Collecting Vintage Plastic Model Airplane Kits

Collecting Vintage Plastic Model Airplane Kits

by Craig Kodera
     
 
A life-long model builder, collector, and connoisseur, Craig Kodera examines the hobby of plastic model building to give you a book on collecting vintage model airplane kits. The book features more than 400 detailed, high-quality, full-color photos of vintage aircraft model kits and their components, and is written in an engaging and entertaining style to examine what

Overview

A life-long model builder, collector, and connoisseur, Craig Kodera examines the hobby of plastic model building to give you a book on collecting vintage model airplane kits. The book features more than 400 detailed, high-quality, full-color photos of vintage aircraft model kits and their components, and is written in an engaging and entertaining style to examine what gives specific models their current collectible value.

Box wraps, direction sheets, and decals are also covered in detail. This book highlights exactly what collectors should look for (and be aware of) in building their collections. For proper historical perspective, the author covers model kit development in the heyday of the 1950s and 1960s. Comprehensive value and pricing information for vintage kits is shown as well.

Editorial Reviews

Cyber Modeler - David Veres
"What a cool, colorful compendium. Hundreds of photos flavor this fun-fest. Let's hope Kodera produces a sequel -- or two!"
IPMS USA - Hub Plott
If you are a modeler you will want this book for the early history of our hobby and the numerous pictures. The kit collector will want it for all of the information regarding condition, rarity and pricing as well as inspiration for starting a new quest for a previously unknown kit. All will want for the photos.
The Hook - CDR Peter Mersky
"If you are a model collector, don’t pass up this book, especially if you are thinking about finding an older kit to start or add to a collection."
Internet Modeler - Chris Banyai-Riepl
"For those interested in classic kits and the kit collector world, this is a great title to pick up."
Air & Space - Peter B. Mersky
Interview with author Craig Kodera in May 2015 issue.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580072236
Publisher:
Specialty Press Publishers & Wholesalers, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/28/2014
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
280,066
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Craig Kodera has lived a life immersed in aviation as the son of an engineer for Douglas Aircraft. Craig realized his dream of becoming an airline pilot having flown for both Air California and American Airlines, and also served as a transport and tanker pilot in the U.S. Air Force. Additionally, he is a world-class aviation artist whose artwork has been published by The Greenwich Workshop and who counts among his commercial aviation clients McDonnell Douglas and Airbus Industrie. He coauthored From Props to Jets published by Specialty Press.

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