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The Frog kits Time Line

Unread postby N113 fan » Sun Dec 02, 2012 2:52 pm

The Frog kits time line

I have agonised about starting this post for some months as the work involved to get anywhere near completing it will be considerable. I also do not know if anyone out there would be willing to help as the more enthusiasts involved, if properly organised would make the task much easier. So if you want to help please post on the web site, anybody in ?

Proposition is that as many magazines, comics, catalogues and newspapers be searched for any and all Frog model kit references, kit reviews and especially advertisements and this information be noted by date, even down to the small ads page and request for out of production kits. The idea would be to create a time line of what happened and when between the years 1955/6 to 1980 and later if we can get more information. In particular when each kit actually reached the model shops. The lines and Helstrom book seems not to be correct in some areas so this project would be to check and correct the information stated in the book. The date must be backed up by a reference as I have done in my other posts so that others can independently check the information and add or correct it. The time line will also need research into other companies information and in other countries like the United States and most importantly New Zealand. If we can log this information it may help to pin point when the New Zealand moulds were sent on their last trip.
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Re: The Frog kits Time Line

Unread postby N113 fan » Sun Dec 02, 2012 3:01 pm

no record of any kits being sold, the Lines and Helstrom book states the project was started by IMA and a year later after the tools, artwork and packaging were made the company announced the new range of kits in January 1956. To date I have not found any reference to the kits in the year 1955.
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Re: The Frog kits Time Line

Unread postby N113 fan » Sun Dec 02, 2012 3:05 pm

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The first noted mention of the new Frog range that I have found was in the January 1956 issue of Model Aircraft magazine and the announcement was made that seven kits were to be introduced into the new range. At the time it seems that although the kits were a much easier option to make than, what were known as balsa wood solids the need for carving blocks of wood and sanding down was eliminated. However a major problem was the glue to stick it together as the kits needed a much different glue than the balsa kits, then established into the market place at this time. The text on the front of the early kit boxes were put there to show that you had a small pipet of glue to put the kit together and also you did not have to sand it down to shape. Another feature when you read the instructions you had the option not to paint the kit as the plastic colour of the mould was not that different than the actual colour of the real aircraft so the need for painting was reduced, but if you did paint the kit you would need to use oil based enamel paints as was used by solid modellers at this time. The problem was that if you used cellulose dope or cellulose base paint you can dissolve the model due to the chemical reaction of the cellulose and the plastic so warnings were printed in the instructions about that. The other curious problem was the link to prototype aircraft and that is clearly seen by the markings chosen on the first few kits made. The Hunter box art was a real gaff as it depicted the Hawker high speed aircraft rather than the RAF squadron aircraft it was supplied with.

January to April, 1956. Hawker Hunter F Mk 1 & Westland Whirlwind.

April to June, 1956. English Electric Canberra PR 7, Canadair Sabre F Mk 4 & Gloster Javelin FMk 1.

August 1956. DH Venom FB 4.

September, 1956. Gloster Meteor F Mk 8.
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Re: The Frog kits Time Line

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International Model Aircraft Ltd

From the magazine Model Aircraft the feature article 'Over the Counter' has a paragraph telling the reader that International Model Aircraft (IMA) has introduced a range of new model kits called the Comet range. The six kits are stated as being near 1/96th scale and were being advertised for sale in February Aero Modeller magazine. From a advertisment in the same magazine the DH110 and the Sea Hawk were on sale at this time. From the magazine Aero Modeller for April a full page advertisment was showing the Bristol Britannia kit and a advertisment was showing that the DC-7c was on sale as well as the Britannia kit. June the Republic Thunderjet and Supermarine Attacker were added to the 1/72nd kit range. Towards the end of this year the English Electric P1 from November.

January/February De Haviland DH 110 & Hawker Sea Hawk F Mk1

The Comet Series

Grumman Cougar 1/80
North American Super Sabre 1/102
Lockheed Starfire 1/84
Douglas Skyknight 1/98
Douglas Skyray 1/94
Republic Thunderstreak 1/84


April. Bristol Britannia srs 101 & Douglas DC-7c with BOAC markings.



June. Republic Thunderjet & Supermarine Attacker F Mk 1



November/December. English Electric P 1. Hamleys Advertisment, Meccano magazine.
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Re: The Frog kits Time Line

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Re: The Frog kits Time Line

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January

February

V Bomber kits

Avro Vulcan B1 ...Aero Modeller magazine IMA Advertisment .
HP Victor B1 ...Aero Modeller magazine IMA Advertisment.
Vickers Valiant B1 ...Aero Modeller magazine IMA Advertisment.

Boeing 707 BOAC ...Aero Modeller magazine IMA Advertisment.

Douglas DC-7C SAS ...Aero Modeller magazine IMA Advertisment.

Vickers Viscount 800 KLM ...Aero Modeller magazine IMA Advertisment.

D.H.106 Comet 4 ...Aero Modeller magazine IMA Advertisment.

SUD-Aviation Caravelle ...Aero Modeller magazine IMA Advertisment.


March

Vickers Valiant B1 ...Aero Modeller magazine short paragraph review.

April
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Tri-ang Trade Fair report

WW II Fighters series anounced:

Kittyhawk
Typhoon
Thunderbolt
Focke Wulf FW190
Zero

kits to follow

Wellington
Hampden
Spitfire
DH Rapide
Blenhiem

Lancaster

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May

SUD Caravelle ...Model Aircraft magazine short review.


