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examples of built Glencoe Model kits

some are builds 'out of the box'; others have been adapted or used in a diorama setting

...the only limit is your imagination

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Latest additions to THE GALLERY

SPACE WHEEL

And more from Ray Lagrant

This time the Space Wheel - and with Ray's usual approach to adding LED lighting - seen very effectively in the last picture and here in the YouTube video

He replaced the condenser pipe tubing, that stretches from the outer edges to the inner hub, with brass tube

Ray says..."Thanks for the great 'early space' exploration kits"

 

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Viscount

VICKERS VISCOUNT

Built by Frank White
in the markings of Capitol Airlines

He says...: "I reworked the transparencies using the 'clear glue' method; re-shaped the windscreen frames; dropped the flaps; placed the kit's standing pilot figure in the cockpit and posed two of the passengers by the finished plane. The natural metal finish is compliments of the Molotow chrome pens and sealed with Pledge floor polish."

Viscount Viscount

VICKERS VISCOUNT

Built by Greg Bale
in the markings of Trans Australia Airlines c.1967

He says... "The decals were home-made, drawn up on my PC, and printed on my inkjet printer. It's a lovely kit that I greatly enjoyed building.
I was impressed how good the parts fit was, considering its vintage. Thank you for making it available once again.
"

 

Viscount
Viscount Viscount
Viscount Viscount

THE 3-STAGE ROCKET

 

More from Ray Lagrant, this time the 3-Stage Rocket - complete with lighting

Note the interesting adaptation of the service tower

Click here for the video

McDONNELL XV-1 CONVERTIPLANE

Built by George Prosnik

He says... "I upgraded the cockpit although I did not correct the door configuration per the actual aircraft"


He based this on photographs of the real plane on display at the US Army Aviation Museum, Fort Rucker, AL

This is the first prototype - there were only two - the second, at the NASM Silver Hill facility, can be seen further down these pages

Curtiss Condor Curtiss Condor
Curtiss Condor

CURTISS CONDOR

Frank White took the Curtiss Condor kit,
did a little re-shaping of the windscreen and wingstrut positions, but as he says...
"The passenger and crew figures were getting anxious to get underway, so after the paint job, and adding the rigging, she was ready to fly"

The props were made to spin via a fan!

You can see more of Frank's work on his Pinterest page

Thor ICBM

 

The THOR MISSILE

 

built by Kevin Carroll

 

He says ...

(A) fun, stress-free, nostalgic build of a kit that is almost (almost) as old as me!

An intriguing build of the 'Mars' Liner - now back to the 'Moon' - with added lighting
This was expertly done by Ray Lagrant
He says..."I used green/red LEDs for the cockpit, blue LEDs for the windows and a blinking red LED for the emergency exit door"
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Rick Rufo

Rick Rufo has built the 3-Stage Rocket with some details of his own

He adds ...

"... Thank you for the wonderful kits."

 

The THOR MISSILE as built by Mike Terre.
The only modification he did was to add a cable and hook to the hoist on the side of the launch pad.
He also says, "Great kit, very good fit considering the molds were made in 1958. Please keep those old kits coming, this 63 year old modeler feels like a kid again when he builds them"
Thor Thor
X-1B

The Bell X-1B as built and detailed by Steve Eggers. He, appropriately, works for Bell Helicopter, the successor to the Bell Aircraft Corporation

The standing figure is borrowed from the
Monogram 1:48 scale B-17

scroll down for more photos of the built kit, and the real plane at the USAF Museum, Dayton, OH

USS Oregon

 

More excellent builds from Gary Bonolo, this time the USS OREGON Battleship

Gary removed the middle deck, as per the prototype, and applied deck texture to the rest. Railings come from chicken wire!

As he says, "A fun and challenging build"

USS Oregon

Convair 880 Ken Miller

Above: Ken Miller has modeled the TWA Convair 880 with suitable weathering, given it was standing for years in the 'boneyard' at Mojave Airport, CA
The actual plane was scrapped in 1999

 

Right: Tory Mucaro, of New Jersey, sent a photo of his build of the MARS LINER, here returned to the original Moonliner scheme
Note the two tiny figures on the base, which he has added for scale

Scroll down for more Moonliner builds, and for the link to where one of the originals is still on display

Moonliner
3Stage rocket

Gary Bonolo sent these photos of his Glencoe builds

Left : the ever-popular 3-STAGE ROCKET

Directly below: the CONVAIR 880
in aftermarket Delta markings

Convair 880

 

Below: the CORSAIR II yacht, fully rigged

Corsair Corsair

'Man in Space' NUCLEAR POWERED SPACE STATION and 3-STAGE ROCKET

by Rob Craig

Rob Craig Space Station

GRUMMAN J2F2 DUCK and REPUBLIC SEEBEE

Tony Smith, of Somerset in the UK, has sent photos of two Glencoe Model builds

Right and directly below are his take on the Grumman Duck, built to represent the aircraft that appears in the movie Murphy's War

Below these, his Seebee build

An amazing photographic selection of models has been sent by Mike Maynard
The conversion of the AIR GEEP into a 'Sea Geep' - below and right - is particularly inventive



Sae Geep

scroll down for photos of another build and the originals at the
Army Transportation Museum, Fort Eustis, VA

Sea Geep

Above and above right: Mike's various conversions from the U.S. COAST GUARD boat

Into space with Mike :
Right: l-r : the RETRIEVER ROCKET, LUNAR LANDER, with added diorama details, and the 3-STAGE ROCKET

Below: the NUCLEAR POWERED SPACE STATION, in authentic yellow

Below right: a conversion to the MARS LINER

Project Merlin

SPACEMEN & WOMEN

Here is the set of Spacemen and Women (and Robots) detailed by 'Josellas Tiberias'
(aka Joel Tavera)

More photos can be found on the Cult TV 'site.
(click image to take you there)

Thanks to Joel, and to Steve Iverson of Cult TV, for use of the photo

These figures were originally made by Archers

Spacemen

Duck

 

GRUMMAN J2F2 DUCK

Thanks to Bob Busing for sending his photos of his build of the Grumman Duck

It looks great - and you can find out more by clicking the photo for his You Tube slide-show of the build...

