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Modelling the aircraft of the Spanish Civil War


This page is dedicated to modelling the aircraft of the Spanish Civil War using commercially available model kits. Kits are available for many of the aircraft mentioned on my site, and others can be converted from commercially available kits with various degrees of difficulty.

Model kits

Below is a list of kits that have been or are available. This list is probably very incomplete, since short-run kits in particular are only available for, well, a short run. On the other hand, the same kits are often released by different manufacturers (eg. many of the old Frog moulds have been reissued under the names of several Russian manufacturers), or different manufacturers can be assigned to a kit depending on which part of the packaging one looks at. I am greatly indebted to Bill Brown and Nic Protonotarios for sending me lists of their large model kit collections. I have now also added the models mentioned by Miranda & Mercado. If a kit has (R) after the name of the manufacturer, it is a resin kit, if it has (V) it is a vacuum-formed kit. If it has no suffix, it is an injection moulded polystyrene kit. If you know of any kits to be added, please let me know. Those kits that I have myself are in coloured text, in case you want to write to me to find out anything more about them. Given the increase in interest in 1:144 and 1:32 kits recently, I have now listed these in separate columns.

Many of the kits listed below are no longer readily available, but some occasionally show up, for example on eBay auctions. For the currently available kits, the best source I know of is Hannants in England, which runs a wonderful web-based mail order system. Another excellent site is the Aviation Megastore in the Netherlands, which carries kits from some of the more obscure manufacturers worldwide. Squadron in the USA also have a good range of kits available. Italian kits is a good source for Italian manufacturers and aircraft, and has a small on-line database of Italian aircraft and the kits and books available for each. I have also included several kits that have been announced for futre availability - from experience, many of thesewill never materialize, and others will be released by other manufacturers, so all of these should be take with a pinch of salt.

I have now added a separate section at the bottom of this page with comments and links to particular kit manufacturers.

Type

1:144 kits

1:72 kits

1:48 kits

1:32 kits

Other kits and notes

Adaro I.E.7 Chirta

Aero A-101

Dekno (R)
Planet Models (R)
Replica (R)

The KP Aero A-100 could be converted to an A-101

Aero A-102

RS Models (R)

RS Models (R)

Aeronca C -3

Airspeed Envoy

Rugrat (R)
Frog Penguin
RS models

The Frog or Pavla 1:72 Airspeed Oxford could be converted to an Envoy. Sanger also make a 1:48 Vac-form Oxford.

Airspeed Viceroy

Rugrat (R)

The Frog or Pavla 1:72 Airspeed Oxford could be converted to a Viceroy. Sanger also make a 1:48 Vac-form Oxford.

American-Eagle-Lincoln Eaglet

Arado Ar 66C-1

RS Models
Czech Master (R)
Airmodel (V)

Sierra Scale (V)

Arado Ar 68E- 1

Huma
Czech Master
Classic Planes
KMR (R)
Rare Wings (R)
Scalemodel Diecast (R)
Airmodel (V)
Vac Wings (V)

Classic Airframes

Arado Ar 95A

MPM
RS Models (R)
Vacu-Special (V)

Planet Models (R)

Arado Ar 95W

MPM
RS Models (R)
Czech Master (R)
Scalemodel Diecast (R)
Replica (R)
Vacu-Special (V)

Planet Models (R)

Avia 51

Avia B-534 "What if" HR model (R)
RS models
   

Avia BH-33

Ardpol (R: Kit is of the PWS-A)
Czech Master (R)

Can be converted from the KP 1:72 Avia B.21 with a new engine and fin/rudder. Legato also make a 1:48 Avia BH-21.

Avro 504K

Sram (R)

Airfix
A-Model
Frog Penguin

SMER (1:50)
Blue Max

Avro 594 Avian

Dujin (R)

Avro 626

AZ models
Pegasus
Omega models (R)

Aeroclub (V)

Avro 631/643 Cadet

B.A. Eagle 2

B.A. L25 Swallow

Dujin (R)

Convertible from a Klemm 25 kit?