Vickers Valiant B1 ...Model Aircraft magazine IMA Advertisment.

Boeing 707 BOAC ...Model Aircraft magazine IMA Advertisment.

Douglas DC-7C SAS ...Model Aircraft magazine IMA Advertisment.

Vickers Viscount 800 KLM ...Model Aircraft magazine IMA Advertisment.

D.H.106 Comet 4 ...Model Aircraft magazine IMA Advertisment.

June

SUD Caravelle ...Aero Modeller magazine short review.

Focke Wulf FW190 ...Aero Modeller magazine short review.

July

Frog De-Luxe Models ...Bud Morgan advert as new kits.

Walker Bulldog
Ontos Light tank
IMA51 Skysweeper
Big Shot Howitzer
Nike Surface to air missle
Twin Forty AA Gun
Atomic Canon and transporter

August

Frog De-Luxe Models ...Aero Modeller magazine short review.

September

October

Supermarine Spitfire II ...Model Aircraft magazine review.

Fairey Rotodyne ...Model Aircraft magazine new kit.

November

Fairey Rotodyne ...Model Aircraft magazine photo of model.

December

Supermarine Spitfire II ...Model Aircraft magazine review.

Bristol Bloodhound Mk 1 ... Photo Advertisment IMA Aero Modeller.

Fairey Rotodyne ...Photo Advertisment IMA ... Photo Advertisment IMA Aero Modeller.

AA Battery Frog De lux kit ... Photo Advertisment IMA Aero Modeller magazine.
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(Frank, confused) There are no old bald pilots

(Flight instructor, annoyed) No Mr Spencer no old Bold pilots !!

(quote : Frank Spencer, Xmas special, TV show Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em)

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Re: The Frog kits Time Line

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Battle class Destroyer (HMS Armada, HMS Cadiz and HMS Trafalgar)

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Frog model kits listings from the Gamages 1960 Book of Model Trains, Ships, Aircraft, Cars etc…catalogue came with a special plastic kit section:

1/96th scale plastic model section

Bristol Britannia 100, BOAC
Douglas DC-7C BOAC
Douglas DC-7C SAS
Vickers Viscount 800 BEA
Vickers Viscount 800 KLM
Avro Vulcan B1 RAF V-bomber
HP Victor B1 RAF V-bomber
Vickers Valiant B1 RAF V-bomber
Avro Lancaster 1
D.H.106 Comet 4
SUD-Aviation Caravelle

1/72nd scale plastic model section

Hawker Hunter F1
Fairey Rotodyne
Gloster Meteor F8
Gloster Javelin F1
DH 110
EE Canberra
DH Venom
English Electric P1
Fairey Gannet
Supermarine Attacker
Republic F-84 Thunderjet
Hawker Sea Hawk F. 1
Fairey F.D.2 Delta

WWII series

Zero
Focke-Wulf FW190
Curtiss P-40E Kittyhawk
Republic P-47D-20 Thunderbolt
Hawker Typhoon


Other frog kits available shortly

Supermarine Spitfire 1I
Bristol Blenheim I
DH Dragon Rapide
HP Hampden
Vickers Wellington


Frog De-Luxe Models

Walker Bulldog
Ontos Light tank
IMA51 Skysweeper
Big Shot Howitzer
Nike Surface to air missle
Twin Forty AA Gun
Atomic Canon and transporter

Frog New Plastic Boat Kit

Battle class Destroyer (HMS Armada, HMS Cadiz and HMS Trafalgar)

What is interesting about this listing is that the Supermarine Scimitar, NA Sabre and Westland Whirlwind are not in stock.
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(Frank Spencer, repeating) There are old pilots and bold pilots

(Frank, confused) There are no old bald pilots

(Flight instructor, annoyed) No Mr Spencer no old Bold pilots !!

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Re: The Frog kits Time Line

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Tri-ang factory opens in Calais.

Costal Tanker, Shell Welder

HMS Tiger

Printed on the instruction sheet was this kit list:

HMS Tiger
RN Battle class Destroyer

De Lux S series 1/500th Scale

North Carolina Battleship
USS Shangri-la carrier

Aircraft 1/96th

Avro Vulcan B1 RAF V-bomber
HP Victor B1 RAF V-bomber
Vickers Valiant B1 RAF V-bomber
Avro Lancaster 1

Airliners

Bristol Britannia 100, BOAC
Douglas DC-7C BOAC
Douglas DC-7C SAS
Vickers Viscount 800 BEA
Vickers Viscount 800 KLM
SUD Caravelle Air France
SUD Caravelle Swissair



1/72nd series plastic models

Hawker Hunter F1
NA Sabre F 86E
EE Canberra PR 7
Westland S 55 Helicopter
Javelin
Venom FB 4
Gloster Meteor 8
DH 110
Sea Hawk
Thunderjet F-84G
Attacker
Gannet
P1
Fairey Delta 2
Supermarine N113 Scimitar
Fairey Rotodyne

Authentic scale series

D.H. Beaver
Short Sealand
Douglas Invader
Lockheed Neptune
Fairchild Packet (Flying Boxcar)
North American Tornado
Boeing B47
Boeing B52
Douglas B66

WWII series

Hawker Typhoon
Republic Thunderbolt P47
Mitsubishi Zero
Curtiss Kittyhawk
Focke-Wulf FW190
Supermarine Spitfire II

Not 1/72nd scale

HP Hampden
Bristol Blenheim I
Vickers Wellington 1c
DH89 Dragon Rapide


De-Luxe series M kits

Nike Surface to air missle
Big Shot Howitzer
Ontos Light tank
Skysweeper AA Gun
Atomic Canon and transporter
Walker Bulldog
Twin Forty AA Gun
Bristol Bloodhound Missle
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(Frank Spencer, repeating) There are old pilots and bold pilots

(Frank, confused) There are no old bald pilots

(Flight instructor, annoyed) No Mr Spencer no old Bold pilots !!

