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:

Cleveland 1938 Turner-Laird Pesco Special Racer - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-72

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$79   

This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. This is an early cardboard box issue with silver printing. All Cleveland kits were very complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, covering material, pre-carved nose, partially machined wheel pants, finished wheels, ready to use prop blades, markings to convert the aircraft to the 1939 race winner, highest quality plans, and more. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. NOTE: there is light bug damage to the paperwork. The Cleveland Model and Supply Company played a pivotal role in the development of true scale models. In 1909 Bleriot's English Channel flight caused a surge in aviation and model aircraft around the globe. Several companies were ideally positioned to take advantage of the aviation craze. In the USA, Wading River Manufacturing Co. (1909), White Aeroplane (1911), Ideal Model Aeroplane (1911), Broadfield Model Aeroplanes (1919) were among these pioneers, offering everything from plans and parts to complete kits and ARF models. Lindbergh's 1927 crossing of the Atlantic Ocean caused an even bigger world-wide phenomenon called "The Aviation Craze" that extended up to the start of World War II. Many companies such as Megow, Guillow's and others started right around the time of Lindbergh's flight. Some of these models flew and flew well, but they all had one thing in common - were generally not accurate scale representations. In 1929, a youngster named Ed Packard had a very advanced dream- to produce incredibly accurate, true scale models that flew perfectly. This radical idea established the world's longest running single-owner (77 years) model airplane business- Cleveland Model and Supply Company. To this day, Cleveland models are treasured as the most accurate flying scale models produced. The fact that Mr. Packard started and successfully grew this business during The Great Depression is a testament to his ideals and business skill. I highly suggest the excellent book called 'Aviation's great Recruiter- Cleveland's Ed Packard' by H.L. (Herm) Schreiner. It is an excellent history of the man, his company and the times of the Golden Age of Model Aviation.

Lindberg German Ju-87 Stuka Dive Bomber Motorized, 1/48, 306M-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$56   

Late 1950 motorized hardbox issue with Ray Gaedke artwork. Features pilot and gunner figures, one piece canopy, centerline large bomb and two wing-mounted smaller bombs, electric motor for the prop, display stand and battery holder with wires. Molded in gloss green and clear. NOTE: this kit has very neat and minor assembly. The motor mount is glued into the left fuselage half, and the washer and retainer are assembled to the propeller. Quality of assembly is perfect. There is no other assembly. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. NOTE: the decals have a tear 2mm in from the right upper edge. Lindberg is a company with a fascinating history The original 'Lindberg Line' stretches back to the 1930s when Paul Lindberg drew plans for famous modeling magazines and marketed his balsa wood 'stick and tissue' by urging dealers to carry the '...Complete Lindberg Line'. After the war, Lindberg and Olsen had a strong hand in early United States injection molded kit development. Please see the article located on this website about early USA plastic kit manufacturers.

Lindberg Grumman TBF Avenger with Movable Control Surfaces from the Cockpit and Motorized Prop, 1/48, 527M-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$265   

1950s issue of this very rare and unique action kit. Open the clear canopy and move the pilot's control stick or rudder pedals, and they actually moves the wing, elevator and rudder control surfaces correctly! Also features motorized propeller, landing gear that retracts and extends, opening and closing bomb bay doors, bomb bay that includes a bomb load, sonobuoys and torpedo, detailed cockpit with all crew stations and three figures, opening crew door and canopy, torpedo cart, tow bar, tow tractor and driver and more. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals, motor and instructions.

Airfix Bristol Type 192, 1/72, 382

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$32   

Type Three logo kit from the 1960s; one of two variations of this logo. Note this one just says "AIRFIX-72" while the more common one says "AIRFIX-72 SCALE Bristol 192. The 192 first flew in 1958 and was the first helicopter in the world with true twin-engine safety, meaning that it could fly home and land safely at any gross weight. The kit features moving rotors, cockpit, clear windows and optional position doors. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Airfix Focke-Wulf FW-190D - Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 1223-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

1960s issue in the larger format box with black box sides. The smaller box is kit #6-39. A well-holed and damaged FW makes a hasty power-off landing in this dramatic box art. The emergency vehicles race down the runway ready to douse the flaming engine. The pilot has the canopy open to clear the smoke or to make a hasty exit...or both. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Airways Vac Form Vickers VC-10 C1 Plus K2 Tanker Conversion Parts and Plans, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$165   

Large 1/72 scale VC10 C1 is the only big non-tanker version of this famous and dependable aircraft. Nicely molded with fine recessed panel lines and better detail than many injection molded models. Includes injection molded struts, molded clear front cockpit windows as well as extensive instructions and plans and a very large decal sheet. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The C1 was the first VC10 version used by the RAF. The following history is from Wikipedia: The first RAF aircraft, designated VC10 C Mk. 1, often abbreviated to VC10 C1, was delivered for testing on 26 November 1965; deliveries to No. 10 Squadron began in December 1966 and ended in August 1968. The VC10s were named after Victoria Cross (VC) medal holders, and were displayed above the forward passenger door. During the 1960s, the VC10s of No. 10 Squadron operated two regular routes, one to the Far East to Singapore and Hong Kong, and the other to New York. By 1970, roughly 10,000 passengers and 730,000 lb of freight were being carried monthly by the VC10 fleet. In addition to the strategic transport role, the VC10 routinely served in the aeromedical evacuation and VIP roles. In the VIP role, the aircraft was commonly used by members of the British Royal family, such as during Elizabeth II's bicentennial tour of America and by several British Prime Ministers. Margaret Thatcher reportedly insisted on flying by VC10. The aircraft proved capable of being flown non-stop by two flight crews, enabling several round-the-world flights. One such VC10 circumnavigated the globe in less than 48 hours.