Beechcraft 17

AZ Models
Sword
Meicraft
Merlin
Rareplanes (V)

Esci/ERTL
AMT
Roden

Staggerwings unlimited (V)

Bellanca 28/70

Dekno (R)

Blackburn L1 C Bluebird IV

Dujin (R)

Blériot SPAD 111

Blériot SPAD 51

AZ Models
Dujin (R)
Czech Master (R)
TopGun (R)

Blériot SPAD 56/6

Blériot SPAD 91

Dujin (R)

Bloch 300

Bloch MB 200

KP

Bloch MB 210

Heller/SMER

Boeing 281

Revell
Pavla

Hobbycraft/Academy

Hasegawa

1:100 kit from AHM

Breda 25

Aerodim (R)
Choroszy Modelbud (R)

Breda 28

Alliance (R)

Could be converted from a Ba 25 kit.

Breda 33

Dujin (R)

Breda 39

Dujin (R)

Breda 64

Choroszy Modelbud (R)

May be possible to convert from a Ba65 kit

Breda 65

Azur
RCR
Aerofile
Eurokit
AZ models
Czech Master (R)
Cavallino Rampante (R)
Cucaracha Model (R)
Challenge Plastimodels (V)
Rareplanes (V)

Special Hobby
Azur
RCR (R)
Warrior (R)

Breguet 26T

It may be possible to convert from a Breguet XIX kit.

Breguet 27S

Azur
Dujin (R)

Breguet 460

Breguet 470

Breguet 670T

Breguet XIX

Hitkit
Omega models (R)
Czech Master (R)
Dujin (R)
Airmodel (V)
Bernard Rudel (V)
Azur (announced)

Bristol Bulldog

Airfix
HR Models (R)

SMER (1:50)
Lindberg
Pyro
Impact

Bristol F2B

Sram (R)

Airfix
Pegasus
Roden
Classic Planes

Aeroclub
Blue Max
Roden
Eduard

Bücker Bü 131 Jungmann

Huma
RS Models
MGD Models
Czech Master (R)
Airmodel (V)

MPM

Planet Models (R)

Bücker Bü 133 Jungmeister

Heller/SMER
RS Models (R)

Czech Master (R)
Airmodel (V)

Aardvark models

Planet Models (R)

Cant Z.501

Italeri

Cant Z.506B

Supermodel
Challenge Plastimodels (V)

Caproni AP 1

Dujin (R)
Czech Master (R)
Legato (R)
LF Models (R)
AZ Models (announced)

Caproni Ca 100

Dujin (R)
Czech Master (R)
Choroszy Modelbud (R)
Vami (R)
Legato (R)
LF Models (R).

Legato (R)

Caproni Ca 135S

Cunarmodel (R)
Challenge Plastimodels (V)
O'Neill (V)

All these kits will need conversion to the S model (with extended engine nacelles)

Caproni Ca 310

Dekno (R)
Challenge Plastimodels (V)
Broplan (V)
Azur

Could be converted from the Italeri 1:72 Ca-311 with some difficulty.

CASA III

Caudron C.59

Dujin (R)
Omega Models (R)

Caudron C.282 Phalène

Dujin (R)

Caudron C.490

Dujin (R)

Caudron C.510 Pélican

Dujin (R)

Caudron C.600 Aiglon

Dujin (R)
Novart (R)

Caudron C.635 Simoun

Heller/SMER

JMGT (R)

Caudron Göeland

Classic Plane
Eurokit
Airmodel (V)
Bernard Rudel (V)

Caudron Luciole

Dujin (R)
Czech Master (R)

Cierva C 19 Mk IV Autogiro

Azur (announced)

Andrea Models (white metal)

Could be converted from a C. 30 kit?

