Old Plastic Model Kits

Plastic model kits, airplane kits, etc., for sale...

Be the first to know when kits are listed!

Checkout »

0 item(s) in your cart.
Search:

Monogram Slingshot Dragster - For Use With Jetex 50B or CO2 Capsule - 'Four Star' Issue, PC49-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$155   

Rare. Original 'Four Star' issue from 1959. The box has excellent color and gloss, four solid corners, no tape or price tags and no missing or torn litho. Moderate corner wear on the left and minor corner wear on the right are the only flaws. The kit is molded in the correct high gloss dark blue, silver and black. Features driver, Chrysler dummy engine, six carburetors, drag 'slicks' and pin stripe decals. Includes rope guides and motor mount for powered racing. The instructions provide details on attaching the Jet-X unit to the car. The kit has never been started. NOTE: pinstripe decals are present but 'slingshot' and '7' are missing from the decal sheet. All parts have been inventoried complete including instructions and remaining decals.

Model Airways Nieuport 28 1917 Skeleton Kit, 1/16, 1002

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$185   

Amazing model from 2000 builds a skeletal Nieuport 28 with over 190 laser cut hardwood (basswood, birch and plywood) parts, over 200 Britannia metal, copper, aluminum, steel, brass and rubber parts, and over 50 Britannia metal castings for the Gnome-Rhone Type 9N rotary engine complete with all cylinders, distributor, spark plugs and crankcase. Details other than the engine (which is a kit to itself) include turnbuckles, guy wires, compression bar, pulleys, wire support brackets, struts, flight instruments, tires and much more. Includes three sheets of full size plans and very detailed instructions. Completed wingspan is 20 inches. Never started. All parts are still in the factory sealed bags and containers. Includes all plans and instructions. Please note that shipping insurance is required for this kit.

Tauro Model Italian RN Pola Heavy Cruiser - With Photoetched Railings, 1/400, 202

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$44   

Highly detailed kit with 217 parts and a fret of Eduard photoetched railings. Beautifully molded. Can be built waterline or full hull. Features rotating main turrets with elevating guns, rotating secondary turrets, float plane, detailed paint guide, decals and instructions for the ship and the PE railing set. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The Pola was very fast at over 35 knots and well armed with 8 x 8" guns. She has the misfortune to be at Matapan with her sisters Zara and Fiume. After the Pola was disabled by an air strike, her two sisters were sent to assist but were sunk at very close range by the Warspite, Barham and Valiant. The Pola was spared but located and sunk later by the destroyer Jervis.

Classic Miniatures 1900 Bank Building - HO Scale Craftsman Model, 1/87, CM-18

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

Quality model kit with wood, metal and other materials. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Dream Car Bumpers and Grilles, 1/25, C1152

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$30   

Rare. Narrow-box issue of the 'Custom Car Parts' from the early to mid 1960. All parts are chrome plated and the instructions are on the reverse of the card. Never used and inventoried 100% complete. There is also an unboxed issue with the same part number and kit name, mounted on a cardboard blister-pack.

Monogram Phantom Mustang F-51D - See-Thru Working Model - (P-51), 1/32, PA67-700

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$275   

Rare first issue of this all-time classic and in good condition outside and dead mint condition inside. Hardbox is dated 1961. Although not perfect, this box is in well above-average 'good++' condition with great color and gloss, four solid corners, no stains, zero fading and no stains. There is no tape other than the factory sealing tape. The original price tag is still on the right short side panel. Flaws include edge and corner wear and scrapes at the upper right as shown. If you know these kits, you know they are usually in much worse condition. This model is still widely considered to be the best visible airplane action kits ever made. Features a full cut away model with interior detail. Buttons on the base activate two motors that make the prop spin, and the main gear and tail wheel retract and extend; two other levers on the base drop the wing bombs. Molded in the correct first edition shades of clear, red, black, silver and zinc chromate green. Inside, this kit is as it left the factory. All of the special presentation cardboard is in 'mint' condition and the two motors are still sealed. The parts were still wrapped in the original factory tissue and never even viewed until I did the inventory; I have carefully returned everything to the exact same position as it came int. It has never been started and is inventoried complete with all parts present. Instructions and decals are correct for the first issue and feature the 'Horse' stand decal. The decals are in amazing 'near mint' condition with only the smallest amount of yellowing as the only flaw. The instructions are in 'near mint++' condition, again with very slight yellowing as the only flaw.

