September 2, 2013 in Aviation
In the mid to late Fifties, Monogram came out with a series of balsa wood and plastic airplanes called “Superkits”. There were six total, P-51, F-84, P-40, Mig15, F-86, and the F4U. They were all in 1/72 scale. It was sort of the predecessor of the all plastic model kit. During the same period of time they also issued a series of bombers in the same wood/plastic format. These were the B-24, B-17, B-26 Invader, and the B-25. I have/had a number of these in my collection and a few years ago I decided to build a few for old time sake. I had built all of them years ago but they went the way of models in those days. These kits are all collectors items now. Particularly the bombers which are very rare in good condition and they have a high value.
All of these were built OOB and what you see is basically what you got. I did nothing to them except put them together the way they came. I did however paint the F-86 as an FJ Fury but for all intents it is still a Sabre. They were fun to do and I used some of the old knowledge I had from years ago to fill up the balsa wood. I still have a few of the kits left but they will remain unbuilt.
I dug up the old photos and just thought I would share them. BTW, a fellow made me an offer I couldn’t refuse so they are his now and I am left with the photos.
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