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Plastic model

In art and architecture, plastic model may also be any three-dimensional physical model, regardless of material.
In mechanical engineering, a plastic model is a mathematical model of a material which incorporates plasticity.

A plastic model is a plasticscale model manufactured as a kit, primarily assembled by hobbyists, and intended for static display. A plastic model kit depicts various subjects, with a majority depicting military and civilian vehicles. A kit varies in difficulty, ranging from a "snap-together" model that assemble straight from the box, to a kit that requires special tools, paints, and cements.

Plastic can be considered as something that can be easily broken or hard to glue together as in models.


The most popular subjects of plastic models by far are vehicles such as aircraft, ships, automobiles, and armored vehicles such as tanks. The majority of models depict military vehicles,[citation needed] due to the wider variety of form and historical context compared to civilian vehicles. Other subjects include science fiction vehicles and robots (most famously from Gundam series), real spacecraft, buildings, animals, human figures, and characters from motion pictures. While military, ship, and aircraft modelers prize accuracy above all, modelers of automobiles and science-fiction themes may attempt to duplicate an existing subject, or may depict a completely imaginary subject. The creation of custom automobile models is related to the creation of actual custom cars and often an individual may have an interest in both, although the cost of customizing a real car is obviously enormously greater than that of customizing a model.

Construction and techniques[edit]

Unassembled parts of a Hasegawa1/72 F-18Ekit. The frame surrounding the various parts is called the injection moulding "runner" or "sprue"

The first plastic models were injection molded in cellulose acetate (e.g. Frog Penguin and Varney Trains), but currently most plastic models are injection-molded in polystyrene, and the parts are glued together, usually with a plastic solvent-based adhesive, although experienced modelers may also use epoxy, cyanoacrylate, and white glue where their particular properties would be advantageous. While often omitted by novice modellers, specially formulated paint is sold for application to plastic models. Complex markings such as aircraft insignia or automobile body decorative details and model identification badges are typically provided with kits as screen-printed water-slide decals.

Recently, models requiring less skill, time, and/or effort have been marketed, targeted to younger or less skilled modelers as well as those who just wish to reduce the time and effort required to complete a model. One such trend has been to offer a fully detailed kit requiring normal assembly and gluing, but eliminate the often frustrating task of painting the kit by molding it out of colored plastic, or by supplying it prepainted and with decals applied. Often these kits are identical to another kit supplied in normal white or gray plastic except for the colored plastic or the prepainting, thus eliminating the large expense of creating another set of molds.

Another trend which has become very extensive is to produce kits where the parts snap together, with no glue needed; sometimes the majority of the parts snap together with a few requiring glue. Often there is some simplification of detail as well; for instance, automotive kits without opening hoods and no engine detail, or sometimes opaque windows with no interior detail. These are often supplied in colored plastic, although smaller details would still require painting. Decals are usually not supplied with these but sometimes vinyl stickers are provided for insignia and similar details.

Resin casting and vacuum forming are also used to produce models, or particular parts where the scale of production is not such as to support the investment required for injection molding.

Plastic ship model kits typically provide thread in several sizes and colors for the rigging. Automobile kits typically contain vinyl tires, although sometimes these are molded from polystyrene as well, particularly in very inexpensive kits. Thin metal details produced by photoetching have become popular relatively recently, both as detailing parts manufactured and sold by small businesses, and as parts of a complete kit. Detail parts of other materials are sometimes included in kits or sold separately, such as metal tubing to simulate exhaust systems, or vinyl tubing to simulate hoses or wiring.


Almost all plastic models are designed in a well-established scale. Each type of subject has one or more common scales, though they differ from one to the other. The general aim is to allow the finished model to be of a reasonable size, while maintaining consistency across models for collections. The following are the most common scales for popular subjects:

  • Aircraft: 1/24, 1/32, 1/48, 1/72, 1/100, and 1/144. 1/48 and 1/72 being the most popular.
  • Military vehicles: 1/16, 1/24, 1/32, 1/35, 1/48, 1/72, and 1/76.
  • Automobiles: 1/8, 1/12, 1/16, 1/18, 1/20, 1/24, 1/25, 1/32, 1/35, and 1/43.
  • Ships: 1/72, 1/96, 1/144, 1/200, 1/350, 1/400 1/450, 1/600, and 1/700.
  • Figures: 1/72, 1/48, 1/35, 1/24, 1/16, 1/13, 1/8, 1/6, and 1/4. The smaller scale figures are usually used in dioramas; the larger scales (1/8 and 1/6) are popular for stand-alone subjects.
  • Figurine busts: 1/12, 1/10, 1/9
  • Railways: 1:43.5 (7 mm/1 ft : O scale), 1:76.2 (4 mm/1 ft : OO scale), 1:87 (3.5 mm/1 ft : HO scale)
  • Mecha: 1/144, 1/100, 1/72, 1/60, and 1/35.