(quote : Frank Spencer, Xmas special, TV show Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em)

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Re: The Frog kits Time Line

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Preparation for production in the Tri-ang Calais factory, France.

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French Tri-ang Advertisment for a wide range of Tri-ang toys in two page spread sheet form it includes:

Note it is not clear from this advert what type of box was used, however it is a Tri-ang advert, but the numbers quoted are Frog numbers. It is thought that up until kits were being moulded in the Calais factory that the early Frog shelf head range were being imported as Frog kits from England and subject to import duty. Another factor is that this advert must have been created in the later part of 1961 so may have been out of date regarding changed Calais kit numbers and European box designs.

Items illustrated as line drawings

333 P Fairey F.D.2 Delta
332 P English Electric P1
329 P Republic F-84 Thunderjet
324 P Gloster Javelin F1

Items assumed part of the range, stated only as 15 models

Hawker Hunter F1
NA F-86 Sabre
Westland S.55 Whirlwind
EE Canberra PR 7
DH 110
Gloster Meteor F8
DH Venom
Hawker Sea Hawk F. 1
Supermarine Attacker
Fairey Gannet
Supermarine N113

Comet series

Items illustrated as line drawings

377 P Boeing B-47 Stratojet
378 P Boeing B52 Stratofortress
386 P Lockheed Neptune
389 P Hawker Typhoon
390 P Republic Thunderbolt P47
392 P Mitsubishi Zero
393 P Focke-Wulf FW190
394 P Supermarine Spitfire II
398 P Vickers Wellington

Items assumed part of the range, stated only as 18 models

Short Sealand
D.H. Beaver
Douglas B.26B Invader
Fairchild C-119 Packet
NA B-45 Tornado
Douglas B-66
Curtiss Kittyhawk
HP Hampden
Bristol Blenheim I


April

H.P. Dart Herald Ad... 1963 Meccano magazine.

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Hearns Hobbies (Melbourne) catalogue

Hawker Hunter F1
NA F-86 Sabre
Westland S.55 Whirlwind
EE Canberra PR 7
Gloster Javelin F1
DH 110
Gloster Meteor F8
DH Venom
Hawker Sea Hawk F. 1
Republic F-84 Thunderjet
Supermarine Attacker
Fairey Gannet
English Electric P1
Fairey F.D.2 Delta
Supermarine N113

Boeing 707

Bristol Britannia 100, BOAC
Douglas DC-7C BOAC
Vickers Viscount 800 BEA
Vickers Valiant B1
HP Victor B1
Avro Vulcan B1
D.H.106 Comet 4


Boeing B-47 Stratojet
Boeing B52 Stratofortress
Douglas B-66
Short Sealand
D.H. Beaver
Douglas B.26B Invader
Lockheed Neptune
Fairchild C-119 Packet
NA B-45 Tornado
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(Frank Spencer, repeating) There are old pilots and bold pilots

(Frank, confused) There are no old bald pilots

(Flight instructor, annoyed) No Mr Spencer no old Bold pilots !!

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Re: The Frog kits Time Line

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(Frank Spencer, repeating) There are old pilots and bold pilots

(Frank, confused) There are no old bald pilots

(Flight instructor, annoyed) No Mr Spencer no old Bold pilots !!

(quote : Frank Spencer, Xmas special, TV show Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em)

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Re: The Frog kits Time Line

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(Frank Spencer, repeating) There are old pilots and bold pilots

(Frank, confused) There are no old bald pilots

(Flight instructor, annoyed) No Mr Spencer no old Bold pilots !!

(quote : Frank Spencer, Xmas special, TV show Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em)

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Re: The Frog kits Time Line

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(Frank Spencer, repeating) There are old pilots and bold pilots

(Frank, confused) There are no old bald pilots

(Flight instructor, annoyed) No Mr Spencer no old Bold pilots !!

(quote : Frank Spencer, Xmas special, TV show Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em)

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Re: The Frog kits Time Line

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Rovex Scale Models Ltd

Rovex absorb Frog kit production.

Frog kit production deal with Air lines in the USA.

Air lines kit range:

Hawker Typhoon 1B
Republic P-47D Thunderbolt
Curtiss P-40E
Misubishi A6M Zero
Focke-Wulf FW190A
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(Frank Spencer, repeating) There are old pilots and bold pilots

(Frank, confused) There are no old bald pilots

(Flight instructor, annoyed) No Mr Spencer no old Bold pilots !!

(quote : Frank Spencer, Xmas special, TV show Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em)

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Rovex Scale Models Ltd to Rovex Industries Ltd.

Frog kit re-boxed kits deal with UPC in the USA.
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(Frank Spencer, repeating) There are old pilots and bold pilots

(Frank, confused) There are no old bald pilots

(Flight instructor, annoyed) No Mr Spencer no old Bold pilots !!