AMT 1963 Lincoln Continental Convertible - 3 in 1 Kit, 1/25, 6423-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$110   

Rare and very nicely molded kit. Can be built any one of three ways - stock, custom or competition. Includes a very large number of optional custom parts so you can make a totally unique automobile. Features detailed complete engine, engine compartment, opening hood, full interior, rotating wheels, exhaust and underside detail. Molded in white, clear, red tinted clear, and chrome. With real rubber tires. The kit has never been started. The stock kit appears to be complete with all parts. The custom parts may all be present, but at least one chrome custom parts is missing. This model collector put all his instructions and decals in a 'safe place' which no one can find, so NOTE- missing decals and instructions. I cannot be 100% certain that the entire kit is complete without the instructions, so it is sold 'as is.' NOTE: this are tire burns on one inner rim and the bottom of the custom CB radio (the area that is not seen).

Entex Mazda Wankel Rotary Engine Motorized, 1/5, 8201

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$89   

Box is worn but the kit inside is excellent. Large working engine model with visible with clear parts. Has electric motor, stand and flashing lights for ignition. Molded in clear and multiple colors so no painting is required. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Hobby-Time McDonnell F3H-1 Demon Shipboard Interceptor - (F3H1), 1/45, 2003

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$65   

Rare large scale Demon. Very close to 1/48; measures 15.5 inches long when assembled. Can be built as a flying model with retracted landing gear or a static model with extended landing gear. Features recessed panel line detail, vacuform main parts, injection molded details, clear canopy, catapult launcher and decals. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Hasegawa AH-64A Apache, 1/72, DT8X

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$12   

Very well detailed model with detailed cockpit and weapons load. Never started. Sealed factory bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

Midwest Super Jabberwock - 33 Inch Wingspan Class C Cabin Competition for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, C-1

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$155   

Cabin style 1949 record holding aircraft designed by Wally Simmers. These aircraft were common in the 1930s when the sport of free-flight model airplanes reached it's zenith. It was not uncommon for these models to fly for 45 minutes or more on rubber power alone - many flew out of site, and it became common practice to write your name, address and phone number on the covering tissue. Quality kit includes printwood, strip wood, precarved prop, two colors of tissue and beautiful full size plans. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

UPC Mitsubishi Type 21 Zero Fighter - (ex-Fujimi), 1/70, 8026-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

$16   

From older but quality Fujimi molds. The model has never been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. UPC stood for Universal Powermaster Corporation which was based out of New York City, NY. UPC did not cut their own molds, but bought kits already molded from other manufacturers and re-boxed the kits in the USA. Scott Eidson, the famous artist best known for his artwork with Revell, also did UPC box art in the 1960s. All UPC production ended in the 1970s.

AMT Chevy Titan 90 Semi Tractor Truck, 1/25, 8026

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$135   

Super detailed truck with over 250 parts. Features full rolling chassis build up just like the actual vehicle. Molded in white, clear, red-tinted clear, chrome plate and with hollow vinyl truck tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Boeing 727-100 Lufthansa Europa-Jet - (727), 1/144, 4201

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$44   

Still factory sealed. Revell of Germany issue dated 1982 with a large and extensive decal sheet. Landing gear can be built up or down and rear passenger loading ramp can be placed up or down.

Monogram US Lee Tank M3 - USA / Soviet / British Versions, 1/32, 6502

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$69   

1983 issue of this hard-to-find, large scale armor kit. Has decals for all three versions. Bogey system and flexible track assemblies are movable, guns move and turret rotates. Includes two crew members, extra track links, packs and tools. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Italeri Messerschmitt Me-210 A-1, 1/72, 077

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good+

$22   

Still factory sealed. 2012 reissue that is finely molded and detailed from 1998 tooling. Includes markings for two aircraft and a color paint guide on the back of the box

MPC 1975 Plymouth Roadrunner - Stock / Alpine Ski Car / Street Rod, 1/25, 1-7525

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$95   

Hard-to-find. The box is worn but the kit inside is in exceptional condition. Has parts to build one of the three versions shown and includes skis, poles and ski boots. Features detailed engine and compartment, opening hood, full interior detailed underside and more. Molded in white, clear, red-tinted clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires & metal axles. The kit has never been started. All the parts that were factory sealed (the vast majority) are still in factory sealed bags. The chrome, clear and tires are the only parts that were never factory sealed. They have been inventoried complete. Includes instructions and decals in 'very good+' condition, but the decal do have the typical visible age micro-cracking

Faller Junkers Ju-88 Motorized, 1/100, 1088

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$65   

Rare model kit from the early 1960s and nicely molded for that time. Both props are designed to be motorized with the Faller No. 1001 Miniature Electric Motor (not included, Faller sold them separately.) Features extended or retracted landing gear, separately molded dive brakes, clear canopy and nose and decals for multiple aircraft. Molded in a stunning swirl green and butterscotch brown, gray, red and with clear canopies & display stand. The kit has never been started. The small parts (with motorizing-specific parts) are still in the factory sealed bag. The parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete, including decals and instructions. Even the Faller packing quality inspection slip is still present.

Aurora Boeing 747 United, 1/156, 362-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$135   

Still factory sealed. Hardbox issue is dated 1968. Features full landing gear, clear cockpit windows, a clear display stand and colorful United decals.

Testors SR-75 Penetrator Aurora Project, 1/72, 568

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$129   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top slightly concave. Well molded and detailed kit large model of the secret aircraft that has reportedly replaced the SR-71.