Cierva C 30A Autogiro

Azur
Merlin
Veeday
Frog Penguin
Historic Wings (V)
Hispano Avio (V)

JMGT (R)
Professional Model (R)

Azur (announced)

Comper Swift

Aeroclub (V)
Dujin (R)

Consolidated 20A Fleetster

Scratchbuilt
Dekno (R)

Couzinet 101

De Havilland D.H.9

Maquette
Aeroclub
Ardpol (R)

Czech Master (R)
Ludemann (R)
Classic Plane (V)
Roden (announced)
CMR (R: announced)

Roden
Aeroclub (announced)
Aerophile (R: announced)

Wingnut Wings

Could also be converted from a DH 4 Kit ( e.g. Airfix 1:72, AMT 1:48). NB. many are DH-9A versions
which will need some conversion.

De Havilland D.H.60 Moth

Omega models (R)
Frog/NOVO
ABC Modelfarb
Korpak
A-model
Modelkrak (R)
Choroszy Model Bud (R)
Aeroclub (V)

A-model
Aeroclub
Aeroclub (V)

De Havilland D.H.80A Puss Moth

Omega models (R)
Aeroclub (V)

De Havilland D.H.82A Tiger Moth

Airfix
Aeroclub
Pavla
AZ models

SMER (1:50)
Aurora
Aeroclub
Special Hobby (announced)

Matchbox
Revell
Modelcraft (announced)

De Havilland D.H.83 Fox Moth

Aeroclub (V)
Kiwi Resins (R)

Can be converted from a D.H.82 with quite a bit of work on the fusealage. Vintavia made a 1:24 wooden kit

De Havilland D.H.84 Dragon

Rugrat (R)

De Havilland D.H.85 Leopard Moth

Planet Models (R)

Vintavia made a 1:24 wooden kit

De Havilland D.H.87 Hornet Moth

Aeroclub (V)

De Havilland D.H.89 Dragon Rapide

Aeroclub (announced)

Heller
Aerofile
Veeday
Upgrade

Airfix

Aeroclub (V)
Isracast (V+R)

Frog (1:67)

De Havilland D.H.90 Dragonfly

Merlin
Rugrat (R)
Airframe (V)

Dewoitine D.27/53

Czech Master (R)
Replica (R)

Dewoitine D. 31

Dewoitine D. 35

Dewoitine D.370 Series

Azur
Czech Master (R)
Replica (R)

Dewoitine D. 510TH

Heller/SMER
Rareplanes (V)

Hi-Tech Models
Fonderie Miniature

NB. The TH model requires a 2-bladed fixed pitch propeller.

Dornier Do 17 E/F

Aifix
RS Models

Hobbycraft

Dornier Do 17 P

RS Models

Hobbycraft

Can be converted from the Do 17 E/F with replacement of the engines by radials (Maintrack models and Airmodel make conversion kits in 1:72)

Dornier Wal

Huma
Airmodel (V)

EKO (1:150)

Douglas DC1

Can potentially be converted from a DC-2 kit

Douglas DC2

Czechmaster (R)

MPM
Dekno (R)
Execuform (V)
J & L (V)

Formaplane

Fairchild 91

Pavla
Sword
D
ekno (R)
FE resin (R)
Execuform (V)

Fairchild K.R.22

Planet models (R)

Farman F. 190 series/291

Farman F. 200

Farman F. 354

Farman F .391

Farman F. 400 series

Dujin (R)

Farman F. 430 series

Farman F. 481 Alizé

Fiat AS 1

Fiat BR 20

Italeri

Classic Airframes
Special Hobby

Fiat CR 20

Aeroclub
Choroszy Modelbud (R)
Cucaracha Model (R)
Esoteric (V)
Challenge Plastimodels (V)
KPL (V)
O'Neill (V)

Warrior Model (R; announced)

Fiat CR 30

Fiat CR 32

Supermodel
Museum
Arne Anderson (V)
AZ Models (announced)

Italeri (announced)

SMER (1:50)
Artiplast (1:50)
Classic Airframes
Sierra Scale Models (R)
Formaplane (V)

Silver Wings

Fiat G 8

Choroszy Modelbud (R)

Fiat G 50

AML
Cucaracha Model (R)
Model Market (V)

Flying Machines
Italian Classic (R)

Several kits of the G-50bis exist which can be converted to the G-50 first series by modifying the canopy and spine. Dujin make a 1:72 resin conversion for the Airfix kit.