(quote : Frank Spencer, Xmas special, TV show Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em)

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Rovex Industries Ltd


Frog kit re-boxed kits deal with UPC in the USA.

February

Lockheed P-38 J/ L Lightning, Airfix Magazine New Kit.

Frog kits in adverts in February

BMW Model Mail Order House Frog kits on sale:

Black series:

F.152 GAL Hotspur II
F.153 Miles Magister I
F.154 Hawker Sea Fury FB.11
F.155 Dewoitine D.520C
F.156 Fokker D21
F.157 Morane Saulinier M.S.406
F.158 Macchi C.202 Folgore
F.164 Supermarine S.6B
F.168 D.H.88 Comet Racer
F.169 D.H.60G Gypsy
F.173 Bleriot XI
F.174 Gloster Whittle
F.188 Hawker Hurricane 11c
F.189 Hawker Tempest Mk V
F.340 Miles Master III
F.341 Percival Proctor IV
F.389 Hawker Typhoon
F.390 Republic P-47 Thunderbolt
F.391 Curtiss Kittyhawk
F.392 Mitsubishi Zero
F.394 Supermarine Spitfire II

Red series:

F.161 Fairey Barracuda II
F.162 Blackburn Skua II
F.166 Ryan Spirit of St Louis
F.167 Westland Wallace
F.178 Messerschmitt ME410
F.320 Hawker Hunter F1
F.321 NA Sabre
F.325 DH.110 prototype
F.328 Hawker Sea Hawk
F.330 Supermarine Attacker
F.331 Fairey Gannet AS4
F.332 English Electric P1
F.333 Fairey Delta FD2
F.335 Westland Wessex HAS.1
F.336 Airspeed Oxford II
F.337 Bristol Beaufort II

Green series:

F.151 Douglas A-20C Boston
F.160 Junkers JU 88
F.165 Bristol 138A
F.177 Henkel HE219
F.339 Martin Baltimore

Orange series:

F.159 NA B-25C Mitchell
F.163 Vickers Vimy
F.170 Northrop Black Widow
F.175 Southern Cross
F.338 Martin B-26C Marauder
F.359 Avro Lancaster 1/96th

F.172 Avro Shackelton MR3




Hasegawa boxing, Kawanishi Type 2 Flying Boat 2 Emily, kits in adverts
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(Frank, confused) There are no old bald pilots

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Rovex Industries Ltd.

Frog kit re-boxed kits deal with UPC in the USA.

January

BAC Lightning F6/ F53, Airfix magazine, New kits and models review.
Canadair Sabre 6/ CAC Sabre 32, Airfix magazine, New kits and models review.

Focke Wulf FW190A, reissue Airfix magazine, New kits and models review.

Hasegawa issue, Japan.

SAAB Viggen, Airfix magazine, New kits and models review.
NA Bronco, Airfix magazine, New kits and models review.

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Frog kits in adverts in March

Miles Magister, Miles Master, Proctor, Hotspur Glider, Lysander, F-86F Sabre, Heinkel HE-219 UHU, OV-10 Bronco, F-105D Thunderchief, BAC Lightning F6, Shackelton MR3, FW190, JU-87G Stuka, Renzan Rita,
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Wanted and for sale, UK

Gloster Meteor, Javelin, DH Venom, Wanted OOP kits.

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February

March

Bristol Bleneim Mk 1, Airfix magazine, New kits and models.

Hasegawa,NA Super sabre, Airfix magazine, New kits and models.

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Frog kits in adverts in March

FW190, Blackburn Skua, Bleriot, Bristol Beaufort II, Gipsy Moth, DH 110, Dewoitine D250C, Fairey Barracuda, Fairy Delta FD2, Fairey Gannet AS 4, Southern Cross, Fokker D 21, Hotspur II glider, Heinkiel HE219, Macchi Fulgore, Martin Marauder, Miles Magister, MS 406C,

Frog/Hasegawa

Bronco OV-10, Thunderchief, Renzan, Emily, Mowhawk, Viggen, B-47 Stratojet.

Renwal Military kits and sold as Renwal kits

Howitzer, Atomic Cannon, Walker Bulldog, Twin Forty AA tank, Patton tank, Skysweeper AA gun.

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Wanted and for sale, UK.

DH Venom FB 4, Westland Whirlwind, Sealand, For sale OOP kits.

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June

Messerschmitt Bf 109f, Airfix magazine, New kits and models review.

Grumman A-6A Intruder, Airfix magazine, New kits and models.


Bagged

Messerschmitt Bf 109f
Hawker Hurricane IIc

Bagged re release

Supermarine Spitfire 1a, 5a
Hawker Sea Fury
Machi C 202 Folgore
Zero
Hawker Tempest
Hawker Typhoon 1b
FW 190
Fokker D21
Republic P-47D Thunderbolt

Oldie Corner (old shop stock)

HP Herald
EE P1
Bristol Britannia

Frog/Hasegawa

Thunderchief, Mowhawk,Lightning F6,Grumman A-6A Intruder, B-47 Stratojet.




Wanted and for sale, UK.

Gloster Meteor F8, wanted OOP.
Venom FB4, wanted OOP.
Canberra PR7, wanted OOP.
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Re: The Frog kits Time Line

Unread postby N113 fan » Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:24 pm

Rovex Tri-ang Ltd

Frog kit re-boxed kits deal with UPC in the USA.