In reality, models do not always conform to their nominal scale; there are 1/25 scale automobile models which are larger than some 1/24 scale models, for instance. For example, the engine in the recent reissue of the AMTAla Kart show truck is significantly smaller than the engine in the original issue. AMT employees from the 1960s note that, at that time, all AMT kits were packaged into boxes of a standardized size, to simplify shipping; and the overriding requirement of designing any kit was that it had to fit into that precise size of box, no matter how large or small the original vehicle. This practice was common for other genres and manufacturers of models as well. In modern times this practice has become known as fit-the-box scale. In practice, this means that kits of the same subject in nominally identical scales may produce finished models which actually differ in size, and that hypothetically identical parts in such kits may not be easily swapped between them, even when the kits are both by the same manufacturer.

The shape of the model may not entirely conform to the subject, as well; reviews of kits in modeling magazines often comment on how well the model depicts the original.


The first plastic models were manufactured at the end of 1936 by Frog in the UK, with a range of 1/72nd scale model kits called 'Penguin'. In the late 1940s several American companies such as Hawk, Varney, Empire, Renwal and Lindberg began to produce plastic models. Many manufacturers began production in the 1950s and gained ascendancy in the 1960s such as Aurora, Revell, AMT, and Monogram in America, Airfix in UK and Heller SA in France. Other manufacturers included; Matchbox (UK), Italeri, ESCI, (both Italian) Novo {ex-Frog moulds} (former Soviet Union), and Fujimi, Nichimo and Bandai (Japan).

American model companies who had been producing assembled promotional scale models of new automobiles each year for automobile dealers found a lucrative side business selling the unassembled parts of these "promos" to hobbyists to assemble, thus finding a new revenue stream for the injection molds which were so expensive to update each year. These early models were typically lower in detail than currently standard, with non-opening hoods and no engines, and simplified or no detail on the chassis, which attached to the body with very visible screws. Within a short time, the kit business began to overshadow the production of promos, and the level of accuracy and detail was raised to satisfy the demands of the marketplace.

In the 1960s, Tamiya manufactured aircraft kits in the peculiar (at the time) scale of 1/100. Although the range included famous aircraft such as the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress, McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II, North American F-86 Sabre, Dassault Mirage III, Grumman A-6 Intruder and the LTV A-7 Corsair II, it never enjoyed the same success as 1/72 scale kits did. Soon, Tamiya stopped manufacturing 1/100 scale aircraft but re-issued a small selection of them in 2004.

Since the 1970s, Japanese firms such as Hasegawa and Tamiya, and since the 1990s also Chinese firms such as DML, AFV Club and Trumpeter have dominated the field and represent the highest level of technology.[citation needed] Brands from Russia, Central Europe, and Korea have also become prominent recently with companies like Academy Plastic Model. Many smaller companies have also produced plastic models, both in the past and currently.

Prior to the rise of plastic models, shaped wood models were offered to model builders. These wood model kits often required extensive work to create results easily obtained by the plastic models.

With the development of new technologies, modeling hobby can also be practiced in the virtual world. The Model Builder game, produced by Moonlit studio, available on Steam (service), consists of cutting, assembling, and painting airplanes, helicopters, tanks, cars, and others and making dioramas with them. Transferring the hobby to the game world allows novice modelers and people who do not have space, time, or money to buy multiple models to pursue their interests.


While injection-molding is the predominant manufacturing process for plastic models, the high costs of equipment and making molds make it unsuitable for lower-yield production. Thus, models of minor and obscure subjects are often manufactured using alternative processes. Vacuum forming is popular for aircraft models, though assembly is more difficult than for injection-molded kits. Early manufacturers of vacuum formed model kits included Airmodel (the former DDR), Contrail, Airframe (Canada), Formaplane, and Rareplanes (UK). Resin-casting, popular with smaller manufacturers, particularly aftermarket firms (but also producers of full kits), yields a greater degree of detail moulded in situ, but as the moulds used don't last as long, the price of such kits is considerably higher. In recent times, the latest releases from major manufacturers offer unprecedented detail that is a match for the finest resin kits, often including high-quality mixed-media (photo-etched brass, turned aluminum) parts.


Many modellers build dioramas as landscaped scenes built around one or more models. They are most common for military vehicles such as tanks, but airfield scenes and 2-3 ships in formation are also popular.