Fieseler Fi 156 A Storch

Airfix
Heller
SMER

Academy
Eduard

Esci
Tamiya

Hasegawa
Revell
Tristar (1:35)
Bronco Models (1:35)

NB. Most kits are of the C version, which needs some modifications to make the A version.

Fieseler Fi 156 C Storch

Airfix
Heller
SMER

Academy
Eduard

Esci
Tamiya

Hasegawa
Revell
Tristar (1:35)
Bronco Models (1:35)

NB. Most kits are of the later C versions, which need some (very minor) modifications to make the early C.

Fleet 10

Azur

Planet Models make a resin kit of the Fleet 16 Finch, which may be convertible to a Fleet 10.

Focke-Wulf Fw 56 Stösser

Heller/SMER
Airmodel

Karo AS (R)
HiPM

Fokker C.X

AZ models (announced)
Czech Master (R)
Replica (R)
Alpha Productions (V)

Fokker D.XXI

MPM
Frog
Pioneer
PM

Czech Master (R)

Kora (R)

Classic Airframes
Special Hobby

Fokker F.VIIa

AZ models

AB model (R)

Could be converted from a FVIIb/3m kit

Fokker F.VIIb/3m

FE Resin
AZ models

Valom
Frog/Novo
Zvezda

Eastern Express
Chematic
Broplan (V)

X-Resin (R)

Fokker F.IX

Fokker F.XII

Fokker F.XVIII

Fokker F.XX

Ford 4-AT

Airfix
Revell/Monogram

Freüller Valls MA

General Aircraft Monospar ST-12

Aeroclub (V)

Can be converted from an ST-25 kit.

General Aircraft Monospar ST-25

Azur
Frog Penguin
Dekno (R)
Aeroclub (V)
Special Hobby

General Aviation Clark GA 43A

GonzáIez Gil-Pazó GP-1

Dekno (R)

GonzáIez Gil-Pazó GP-2

Dekno (R)

González Gil-Pazó GP-4

Gotha Go 145A

Huma
Vac Wings (V)

Vacu-Special (V)

Gourdou-Leseurre GL-32

Replica (R)
Omega models (R)

Gourdou-Leseurre GL-410

Omega models (R)

Could be converted from a GL-32 kit

Gourdou-Leseurre GL-432

Omega models (R)

Gourdou-Leseurre GL-633

Omega models (R)

Could be converted from a GL-32 kit

Grumman GE-23

MPM
Meikraft
Dekno (R)
Rareplanes (V)
Special Hobby

RVHP (R)

Guinea-Severt 2DDM

Hanriot H-182

Dujin (R)
Czech Master (R)

Hanriot H-437

Hanriot H-439

Hanriot HD-14

Omega models (R)

Hawker Osprey

A-Model
AZ Models
Merlin
Frog Penguin
Aeroclub
Airfix
Czech Master (R)
Kiwi resins (R;announced)
Special Hobby (announced)

Avis
Kora (R)

Classic Airframes (announced)
Aeroclub (V)

Silver Wings (R)

I've included kits of the Hawker Hart, Demon etc., which can be converted to an Osprey relatively easily.

Hawker Spanish Fury

Matchbox
A-model (Spanish Fury)
MPM (Spanish Fury: announced)

Revell

Airfix
Pyro
Impact
Lindberg

Alley Cat

NB. Most kits (except the A-model and MPM) require modification of the engine, undercarriage and air-intakes to convert to the Spanish Fury. Deltabits and Dekno make 1:72 conversion sets to do this.

