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:

Ambroid REA Express Reefer - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$44   

High quality Ambroid kit from the 'Golden Age' of HO 'Craftsman' kits. These models build an accurate and fully detailed prototype. Ambroid kits were limited release models that are widely considered to be the standard of quality for fine HO Craftsman style kits. Features all Northeastern Scale Lumber. Includes pre-cut and carved hardwood sides, roof and floor as required, milled detail parts as needed, wood and metal stock, a sealed bag of metal car ends, reefer hatches, doors, underside and many other detail parts, real metal ventilated roof walks, ladders, colorful REA decals and full instructions and plans. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags and the non-sealed parts have been inventoried complete including transfers and 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. Please cut and paste this link in your browser to see it - http://www.oldmodelkits.com/blog/plastic-model-kit-history/the-ho-scale-model-railroading-revolution-of-the-1940s/

Prototype Modeler 1926 Pacific Fruit Express R-30-13 Wood Sheathed Refrigerator Car - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, 1002

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$48   

Very high quality wood and metal kit from the Golden Age of HO Craftsman kit. Builds a very accurate and highly detailed prototype of the R-30-13 Wooden Reefer, of which 4,038 were built, all in 1926. Many saw service well into the 1950s and even the '60s. Kit features pre-cut and pre-scribed hardwood sides, cut and pre-milled hardwood roof and floor, milled hardwood underframe details and other parts as needed, wood and metal stock as required, metal ladders, reefer door hardware by Grandt Line, KC Westinghouse brake equipment by Cal-Scale, metal grab irons, cast metal ice hatches and lower car ends, a large, full sheet of Rock Island decals and more. This kit it intended to have a completed detailed and complete underside and brake assembly with all levers, piping, etc. The model has never been started. Most parts are still sealed in factory bags - those that were never sealed have been inventoried complete. Includes decals and full size plans/instructions. If you have an interest in these kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website. Please cut and paste this link in your browser to see it - http://www.oldmodelkits.com/blog/plastic-model-kit-history/the-ho-scale-model-railroading-revolution-of-the-1940s/

Silver Streak 40' Wood Sheathed Refrigerator Car - Swift Refrigerator Line - HO Craftsman Kit With Sprung Metal Trucks, 1/87, S412-295

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$48   

Classic kit from the Craftsman Era of HO kits. Very detailed and well made kit. Silver Streak was one of a number of manufacturers that created very realistic wood and metal kits during the 1940s and 1950s. This is, in my opinion, an exceptional kit. Includes pre-scribed and cut and factory painted and lettered hardwood sides decorated with Swift in red and white, and all other required markings, fully milled and cut hardwood roof and floor, fully cut and prescribed bristol board car ends , metal door hardware and cast brake parts including levers, cast coupler pockets, underside girders, bolsters, ice hatches, brake wheel, metal ladders, grab irons, roof ribs and brake linkage, scale chain and more. This kit has complete underside detail and instructions to help with this tricky but rewarding task. Includes full size plans and instructions. The kit has never been started. All parts are still internal factory sealed bags. If you have an interest in these kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website. Please cut and paste this link in your browser to see it - http://www.oldmodelkits.com/blog/plastic-model-kit-history/the-ho-scale-model-railroading-revolution-of-the-1940s/

Monogram Midget Racer Offenhauser, 1/24, P1-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$45   

Still factory sealed. 1995 reissue of Monogram's first car kit. This kit retains the original box art and is from the original molds. Features racing driver, removable hood, pump, detailed Offenhauser engine, instrument panel and more.

Ye Olde Huff-N-Puff 36' Wood Sheathed Refrigerator Car - SSW / St. Louis Southern Refrigerator Despatch 'Cotton Belt Route' - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$48   

Very high quality wood and metal kit from the Golden Age of HO Craftsman kit. Builds a very accurate and highly detailed prototype of the 36' Wooden Reefer. Kit features pre-cut and pre-scribed hardwood sides that are factory painted and colored for the Cotton Belt Route. Also includes pre-cut and milled floor and roof, other cut wood and stock as needed, metal doors, hatches, brake parts, bolsters, ladders, ice hatches and other metal details and more. The model has never been started. Most parts are still sealed in factory bags - those that were never sealed have been inventoried complete. Includes full size plans/instructions. If you have an interest in these kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website. Please cut and paste this link in your browser to see it - http://www.oldmodelkits.com/blog/plastic-model-kit-history/the-ho-scale-model-railroading-revolution-of-the-1940s/

Monogram Racing Classics Dirt Racer and Indy Car - Super Modified Dirt Track Racer and Kurtis Kraft Indy Racer (Peterson's Circle Track Magazine Issue), 1/24, 6146

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$62   

Still factory sealed. 1988 issue. Includes both kits. Indy race features Offenhasuer engine, removable hood, driver, mechanic and tool box. Super Modified Dirt Track Racer includes fully detailed body and chassis, Chevy engine and full decals for Don Edmunds 'Auto Research' car.

AMT 1941 Plymouth Model P-12 - Four Passenger Coupe Stock or Custom, 1/25, 6184

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$36   

Still factory sealed. Can be built stock or custom. Features opening hood, detailed engine and compartment, full interior and underside detailing. Molded in color, chrome, clear and rubber tires.