Conversions use a kit as a starting point, and modify it to be something else. For instance, kits of the USS Constitution ("Old Ironsides") are readily available, but the Constitution was just one of six sister ships, and an ambitious modeller will modify the kit, by sawing, filing, adding pieces, and so forth, to make a model of one of the others.

Scratch building is the creation of a model "from scratch" rather than a manufactured kit. True scratchbuilt models consist of parts made by hand and do not incorporate parts from other kits. These are rare. When parts from other kits are included, the art is technically called "Kit Bashing." Most pieces referred to as "scratchbuilt" are actually a combination of kit bashing and scratchbuilding. Thus, it has become common for either term to be used loosely to refer to these more common hybrid models.

Kitbashing is a modelling technique where parts from multiple model kits are combined to create a novel model form. For example, the effects crews on the various Star Trek TV shows frequently kitbashed multiple starship models to quickly create new classes of ship for use in background scenes where details would not be particularly obvious.


The demographics of plastic modeling have changed in its half-century of existence, from young boys buying them as toys to older adults building them to assemble large collections. In the United States, as well as some other countries, many modelers are former members of the military who like to recreate the actual equipment they used in service.

Technological advances have made model-building more and more sophisticated, and the proliferation of expensive detailing add-ons have raised the bar for competition within modeling clubs. As a result, a kit built "out of the box" on a weekend cannot compare with a kit built over months where a tiny add-on part such as an aircraft seat can cost more than the entire kit itself.

Though plastic modeling is generally an uncontroversial hobby, it's not immune to social pressures:[citation needed]

  • In the 1990s, various countries banned Formula One racecars from carrying advertising for tobacco sponsors. In response, manufacturers such as Tamiya removed tobacco logo decals from their race car kits, even those of cars which appeared before the tobacco ban.
  • The Naziswastika, which appears on World War 2 Luftwaffe aircraft, is illegal to display in Germany, and disappeared from almost all manufacturers' box illustrations in the 1990s. Some makers still include the emblem on the decal sheet, others have "broken" it into two elements which must be reassembled by the builder, while others have omitted it altogether. Aftermarket decal sheets exist that consist entirely of Luftwaffe swastikas.
  • A long lasting legal conflict exists between aerospace corporations and the manufacturers of plastic models. Manufacturers of aircraft have sought royalties from model makers for using their designs and intellectual property in their kits. Hobbyists argue that model kits provide free advertising for the makers of the real vehicles and that any royalties collected would be insignificant compared to the profits made from aircraft construction contracts. They also argue that forcing manufacturers to pay royalties and licensing fees would financially ruin all but the largest model kit makers. Some proponents of the aerospace industry contest that the issue is not of financial damages, but of intellectual property and brand image. In contrast, most of the world's commercial airlines allow their fleet to be modeled, as a form of publicity. Many cottage industry manufacturers, particularly of sci-fi subjects, avoid the issue by selling their products under generic untrademarked names (e.g. selling a figure that clearly depicts Batman as "Bat Hero Figure"). Similarly, automobile manufacturers occasionally make an effort to collect royalties from companies modeling their products.

Recently, the UK's Ministry of Defence has required model and decal manufacturers to pay licensing fees in order to use Royal Air Forceinsignia.[citation needed]

See also[edit]


  • Chris Ellis; How to Go Plastic Modelling, Patrick Stephens, 1968 (and subsequent editions).
  • Gerald Scarborough; Plastic Modelling, Airfix Magazine Guide 1, Patrick Stephens, 1974.
  • Robert Schleicher (Author) & Harold A. Edmonson (Editor); Building Plastic Models, Kalmbach, 1991.

External links[edit]

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Old Plastic Model Kits

OldModelKits SS Rex Ocean Liner, mid 1930s, 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint


Finally, the Pride of the Italian Line in 1/350 scale! The SS Rex is from the same team that brought you the 1/350 SS Normandie Ocean Liner. This four year project is a 100% new model and represents the Rex in her glory years of the mid 1930s.  more info >

Monogram SM-62 Snark Guided Missile With Tractor and Launch Ramp - US Air Force / SAC, 1/80, PD27-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++


First and only issue from 1957. Difficult to find in this condition. The hardbox grades 'Excellent++' with wonderful color and gloss, absolutely no tape or price tags or residue and four solid corners. Hard to find scale kit of the Snark, tow tractor, launcher and crew of four. Launch pad has wheels that rotate and the launcher can be realistically moved from the transport to the launch configuration. Molded in the correct beautiful gloss red and yellow-orange. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

AMT 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle SS454 - Stock / Race / Street Machine, 1/25, 6536

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM


Still factory sealed. Rare. Includes parts and decals so you can built it one of three ways. Features detailed engine and engine compartment, removable hood, detailed chassis and full interior. There are also a large number of optional parts for the engine and car.