Heinkel He 45

AML
Scalemodel Diecast (R)

Airmodel (V)
Vacu-Special (V)

Heinkel He 46

AML
KPM (R)
RS Models (R)
Airmodel (V)

Planet Models (R)

Heinkel He 50G

 

Heinkel He 51

Hasegawa
ICM
Rareplanes (V)

Classic Airframes

Silver Wings (R)

Heinkel He 59

Special Hobby
Aviation Usk (V)
Airmodel (V)

Heinkel He 60E

Azur
Flugzeug
Aerofile
Scalemodel Diecast (R)
Airmodel (V)

Classic Resin Airframes (R)

Heinkel He 70

ICM
Matchbox
Revell
WK models
Classic Planes
Czech Master (R)
Air Team (R)
Airmodel (V)

AZ models

Heinkel He 111B

Roden
Airmodel (V)

Cutting Edge make a 1:48 conversion kit for the Revell/Pro-Modeller 111H kit.

Heinkel He 111C

Roden

Heinkel He 111E

Roden
Airmodel (V)

Cutting Edge make a 1:48 conversion kit for the Revell/Pro-Modeller 111H kit.

Heinkel He 112V5

Dekno (R)
RS Models (R)
Rareplanes (V)

Rest Models (R)

Heinkel He 112V9

RS Models

Can be converted from the 112B with slight modifications

Heinkel He 112B

F E Resins (R)

Heller
Veeday
RS Models
Rareplanes (V)

Classic Airframes

Heinkel He 115A-0

Matchbox
Revell

Kits are of the 115C, which can be converted to the 115A with minor changes

Henschel Hs 123

Airfix
Classic Planes
Avis
Fly

Esci/ERTL
AMTech
Italeri
Revell

Montex (R
Alley Cat (R)

Henschel Hs 126

Airfix
Italeri
Matchbox
Rareplanes (V)

ICM
Fonderie Miniature
MPM (R)
Italeri

Hispano E.30

Omega Models (R)
Dekno (R)

Hispano E.34

IMAM Ro 37Bis

Azur
Aviation Usk (R)
Replica (R)
Czech Master (R)
Vami (R)
Scalemodels Diecast (R)
Airmodel (V)
ALH (V)

Classic Airframes

Aviation Usk and MPM make the Ro-37A version in 1:72 and Classic Airframes make a 1:48 kit (RCR made a resin kit too). All would require an engine-change.

IMAM Ro 41

Dekno (R)
Cucaracha Models (R)
Planet Models (R)
Old Wings (R)

Junkers F 13

Revell
VEB
Aeromodell (R)
Ludemann (R)
Classic Planes (V)

Junkers G 24

Revell
Meikraft
VEB

Junkers K 30

Revell
Meikraft
VEB

Requires slight modifications to the G 24 kit

Junkers Ju 52/3m

Eduard

Many (eg. Classic Planes
Revell
Heller
Airfix
Italeri)

Revell/Pro Modeller

Junkers Ju 52/3m W

Eduard

Italeri

Junkers Ju 86D

Italeri
Airmodel (V)

Junkers Ju 87A

FE Resins (R)
Hornet (R)

Miniwings (R)

MPM
MPM (new tooling)
Special Hobby
Hi-Tech (R)
Airmodel (V)
Airframe (V)

Special Hobby
Formaplane (V)

Trumpeter (announced)

Conversion from a 1:72 Ju87B is possible using a vac-form conversion kit from Maintrack Models.

Junkers Ju 87B-1

There are many kits of the Ju 87B/R in many scales (Including the massive 1:24 Airfix kit!), however most are of the Ju 87B-2, which will need quite extensive modifications to the engine area. Even later model Ju87B1s (eg. the Heller 1:72 kit) will need this modification.

