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 (Japan)
  • Aoshima Bunka Kyozai (Japan)
  • Ark Models (Russia)
  • Arma Hobby (Poland)
  • Armory (Ukraine)
  • Arsenal Model Group (Ukraine)
  • Art Model (Ukraine)
  • Asuka Model (Japan) - former Tasca
  • Atlantis Model (USA)
  • Aurora Plastics Corporation (USA)
  • AvantGarde Model Kits [AMK], (Macau with subsidiary in UK)
  • 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)
  • Davric (Tony Brown Models) (Great Britain)
  • Doyusha (Japan)
  • Dragon Models Limited (Hong Kong/China)
  • Eaglewall (Dorking Foundry Ltd) (Great Britain)
  • Eastern Express (Russia)
  • Ebbro (Japan)
  • Eduard (Czech Republic)
  • Emhar (UK)
  • Encore E Models (USA)
  • ESCI/ESCI-ERTL (Italy/USA) - stopped production due to bankruptcy, moulds bought by Italeri and others
  • Faller (Germany)
  • Fine Molds (Japan)
  • First To Fight (Poland)
  • Flagman (Russia)
  • Foresight (Japan)
  • Freedom Model Kits (Taiwan)
  • Frog (UK) (1955-1976)
  • Fujimi Mokei (Japan)
  • Games Workshop (Warhammer 40K etc..) (Great Britain)
  • Glencoe Models (USA)
  • Gowland & Gowland (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)
  • Imai Kagaku (Japan)
  • Imex Model (USA)
  • Imperial Hobby Productions (USA) [2]
  • Italeri (Italy)
  • Jo-Han (USA)
  • Kinetic (Hong Kong, China)
  • Kiel Kraft (Great Britain)
  • Kitty Hawk Models (China)
  • Kleeware (UK/USA)
  • KP Models (Hungary)
  • Lincoln (Great Britain)
  • Lindberg Models (USA)
  • Lion Roar (China)
  • Maco (Germany)
  • Marusan (Japan)
  • Master Model (VEB PLasticart in new boxings) (East Germany, after 1989 Germany)
  • Master Box (Ukraine)
  • Matchbox (UK/Germany) - stopped production due to bankruptcy, moulds bought by Revell and others
  • Meng Model (Hong Kong, China)
  • Merit (J & L Randall Ltd) (Great Britain)
  • Merit International (China)
  • Micro Ace (Japan) - former Arii
  • MiniArt (Ukraine)
  • Minicraft (USA)
  • Mirage Hobby (Poland)
  • Mirror Models (Ireland)
  • Model Products Corporation (MPC) (USA)
  • Modelcollect(China)
  • 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-)
  • Nu-Bee (VEB Plasticart in new boxings) (East Germany)
  • Pacific Coast Models (USA)
  • Panda Hobby (Hong Kong, China)
  • Paramount (Great Britain)
  • Peco (Pritchard Patent Product Co) (Great Britain)
  • Pegasus Hobbies (USA)
  • Pilot-Replicas (Sweden)
  • Pit-Road (Japan)
  • Plasticos Lodela S.A. (Mexico)
  • Platz (Japan)
  • Playfix (VEB-Plasticart re-boxings) (East Germany, after 1989 Germany)
  • PM Model (Turkey)
  • Preiser (Germany)
  • Pyro Plastics Corporation (USA)
  • Ratio (Great Britain)
  • Renwal (USA)
  • Revell (USA/Germany)
  • Riich Models (Ukraine)
  • Roden (Ukraine)
  • Rosebud Kitmaster (Great Britain)
  • Scalecraft (Middlesex Toy Industries Ltd) (Great Britain)
  • Skunkmodels (Hong Kong, China)
  • Smer (Czech Republic)
  • Starfix (Israel)
  • [3] Special Hobby (Czech Republic)]
  • Sweet (Japan)
  • Takom (China)
  • Tamiya Corporation (Japan)
  • Tan Model (Turkey)
  • 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)
  • Very Fire (China) [4]
  • Vision Models (Taiwan)
  • Vulcan (Dorking Foundry Ltd) (Great Britain)
  • Vulcan Scale Models (Hong Kong, China)
  • Wave Corporation (Japan)
  • Williams Bros.
  • Wills Finecast (Great Britain)
  • 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 [5] (Czech Republic)
  • Azur [6] (Czech Republic/France) - Brand of MPM production s.r.o.
  • Brengun [7]
  • Eduard (Czech Republic)
  • F-RSIN
  • Fly Models [8]
  • High Planes Models (Australia/Singapore) Australian Company moved to Singapore after sale. Aircraft kits and accessories.
  • JAYS Model Kits [9] (New Zealand) Aircraft Kits mostly formerly Ventura.
  • Kiwi Wings [10] (New Zealand) Aircraft Kits part of JAYS Model Kits
  • Legato [11]
  • Maquette (Russia)
  • Military Wheels (Ukraine)
  • Modelsvit
  • MPM production s.r.o. [12] (Czech Republic)
  • OzMods Scale Models [13]
  • Roden (Ukraine)
  • RS Models [14] (Czech Republic)
  • Skif (Ukraine)
  • Special Hobby [15] (Czech Republic) - Brand of MPM production s.r.o.
  • Sword (Czech Republic)
  • Tasman Models [16] (New Zealand) Aircraft Kits part of JAYS Model Kits
  • Valom (Czech Republic)
  • Ventura Models (New Zealand) Taken over by JAYS Model Kits.