Hawk T-6 Texan - Air Force Trainer, 1/72, 610-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM++


Late 1950s hardbox issue in rare investment-grade 'Near Mint++' condition. This is Bill Campbell's first artwork for the Hawk T-6. It seldom turns up and is rarer than the others. Features excellent fit and finish, all recessed panel lines, superfine raised rivets, crew of two, full landing gear and display stand. Molded in silver and clear. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell German V-2 Missile - With Trailer and Launcher - History Makers Issue, 1/69, 0560

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc


Still factory sealed. 1994 re-release of the 1982 release- which itself is from the very popular 1960s original molds. Has many operational features including the V-2 missile with removable panel with full interior including fuel tanks, rocket engine and more, working launcher and transport trailer/erector and crew members. Please note that Revell lists this kit as 1/54 but I have noted it as 1/69 because the built missile measures 8" tall and the actual missile is 45.9 feet tall. That comes out to be 1/69.

Modelkrak Russian Cruiser Kolchida 1917, 1/700, MKs-R002

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Finely cast resin waterline model that includes PE parts and illustrated instructions. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions. Kolchida was the former yacht Tamara built in 1898. She was purchased by the Russian Naval Ministry in June 1913 and converted into a communications vessel attached to the Black Sea Fleet HQ. During conversion she was fitted with an extremely powerful radio set that was able to communicate directly with St. Petersburg, which gave her a significant place in Russia's naval history.

Tamiya Panzerkampfwagen IV Ausf. D - With Crew Of Three, 1/35, MM196

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+


Well molded with excellent detail. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The sturdy, dependable IV soldiered on well after WW II. Beginning in 1955, Syria received a number of various marks from Czechoslovakia and Spain. Some of these were used in combat as late as 1967.

Monogram Grumman F-14A Tomcat - VF-142 USS America, 1/48, 5803

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


1981 issue with colorful high-vis decals from VF-142 USS America. Finely molded and detailed model features full cockpit detail, optional position canopy, variable position wings, and four AIM-54 Phoenix, 2 AIM-9 Sidewinder and 2 AIM-7F Sparrow Missiles. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Irwin Sikorsky Helicopter With Gyro Friction Motor, 692

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


From 1953. The Irwin Company ("One Of The World's Largest Toy Manufacturers") decided to sell one of their toys as an unassembled kit in 1953. They may have been prompted by the success of the Gowland & Gowland Highway Pioneers, or perhaps they were simply had forward-looking leadership. This large scale model is made from color and factory painted plastic and can be assembled with regular wheels for a more 'scale' appearance or with the factory-built 'gyro friction motor' which turns the main rotor while taxing the helicopter along the ground. Features large fuselage that is 15" and molded in dark navy blue with factory painted silver sections, painted pilot figure, clear nose bubble, 17" rotor blade, (1) yello stretcher, 'scale' rubber wheels with metal axle, gyro-friction motor unit with all linkage and rubber wheels, yellow boarding ladder, the small plastic and metal hardware parts in the original box and decals. The text and illustrated instructions are present. Never started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing (1) of (2) stretchers and the tail rotor. Otherwise includes all other parts and paperwork.

Wingnut Wings FE.2b Late - (FE-2b), 1/32, 32025

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Out of production. Amazingly well detailed and certainly the finest plastic FE2b kit ever available. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Yunyj Tyechinik Antonov An-24V 'Curl' - Aeroflot, 1/154

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Classic Cold War kit. This is a 'Yunyj Tyechinik' release and not the earlier MZMPI. This company succeeded MZMPI (which was the first kit manufacturer in the USSR) and continued till a new name was introduced in the mid 1970s. This model is an in-flight version with a stand and clear prop disks. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. The kit did not come with decals.

Kemziv Antonov AN-2M - (ex-MEE), 1/50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


Rare and likely from the late 1970s. One of at least two Kemziv issues, and probably the earliest of the two known. Large almost 1/48 scale kit of the popular and successful AN-2, the world's largest single engined biplane. The model has never been started and all parts are still sealed in the factory 'krinkle' clear plastic bags. Includes color insignia sheet and full instructions. The insignia are CCCP and Aeroflot for a civil AN-2 transport. This model is the Ex-MEE 1/50 AN-2 kit that was sold as a built up display model and a kit. Production ended at MEE in about 1984. Some molds passed to Genton at that point, and obviously Kemziv got them at some point. Thanks to Tom Marino for help on this.

