or Science Fiction models go back quite a bit. From the 1950's
model companies like Hawk, Revell, Lindberg, were making space
ships and alien saucers to give kids of all ages a look into the
Scifi movies are more popular than ever, and lend themselves to
all kinds of model kits for spaceships, starships, rockets, aliens
and much more.
a few kits from the 1930's, like Dick Tracy. Later, some resin
models of the Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon ships. These models
in the movies lent themselves to great subjects for model builders
During the 1950s we saw great movie scifi subjects like Forbidden
Planet, with the C57D flying saucer, and Robby the Robot. Earth
vs. the Flying Saucers, the Luna Rocket ship, and the Cosmostrator
ship. The ark from When Worlds Collide. Martians from War of the
From the 1960s we get the Irwin Allen TV shows, like Voyage to
the Bottom of the Sea (Seaview), Time Tunnel, or Land of the Giants
(Spindrift). Several kits have come out of those shows. Not to
mention the most popular, Lost in Space. From the B9 Robot to
the Jupiter 2.
like 2001 a Space Odyssey sparked a few kits, such as the Moonbus
and the Orion shuttle.
From the 1970s we get Alien, Space 1999, classic Battlestar Galactica,
Buck Rogers, or Disney's the Black Hole. Even some resin kits
from movies such as Silent Running.
In the 1980s, the resin boom was beginning in it's infancy to
bring even more scifi model kits to everyone. Like the Gunstar
from the Last Starfighter. Or the Landmaster from Damnation Alley.
Once the 1990s arrived, the plastic and resin models were in full
Older kits by Revell, AMT, and even MPC started to return. Such
as the Star Trek and Star Wars kits of the 1970's. New kits from
Babylon 5, Terminator, Seaquest, Blade Runner, and many more TV
and movie tie ins.
Suddenly the market changed, and modelers wanted even more Scifi
kits. It seemed like a never ending stream of great kits to build.
Made with fresh new molds, with slide technology and superior
With the release of all new kits from Moebius, a new model company
to the market, we get the Seaview, the Flying Sub, all new Battlestar
Galatica kits from the old and new TV series. They even gave us
the Dragonfly from Jonny Quest.
another new model producer, gives us rocket ships, Terminators,
T2 tanks and HK Hunter Killers, UFOs, and many more subjects.
Round 2 came out with the much requested large scale 22 inch Eagle
from Space 1999. Another kit long awaited and hoped for. As well
as the Proteus whicj=h will be kitted by Moebius models.
This is the best time to build Scifi model kits!