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:

Revell Republic P-47D Thunderbolt, 1/32, H296

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$54   

Dated 1969 but from the early 1970s because of there is no price extension on the kit number. Well detailed kit features full cockpit, opening canopy, complete engine with removable cowling doors, optional position landing gear, and rotating prop and wheels. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Lincoln Vickers Viscount BEA British European Airways, 1/121, 103

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$56   

From the 1950s with great box art. Nice early kit that is close to 1/144 scale. Features rotating props, 'gear up' configuration and excellent, full color decals. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still sealed in the factory bag and the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete, including instructions and excellent decals. Lincoln was based in Hong Kong. Plastic kits were not the primary business, but they established quite a line of them before discontinuing production in the late 1960s/early 1970s. Many molds moved to Kader, also in Hong Kong, who reissued the line. Many molds eventually found their way to the USA either through ATP (who purchased the excess kit stock when Kader sold out) or IM.

ESCI General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon - Netherlands 312 Sq / Norway 332 Skv / Israel / Denmark 727 Sq / Belgium 1st Wing 349 Sq / USAF 474 TFW 428 TFS, 1/72, 9091

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$25   

Still factory sealed. Excellent molds with all fine recessed panel lines. Very well detailed with complete cockpit, detailed gear wells, AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles, drop tanks, laser guided bombs and more. Has decals for all air forces listed.

Cleveland Douglas O-38 - Flying Model Aircraft, 1/16, SF-43

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$129   

This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. 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. NOTE: the plans are completely usable but have bug damage. 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.

Aurora B-47 Stratojet, 1/180, 493-70

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$95   

Dated 1961 but the price extension and logo tell us that this kit is likely from 1964 to 65. Features classic Jo Kotula box art. Molded in gloss silver and clear featuring full landing gear and the clear 'triangle globe' stand and arm. Never started and inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

Pyro Ford 1936 Roadster, 1/32, 288-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$36   

Late 1960s Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of it's kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. This model is nicely detailed and the later issues of this same kit state that it can be converted to a 'road racing' or slot car. Features detailed molded chassis underside with separately molded front and rear suspension, complete interior, top boot or top in the 'up' position and rear trunk mounted spare tire. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Testors Lockheed AC-130A Hercules Gunship - 16th Special Operations or 1st SOWg, 1/72, 691

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$72   

Well detailed kit with over 180 parts and markings for two aircraft. Features a complete cockpit, cargo bay, guns, working cargo ramps, ALQ-87 ECM pods, Low Light Level TV (LLLTV) and AN/ASD direction finder dome. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Cleveland 1936 Caudron Racer - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-63

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$125   

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.

Revell Airborne Marines Gift Set - A-4D Skyhawk and HRS-1 Helicopter, 1/48, G271-195

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$500   

From 1956 - the first and only issue of this rare holiday season gift set. Contains the A-4D Skyhawk and HRS-1 both with US Marine markings. The box has excellent color and gloss, four solid corners and no tape, price tags, torn or missing litho. There is light wear and the typical 'cross hatch' marks from the original ribbon that Revell shipped these kits with. Inside, the HRS-1 is molded in the correct dark blue plastic and the famous clear Revell base and correct Marines decals for this this issue. The A-4 is molded in the correct medium gray with the clear base and correct and colorful Marines markings for this kit. The instructions are correct also and show these unique decals on the models. The kits have never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, including decals and instructions in excellent condition.

Revell V-2 World's First Ballistic Missile - With Interior Details / Launcher / Trailer, 1/54, H560-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$85   

Still factory sealed. 1972 release. Re-release of the popular and detailed 1960 kit. Has many operational features. Missile has removable panel with full interior featuring fuel tanks, rocket engine, guidance pack, side structure detail and more. Includes launcher and working transport trailer/erector and ground crew.

Heller DC-8 Super Jet UTA - Union de Transports Aeriens, 1/125, 705

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$149   

Very rare. From the late 1950s or very early 1960s. Early Heller kits had some wonderful engineering (such as in the Etendard IV) and this model is no exception. You can built this model without painting and will look very much like the airplane on the box top. Molded in white, silver/gray, clear and includes black rubber tires. The fuselage lower section is molded in silver along with the wings and engines, and the upper fuselage is in white. There is one large sheet of very colorful TAI decals including complete side pinstripes and tail design in 'excellent' condition and still protected by the factory wax paper. The landing gear and gear doors also function on this model. It even includes a factory tube of glue in a yellow capsule. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Olds Delivery Van Highway Pioneers - (Oldsmobile), 1/32, H44

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$38   

1953 early issue molded in white and black plastic and it includes colorful insignia for 'Gowland's Bakery.' This kit has never been started. All parts are still factory sealed in the original 'krinkle' bag and it includes 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.

