Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
Very rare 1950s kit. Strombecker issued a series of exotic space craft from Convair designer Krafft Ehricke and the Disney 'Man in Space' series between 1954 and 1956. This is the one that has not been reissued, making it hard to find. Large and interesting model has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Decals and instructions are in amazing 'excellent++' condition, just like the box. This kit must be shipped insured.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed VG+
Still factory sealed. Rare Lodela issue, most likely from the late 1960s or early 1970s. The colorful inner box is factory sealed with special Lodela tape, then it was factory shrink-wrapped.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc
Still factory sealed. From 1996. Very nicely detailed and molded kit with 77 pieces.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Rare 1947 model of this classic Megow Free-Flight Aircraft. Kit includes detailed instructions book (an actual book), full size detailed plans, select balsa and hardwood parts, printed balsa, battery case, turned wheels, celluloid for windows and hardware. This model came from the estate of a very active and particular early aircraft kit collector. It is like factory-new inside and has not been started. Complete with all parts, plans and decals (if originally included).
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Rare. Great hardbox kit from 1958 with interior and Bill Campbell artwork. The fuselage has a long flip-up panel to show full interior with all seats, bulkheads and even passengers. Also includes detailed landing gear, scale fuel truck, air conditioner truck and airport transport bus as well as full color BOAC decals and Mobilgas decals for the truck. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
1988 35 year anniversary of the famous French Air Force acrobatic team Patrouille De France. Includes all three kits and a very large, extensive decal sheet with all the special markings. The Alpha Jet and Magister have never been started and are 100% complete. NOTE: the Ouragan has very minor 'professional' quality assembly to two parts: bulkhead to floor. There is no other assembly. Inventoried 100% complete. With instructions and decals in 'near mint' condition.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Very Rare early 1970s issue. Features factory painted body in metallic blue - this paint is in amazing 'mint' condition and has been protected for shipping. Includes detailed engine, complete funny car chassis build up just like the actual car, detailed suspension and driveline, racing cockpit, lift-off body with front support and more. Includes two 'popped' drag chutes and rigging instructions. Molded in the correct blue, yellow, red-tinted clear, clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Chrome plating is in amazing 'near mint++' condition. The instructions are in 'excellent' condition. There are no tire burns on the parts but NOTE: there is one tire burn on the decal sheet. This kit must be shipped insured.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair++
From 1969. Very nicely molded in three colors of plastic. Includes full decals, launcher, radar unit, control center with starting boom, cable and crew. Never started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing (1) part, a leg from a radar base. The other two are present so you can easily reproduce this part. Otherwise includes all other parts, decals and instructions.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair++
SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Some kits include photo-etched details and decals if required -email for details on a certain kit. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is 2 to 3 weeks.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair
Very early LS kit, most likely from the early 1960s. Even at this early date, you can see why LS quality became legendary. Features well molded parts with all fine recessed panel lines, retractable landing gear, opening bomb bay and dropping bomb and crew of two. The model has not been started. The parts are still in the factory sealed bags. Includes decals and instructions. LS was one of the earliest Japanese manufacturers to produce high quality kits. The fact that Hasegawa still uses some LS molds testifies to their detail and accuracy.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
From very high quality ex-Heller kits. Cleanly molded with no flash. Soviet Union release. Full hull kit with excellent detail. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc+++
Still factory sealed. First issue dated 1966 and in a hardbox. Nicely molded kit includes optional position landing gear, movable wheels and very colorful and complete Douglas Prototype markings.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc+
Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top slightly concave. Type three logo box with fantastic artwork. Features movable control surfaces, optional position undercarriage and rotating wheels and props.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Oldmodelkits.com has received exclusive world-wide 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 design work was done in CAD by Ken Friend, a master modeler and engineer who specialized in CAD/CAM/CAE Systems Management and Implementation. This limited-run kit represents the Normandie from her 1935 maiden voyage to New York and has over 1,000 individual parts. The hull and larger parts are pressure-cast resin from de-aired molds. There is one very large photoetched brass sheet for railings, ladders & fine details, ultra-high definition 3D printed davits, three sheets of laser-cut, real wood printed decking (from ScaleDecks), 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.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Red Series issue includes parts and decals to make either aircraft and an excellent full color painting guide on the bottom of the box for both aircraft. Quality Frog kit with fine panel lines and no rivet detail so it builds up to a realistic model. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Hornets took part in a major incident in US/UK/PRC relations on July 23, 1954, when PLAAF La-7s (or -11s) shot down Cathay Pacific DC-4 VR-HEU near Hong Kong. Hornets from 80 Squadron Kai Tak (not depicted in the Frog kit decals) are scrambled and the first to locate the survivors. Two days later, 7th Fleet AD-1s splash two Lavochkins in the same area.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Rare, one and only issue from 1956 of the theorized (and incorrect) Atlas Intercontinental Ballistic Missile. Features three stages, optional position entry doors, launch pad and crew members. Molded in correct gloss silver, white and transparent red plastic. Box is in 'very good' condition with nice color and gloss, four solid corners and no tape (other than the factory sealing tape. Flaws in include those shown - mainly edge and corner wear, general light shelf wear as shown and one 1" closed tear on the top short side. It is only visible from up close. Inside, the kit is excellent. It includes the original two Hawk bags and the one 'krinkle' bag for the transparent red parts. All of the bags have been opened. The kit has been carefully inventoried and it is 100% complete with all parts, 'very good+' condition decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Large kit featuring all fine recessed panel lines, 'good' cockpit and gear well detail and optional opened or closed bomb bay and iron bombs. Decals are for the USSR. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. The kit came from a long time collector of 1930s and 1940s models and is in exceptional condition. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, covering material, highest quality plans, all parts required for assembly and decals (if issued with the kit). The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. 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 operating single-owner model airplane supply business, called 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 'Aviations 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.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Large 1/48 scale Forger. Very nicely molded vac kit with fine, recessed panel lines, numerous metal parts including landing gear, weapons pylons, missiles machine guns and more, clear canopy and full decals. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
From 1956. Rare first issue of this classic kit. Has early rectangular logo "Aurora Line" logo. Molded in silver and clear plastic. Includes the correct early rectangular clear base Aurora stand, the correct instructions showing this base, and the correct early Tatem decals which Aurora issued without a stand decal. (Aurora issued stand decals with kits with the introduction of the triangular 'world' base style clear stand. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.