Plastic Model Kit were first made in the United Kingdom in the mid 1930’s. This new hobby made possible by increase in production and reduction of cost of plastic items. The first plastic items were invented in the middle of the 19th century, but it wasn’t until the after the First World War the use of plastics increased. By the 1940’s, a number of American companies had begun selling plastic model kits. The 1950’s saw further growth in the industry. Many manufactures, Revell, AMT, Monogram, Airfix, and others, began producing plastic model kits during that decade. Revell, Monogram, Airfix, and AMT are still producing excellent models today. The 1950’s also saw an increase of plastic model figure kits. Plastic model kits attract a very special individual. The person is usually extremely creative, exacting, and patient. The hours to realize plastic model enthusiast personal vision might be long, but often the dioramas created are often spectacular. Trains and Toy Soldier has growing selection of plastic model figures available at great prices. The tools, paints, and accessories needed to complete your project are available here. Trains and Toy Soldiers is committed to providing the best service in hobbyist industry. We welcome your calls and emails and look forward to being your first source for plastic models.