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,Revell , 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).

Plastic construction kits are always popular at auction in mint and unmade condition. 

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