Junkers W 34

MPM
Special Hobby
RK models (R)
Airmodel (V)

Klemm L. 20

Klemm L. 25

Huma
Aeroclub (V)

Planet Models (R)
Master X (R)
Kora (R)

Klemm Kl 32

Dujin (R)

Koolhoven FK 40

Koolhoven FK 51

Special Hobby
Steelworks (R)
Dekno (R)

Latécoère 28

Czech Master (R)
Replica (R)
Planet Models (R; announced)

Letov S 131

Omega Models

Letov S 231

KP
Czech Master (R)

Planet Models (R)

Letov S 328

KP
Special Hobby (announced)
LF Models (R)
Legato (R: announced)

Planet Models (R)
Stransky Planes (R)
RVHP (R: announced)

Letov S 331

Omega Models (R)
LF Models (R)

Can be converted from the KP 1:72 S 231 with an engine change.

Letov S 431

Omega models (R)

Can be converted from the KP 1:72 S 231 with an engine change.

Lioré et Olivier 20

Lioré et Olivier 213

Lockheed Electra

Minicraft

Special Hobby
Execuform (V)
J & L (V)

Willams Brothers (1:53)
NZG (1:100)

Lockheed Orion

Special Hobby
Merlin
Classic Plane

Lockheed Sirius

Merlin

Could be converted, with some difficulty, from an Orion kit.

Lockheed Vega

MPM
Rareplanes (V)

Esci/ERTL
AMT

Aerotech (announced)

AHM (1:87)

Loire 250

Loire 46

Azur
Czech Master (R)
Replica (R)

Classic Resin Airframes (R)

Loring E. 11

Dekno (R)

Loring X

Macchi M. 18

Dekno (R)

Macchi M. 41

Dekno (R)

Maillet 20 and 21

Martinsyde F.4

Pegasus
Dekno (R)
Czech Master (R)
Omega models (R)

Karaya (R)

Messerschmitt Bf 108

Heller
Airmodel (V)

Eduard

Messerschmitt Bf 109 prototypes

HR Models (V2 and V3)
AML (V3 and V4)

Classic Airframes

Could be converted from later model Bf-109 kits.

Messerschmitt Bf 109A

Heller
Aeroplast
Avis

Czech Master (R)

Classic Airframes

Hobbycraft (announced)

Hobbycraft are due to release a 1:32 kit in 2010. Airwaves and Airparts make 1:72 resin conversion sets from a Bf 109E, and Cutting edge will shortly release a 1:32 conversion kit for the Hasegawa Bf 109

Messerschmitt Bf 109B

Heller
Aeroplast
Czech Master (R)
Jays Model Kits

Academy/Hobbycraft
Ventura

Hobbycraft (announced)

Airwaves and Airparts make 1:72 resin conversion sets from a Bf 109E, and Cutting edge will shortly release a 1:32 conversion kit for the Hasegawa Bf 109

Messerschmitt Bf 109C

Avis
Heller
Aeroplast

Academy/Hobbycraft

Hobbycraft (announced)

Airparts make a 1:72 resin conversion set from a Bf 109E, and Cutting edge will shortly release a 1:32 conversion kit for the Hasegawa Bf 109

Messerschmitt Bf 109D

Avis
Heller
Sword
AML
Aeroplast

Academy/Hobbycraft
Classic Airframes

Hobbycraft (announced)

Airparts make a 1:72 resin conversion set from a Bf 109E, and Cutting edge will shortly release a 1:32 conversion kit for the Hasegawa Bf 109

Messerschmitt Bf 109E-1

RPM

Hobbycraft
Hasegawa

Eduard

Messerschmitt Bf 109E-3

Many

Many

Matchbox
Hasegawa
Eduard

NB. Many kits allow the E-3 or E-4 version to be built, the primary difference being in the canopy. Many kits exist in other scales too, and include the 1:24 kit from Airfix

Messerschmitt M 23b

Dujin (R)

Messerschmitt M 35

Huma

Mignet H.M. 14 Pou du Ciel

Aeroclub

Miles M2 Hawk Major

Czech Master (R)
Alliance Models (R)
Dujin (R)

Kiwi Resins (R)

May be convertible from the 1:72 Frog/Novo or 1:48 Flashback Miles Magister.