Re-boxed Hasegawa kits and double kits with a tie in with the Battle of Britain feature film feature this year.

February

Spitfire F1 & Junkers JU 88, Scale Models magazine, New to you: Double kits.
Bristol Blenheim & Messerschmitt BF 109F, Scale Models magazine, New to you: Double kits.
Hawker Hurricane & Junkers JU 87, Scale Models magazine, New to you: Double kits.

Light Bomber Tupolev TU-2 Katyuska, Scale Models magazine, New to you.
Douglas Boston as the Havoc Intruder, Boston III, Scale Models magazine, New to you, revised version.


March

Frog kits in adverts in March

Spitfire I/V, Tupolev SB2, Gipsy Moth, Meteor F4, Hawker Hurricane, Blackburn Shark, Fairy Delta FD2, Fairey Gannet AS 4, Southern Cross, Fokker D 21, Hotspur II glider, Macchi 202 Fulgore, Martin Marauder, Miles Magister, Hawker Hunter F1, Hawker Sea Hawk, P-51B Mustang, Curtis P-40 Tomahawk, Messerschmitt Bf 109F, Gloster Whittle, DH Comet Racer, Messerschmitt 410, P-38 Lightning, Junkers JU87G Stuka, Spitfire XIV & Flying Bomb, Westland Lysander, DH Mosquito, Martin Baltimore V, Bristol Beaufighter I/6C/10, Douglas Havoc/Boston, Avro Shackleton MR3, AW Whitley V/VII.

Frog/Hasegawa

NA F-86F Sabre, Bronco OV-10, Thunderchief, Mowhawk, Viggen, Harrier, NA Super Sabre, McDD Phantom F-4K/M, EE Lightning F-6, F-102A Delta Dagger, McDD Voodoo, NA RA-5C Vigilante, Mig-21, H8K2 Emily Flying Boat, Grumman A-6A Intruder, F-104G Starfighter, B-47 Stratojet.



April
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Brighton Trade Fair News April 1970

F 100D Supersabre, Scale Models magazine.
Armstrong Whitworth Whitley V/VII, Scale Models magazine.
F 102 Delta Dagger 37 DIS and Turkish A.F, Scale Models magazine.
RF 101 Voodoo 66 and 45 TR units, Scale Models magazine.

HMS Ashanti, IPMS magazine.
HMS Hero, IPMS magazine.
HMS Torquay, IPMS magazine.
HMS Undine, IPMS magazine.

Spin-a-prop electric motor set.

June issue

Gloster Meteor IV, IPMS magazine & Scale Models magazine
Vultee Vengence, IPMS magazine
BF110 N/F, IPMS magazine
Westland Wyvern, IPMS magazine

Shell Tanker, IPMS magazine
R.N.L.I. Lifeboat, IPMS magazine

1931 Alfa Romeo, IPMS magazine.
1928SSK Mercedes Benz, IPMS magazine.
1930 Bently Blower, IPMS magazine.


July issue

North American P-51A (RAF Mustang Mk II), IPMS magazine.
DH 100 Vampire 502 Sqn/ Swedish A.F IPMS magazine.

South Goodwin Lightship, IPMS magazine.
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HMS Tiger, IPMS magazine.
HMS Trafalgar, IPMS magazine.

Ship Kits

August issue

HMS Vanguard, IPMS magazine, Airfix May 1971.
USS Missouri, IPMS magazine
Bismark, IPMS magazine.
Tirpitz, IPMS magazine, Airfix May 1971.

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May


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June

New range of battle of Britain kits.

Spitfire F1 & Junkers JU 88, Scale Models magazine, New to you: Double kits.
Bristol Blenheim & Messerschmitt BF 109F, Scale Models magazine, New to you: Double kits.
Hawker Hurricane & Junkers JU 87, Scale Models magazine, New to you: Double kits.

Problem of displaying model aircraft, Meccano magazine June

Frog kits in adverts in June:

Macchi 202 Fulgore, Curtis P-40B Tomahawk, Curtis P-40B Kittyhawk, Folk Wulf 190, Messerschmitt Bf 109F, Bristol Beaufort, Westland Wessex, Messerschmitt 410, Junkers JU87G Stuka, Spitfire XIV & Flying Bomb, Vultee Vengence, Meteor F4, Bristol Beaufighter I/6C/10, Junkers JU88, Tupolev SB2, P-38 Lightning, Martin Baltimore V, DH Mosquito, Bristol Blenheim I, Douglas Havoc/Boston, Avro Shackleton MR3, AW Whitley V/VII.

Frog/Hasegawa

NA F-86F Sabre, F-105 Thunderchief, Saab AJ-37 Viggen, Hawker Harrier GR 1, NA F-100D Super Sabre, McDD Phantom F-4K/M, EE Lightning F-6, F-102A Delta Dagger, McDD Voodoo, NA RA-5C Vigilante, F-104G Starfighter.
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Rovex Tri-ang Ltd

Lines Bros. in receivership.

January

Airfix magazine Classifiied Adverts, wants: Quantas 707, SAS Douglas DC 7C, Bristol Britannia and KLM Viscount.
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Rovex Ltd

Rovex bought by Dunbee-Combex-Marx.

Possible date for the Tri-ang/Pedigree kits to be in manufacture in New Zealand.
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June

New kits

Heinkel HE 111-H1.
Chance Vought Corsair.

Frog kits in adverts in June.