Vacuum formed[edit]

3D-printed[edit]

  • 3D Model Parts (USA) [20]
  • Black Cat Models (France) [21]
  • Classic Airships (USA) [22]
  • Kokoda Trail Models (Australia) [23]
  • Micro Master (New Zealand) [24]
  • Model Monkey (USA) [25]

Card[edit]

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

Mixed materials[edit]

  • ARLO-Micromodel (Portugal, 1939-)
  • Bluejacket Shipcrafters (USA) [26]
  • Combrig Models (Russia) [27]
  • Eduard (Czech Republic) [28]
  • Flagship Models (USA) [29]
  • Fleetscale (UK) [30]
  • Frog (1931-1949) - flying and static models. See also Injection-moulded polystyrene (high pressure).
  • John R. Haynes (UK) [31]
  • Skybirds - wood and metal
  • Pontos Model (South Korea) [32]
  • Southern Cross Models (Australia) [33]
  • The Scale Shipyard (USA) [34]
  • Veteran Models (China) [35]

Photo-etched metal / turned metal[edit]

  • Aber (Poland) [36]
  • AKA Model
  • Eduard (Czech Republic) [37]
  • Gold Medal Models (USA) [38]
  • L'Arsenal (France) [39]
  • Master Model (Poland) [40]
  • Toms Modelworks + White Ensign Models (USA) [41]

Resin cast[edit]

  • Accurate Armour [42]
  • Airmodel [43]
  • Anigrand Craftswork [44]
  • Arlo-Micromodel
  • Baxmod (mainly South African subjects)
  • Black Cat Models (France) [45]
  • Blue Ridge Models [46]
  • Classic Warships (USA - ceased model production but publishing continues) [47]
  • CMK (Czech Master Kit) - brand of MPM production s.r.o. / Special Hobby [48]
  • Combrig Models (Russia) [49]
  • Czech Master Resin (CMR) [50]
  • Fantastic Plastic Models [51]
  • G-System - gundam model kits [52]
  • Olimp (ProResin) [53]
  • OzMods Scale Models [54]
  • ParryArt [55]
  • Planet Models - brand of MPM production s.r.o. / Special Hobby [56]
  • Silver Wings [www.silverwings.pl]
  • Studio 27
  • Three Inches Under [57]
  • Verlinden Productions (Belgium/USA)
  • Wave Corporation
  • Veteran Models (China) [58]

White metal[edit]

  • Southeastern Finecast (Great Britain) from 2000
  • Wills Finecast (Great Britain) Up to 2000
  • N & C Keyser (K's Models) (Great Britain)
  • Stephen Poole kits ((Great Britain)
  • DJH Models (Great Britain)
  • Nu-Cast (Great Britain)
  • Branchlines (Great Britain)

Wood[edit]

  • Guillow (USA)
  • OcCre (Spain)
  • Kolderstok (The Netherlands)
  • Scale Decks (USA) [59]
  • Scientific (USA)
  • Sterling Models (USA)
  • Woody Joe (Japan)

Unknown[edit]

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

  • ARV
  • Flite Test
  • 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
  • Lune, Peter van. "FROG Penguin plastic scale model kits 1936 - 1950". Zwolle, The Netherlands, 2017, published by author ISBN 978-90-9030180-8

See also[edit]