Scifi, or Science Fiction models go back quite a bit. From
the 1950's model companies like Hawk, Revell, Lindberg,
that were making space ships and alien saucers to give kids
of all ages a look into the future. Now Scifi movies are
more popular than ever, and lend themselves to all kinds
of model kits for spaceships, starships, rockets, aliens
and much more. Featuring 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 at home.
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 Worlds.
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. Movies like 2001 a Space
Odyssey sparked a few kits, such as the Moonbus and the
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 swing.
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 finishes.
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 give us the Dragonfly from Jonny Quest.
Pegasus, another new model producer, gives us rocket ships,
Terminators, T2 tanks and HK Hunter Killers, UFOs, and many
Round 2 and Polar Lights makes us an all new, huge, 1:350
TOS USS Enterprise kit that beats out anything before it,
hands down. Now they plan a 22 inch Eagle from Space 1999.
Another kit long awaited and hoped for.
This is the best time to build Scifi model kits!