Miles M23 Hawk Speed Six

Dekno (R)
Dujin (R)

Miles M3 Falcon

Dekno (R)
Vacu-Scale (V)
Arne Andersson (V)
Dujin (R)

LF Models (R)

Monocoupe 90

Lindberg
LF Models (R)
Joe's Models (R)
Planet models (R)

Pegasus

Morane-Saulnier MS 146

Morane-Saulnier MS 181

Morane-Saulnier MS 230/233

Heller/SMER

Morane-Saulnier MS 341

Morane-Saulnier MS 345

Morane-Saulnier MS 60

Moreau 10

Nieuport-Delage NiD 52

Azur

Can be converted from the Heller/SMER 1:72 NiD 622. Dekno made a resin conversion set for this purpose.

Nieuport-Delage NiD 82

Could also be potentially converted from the NiD 622 or Nid 52.

Northrop 1 Delta

Dekno (R)
Bodyjob (V)

Northrop 2D Gamma

Williams Brothers

Northrop 5B Gamma

Dekno (R)
RS Models (R)

Aerotech (announced)

P.W.S. 10

Ardpol (R)
Dekno (R)
Euromodel (V)
Broplan (V)

X-resin (R)

P.W.S. 16

RPM

Pallarols 40A

Percival Gull Six

Omega Models (R)

Dujin make a resin kit of the Gull 4, and Omega models, Kiwi Resins and Frog Penguin make vega gull kits, which should be simple conversions to the Gull 6. May also be convertable from the Frog/Novo Percival Proctor.

Polikarpov I-15

Aviation Usk
Pavla
Azur

ICM
MSP
Karo
Scalemodels Diecast (R)
Guano (R)
Czech Master (R)
Airmodel (V)

Special Hobby
Rest Models (R)
Czech Master (R)
Vacuukit (V)
MPM (V)

Polikarpov I-152

Aviation Usk
ICM
Encore
Karo
Scalemodels Diecast (R)
Czech Master (R)
Airmodel (V)

Classic Airframes
Special Hobby
MPM (V)

Polikarpov I-16 Type 5

A-Model

Academy/Hobbycraft

Polikarpov I-16 Type 6

A-Model
Dekno (R)

Academy/Hobbycraft

Polikarpov I-16 Type 10

FE Resins (R)

ICM (actually a Type 18!)

Academy/Hobbycraft
Eduard

Azur

NB. There are several I-16 kits that are of the type 18 or type 24 (eg the old Revell/Matchbox
or the much more accurate
ICM or Hasegawa 1:72 kits, and the Neomega 1:48 resin kit). These could be converted to a type 10 with a little work.

Polikarpov UTI-4

A-Model
Dekno (R)
HR Models (R)

Classic Resin Airframes (R)

Potentially convertible from an I-16 type 5/6 kit. AML make 1:48 conversion kits.

Polikarpov R-5

Encore
Aer Moldova
Pioneer
Apex
MPM (V)
Victoria Products (V)

Rest Models (R)

Polikarpov R-Z

Azur
Special Hobby
Czech Master (R)
Replica (R)
KMR Rarewings (R)
Formaplane (V)

Potentially also convertible from an R-5 kit.

Potez 25 A2

Azur (Expected 2010)
Hit kit
Merlin
Replica (R)
Alpha Productions (V)
Broplan (V)

FM (announced)
AJP Maquettes (R)

Potez 36

Potez 43

Dujin (R)

Potez 540 series

Heller/SMER

Potez 560

Dujin (R)

Potez 58

Dujin (R)

R.W.D. 8

PZW

Mirage
Master Craft

R.W.D. 9

Could be converted from an RWD 13.