Westland Wyvern AS 4, Gloster Meteor F IV, Vultee Vengence II, P-38 Lightning, Junkers JU87G Stuka, Spitfire XIV & Flying Bomb.

Frog/Hasegawa

Thunderchief, Mowhawk, Viggen, Harrier, NA Super Sabre, McDD Phantom F-4K/M, EE Lightning F-6, F-102A Delta Dagger, McDD Voodoo, F-104G Starfighter.


Wants ad :- Vimy, Master, Proctor, Magister, Rapide, from Airfix magazine June.
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June

Grumman Avenger, New Kit, Airfix magazine.

Grumman Hellcat 1/32nd, New kit review, Airfix magazine.
Messerchmitt Bf109 1/32nd, New kit review, Airfix magazine.

Twin kit Spitfire I a and Junkers JU 88 + seperate buy 2 x Spin-a-prop motors for the JU 88 kit, Advert Airfix magazine.

Kits on sale this month:

Grumman Avenger Mk II/TBF I
Messerchmitt ME 262
Fairey Gannet AS4
Lockheed P-38 Lightning
Westland Wyvern
Junkers JU-87G
D.H. Hornet
Gloster Meteor IV
Messerchmitt ME110G
Lockheed F-104G Starfighter
Junkers JU-88 A-4
Bristol Blenheim Mk 1
Bristol Beaufort
H.S. Buccaneer S2
H.S. Harrier GR 1
Douglas A-4H/ K Skyhawk
N.A. Super Sabre
MDD F-4 K/ M Phantom
BAC Lightning F6
F-102D Thunderchief
RF-101C Voodoo
Heinkel HE111 H1/ 6
Avro Shackelton MR3
Lockheed PZV-7 Neptune
Messerschmitt ME262
Focke Wulf 190A

HMS Trafalgar
HMS Tiger
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Re: The Frog kits Time Line

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January

New kits: Canberra B(I)8, Maryland and Sea Venom FAW 22.

March - Britain in this month was subject to a three day week, with shortage of raw materials and powercuts.

Fairey Swordfish Mk 1, New Kit, Scale Models magazine

April

Tade fair Frog Rovex

Blue Series

Supermarine S6 (reissue)
DH 60G Gypsy Moth (reissue)
Supermarine Spitfire M8 or Mk9
Lavotchkin La 7

Red Series

Hawker Hunter FGA 9
Hawker Typhoon Mk 1B
Republic Thunderbolt P-47D-25
Nakajima A6M2-N Rufe
Dassult Mirage III E / O

Green Series

Dornier DO335 A-6 or A-12
Specat Jaguar A-2 orT-2

Orange Series

Vickers Vimy Mk IV (rewoked)
Lockheed Ventura PV-1
Gloster Javelin FAW 9 or 9R

Warships 1/500th

HMS Royal Soverign
HMS Exeter

May

Martin Maryland, New kit Scale Models magazine

August

Hawker Hunter FGA 9, New kit Scale Modes magazine.

September

Specat Jaguar A2 T2, New Kit Scale Models

October

Fairey Swordfish Mk 1, Full page Advert, Scale Models magazine.

November

Vickers Vimy Mk IV, New Kit, Scale Models magazine.
Supermarine Spitfire 8/9, New Kit, Scale Models magazine.

Hawker Hunter FGA 9, Full page Advert, Scale Models magazine.
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Frog 1975 International Catalogue

Blue Series

Hawker Sea Fury FB.11
Macchi C.202 Folgore
Hawker Hurricane IIc
Hawker Tempest Mk II
Supermarine Spitfire Mk 8 or Mk 9
Republic P-47D-20 Thunderbolt
Mitsubishi Zero Sen
Foche-Wulf 190 A-4
Supermarine Spitfire Mk 1A or Mk 5A
Lavochkin La-7
Foche-Wulf TA-152H
Messerschmitt Bf 109F
North American Mustang Mk 2
Curtis P-40 Tomahawk
Fiat G55 Centauro
D.H, Vampire FB.5/50
Grumman Mk 4 Wildcat
Heinkel HE162 Salamander

Red Series

Messerschmitt ME410
Lockheed P38-J or L Lightning
Supermarine Spitfire 14 & Flying Bomb
Junkers JU87G Stuka
Gloster Meteor F Mk 4
Hawker FGA 9
Hawker Typhoon 1B
Republic P-47D-25 ThunderBolt
Nakajima A6M2-N Rufe
DH. Hornet F Mk 3
Grumman Avenger Mk 2
Messerschmitt ME 262A
Fairey Swordfish Mk 1
Fairey Firefly F Mk 1
DH Sea Venom Mk 21 or Mk 53
Dassault Mirage IIIE and O
Chance Vought Corsair Mk IV
Grumman Hellcat Mk 1

Green series

Heinkel HE219 A-2 Uhu
D.H. Mosquito Mk 4 or Mk 6
Bristol Blenheim Mk 1 or Mk 1F
Messerschmitt BF 110 G-2 or G
Douglas Boston III or Havoc
Dornier Do 335 A-6 or A-12
Westland Lynx
Bristol Beaufighter 21
Junkers JU 88 A-4
Sepecat Jaguar A-2 or T 2

Orange series

North American Mitchell Mk II
Northrop Black Widow P-61
E.E. Canberra B(I) Mk 8 or Mk 12
Dornier DO 17 Z-2
Lockheed Ventura PV-1
MDD Phantom II F-4k or F-4M
BAC Lightning F6
HS Harrier GR Mk 1
Martin Marauder II (B-26C)
Gloster Javelin FAW9 or 9R

De Luxe series

Avro Shackelton Mk 3
Heinkel HE111
Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk V/Mk VII

Ship series

Shell Costal Tanker

Navy series

HMS Tiger
HMS Exeter
HMS Trafalgar
HMS Royal Sovereign

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October

New Kits

Hawker Typhoon 1B New kit review, Airfix magazine.
Dassualt Mirage III E/O New kit review, Airfix magazine.