Renwal Lt. C.E. Nungessers Nieuport 17 Aeroskin, 1/72, 264-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$32   

Sale Pending
Email for availability.

Contains pre-colored Aeroskin fabric created to resemble fabric covered aircraft. No painting needed since all designs are printed on the fabric. You build the inner structure of the aircraft then cover it, similar to the construction of the actual aircraft. Has markings for Nungesser's colorful aircraft. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, Aeroskin and instructions.

CM FF1090 USS Ainsworth (Modern US Knox class FF), 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$175   

SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Assembly and painting is required - the photo is of a built model. Includes all parts needed for assembly. The model consists of quality high definition resin castings and photoetched details. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is 2 to 3 weeks.

Condor Messerschmitt Me-163A, 1/72, C72002

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$22   

This is the prototype of the Me-163B Komet. The Me-163A was derived from Dr. Lippisch DFS tail-less gliders. These were seen as ideal platforms for the new rocket engines being developed. Tail-less DFS designed continued to fly, but now with pusher propeller engines installed. All went well, so the DFS team was moved to Messerschmitt to build the 163A. After gliding test, powered test were held in which new airspeed records were set. Work quickly moved to the production Me-163B Komet. Still factory sealed.

299 Models Bede BD-5 - Bagged, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$20   

Limited issue injection model molded in gray with a clear canopy and painting guide. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Life-Like USS Constitution Frigate - With Molded Furled Sails - Ex-Pyro, B313-90

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$26   

Still factory sealed but there is a seal has splits. From quality ex-Pyro molds and for that time it was a very nice small-scale model. It measures 7 inches long when assembled and features a full hull, fine molded wood detail, 'planked' deck with fine raised lines, separately molded top deck cannons, furled sails and a display stand.

Rarejets Bell P-59B Airacomet - Bagged, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$8   

Still factory sealed with the distinctive very tiny staples. Very high quality vacuform model features very good detail, complete cockpit, clear canopy and instructions/plans. Significant modeling skill is required to build vacuform kit. Not recommended for beginners.

Aurora Martin B-26 Marauder, 1/46, 371-259

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$225   

Very rare first issue from the early 1950s. When Aurora moved to the West Hempstead plant, they planned a series of very large scale bombers. All kits released up to this time had been small. Aurora's instincts were correct, and the B-26, B-25 and B-29 were a big sales success. This box art was done by Jim Cox and was only used for about one year, making it very rare. The kit has never been started and is inventoried 100% complete with the original tissue paper, all parts, large clear stand, instructions and decals.

Air Lines Fairey Gannet ASW - (ex-Frog), 1/72, 9804

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$24   

Nicely done early kit from Frog molds and marketed by Air Lines. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. NOTE: the spinner is the correct part for an Air Lines Gannet, but is from a different issue so it is a different color plastic. Air Lines manufacturing history: The kits, decals and instructions were made in England, then imported to the USA where Testors created the boxes with the colorful trading cards on the back. There are two trading cards on each box which show the boxart but not the advertising/logo. Some kits contain a Testors color painting guide also, but it is not specific to any model.

Monogram HU-16B Albatross - Heritage Edition, 1/72, 6065

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$34   

Heritage Edition from 1984 with USAF markings. Very well detailed with the quality we expected from Monogram. 1984 issue from the original 1957 'Four Star molds. Features retractable landing gear and turning props/wheels with life raft, ladder and two downed airmen. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: decals have stains on the backing paper but the actual transfers look clear. You may want to be prepared to restore these decals or provide your own. Please see the two articles (located on this website) on how to save and reproduce old decals.