Delta Campini Caproni With Book, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+


Includes well produced and illustrated Campini Caproni paperback history book. The Campini Caproni was a early jet with a unique propulsion system. A regular piston engine turned the compressor stages. The compressed air was mixed with fuel in a combustion chamber behind the piston engine and ignited. NOTE: has minor and professional quality assembly: the seat is glued to the cockpit floor. There is no other assembly. The aircraft has been inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: missing display stand.

Tamiya Panzerkampfwagen IV Ausf. D - With Crew Of Three, 1/35, MM-196A

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++


Well molded with excellent detail and includes three figures and accessory pieces. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The sturdy, dependable IV soldiered on well after WW II. Beginning in 1955, Syria received a number of various marks from Czechoslovakia and Spain. Some of these were used in combat as late as 1967.

Frog North American F-100 Super Sabre - French or Danish Markings - (Hasegawa), 1/72, F280

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-


Quality Hasegawa kit marketed in the UK by Frog with their own decals and instructions. Contains decals for the French 11e Escadre de Chasse or Danish 727 Sqn., Tactical Command. NOTE: this kit has minor, 'professional' quality subassembly as follows: wing halves assembled; drop tanks built; seat glued to floor. There is no other assembly. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Bandai M4A1 75mm Sherman Tank, 1/48, 8282

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


Rare 1/48 scale model is part of the classic and highly detailed Bandai Pin Point 1/48 armor series. These kits are beautifully molded and feature interior detail as well as flexible treads, many operating features and crew members that can be assembled in almost any position. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram F-105F Fighter-Bomber - Thunderchief, 1/72, 5438

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Rare issue of the early two seat Thud. Molds were later altered to make "G" variant. Very nicely detailed kit featuring excellent dual cockpit, two crew members, opened or closed canopies, detailed gear wells, optional position exhaust speed brakes, drop tanks, two sizes of iron bombs and more. Includes very colorful hi-vis decals. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell F-105B Thunderchief 'S' Issue, 1/75, H285-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


1958 first issue with dramatic hardbox artwork. The box has excellent color and gloss. Features optional position landing gear, movable wheels, four bombs, pilot figure and hinged cockpit canopy and refueling probe. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Heller Breguet 693, 1/72, L392

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+


Older issue and a very good effort by Heller as it is well detailed and molded for that time. Never started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions. Sleek and beautiful, the Breguet 693 was a fast low-level twin engine attack bomber with a crew of two. Armament was one 20mm cannon and two machine guns in front and one turret mounted machine gun facing aft. Bomb load was 6 to 8 50 kg bombs.

Orange Crush-Revell 1910 Studebaker Cupe Electro (Electric Coupe), 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++


Very rare kit with a fascinating history. Around 1958/59, Orange Crush of Mexico offered a promotion. They offered free, colorful, plastic model cars if you collected correctly-marked Orange Crush bottle caps. The models are 1/32 scale Revell Highway Pioneer series - although there is no mention of Revell or Lodela anywhere on the box. Orange Crush had the boxes and even the instructions specially made for them with no mention of a manufacturer. They were never given numbers. The boxes were very thin and fragile cardboard. This has contributed to wear and you must be very cautious with them. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bag and the instructions are sealed in the bag as well. You could redeem your caps two ways - at the Orange Crush truck and at a Modelandia Hobby House. The box sides show the 18 cars in the series. Orange Crush also released two full-color booklets and a complete paint set for the cars. A colorful cardboard box held 7 colors of paint in glass bottles, complete with 'Orange Crush' screw-on caps! The entire promotion was done in coordination with Modelandia Hobby House which had up to 19 stores. Modelandia's name appears on each of the boxes and the paint as well. Robina S.A. was the bottler or distributor of Orange Crush in Mexico at that time. The box side lists the other 18 kits with small color pictures of each and shows three sizes of OC - Family Size (Familiar), Grand (Grande) and Normal. You could also obtain models with Titan bottle caps. Titan was also bottled by Robina and came in large (Titan) and smaller (Titancito) sizes and apparently more than one flavor. We do not know how Orange Crush had access to the plastic kits or who sealed the internal bags with the Crush instructions inside them. We can assume that it may have been Lodela, since they would have had access to the Revell molds. It is not know for how long the promotion lasted, but Orange Crush was one of the most dominant soft drinks in Mexico at that time. Here is one clue: some boxes claim that Modelandia had 13 locations; other boxes, which obviously came later on, claim 19 locations. This may indicate that this promotion went on for a significant amount of time.

