List of scale model kit manufacturers

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This list is arranged by the main material of manufacture.

Where a manufacturer has produced different kits in different materials, they are duplicated under each material.

Polystyrene[edit]

Injection-moulded (high pressure)[edit]

  • Academy Plastic Model Co.
  • Airfix
  • AMT
  • Aurora Plastics Corporation
  • Bandai
  • Dragon Models Limited
  • Frog (1955-1976). See also Mixed materials.
  • Hasegawa
  • Heller SA
  • ICM Holding
  • Italeri
  • Lindberg
  • Meng Model
  • MiniArt
  • Model Products Corporation (MPC)
  • Monogram
  • Novo - old Frog kits made in the Soviet Union (1971-)
  • Plasticos Lodela S.A.
  • Pegasus
  • Revell
  • Special Hobby
  • Tamiya Corporation
  • Tri-ang - brand name in France for Frog.
  • Trumpeter
  • Zvezda
  • Hobbyboss
  • PM Models
  • KP Models
  • ESCI/ESCI-ERTL/ESCI-AMT/ForceOne - stop production due to bankruptcy, molds sold/bought by Italeri Revell and others
  • Matchbox - stop production due to bankruptcy, molds sold/bought by Italeri Revell and others
  • Humbrol - Airfix/Heller partnership to build models with common sprues paints and glues, brand kept by Airfix for paints and glues
  • Ocidental - Portuguese Brand of a plastic plant for home products, that started to build models that were used or in use by the portuguese armed forces current and past, age of discovery ships naus caravelles etc, spitfire Fiat G-91 fighters and T-6 Texan, and so on, sold several sprues molds to Revell and Italeri for several kits.

Injection-moulded ("short-run" low pressure)[edit]

  • F-RSIN
  • Fly Models
  • Modelsvit
  • OzMods Scale Models [2]

Vacuum formed[edit]

  • Airmodel [3]
  • MiniArt
  • OzMods Scale Models [4]
  • Rareplanes (1969-2000) [1]
  • Sanger [5]

Resin cast[edit]

  • Airmodel [6]
  • Arlo-Micromodel
  • Czech Master Resin (CMR) [7]
  • OzMods Scale Models [8]
  • Planet models [9]
  • Studio 27
  • Wave Corporation

White metal[edit]

Wood[edit]

Card[edit]

  • FlyModel
  • Halinski
  • JSC
  • ModelArt
  • Modelik
  • Schreiber-Bogen
  • Williamshaven

Mixed materials[edit]

  • Frog (1931-1949) - flying and static models. See also Injection-moulded polystyrene (high pressure).
  • Skybirds - wood and metal

Unknown[edit]

Please move these to the relevant section(s) above.

  • AModel
  • ARV
  • Emhar
  • Gallery
  • Kitty Hawk Models
  • Rebell Hobby
  • Renwal
  • Roden
  • RS Models
  • Skilcraft
  • Zoukei Mura

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Stevens, G.; "RAREplanes - The Big Vacform Revolution Started Here", Aeroscale. [1]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Scale Aircraft Modelling, Guideline, January 2013

See also[edit]