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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.

Hasegawa Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress 'Ole Doodle Bug!' or 'Nine-1-Nine', 1/72, 1113

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$26   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top very slightly concave. Excellent B-17 model with the very colorful markings shown on the box top or for "Nine 1 Nine," a high-mission olive drab aircraft. Features very fine surface details, forward cockpit detail and crew, rotating turret and elevating guns and working wing flaps.

Airfix Folland Gnat T.1 CFS - RAF Aerobatic Team 'Red Arrows' Little Rissington 1972 - Blister Pack, 1/72, 01036-2

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$24   

1970s issue still sealed. Had decals and paint guide for Red Arrow aircraft.

Revell Battle of Midway Aircraft Carrier CV-6 USS Enterprise / CV5 USS Yorktown / CV8 USS Hornet, 1/490, H501

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$109   

Still factory sealed. 1976 issue. Includes parts and decals to build one of the three sister aircraft carriers listed. Revell went to a lot of effort to properly represent the differences between each carrier including island searchlight platforms, island levels, stack caps, radar, AA guns, gallery/gun decks, ships boats and more. Features 20" long full one-piece hull with prop and rudder detail, partial internal hanger bay forward and aft, full medium and AA gun complement, detailed island structure, boats and cutters, 20 SBDs, movable cranes, optional position elevators, display stand with 3 name plates and complete decals and flags.

Airfix Short Skyvan - Oman Air Force / Olympic Airlines, 1/72, 04018-3

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$58   

Nicely molded and well detailed with civil or military crew, cockpit detail, full cabin with nicely detailed passenger seats, optional cargo (military) interior, separately molded control surfaces and more. Has decals for two variants including the Oman Air Force and Greek Olympic Airways. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Model Card U-154 U-Boat Type IXC/40, 1/100, NR18

Cardstock Paper Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$14   

Big, well printed cardstock model that can be built waterline or full hull. All parts are printed in quality full color so there is no painting. Very sturdy when built. Never started or cut; includes instructions are in English and Polish and there are some assembly illustrations.

Frog Miles Master III Advanced Trainer Blue Series, 1/72, 340P

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$34   

Finely molded in dark yellow and clear. Includes a fold-up Frog catalog as well. This kit has never been started. It has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. 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 manufacturers 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.

Aurora Boeing B-52 Stratofortress, 1/270, 494-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$125   

Rare first issue with one-year only rectangular logo. Dramatic Jo Kotula box art with 1956 date. This is a very nice kit for that time, featuring raised and recessed panel lines detail, clear canopy, full landing gear and gear doors, outrigger gear and doors, wing tip tanks, decals and the correct clear rectangle-base early Aurora stand, which is also shown on the instructions. Molded in the correct gloss silver and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. It is interesting to note that this kit is not a reissue of the Comet molds - this kit is original to Aurora. The Aurora kit is significantly larger that the Comet issue and varies in a great many details.

Revell 1929 4 1/2 Liter Bentley Highway Pioneers - US Antique Series, 1/32, H63-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$48   

Original issue dated 1954 in 'excellent+' condition inside and out. The US Antique series was the first one to have real box art for the exact kit inside. This kit is from old hobby shop stock and has never been sold retail until now; but the box does has light wear as shown. Inside the box, it has not been started. All the parts are still factory sealed in the original 'krinkle' bag. Includes instructions. This is from the issues produced with Gowland & Gowland as it carries their 'balloon' logo on the box top a the lower right. Not long after this, the Gowland logo would disappear completely, leaving only the Revell logo. It is also worth noting that this is one of the first non-generic Highway Pioneers boxes. Earlier boxes were all the same, with the kit number and car stamped on the side, usually with a red or black rubber stamp. This box is completely dedicated to the Bentley kit, and even has advertisements for very early Pre-S issue Revell 1954 ship and aircraft kits on the long sides. Before the 1950s 'model building' never made the top 10 list of boy's activities. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream. Shortly after the turn of the century, many dedicated modelers built flying or static airplanes, ship, train, automotive or other subjects. Basic kits existed, but the majority of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s. The phenomenon of the Revell/Gowland & Gowland 'Highway Pioneers' car kits was a significant force in proving that model building as a hobby could have mass appeal, provided that the kits were easy enough to build and finish. These 1/32 scale vehicles could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real car. The Highway Pioneers series lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the early 1960s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys.

Aurora 1935 Gilmore Special Indianapolis 500 Winner - (ex-Best), 1/30, 524-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Mint

$165   

Very rare model from 1958 and in stunning 'mint' factory-fresh condition inside and out. From ex-Best molds. Aurora purchased the Best molds for the Indianapolis 500 Winners and made one issue. Kit is molded in gloss white with real rubber tires, spoked wheels and includes a crew of two and some interior detail. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions; even includes the original factory tissue packing paper. Kelly Petillo was the driver of the Gilmore Special in 1935 and won the day with a record breaking speed of 106.865 mph over the 200 laps. This is noteworthy because all cars were slowed by the yellow flag due to light drizzle during the first part of the race. It is even more amazing when you consider that the fuel allowance was only 42.5 gallons per car, which made it necessary to average over 11.7 miles per gallon for 500 miles in racing conditions!