Kits on sale

NA Mitchell, Barracuda, Tupolev SB2, Vengence, Gannet, Maryland, Maurader, Gypsy Moth, Fiat G55, Hurricane, Tempest, Spitfire 8, Focke-Wulf 109 A-4, Messerschmitt BF109F, Spitfire I & 5, Tomahawk, Wildcat, Typhoon 1B, Thunderbolt, Hornet, Swordfish, Firefly, Corsair, Mosquito, Lynx, Beaufighter, Jaguar, Canberra 8, Javelin 9, Buccaneer, Dornier Do 17, Dornier 335, Messerschmitt ME110, Mirage III, Hunter FGA 9, Sea Venom, Heinkel HE162,Mustang P51A, Gladiator, Fokker D21, Vampire 5, Supermarine S6B, Westland Wessex, Messerschmitt ME262, Avenger TBM, P38 Lightning, Junkers Ju87, Spitfire XIV & Flying bomb, Super Sabre, Skyhawk, Lightning F6, Vimy Mk IV, Voodoo, Neptune, Henkel HE-111, Macchi MC202, Meteor 4, Lysander.

Wanted kits

Attacker, DH110, Vulcan, Scimitar, Meteor, Shark, Magister.
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Kit list from Frog 1976 International Catalogue

De Lux Aircraft

F172 Avro Shackelton Mk 3
F201 Heinkel HE 111
F207 Armstrong-Whitworth Whitley Mk V/ Mk VII
F213 Boeing B-17E Flying Fortress
F215 Avro Lancaster B Mk.1

Black series

F192 Messerschmitt Bf 109f
F196 North American Mustang Mk 2
F197 Curtiss P-40 Tomahawk
F211 Focke-Wulf 190 A-4
F216 Fiat G55/1 Centauro
F217 De Havilland Vampire FB Mk.5/ 50
F219 Mitsubishi Zero Sen
F223 Fokker D21
F225 Macchi MC202 Folgore
F225 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.8/ 9
F236 Focke-Wulf Ta152H
F401 Heimkel HE162 Salamander

Blue series

F154 Sea Fury
F171 Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIc
F180 Messerschmitt ME410
F181 Junkers JU87G Stuka
F182 Lockheed P38J/L Lightning
F183 Republic Thunderbolt P-47D-25
F212 Hawker Tempest
F243 Chance Vought Corsair Mk.IV
F245 Grumman Hellcat F Mk.1
F404 Lavochkin La7
F429 Gloster Gladiator Mk.II
F432 Grumman Wildcat Mk.4

Red series

F194 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.14 and Flying Bomb
F199 Vultee Vengeance Mk.II
F200 Gloster Meteor F.Mk.4
F204 Hawker Hunter FGA 9
F231 Hawker Typhoon 1B
F239 De Haviland Hornet F Mk.3
F244 Grumman Avenger Mk.2
F248 Messerschmitt ME262A
F258 Fairey Swordfish Mk.1
F295 De Havilland Sea Venom Mk.21 or 53
F400 Dassault Mirage IIIE and O
F407 Grumman Bearcat F8F-1B

Green series

F177 Heinkel He219 A-2 Uhu
F179 Blackburn Shark Mk.II
F187 De Haviland Mosquito Mk.4 or 6
F190 Bristol Blenheim Mk.1 and 1F
F202 Messerschnitt Bf110 G2 and G
F208 Douglas Boston III or Havoc
F235 Dornior Do335 A-6 or A12
F241 Martin 167 Maryland
F256 Westland Lynx
F291 Bristol Beaufighter Mk.21
F292 Junkers Ju88 A-4
F402 Sepecat Jaguar A-2 or T-2

Orange series

F159 North American Mitchell Mk.II
F170 Northrop Black Widow P-61
F203 English Electric Canberra B(I) Mk.8 or 12
F205 Dornier Do.17Z-2
F238 Hawker Siddeley Buccaneer S Mk.2 or S Mk.50
F262 McDonnell Phantom F-4k or F-4M
F266 BAC Lightning F.6
F273 Hawker Harrier GR Mk.1
F338 Martin Marauder II (B-26C)
F408 Gloster Javelin FAW9 and 9R
F409 Hawker Siddeley Sea Vixen FAW 2
F417 Arado Ar-234 Blitz

Ship kits

F137 Shell Costal Tanker
F142 HMS Tiger
F121 HMS Exeter
F143 HMS Trafalgar
F122 HMS Royal Sovereign



Trade Fair report for 1976

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New Kits

Avro Lancaster B Mk I
Boeing B-17E
Grumman F8F-1B
Hawker Siddley Sea Vixen FAW 2

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March

Kits on sale

Hawker Tempest, DH Vampire, Henkel HE162, Gloster Meteor IV, Hawker Hunter FGA 9, DH Hornet, Grumman Avenger TBM, Sea Venom, Thunderbolt P-47, Fairey Swordfish, EE Canberra, Gloster Javelin FAW 9, Lightning F6, Dornier Do17, Buccaneer ,F-4K/ M Phantom, Fairey Gannet, Gipsy Moth, Fairey Barracuda, DH Hornet, DH Vampire.