R.W.D. 13

Top Gun (R)
Dekno (R)
Broplan (V)

X-Resin (R)

Renard-Stampe-Vertongen 32/85

Omega Models (R)

Romano R.82

Dujin (R)

Romano R.83

Romano R.92

Romeo Ro-5

SAB-SEMA-12

Savoia-Marchetti S.55X

Delta 2
Challenge Plastimodels (V)

ITC
Ringo
Kleeware
Glencoe (1:96)

Savoia-Marchetti S.62

Dekno (R)

Savoia-Marchetti SM 79

Italeri
Airfix
Challenge Plastimodels (V)
ALH (V)
Azur (announced)

SMER (1:50)
Classic Airframes
Trumpeter
EP Original Models (R)
Vintage (R)

ID models (v)

Most kits are of later, WWII versions, which will require some modification to the engines.

Savoia-Marchetti SM 81

Supermodel
Italieri

Seversky SEV-3

Kora (R)

Potentially convertible from a Severky P-35 kit, with a lot of work!

Sikorsky S 38B

Czechmaster (R)
Esoteric Models (V)

Tom's Modelworks (V)

Spartan Cruiser II

Spartan Executive

Dekno (R)
Execuform (V)

Stinson SR Reliant

Magna Models (R)
Execuform (V)

Esci/ERTL
Lindberg
AMT

Tupolev SB 2M-100A

Frog/Novo
MPM
ICM
Zvezda
Chematic
Eastern Express

MPM (V)

Vickers Spanish Vildebeest

Kiwi (R)
Special Hobby

Azur

Sanger and Contrail make vac-form kits, and Replica made a resin kit of the radial-engined version of the Vildebeest, which are convertible to the Spanish Vildebeest with quite a lot of work.

Vultee V1/V1A

Azur
Dekno (R)
FE resin (R)

Execuform (V)

Model manufacturers (in need of update)

Of particular note are the resin kits produced by Dekno, a firm from Barcelona specialising in Spanish Civil War aircraft. Their early kits are rather crude, but later offerings are higher quality. Unfortunately this firm has now apparently stopped making kits (although several of the moulds seem to have been acquired and updated by FE resins). Recently Omega modelshave massively expanded their range of Spanish Civil War aircraft kits, and this trend seems likely to continue. Another newcomer on the scene is Steelworks models, run by Uwe Borchert, who has produced a kit of the single-seat version of the FK-51, which I hope will be the first of many - He also has several kits of Spanish Civil War AFVs available, and some very useful aircraft detailing accesories. MPM from the Czech Republic (which also includes Special Hobby and Azur) produce many excellent limited run injection moulded kits with resin and etched detail parts, and their expected releases, particularly in the Azur range, include some real gems (although most of those slated for 2009 failed to materialise). Pavla, Sword and AML are other Czech companies with smaller high quality ranges, often using the MPM moulds. Dujin from France produce a vast range of high quality resin kits of interwar aircraft, particularly French aircraft. ICM have produced some really nice kits of Russian and German Spanish Civil War subjects, and is now trading again. Aeroclub make many kits and conversions, particularly of British aircraft, and also have an on-line order service which also includes kits from Ardpol, Choroszy Modelbud, Broplan, AJP Maquettes and other companies not available through Hannants. Rest models is a Russian firm producing high quality resin kits in 1:48 scale - Their first aircraft offerings include a Polikarpov I-15, a Polikarpov R-5 and a very nice looking He 112 V5(V6). Kiwi resins from New Zealand produce some very nice resin kits, mostly with strong New Zealand connections, but also including the CASA Spanish Vildebeest. Also worth mentioning is BUM, a rather odd Spanish company that has re-released several other companies' kits with Spanish Civil War "stickers" (decals, presumably) - unfortunately not all of the aircraft so treated actually served in the Spanish Civil War, and several of those that did are presented in ficticious schemes.


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