MPC 1977 Pinto Wagon - Stock Station Wagon / Custom/Mini-Van Version / Panel Van, 1/25, 1-7728

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$44   

Hard-to-find kit and ever rarer in this condition. Comes with parts to build one of any of the three versions listed. Features stock 4 cylinder or custom V8 engines, opening hood, detailed underside with separately molded single or dual exhausts, the infamous gas tank and suspension, full stock or custom interiors, CB Radio gear and more. Molded in white, clear, red-tinted clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires. Never started. All the parts that were factory sealed are still sealed; the parts that were not (clear and chrome) have been inventoried complete. With instructions and decals.

ZTS RWD-6 or RWD-6bis, 1/72, S-06

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$18   

Sale Pending
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Three RWD-6 aircraft were built in 1932 for International competition. The aircraft won in their class, and it was the first international aerospace win for Poland. Kit includes decals for two aircraft, SP-AHL and SP-AHN that few in the competition. Finely molded kit with very good detail. Features full cockpit, optional parts for BIS or RWD-6 variants and a large comprehensive decal sheet. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hawk Republic F-84G Thunderjet Chrome Plated, 1/48, 219-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$38   

1968 issue of Hawk's popular 1/48 scale Thunderjet that is completely chrome plated including panel variations. The chrome is in "Very Good+" condition. This is above average but not perfect. I have protected the parts for shipment. Includes a large decal sheet for the colorful box art aircraft. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Monogram P-61 Black Widow, 1/48, 85-7546

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$28   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top concave. Dated 1998. Very well detailed model from the original 1974 molds. Includes optional parts, decals and paint guide to make the A or B variants. Features very fine raised panel lines and recessed control surface outlines, highly detailed interior with all crew stations, optional position canopy, detailed wheel wells, removable cowl with detailed engine, optional position wing flaps and crew boarding door with stairs, rotating turret with elevating guns, optional drop tanks and more.

Guillows Nieuport 11 - 24 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, 203

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$32   

From the late 1960s. Large scale model can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight, or converted to electric RC using modern small, light servos and receivers. Features quality die-cut balsa sheet parts, stripwood and spars, die-cut plywood firewall for gas operation, light plastic cowl, pilot bust, machine guns, engine and more, scale plastic wheels, rubber motor, thrust button, plastic propeller, big sheet of full color decals, covering tissue and excellent full size plans with instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete. 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.

Trumpeter HMS Kent F78 Type 23 Missile Frigate, 1/350, 04544

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$48   

Highly detailed, large-scale model with over 420 parts including many photoetched details. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Jasco Junior 30 Inch Wingspan Rubber Powered Flying Aircraft

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$19   

Sale Pending
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NOTE: builder kit only, please read carefully. This model is light weight and high performance and has been known to catch a thermal and go out of signt. NOTE: the fuselage parts are missing (the fuselage is mainly stringers). There may be other small parts missing, but all the other important parts are present including the full size plans. Sold as-is as a builder project only. Jasco stood for Junior Aeronautical Supply Company and was based out of 203 East 15th Street, New York, NY.

Monogram Grumman TBF Avenger, 1/48, 5210

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$42   

1990 issue of the classic 'Four Star' kit. Model has many action features: Wings fold properly as on the real aircraft, landing gear retracts, bomb bay doors open and torpedo drops, machine gun rotates and elevates, and the prop and wheels turn. Includes four airmen. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The box is worn and has a very light stain, but the kit, decals and instructions inside are all in excellent condition.

Heller Alpha Jet - Luftwaffe or French Air Force, 1/72, 257

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$10   

1960s kit that was well molded for that time. Includes decals for Luftwaffe or French Air Force. This kit has never been started. Sealed factory internal bag with decals and instructions.

Life-Like Hawker Fury, 1/48, 09608

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$28   

From Ex-Pyro molds. Nicely molded. Includes cockpit, positionable pilot figure and molded in realistic fabric surfaces. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

MPC Savoia-Marchetti SM-79 - (ex-Airfix), 1/72, 1101-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$26   

The SM-79 was considered an excellent aircraft and one of the best land based torpedo bombers of the war. Designed and serving as an airliner from 1934 onward, 100 were supplied to the Nationalist Air Force for the Spanish Civil War where they served as day and night bombers. The aircraft performed well in the Med and against Malta, sinking many allied ships. Older but nicely detailed kit features moving rudder, elevator and ailerons, cockpit detail and torpedo loadout. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: decals are flaking. This kit is from quality Airfix molds and is one of the MPC issues with custom decals and the unique clear modular display stand. Dates from the late 1960s/early 1970s. Note that this issue still has 'Craft Master' under the MPC logo. Before this, MPC was marketing Airfix kits under the Craftmaster name in the USA. This continued for several issues and was finally discontinued although MPC continued to distribute Airfix and their own models.