Aurora Boeing 747 Pan Am Jumbo Jet, 1/156, 361-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$85   

1971 hardbox issue with the AURORA block letters logo. The box is in exceptional condition, which is rare for these kits. It has like-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no tape or tags, no marks from tape or tags, no fading and no torn or missing litho. The only flaws are very light shelf wear. Features big 15 inch wingspan, clear cockpit windshield, detailed 18 wheel landing gear, the legendary large clear Aurora display stand and full Pan Am decals. The decals are in amazing 'mint' condition. Molded in white and clear. The actual decal transfers are 'very good' but the backing paper has the typical age foxing.

Revell USS Fletcher / USS Radford / USS Sullivans Destroyer, 1/301, H458

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$55   

Sale Pending
Email for availability.

1976 issue with fantastic artwork by Jack Leynnwood. Includes decals for any of the three destroyers listed. Large scale model builds up to almost 15" long. Features rotating main 5 inch turrets, twelve 20mm AA guns, eight 40mm AA guns, hedgehog launcher, torpedo tubes and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals, flag sheet and instructions.

Hawk Northrop P-61 Black Widow Solid Wood Kit With Maircraft Detail Parts and Clear Canopies, 1/48

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$38   

For the advanced Hawk collector. Hawk was one of the few manufacturers making wooden kits to a constant scale of 1/48 as far back as the late 1920s. However, the company was innovative as it quickly included injection molded accessories in the late 1930s. This kit is from 1944. Almost all Hawk kits were put in colorful but generic boxes and the name of the model was stamped on the side - but the large 1/48 P-61 got it's own large box and special artwork! Contains cut-out wooden main airframe sections , decals, full sized plans, templates for wings and fuselage cross-section shapes, turned and shaped cowlings and two injection molded propellers. NOTE: Also includes the following Maircraft P-61 Black Widow Deluxe Kit parts: rubber tire set, metal landing gear struts, cast metal propellers and engine fronts, vacuform clear canopy set (3 canopies, one neatly taped off with the frames primed), decals, templates and two large, superb sets of plans. NOTE: this kit has minor work done in addition to the canopy frames: the fuselage has been taken to 80% of final shape and the job done is 'very good.' Inventoried and with the Maircraft kit, this model is 100% complete. Without it, the Hawk kit is missing the wheels and one prop blade.

StromBecker Lockheed F-94 Jet, C-43

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$110   

Fantastic 1950s kit in investment-grade 'Near Mint' condition. The carving is done to the final shape. When complete it makes an impressive desk top display. Features all high-quality hardwood main parts, clear plastic canopy, full color decals, glue, wood filler, sandpaper and special display stand. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans. Before plastic kits were introduced, Strombecker was famous as the premier hardwood preshaped model manufacturer. In the 1940s and 1950s, Strombecker kits were flawlessly engineered but not inexpensive. All wooden parts are hardwood and are precarved to shape - you only had to glue, sand and paint to finish them.

Hasegawa Lockheed P2V-7 Neptune - (P2V7) US Navy VP-1 or Japanese Self Defense Force, 1/72, K6

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$68   

Still factory sealed. Large and well detailed model includes decals for both US Navy and Japanese SDF.

Seminar North American RB-51 Red Baron Mustang - Speed Racer (P-51D), 1/32, 3500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$95   

Rare. Large 1/32 scale kit of the 'World's Fastest Piston Powered Aircraft'. Features recessed panel line and rivet detail, fair cockpit and gear well detail and a very extensive and large decal sheet for the colorful aircraft. Molded in white, red and clear. The kit has never been started. Inside it is like new with all parts still sealed in the internal factory bags with the decals and instructions. Decals are still factory sealed also and are excellent.

Marlin Chemical and Ladder American Firefighters, 1/48, 101 FC

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$125   

Very rare. In 1952 Marlin Toy Company of New York City, New York entered the plastic model business. The Revell 'Highway Pioneers' were making a huge impact on the hobby industry and the timing seemed perfect. Marlin first cut the molds in 1952 and issued the six original American Firefighters -Chemical and Ladder, Steamer, Hook and Ladder, Water Tower, Aerial Ladder and Hose Reel. The boxes were identical as a cost saving measure - similar to the Revell Highway Pioneers. Revell signed a marketing agreement with Marlin in 1953. Five of the kit were released with the Revell name and marketing name 'Collectors Kits, Closter N.J.' Revell added the horse parts as they were not originally part of the Marlin issues. The kits made excellent display pieces, but they never caught the imagination of young men like jet aircraft did. The five molds were shipped to Brazil. After a run for Kikoler (Revell Brazil's Distributor), they were shipped back to the USA but the molds were lost at sea. This is an original Marlin kit and contains the Chemical and Ladder. Molded in dark red and yellow. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Comet Gull by Carl Goldberg - 30 Inch Wingspan Wakefield-Style Flying Aircraft, 3903-298

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$52   

1960s or early 1970s issue of this superb flyer. This is one of the famous Carl Goldberg designs of a cabin-class competition endurance model. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, detailed full size plans, building instructions, hardware, pre-formed gear struts, clear window material, color insignia sheet, tissue, wheels, rubber and propeller. The kit has never been started and is complete. 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. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.