13 Best Airplane Model Kits

List Updated July 2020

Bestselling Airplane Model Kits in 2020


Revell 1:48 P - 51D Mustang

Revell 1:48 P - 51D Mustang
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020
  • Contains a total of 49 realistically molded pieces
  • Lift-off engine panel and wing machine gun access
  • One decal sheet with markings for two aircraft
  • Illustrated assembly instructions

Revell 1:48 A10 Warthog

Revell 1:48 A10 Warthog
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • Highly detailed cockpit with boarding ladder and clear canopy
  • Pilot figure with realistic uniform details
  • Waterslide decals and paint instructions for recreating two planes
  • 167 plastic parts
  • Illustrated assembly instructions

Revell 1:48 P - 40B Tiger Shark Plastic Model Kit

Revell 1:48 P - 40B Tiger Shark Plastic Model Kit
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • Detailed cockpit interior - canopy may be posed open or closed
  • Rotating propeller and main wheels
  • Detail include shark-mouth nose and pilot figure
  • Waterslide decals for three versions
  • Illustrated assembly instructions

Revell 1:48 F/A-18E Super Hornet

Revell 1:48 F/A-18E Super Hornet
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • Meticulously detailed cockpit including ejector seat and control panels
  • Movable tail stabilizers
  • The glazed canopy may fixed in the open or closed position
  • Authentic waterslide markings and stencil decals
  • Illustrated assembly instructions

Revell 1:48 F6F-5 Hellcat

Revell 1:48 F6F-5 Hellcat
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • Kit features folding wings, retracting landing gear and a complete load of bombs and rockets
  • Seated pilot figure and an outside crew figure
  • Decals for two versions
  • Contains 55 pieces
  • Illustrated instructions

Drones for Kids, HALOFUN Mini Drone 2.4Ghz RC Helicopter Headless Mode, Pocket RC Quadcopter Altitude Hold for Drone Training

Drones for Kids, HALOFUN Mini Drone 2.4Ghz RC Helicopter Headless Mode, Pocket RC Quadcopter Altitude Hold for Drone Training
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • Construct your own historic airplane with this 49-piece model kit
  • Features detailed cockpit, a choice of open or closed "razorback" canopy, extensive under-wing details, and pilot figures
  • Includes waterslide decals with authentic markings for (3) versions, paint and glue sold separately
  • Model Scale 1:48
  • Recommended for ages 10 years and up

Revell 1:48 B25J Mitchell

Revell 1:48 B25J Mitchell
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • Features: Machine guns mounted in glass nose and weighted tires
  • Detailed crew figures
  • Waterslide decals
  • 138 pieces molded in light gray and clear plastic
  • Illustrated assembly instructions

Revell Stearman PT-17 Plastic Model Kit

Revell Stearman PT-17 Plastic Model Kit
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • Kit features a full interior sub frame, fixed support struts and landing gear plus a detailed multi-part engine
  • Includes waterslide decals for 2 versions
  • Model kit requires model glue for construction and paint for finishing - not included

Revell 1:72 SR-71A Blackbird

Revell 1:72 SR-71A Blackbird
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • Highly detailed reproduction
  • Includes seated pilot and observer figures
  • Includes D-21 reconnaissance drone with ground trolley
  • Waterslide decals with markings for USAF
  • Illustrated assembly instructions

Revell Corsair F4U-4 1:48 Scale

Revell Corsair F4U-4 1:48 Scale
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • Rotating propeller, gear bay doors open and close, retractable landing gear, movable tail hook
  • Meticulously recreated with highly detailed parts
  • Detailed cockpit with separate pilot figure
  • Waterslide decals for two versions
  • Illustrated assembly instructions

Academy WWII U.S. Navy Fighter F6F-3/5 Model Kit

Academy WWII U.S. Navy Fighter F6F-3/5 Model Kit
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020
  • 1/72nd scale
  • Highly detailed cockpit interior and landing gear
  • Authentic markings available for two versions
  • Optional part to build as -3 or -5 version included
  • Paint and glue not included

Revell 1:39 Wright Flyer"First Powered Flight"

Revell 1:39 Wright Flyer
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020
  • Over 60 realistically molded parts
  • Includes detailed figures of Orville and Wilbur Wright
  • Launch track diorama
  • Full-color "How-to" diorama sheet
  • Illustrated assembly instructions

NewRay Classic Bomber EZ-Build Model Kit: B-17 Flying Fortress

NewRay Classic Bomber EZ-Build Model Kit: B-17 Flying Fortress
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2020
  • model of WW II plane Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
  • assembly required, easy kit
  • model length: 220mm./8.8" model wingspan: 320mm./12.8"
  • age 8+

What is Gunpla?

A basic introduction to Gunpla and Bandai's impressive Mobile Suit Gundam model kits. Finally a hobby that grows with the hobbyist.

These kits are almost exclusively of the mobile suits themselves featuring a large variety of sizes, colors, and designs. These kits are primarily snap together and molded in the correct colors and are, as a result, perfect for the beginner. In just a few short hours a novice can have a display piece that looks incredible with little to no traditional model building supplies. As experience and confidence grows, application of traditional model building paint and assembly skills can result in a piece of unbelievable quality that can classify in many ways as a work of art.

The line itself is designed to grow with the builder's skills and comfort starting with easily snapped together and pre-painted Fast Grade kits and culminating with the huge Perfect Grades. Perfect Grade kits are made of thousands of individual parts and usually feature LED lighting effects requiring great care, patience, and skill. Over the years the Gunpla hobby has, in many ways, eclipsed the original source materiel of the anime. It is rare to find a hobby that anyone with interest can have something of which to be truly proud. Most model kit based hobbies require years of patience and practice before they truly begin to pay off, but Gunpla grows with the builder supplying a sense of accomplishment lacking in the early years of others.

Gunpla is like a sunny day or a good potato chip. One is never enough.

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