pilot - 22 inch Wingspan Control Line or Free Flight, M-3

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$35   

Mid 1960s stick-and-tissue flying model with special 'Auto Magic Pilot' feature and 22 inch wingspan. Can be built for scale static display, rubber free-flight or gas powered control line or Auto Magic Pilot, where the aircraft flies by itself on a tether and maintains level flight. Features full size plans, many sheets of die-cut balsa wood parts, main spars, stringers, tissue, completely formed and painted wooden wheels, die-cut plywood parts, clear material for windows, vacuformed cowl and other parts, steel pre-shaped landing gear strut and full decals. Full size plans are included with highly detailed text instructions also. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts including decals and instructions. Sterling was a famous manufacturer dating back to the 1930/40s flying model craze. Although they continued to produce kits for decades after the flying model slump following World War II, they eventually fell victim to the general lack of interest in modeling that occurred in the early 1980s. I always considered Sterling kits to be deluxe kits as they had the action features and were much nicer than most of other kits of this type.