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When WWII came along, there was a big push to make some of the heaviest trucks ever to come down the line. Suddenly Dodge, Ford and GM, along with Diamond Reo and others, were cranking out 6x6 trucks and "Deuces and a half" to move the supplies around that the military needed to win the war.

These trucks were simple to build and simple to operate. With no comforts or added frills. They were built to be tough and take abuse.

Later this century, the militaries all over the world started to develope specific trucks and vehicles with a single purpose. Cargo transportation, mine removal, armored personel carriers, weapons platforms, communications, now there was a whole stable of heavy truck designs for any task.

HEMETT trucks by oshkosh were large trucks built to adapt to all terrains, but are still able to be converted and used as a multipurpse truck.

Vehicle and trucks like the M1070, M1078, M1082, and M1083 became variations on the same or similiar trucks and chassis. And used world wide, from northern lands to desert conditions.

Technology and truck design marches on, and we can expect more trucks and truck model kits in the future. From companies such as Revell Germany, Italeri, Hobby Boss, Italeri, Academy, Trumpeter, Tamiya, and many more.

These kits have come a long way in recent years. Most have an interior, detailed chassis, even an engine and drivetrain. They rival their larger 1/25 scale cousins in detail and quality easily.

Not to mention that there are tons of gear to go with these kits. Cargo accessories, trailers, weapons, photoetch, figures, and much more. Plenty of model kits to make a diorama with your truck and really show it off.


British war time trucks were similar, if not the same, as U.S. and Allied vehicles. But there were some exception cases were the British had their own versions. One being the Land Rovers, and the Rolls Royce armored "cars".

They still make military vehicles today, sometimes in conjunction with other partners, such as European countries, Canada, or Australia.

Modern trucks such as the Dingos, M-series, APCs, and other designs continue to serve and protect her Majesty's nation of Great Britain.



Military heavy truck model kits and others.

These are primarliy US Army, Marines, Allied and British truck kits.


Scale Model Military International magazines

Model Military

italeri m978 fuel truck model kit

M978 Fuel Service Truck


italeri hemtt gun truck model kit

HEMTT Gun Truck


trumpeter m1142  fire truck model kit

HEMTT M1142 Tactical Fire Fighting Truck


trumpeter m983 truck model kit

M983A2 HEMTT Truck & Trailer


dragon patriot truck model kit

Patriot (SAM) System (PAC-1) with M983 HEMTT


italeri container model kit

20' Container


M911 M747 Heavy Equipment Truck & Trailer


trumpeter m915 truck model kit

M915 Cargo Truck & Trailer


hobby boss m911 truck model kit

M911 Heavy Truck & M747 Trailer


hobby boss m1070 truck model kit

M109A3 VAN SHOP (Van body with internal parts)


rye field atv truck model kit

M1240A1 M-ATV US MRAP All Terrain Vehicle


panda mrap truck model kit

M1240A1 MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV)


meng cougar truck model kit

U.S. Cougar 6x6 MRAP Vehicle


kinetic rf31 truck model kit

US Army Mine Protected Armored Personnel Carrier


meng husky truck model kit

British Army HUSKY TSV Vehicle


bronco maxx pro truck model kit

M1224 MaxxPro MRAP


Husky MkIII VMMD Vehicle Mounted Mine Detector


trumpeter mk23 truck model kit

US MK23 MTVR Medium Tactical Vehicle


Land Rover WMIK with Milan ATGM Vehicle


trumpeter m1083 truck model kit

M1083 FMTV (Medium Tactical Vehicle) US Cargo Truck


trumpeter m1083 armored truck model kit

M1083 FMTV with Armor Cab


trumpeter m1082 trailer model kit

M1082 LMTVT (Light Medium Tactical Vehicle Trailer)