MPC 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Fastback - Stock or Racing Versions, 1/25, 1-0731

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$35   

Well detailed kit from 1984. Features full underside details including suspension, driveline, exhaust, shocks, steering linkage and more, two complete engines - stock small block V-8 or 428 CID, stock or mag wheels, full stock interior or custom interior with buckets, harness, roll bar and fire extinguisher, stock or raised rear end, opening hood with optional scoop, full stripe decals and more. Molded in red, chrome, clear, red tint clear and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing one axle pin. This part can be easily made from stock plastic and is not visible after assembly. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts including decals and instructions.

AMT 1940 Ford Coupe, 1/25, 2400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$52   

1980 issue that is still factory sealed. Well detailed kit with full engine, opening hood, engine compartment detail, molded underside detail, suspension, full interior and more.

AMT 1940 Willys YS Gasser Coupe or Pickup, 1/25, 31221

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$35   

Still factory sealed. Features detailed engine, tilt up front end, full interior (one for the coupe and one for the pickup), separate coupe and pickup bodies, bed assembly with optional tarp, underside suspension and driveline detail and more.

Heller Galion Sailing Warship Circa 1600, 1/200, 80835

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$34   

Still factory sealed. Nicely detailed with over 200 parts. Includes vac sails and full rigging details.

Heller Amerigo Vespucci Italian Sailing Ship, 1/150, 80807

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+++

$75   

Still factory sealed. Out of production. Large and highly detailed kit of the famous Italian Navy training sailing ship. Includes vacuform billowing sails, rigging material and full rigging instructions.

Heller Sinagot with Sails - And Paint and Glue, 1/60, 60605

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$42   

Excellent kit of a small sailing (perhaps fishing) vessel in large 1/60 scale. Very nicely detailed. Includes optional billowing vac sails and rigging instructions. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

AMT Chevrolet Custom Van 'Foxy Box', 1/25, T403

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$95   

Still factory sealed. Rare. Very nicely detailed custom van kit. Features CB and radio antennas, air horns, 'Zoomie' side exhausts, custom front end cap, custom grille, fat off-road tires, Keystone 'Ranger' spoke wheels, twin skylights, spoiler, louvered portholes, 'Woody' bumpers, full interior with high-back buckets and CB radio, detailed V-8 engine, detailed chassis and more.

AMT 1940 Ford Sedan Delivery - Stock or Custom, 1/25, T253

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$39   

Still factory sealed. Nicely detailed kit. Features underside suspension and exhaust detail, stock Ford Flathead V-8 or tri-carb (3x2) Buick Nailhead engine, full interior, optional position rear cargo door and more. Other optional features include lowered front end, tube bumpers, Keystone mags, wide tires, custom decals, spotlights, tachometer, floor shifter, gauge package, header exhaust system, etc. Molded in color, clear, chrome and with rubber tires.

Heller Se-313 Alouette II - French Army, 1/48, 80479

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$28   

Still factory sealed. Hard-to-find larger 1/48 (probably 1/50) scale kit of the first mass-produced turbo-jet engined helicopter.

O-lin North American F-86 Jet Fighter, 1/48, 505

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$85   

Very rare kit for the advanced collector. Produced in 1949 or just before, making it among the earliest US all plastic kits. In superb overall condition. Very hard-to-fine original O-line small box and advertisement for O-line cement on the side. The box has excellent color and gloss but some wear and creases. Inside, the kit is factory new. It is molded in the correct off white with a red nose piece and clear canopy. It has never been started. The parts that O-Lin shipped factory sealed are still sealed in the krinkle bag; the parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete. Includes decals in 'excellent+' condition and with a small sheet of decal instructions. The instructions are on the back of the box and are in VG condition. O-Lin (Olin) was founded by Paul Lindberg and a Mr. Olsen - hence the company name. Although a producer of flying models in the 1930s, O-line produced some of the earliest American injection molded kits in the late 1940s. In 1950 the partnership may have ended, because all branding was changed to Lindberg and Paul Lindberg. To learn more about the first American Plastic Kits, please see the article on this website. Thanks to Dusty Rhodes, here is some information on the real airplane from the box art of this kit: "F-86A-1-NA s/n 47-617: 1/18/1949 First flight. 1/1949: Used for cold weather tests in Alaska. 1949: USAF 3200th PTG.3/30/1949: Crashed near Whitehall, MT.

Nitto Boeing 727-200 - JAL, 1/100, 150-1800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$115   

Early issue with superior mold quality. Large scale model measures 18 inches long when assembled. Excellent detail including rear airstair and very large colorful decal sheets for JAL. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.

Revell 1953 Jaguar XK-120 Highway Pioneers - Series 4, 1/32, H56-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$39   

1953 early issue molded in very light green plastic. The kit has not been started. It is still internally sealed in the factory 'krinkle' bag with the instructions. 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.

La Belle Early 1900 62' Railway Post Office and Express Car - (Chicago Milwaukee and St. Paul) Wood Coach - HO Scale Wood Craftsman Kit, HO, HO-7

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$54   

During the golden era of realistic train models, La Belle Woodworking Company created perhaps the very finest scale kits of early American passenger equipment. The kit features die cut hardwood parts (no balsa) such as pre-cut and scribed sides with all windows and doors factory cut, car ends done in the same fashion, carved clerestory roof, tinted clear clerestory window material, full underside details, metal details, building instructions and full size plans. I have seen these models built and they look identical to the real prototypes. The kit has not been started and is complete with all parts, sealed smaller details and plans. Please read the article on this website about older HO train kits and the modeling revolution they caused in the late 1930s/1940s.