(opens in a new window)

GRUMMAN J2F2 DUCK

...and click this photo for even more images of the model on You Tube

Duck

MANNED OBSERVATIONAL SATELLITE

Designed by Convair Engineer, Dr Krafft Ehricke, this was a 1950s design for a space station Interestingly it did not follow the usual shape for the time - that of the classic wheel shape

Manned Orbiting

Manned|Orbiting

This was a Strombecker kit, first issued in 1959
Scaled at 1:200

T-Rex

TYRANNOSAURUS REX

The bare bones of Jurassic Park!

The skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus Rex

Originally an ITC kit

Now reissued - see CATALOG

MINI-KITS - LE SABRE

The Future - as it should have been...

The Mini-Kits Le Sabre poses by the 3-Stage Rocket - maybe the personal transport of the pilot?

 

LeSabre
Space Station

NUCLEAR POWERED SPACE STATION

Designed by Dr Wernher von Braun

Originally a Strombecker kit from 1957

This is the same model that appears on the box for the Glencoe Models' issue of the kit

(See CATALOG)

This model also featured in a detailed build in
Fine Scale Modeler, May 1998

 

EXPLORER 1

The first successful U.S. artificial satellite, launched February 1, 1958

Turning the handle 'clicks' out the telemetry signal sent out by the satellite!

Also features a detailed interior

The kit was originally issued by ITC in 1959

Scale 1:6

Explorer 1
Bell XiB

BELL X1B

The only conventional plastic kit of this record-breaking rocket plane in 1:48 scale
Originally produced by Strombecker

The photo shows the NASA 'silver' version and an earlier color scheme in 'roll-out orange'

Decals supply markings for USAF, NACA and NASA

One of the several pilots who flew the plane was
Neil Armstrong

The original plane is on display (below) at
The USAF Museum
, Dayton, OH

Bell X1B Bell X1B

McDONNELL XV-1 CONVERTIPLANE

The kit features rotating blades, sliding access doors and 3 figures - two standing and a pilot

Originally an ITC kit, scale 1:32

Two prototypes were built and both survive
One at the Army Aviation Museum, Fort Rucker, AL the other in storage (below) at the
NASM Paul E. Garber facility
, Silver Hill, MD

Convertiplane
Convertiplane
Convertiplane
FROG-3

 

FROG-3

A Soviet Union early battlefield rocket, known to them as an R-9 Luna

Transported on a modified PT-76 tank chassis

This is technically an artillery rocket, rather than a guided missile, but whatever, it is still a piece of history from the Cold War

Originally an ITC kit. Comes with 3 figures

Scale 1:32

 

US NAVY SEAL

The model of the famous US Navy SEAL,
in SCUBA gear

Originally produced by Precision Plastics

This is in 1:8 scale, the standard scale for many other figure kits

SEAL
Airgeep

PIASEKI ZV8P AIRGEEP

It worked! The Airgeep, would have been a 'flying Jeep', but was canceled in favor of more conventional helicopters

The kit comes with figures and markings for the prototype (pictured) and US Army

Originally an ITC kit, scale 1:32

The two remaining originals are on display - below -
US Army Transportation Museum
, Fort Eustis, VA

MINI KITS : CLASSIC ROADSTERS

From both sides of 'The Big Pond'

A British MG-TD and American fifties T-Bird

In 1:72 scale, so suitable for a wide range of diorama possibilities

Such as, pose by a similarly-scaled airplane of the period

MG & T-Bird
Down Hill Racer

MINI KITS : INDY RACER

An alternative use for the Mini Kits Indy Racer

Here it has been turned into a down-hill racer, being carried in the pickup bed of a 1:25 scale Chevy

 

THE WHITE HOUSE

Also known as 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, DC - the official residence of the
President of the United States of America

Scaled at 1:87, or H0, this is ideal for railroad modelers.

This was originally a Marx kit

Attack by Flying Saucers is optional...

WhiteHouse
Jupiter C

JUPITER C

The launch rocket for the Explorer 1 satellite. It is officially 'Juno 1', but is usually referred to as the 'Jupiter C'

This started as a Hawk kit, first issued in 1958, the same year as the launch

The kit comes with 2 figures.
The square base shown here has been added

Scale 1:48

M274 MECHANICAL MULE

Shown here as depicted in the kit, in military markings, but also as a more colorful 'civilian' version

Originally an ITC kit

Scale 1:15

Below is an example on display in the grounds of Fort Hood, TX

 

Mechanical Mule
Mechanical Mule
Mechanical Mule
Moonliner

THE MARS LINER

Left : The Mars Liner, with duplicated TWA markings to reproduce the Strombecker Moonliner, on a modified launch pad for the 3-Stage Rocket. The S-55/H-19 helicopter is from the Mini Kits range

 

Right : 'Moonliner #2' that originally stood on the TWA HQ Building in Kansas City, MO

This is now in the
National Airline History Museum

in the same city

Moonliner2

 


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