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 (Korea)
  • Accurate Miniatures (USA)
  • Ace (Ukraine)
  • Ace Corporation (Korea)
  • Admiral (Czech Republic)
  • AFV Club (Taiwan)
  • Aim Fan Model (Ukraine)
  • Airfix (UK)
  • Alanger (Russia)
  • Alan Hobby (Russia)
  • AMT (USA)
  • Amusing Hobby
  • Aoshima Bunka Kyozai (Japan)
  • Ark Models (Russia)
  • Armory (Ukraine)
  • Arsenal Model Group (Ukraine)
  • Art Model (Ukraine)
  • Asuka Model (Japan) - former Tasca
  • Atlantis Model (USA)
  • Aurora Plastics Corporation (USA)
  • AvantGarde Model Kits (China)
  • Avis (Ukraine)
  • Bandai (Japan)
  • Black Label (China) - Brand of Dragon Models
  • Bronco Models (Hong Kong, China)
  • Caesar Miniatures (Taiwan)
  • Condor (Ukraine)
  • Cyber Hobby (China) - Brand of Dragon Models
  • Czech Model
  • Daco Plast (Russia)
  • Doyusha (Japan)
  • Dragon Models Limited (Hong Kong/China)
  • Eastern Express (Russia)
  • Ebbro (Japan)
  • Eduard (Czech Republic)
  • Emhar (UK)
  • Encore E Models (USA)
  • ESCI/ESCI-ERTL (Italy/USA) - stop production due to bankruptcy, molds sold/bought by Italeri and others
  • Fine Molds (Japan)
  • First To Fight (Poland)
  • Flagman (Russia)
  • Foresight (Japan)
  • Freedom Model Kits (Taiwan)
  • Frog (UK) (1955-1976). See also Mixed materials.
  • Fujimi Mokei (Japan)
  • Glencoe Models (USA)
  • Great Wall Hobby (China)
  • GSI Creos (Japan) - former Gunze Sangyo
  • Hasegawa (Japan)
  • Hawk (USA)
  • Heller SA (France)
  • HK Models (Hong Kong, China)
  • Hobby Boss (China)
  • Hobbycraft (Canada)
  • Huma Modell (Germany)
  • ICM Holding (Ukraine)
  • Imex Model (USA)
  • Italeri (Italy)
  • Jo-Han (USA)
  • Kinetic (Hong Kong, China)
  • Kitty Hawk Models (China)
  • KP Models (Hungary)
  • Lindberg (USA)
  • Lion Roar (China)
  • Maco (Germany)
  • Marusan (Japan)
  • Matchbox (UK/Germany) - stop production due to bankruptcy, molds sold/bought by Revell and others
  • Master Box (Ukraine)
  • Meng Model (Hong Kong, China)
  • Merit International (China)
  • Micro Ace (Japan) - former Arii
  • MiniArt (Ukraine)
  • Minicraft (USA)
  • Mirage Hobby (Poland)
  • Mirror Models (Ireland)
  • Model Products Corporation (MPC) (USA)
  • Modelkasten (Japan)
  • Modelsvit (Ukraine)
  • Moebius (USA)
  • Monochrome (Japan)
  • Monogram models (USA)
  • Mr. Hobby (Japan) - brand of GSI Creos
  • MSD Model (Russia)
  • Novo - old Frog kits made in the Soviet Union (1971-)
  • Pacific Coast Models (USA)
  • Panda Hobby (Hong Kong, China)
  • Pegasus Hobbies (USA)
  • Pit-Road (Japan)
  • Plasticos Lodela S.A. (Mexico)
  • Platz (Japan)
  • PM Model (Turkey)
  • Preiser (Germany)
  • Pyro Plastics Corporation (USA)
  • Renwal (USA)
  • Revell (USA/Germany)
  • Riich Models (Ukraine)
  • Roden (Ukraine)
  • Skunkmodels (Hong Kong, China)
  • Smer (Czech Republic)
  • Special Hobby (Czech republik)
  • Sweet (Japan)
  • Takom (China)
  • Tamiya Corporation (Japan)
  • Tarangs (Sweden)
  • Tauro (Italy)
  • Testor Corporation (USA)
  • Tokyo Marui (Japan)
  • Tomytec (Japan)
  • Toxso Model (Russia)
  • Tri-ang - brand name in France for Frog.
  • Trumpeter (China)
  • Unimodel (Ukraine)
  • VEB Plasticart (East Germany)
  • Vision Models (Taiwan)
  • Vulcan Scale Models (Hong Kong, China)
  • Wave Corporation (Japan)
  • Wingnut Wings (New Zealand)
  • Xact Scale Models (Hong Kong, China)
  • Xuntong Model (China)
  • Zoukei Mura (Japan)
  • Zvezda (Russia)
  • 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]

  • Amodel (Ukraine)
  • AZ Model [2] (Czech Republic)
  • Azur [3] (Czech Republic/France) - Brand of MPM production s.r.o.
  • Brengun [4]
  • Eduard (Czech Republic)
  • F-RSIN
  • Fly Models [5]
  • Legato [6]
  • Maquette (Russia)
  • Military Wheels (Ukraine)
  • Modelsvit
  • MPM production s.r.o. [7] (Czech Republic)
  • OzMods Scale Models [8]
  • Roden (Ukraine)
  • RS Models [9] (Czech Republic)
  • Skif (Ukraine)
  • Special Hobby [10] (Czech Republic) - Brand of MPM production s.r.o.
  • Sword (Czech Republic)
  • Valom (Czech Republic)

Vacuum formed[edit]

  • Airmodel [11]
  • MiniArt
  • OzMods Scale Models [12]
  • Rareplanes (1969-2000) [1]
  • Sanger [13]

Resin cast[edit]

  • Airmodel [14]
  • Anigrand Craftswork [15]
  • Arlo-Micromodel
  • CMK (Czech Master Kit) - brand of MPM production s.r.o. / Special Hobby [16]
  • Czech Master Resin (CMR) [17]
  • Olimp (ProResin) [18]
  • OzMods Scale Models [19]
  • Planet Models - brand of MPM production s.r.o. / Special Hobby [20]
  • Studio 27
  • Wave Corporation

White metal[edit]

Wood[edit]

  • Woody Joe (Japan)

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.

  • ARV
  • Gallery
  • Rebell Hobby
  • Skilcraft

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

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

Bibliography[edit]

  • Scale Aircraft Modelling, Guideline, January 2013
  • Plastic Model & Tool Catalog 2015 , Magazine Daichi, April 2015

See also[edit]