Accurate Miniatures

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Accurate Miniatures
Limited liability company
Founded 2003
Headquarters Concord, NC, United States
Key people
Linda Habovick (President)
Products Plastic model kits
Owner Eddie Collins
John Habovick
Parent Collins-Habovick, LLC
Website Accurate-Miniatures.com

Accurate Miniatures is an American manufacturer of scale plastic model kits. It is owned by Collins-Habovick, LLC and is located in Concord, North Carolina, United States. Their products primarily consist plastic model airplane kits from World War II, though they also make model kits of planes and automobiles from other eras.[1]

History[edit]

The original Accurate Miniatures was a Charlotte, North Carolina based plastic model company that began business in the mid-1990s. They filed for bankruptcy in June 2001. Later that year, Accurate Miniatures was purchased from the original owners by Hobby Investors LLC, now called Collins-Habovick, LLC. The transfer included the sale of the company name, logo, inventory, and intellectual property. Paul Bedford, former general manager of the original Accurate Miniatures, claims the deal was part cash and part debt assumption.[2]

In July 2001, Accurate Miniatures, in an attempt to get out of debt, prepared to sell as much as 70% of their tooling (model molds) to the Bologna, Italy based Italeri. Some of the molds included molds for the Avenger, Dauntless, Grumman F3F, Mustang, Stormovik, and Yak kits.[2] However, the sell to Hobby Investors LLC nullified this deal.[3]

Unseen to Collins-Habovick was the financial disaster left by the previous management. When the previous management ceased operation, substantial debt remained behind. Mold sets like the B-25 and F-3F were not paid off completely, and mold commitments for the NASCAR stock car, SB2U, and an R-4 were not funded at all even though a fair amount of tooling had been complete. All of this (not including unpaid artists, printers, and many others) had to be overcome before anything else could be achieved.

Only through the diligent work and patience of the small staff was Accurate Miniatures able to be resurrected to become a successful company that is praised by model builders for their high-quality kits and attention to detail.

Products[edit]

Aircraft[edit]

Accurate Miniatures produces model kits of these airplanes:

1:48 Scale[edit]

1:72 Scale[edit]

1:100 Scale[edit]

Automobiles[edit]

Accurate Miniatures produced model kits of these automobiles:

1:24 Scale[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • 1/24 scale model automobile wheels
  • 1/48 scale model aircraft decals and accessories

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