trumpeter m1078 model kit

M1078 LMTV Cargo Truck with Armored Cab


hobby boss m1070 truck model kit

M1070 / M1000 HETS Truck & Trailer


hobby boss rsov truck model kit

RSOV with MK 19 Grenade Launcher Vehicle


academy rok cargo truck model kit

ROK ARMY K511A1 2.5ton Cargo Truck


panda excavator model kit

HMEE-1 High Mobility Engineer Excavator


academy m1151 truck model kit

M1151 Enhanced Armament Carrier HMMWV


bronco m1114 truck model kit

M1114 Up Armored Tactical Vehicle




afv king cobra truck model kit

Army Gun Truck King Cobra Vietnam War


afv club m54a2 5 ton cargo truck model kit

US Army M54A2 5-Ton 6X6 Cargo Truck


italeri m923 bigfoot truck model kit

M923 A1 Big Foot Truck


afv big shot truck model kit

WC63 Dodge 1 1/2 ton 6x6 Cargo Truck


tamiya gama goat truck model kit

6x6 M561 Gamma Goat


tamiya m26 truck model kit

M26 Armored Tank Recovery Vehicle Truck


tamiya dragon wagon truck model kit

US 40 Ton "Dragon Wagon" Truck & Trailer


roden m37 dodge truck model kit

Dodge M37 3/4 Ton 4x4 Cargo Truck


afv m35a2 truck model kit

M35A2 6x6 2-1/2-Ton Cargo Truck


Dodge M43 3/4 TON 4X4 Ambulance Truck


revell atomic cannon truck and trailer model kit

Atomic Cannon with Truck Transport and Trailer


Teracruzer with Missile


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US M19 Tank Transporter Truck & Trailer


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GMC Truck with Bofors 40mm Gun


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Studebaker US6 Cargo Truck


Studebaker 6 X 6 Heavy Truck


1941 Ford Truck 4x4 Marmon – Herrington


Ford Gpa Amphibian 1/4 Ton 4x4 Truck


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Diamond T968 Cargo Truck


M3A1 Scout Car


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US White 6x6x6 Cargo Truck


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US 2.5 Ton 6x6 Cargo Truck


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US GMC CCKW 750-Gallon Tanker


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US GMC CCKW 352 Wood Cargo Truck


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WOT 8 WWII British Cargo Truck


Bedfrord QLD Truck General Service


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10HP British Light Utility


British 25Lb Gun & Quad


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Dorchester ACV Truck


British LRDG Command Car with 7 Figures


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Bedford QLB Bofors Gun Tractor Truck


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W.O.T.6 British Cargo Truck


M1 8-inch Howitzer


M-59 155mm Cannon Long Tom


M2A1 105mm Howitzer


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US Army Liberty Cargo Truck


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FWD Type B Cargo Truck


Rolls Royce British Armoured Car


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Military Vehicles

Pz. Kpfw. IV Ausf. H

The Panzer IV was deployed for the entire duration of WW2....

€ 36.00

M24 Chaffee Korean War

The M24 Chaffee was deployed to US Army armoured battalions from 1944....

€ 32.00

T-34/85 Korean War

The T-34 tank is certainly one of the most famous armoured vehicles....

€ 37.00

Panzerjäger I

The self-propelled Panzerjager I tank destroyer was built... .

€ 31.00

M7 Priest

The deployment of self-propelled artillery during the Second World War....

€ 29.00

M1 155mm Howitzer

In the years leading up to World War II, the United States....

€ 25.00


The M-60 was introduced in the first years of ‘60s....

SOLD OUT€ 30.00


The Opel Blitz was the main truck used by German forces during the Second World War....

€ 30.00


The self-propelled guns of the M-110 series have represented....

€ 30.00


During the Africa campaign, the British Army used some Stuart light tanks....

€ 27.00


The Leopard 2 was developed in the '70s to satisfy the specific need of the....

€ 37.00

RSO/03 with PAK 40

In order to cope with the poor road conditions on the Eastern front.

SOLD OUT€ 36.00

T34/85 Zavod 183 Mod. 1944

The T-34 tank is certainly one of the most famous armoured vehicles of the Second World War.

€ 50.00 € 40.00


The Panzerkampfwagen VI Ausf. E Tiger I is one of the most famous tanks of the Second World War.

€ 38.00


The M113 is one of the most famous armored personnel carrier in the history of military vehicles.

€ 31.00


The Gun Motor Carriage M6 was developed on the famous 4x4 Dodge WC52 frame adopting.

SOLD OUT€ 19.00


Entered into service between the late '70s and early' 80s the Leopard 2 is considered one of the best armored vehicles in the world.

€ 30.50


The acronym HEMTT (Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck) identifies a range eight-wheel drive off-road.

€ 48.00


The prototype pf the L6/40 was finished in 1938, and the following year the series model was ready.


The Armored Recovery Vehicles (ARV), were introduced during the Second World War.

€ 25.00


This vehicle based on the hull of the Panther tank was made to equip the German military armoured units.

SOLD OUT€ 30.50


The Sd Anhanger 51 trailer could easily be used by a large number of Wehrmacht vehicles..

€ 11.50


LMV Lince, produced by Iveco in Bolzano, is the tactical vehicle more demanded at moment for its appreciated defense qualities against small arms.

€ 45.50


On 24 May 1915 Italy entered the war against the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The battlefront was extensive and characterised by different types of environment from the Isonz....


The M113 is one of the most famous armored personal carrier in the history of military vehicles.


Born on the reliable and proven Panzerkampfwagen 38t light tank chassis.


