July 24, 2014:
Ship from 2013's "OBLIVION" has been added to the
gallery. The kit is currently being offered to reservation holders and
will go on general sales in the
Virtual Museum Store next month.
NEW FROM UNICRAFT! We have two new Luft '46 kits in from our friends
at Unicraft: The
Junkers EF.008 quad-engine bomber
project and the
Heinkel He.P.1079-01.02 jet
fighter concept. Both are available now in limited numbers.
July 2, 2014:
In the Visitor's Gallery,
Scott Trusty shares photos of his recent
B-Class Waystation build. It lights up!
June 28, 2014:
JUST RELEASED! The 1:2500
Federation G-Class Starbase from Masao Okazaki's "The
Starfleet Museum." This 31-piece kit, created for us by
Millenia Models International (MMI), was introduced at Wonderfest 2014
in May. It's an in-scale companion piece to our popular
Federation B-Class Waystation,
which is now back in the Virtual Museum Store. Also back in stock: The
Samson from James Cameron's "Avatar" (2009).
June 25, 2014: NEW
We have two new kits from
Unicraft for your modeling enjoyment: The
Supermarine TOR.4040 VTOL fighter concept from 1944, and
Heinkel's He.P.1073.01-02 forward-swept wing twin-jet
fighter concept, also from 1944. Both kits are in 1:72 and retail for
Update: First, the Good News: We have shipped all 1/1400
S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier kits to reservation holders who
completed their orders. Now, the Bad News: This completely exhausted our
supply of Helicarrier kits. We have more kits on order, but our caster,
Mana Studios, is waaayyy backed up with other projects. So the
Helicarrier probably won't reach the Virtual Museum Store until late
In the meantime, we're
preparing to release our 1:48
Bubble Ship kit to reservation holders, probably just
after July 4. There's still time to get on the waiting list! Just email
PROMETHEUS UPDATE: We
keep getting asked about when our 1:500
kit will be released. Yes, the kit is still in production, No, we
probably won't see it until the fall. We're still cleaning up the
printed parts, plus we had to reprint some others to get this "just
right." In the meantime, we have LOTS of other kits in the queue.
"Fantastic Plastic" is a scale
modeling site that celebrates the weird, the wonderful, the odd, the
radical, the exotic and the just plane cool aircraft and
spacecraft model kits produced in styrene (and resin) over
the last 60-plus years. From bizarre World War II-era "Luft
'46" project planes to the latest science fiction concepts, here is a chronicle of Man's
highest aspirations as expressed through his flying machines, both real
Fantastic Plastic "Virtual Museum of Flying Wonders" is divided into
seven "galleries," each
dedicated to a particular area of interest. These are:
Whether your interest is "Luft
'46," the American Space Program, X-planes, radical aircraft prototypes,
"paper projects," Star
Trek, Star Wars, hovercraft or UFOs, you are sure to find something here
to ignite your passion -- and trigger wonderful memories.
And while you're here, please
be sure to visit the Fantastic Plastic "Virtual
Museum Store," where you'll find our exclusive line of unique aircraft
and spacecraft model kits for sale.
Thanks for visiting.
Return often. And...
WATCH THE SKIES!!!
- Allen B. Ury,
Costa Mesa, California