April

Scale Models magazine, Fair report:

Frog

Avro Lancaster B Mk 1
Boeing B17E
Arado Ar-234 "Blitz"
Grumman F8F 1B Bearcat
Hawker Siddeley Sea Vixen FAW 2

Kits on sale

Hawker Tempest, DH Vampire, Henkel HE162, Gloster Meteor IV, Hawker Hunter FGA 9, DH Hornet, Grumman Avenger, Sea Venom, Thunderbolt P-47, Fairey Swordfish, EE Canberra, Gloster Javelin, Lightning F6, Fairey Gannet, Gipsy Moth, Fairey Barracuda.

May

Curtis Tomahawk, DH Vampire, Messerschmitt BF109F, Fokker D21, Macchi MC202, Henkel HE162, Zero, Hawker Hurricane, Messerschmitt MpE410, Thunderbolt P-47, Hawker Tempest, Gloster Meteor IV, Hawker Hunter, Grumman Avenger, Hawker Typhoon, Messerschmitt ME262, Fairey Swordfish, Sea Venom, Dornier Do335A, Sepecat Jaguar, Westland Lynx, Martin Maryland, NA B-25C Mitchell, EE Canberra, Gloster Javelin FGA 9, F-4K Phantom, Buccaneer, EE Lightning, Fairey Gannet, Gipsy Moth, Fairey Barracuda.

July

Wants Ad: Airspeed Oxford, Miles Magister, Blackburn Skua, Westland Wyvern.

September

November

HS Sea Vixen FAW 2, Review Scale Models magazine

Wants Ad: DH110

December
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1977

Frog and Big Big tools sent to USSR.
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1978
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1979
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1980

Dunbee-Combex-Marx liquidate. Rovex in receivership.
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Re: The Frog kits Time Line

Unread postby wannsee » Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:39 am

Interesting to say the least. The rumour that the moulds were lost at sea has persisted for a long time. Can this be checked? Yes it can by a lot of detective work! A starting point is Lloyds of London followed by insurance records. The key would be to find the records from the time. Anybody interested in taking this on??

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Re: The Frog kits Time Line

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Martin

To be honest the key person to help track down the missing New Zealand kits is a member we do not have. I have a large-ish collection of UK modelling magazines of the right period, but it is New Zealand mags that will hold the key the real work has to come from someone that has a collection in New Zealand. The problem is I have not been that successful in finding a New Zealander that has any interest in this subject. I also assume that the kits were sold in Australia and may be a Australian modeller may like too pitch in. I would have thought that the IPMS down under would jump at the task but so far they seem not to be interested. What we need to do I think is spread the word to Australia and New Zealand forum sites and hope it sparks an interest.

I do not think that there where any modelling magazines to cover the time scale, I think between 1968 to 1974, but I do think there were at least one each Aero modelling magazines in both Australia and New Zealand. I would also think that may be ordinary News papers may have had toy adverts of the time. The golden piece of information would be to find a ex-worker who would know the gen off the top of his or her head. It is all down to getting someone from down under to help us out.

To make a go of this we would need to pull out all the stops and chat with as many people as we can. I have a provisional date written in a post of the year 1972 from a chap on a UK web site called Frogman who may be worth while talking to.

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You could try asking here: http://www.kiwimodeller.com/
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Hi dogsbody

You will find my post on kiwi modeller under the name Historyman, the nearest I got to the old Frogs was the Canberra B(I)8. The guys just did not seem to get it and I was glad to tell them what little I kmow about Tri-ang Pedigree kits, some never realised the kits were manufactured and sold in NZ. Good bunch of guys and I would like to post the end to the story for them.

It was worth a try.

James

Do you per chance have a collection of RT magazines and if you have do they have any Frog model content you could tell us about.
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Unread postby dogsbody » Tue Dec 25, 2012 10:43 pm

The only RT's I have are just a few years old. Nothing too FROGGY in them.
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Re: The Frog kits Time Line

Unread postby N113 fan » Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:55 pm

I noticed an old issue of RT on Ebay featuring the Hotspur glider, was just wondering how good it was. If I have the money I will have a go at biding for a copy if the price is right.

As for the Tri-ang NZ Frog kits I have had no indication that they were advertised in the UK modelling magazines as yet, I do not have a copy of every UK modelling magazine printed in the 60's & 70's, so not 100% sure that they did not appear here. I can only think that the kits were treated as toys like jigsaws and the like and just went out to the shops in New Zealand and maybe Australia. It will be the challenge from here to try and find someone of that time who can recall what was going on, I would think may be IPMS in NZ but no reply to my e-mails so far. A visit to Auckland and an afternoon sitting in a library might be able to dig up a bit more info. It would be very costly for us all to travel all the way to NZ just to visit a library, so I will try and get in touch with someone local who can dig around a bit for us.

What the production totals for the old Frog kits were we all do not know, but judging by the numbers on Ebay in the past years and the feedback from Kiwimodeller. I do not think it was very much that was produced in the NZ factory before they stopped production, it is only a guess.

James
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(quote : Frank Spencer, Xmas special, TV show Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em)


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