Starting from the mid ‘30s an ambitious project to improve the mobility and the mechanization of Germany Army was undertaken.


The model 42 Desert Vehicle was developed for the Italian Regio Esercito based on the chassis and mechanics of the AB 41 armoured car.


The light multi-role vehicle LMV Lince, produced by the Italian manufacturer Iveco.

€ 46.00

Pz. Kpfw. I Ausf. B

The Panzerkampfwagen I was the first German mass-produced tank.


In 1941, after the German attack on Russia, it became clear to the UNITED STATES that possibility of an American involvement in the war was becoming more and more inevita....

€ 25.00


This large triple shaft amphibian vehicle was developed during the 2nd World War for the American armed forces. The aim was to build a vehicle to .


The BMP-1 has been, for several years, the most common armored infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) of the Soviet Army.


Developed by Higgins Industries of New Orleans on the basis of a flatbottomedboat used in the Louisiana marshlands.

€ 55.00


This large triple shaft amphibian vehicle was developed during the 2nd World War for the American armed forces.


The United States and many of her Allies used HARLEY DAVIDSON.

€ 11.00


This landing craft was used extensively by US and British navies during the Second World War to transport wheeled vehicles, lightweight armour and .


The M-108 self-propelled artillery was introduced, in the early '60s, to satisfy a specific need of U.S. Army: develop a high mobility howitzer able to replace the aging....

M923 ''Hillbilly Gun Truck

This medium cargo truck of the 5 ton category, is representative of today's generation of logistical vehicles of the U.S. Forces.

€ 30.50

Dodge Staff Car WC56

Dodge 3/4 ton trucks, are still used by many armies today. They were first delivered to all Allied Forces including the Soviet Union in 1941.

Kfz.3b Maultier with FLAK 38

During the Second World War, the German Army used a large number of 3 tons medium trucks to perform tactical transport and logistics duties.

M4A3 Sherman Calliope

The Sherman was the standard tank of the Allied Forces during World War II and it was produced in many versions.

HEMTT Gun Truck

The acronym HEMTT (Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck) identifies a range eight-wheel drive off-road capable heavy truck.

€ 40.00

20’ Military Container

The 20-feet freight container is a key element for the international logistics.

SOLD OUT€ 17.50


Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle. The Humvee is a four wheel-drive vehicle suitable, despite its impressive size, for several purposes thanks to its extraordinary operational....

Hf.2 Schwerer Heeresfeldwagen

During the Second World War the German Army relied quite heavily on horse-drawn transportation to supply its units.

M60 Blazer

Towards the end of the seventies the Israeli Army began to use a large number of M-60 tanks, which were supplied by the United States.

Pz.Kpfw.VI Tiger I Ausf.E mid production

The Tiger I tank, which has been produced in the second half of 1943, was based on the hull of the firstoperational version used in North Africa and Russia.

€ 36.50

508 CM “Coloniale”

Fiat 508 “Balilla” is the most popular car produced in Italy in the thirties. In June 1937, the new “Balilla” 508C, equipped.

Land Rover 109’ LWB

The "Land Rover" was certainly one of the most famous symbols of "Made in England" on four wheels and is a real milestone in the history of the off road vehicles.

€ 16.00

U.S. Armoured Gun Truck

This medium cargo truck of the 5 ton category, is representative of today's generation of logisticalvehicles of the U.S. Forces.

Crusader Mk.I

The Crusader Mk. I tank, produced in a range of versions, equipped front-line British armoured divisions up until about half-way through the Second World War.


Towards the later Seventies the need of increate fire power of U.S. self-propelled guns led to the development.


The M-109 medium self-propelled Howitzer first saw combat during the Vietnam War.

Sd. Kfz. 167 Sturmgeschütz IV

Sturmgeschütz, abbreviated StuG, was the weapon of the Sturmartillerie, the branch of the German artillery tasked with close fire support of infantry.

M109A6 Paladin

The heavy self-propelled artillery gun M-109 is the most reliable and most widely used vehicle of its category used by the U.S. forces and most Western countries.

Sd.Kfz.162 Jagdpanzer IV Ausf.F

The Mark IV self-propelled tank-killer was built on the chassis of the Pz.Kpw. IV, one of the most efficient and widely.

€ 36.50

S.A.S. Recon Vehicle

The "Land Rover" was certainly one of the most famous symbols of "Made in England" on four wheels and is a real milestone in the history of the off road vehicles..

€ 12.00


The light tank M 24 has been a project required by the US Army at the end of the 2nd World War to replace the armored vehicles M 8 and M 20 Greyhound.

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