Faller Noratlas 2501 Motorized - Luftwaffe, 1/100, 1501

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$55   

Rare kit from the 1960s designed for dual electric motor drive with the Faller no. 1001 Miniature Electric Motor (not furnished; Faller sold the motor separately). Nicely molded for the time featuring rotating propellers, positionable ailerons, rudders and elevator, optional position rear boarding door and forward crew boarding door, rear drive-on boarding ramp, clear side and cockpit windows and more. The kit has never been started. The small and motorizing specific parts are still in the internal factory sealed bag. The other parts were never sealed and have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Revell US Army Tactical Missiles Little John and Dart with Launchers - 'S' Issue, 1/40, H1812-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-

$145   

First issue from 1958. The box is in superb 'Near Mint-' condition with like-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no price tags or tag marks, no tape or tape marks (other than the factory sealing tape), no fading and no litho tears. The only flaws are light surface wear (mainly on the sides) and edge wear. Molded in the correct white and olive drab plastic. Both models are well detailed. The Dart includes four missiles, one launcher, three stands, decals, one optical guidance unit and a crew of three. The Little John includes a detailed launcher with elevating rails, movable support legs, decals and crew of three. The kits have never been started. They have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Little John was a light-weight free-flight rocket that was highly mobile. It could be pulled on its launcher or transported by helicopter. Length was 12 feet long and the warhead was atomic. The Dart was a very early, five foot long wire-guided anti-tank missile with a solid propellant rocket motor. An optical rangefinder was used for guidance.

Aurora United 747 Friendship, 1/156, 362

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$59   

AURORA block letters logo issue dated 1972. Features big 15 inch wingspan, clear cockpit windshield, detailed 18 wheel landing gear, large display stand and full United decals. Molded in white, clear and with a large black tripod stand. Decals are in rare 'excellent' condition.

Hudson Miniatures 1904 Oldsmobile Lil Old Timers - Quickie Kit, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$46   

Rare and in investment-grade 'near mint' condition inside and out. This is old hobby shop stock that has not been sold retail until now. Molded in a brilliant deep red plastic. Never started and the small parts are still factory bag sealed. With instructions. These kits have a very interesting history. When the Gowland/Revell 'Highway Pioneers' burst upon the hobby scene in 1951, they started a hobby revolution. Plastic model kits were not new in 1951, but successful mass marketing of plastic kits was new. The sensation swept the country, and Gowland & Revell could not make the kits fast enough. The fact that the public was buying these models shocked the successful hobby establishment. One such manufacture was Hudson Miniatures. In the 1940s, Hudson had established a name in making 1/16 scale 'Old Timer' models of automobiles. These were excellent kits with wood and metal parts, but a high degree of skill was required to carve and finish the wood parts. In the late 1940s, they added some injection molded plastic parts (usually acetate wheels) to the series but did not consider a completely plastic kit. When Hudson saw what was happening with the Highway Pioneers, he began to design his own 1/32 scale line called 'Lil Old Timers', which hit the stores in 1954. An early paper fold-out catalog shows 18 models including some real gems like the 1910 International Harvester Passenger Car, 1911 Brush Delivery Truck and 1906 Columbia Electric Car just to name a few. The line was bought by Revell a short time after it's release, and Revell did reissue some (but not all) of the kits. As you would expect from Hudson, this is a nice kit with excellent moldings and detail for the time. The Mercer was perhaps the most famous sports car of it's day, and it can be successfully argued that it was America's first sports car. The 30 horsepower 'T' head 4 cylinder engine sped it along at over 80 miles per hour. A 1914 Mercer clocked 112 mph at Daytona Beach - no mean feat for that age.

SIG Mr. Mulligan Racer - 20 inch Wingspan Balsa Flying Airplane, FF-23

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$26   

Still factory sealed. Tom Stark design and a proven stick and tissue flier that won the 1972 and '73 Nationals Free Flight Flying Scale-Rubber category. Typical high quality SIG kit with complete building and flying instructions, full size, detailed plans, plastic propeller, wheels, contest rubber, die cut parts, covering material and full decals.