Steve Wilson Steve Wilson @Bill, Monogram has been a premier maker of scale models of aircraft, spacecraft, ships, cars, and military vehicles since the early 1950s. Monogram's founders met during the depression working for Comet Models. Bob Reder, an avid model airplane builder, graduated from high school in 1934 and started working as a draughtsman and model designer for Comet Models. Jack Besser dropped out of high school and joined Comet in 1936 as a shipping clerk. He worked his way up the company until he was an assistant sales manager when WWII started. After thirteen years as a fully owned subsidiary of Hallmark Cards' Binny and Smith unit, Hobbico announced it was acquiring Revell-Monogram in 2007. Never heard of those two immigrants Bill.
22. September 2012 at 15:58:59
Bill Gilman Great stuff, Steve. Of course Hobbico has just purchased Revell of Germany, so it's one big happy family again. I sure do hope that Revell of Germany will continue to produce the new tool excellent models we've seen recently. Hobbico says "no changes" to Revell of Germany operations - let's hope so!
The immigrants are a bad joke - I've heard it many times at shows. Moneaux + Graham = Monogram. Like I said, bad joke!
22. September 2012 at 16:17:38
Steve Wilson Monogram, It always sounded like a non stereo Record player, of course I knew it was a model kit manufacturer, just reminded of a record player...
22. September 2012 at 16:49:02
Duncan Cook I have another question,
are there any differences with the Hasegawa/Revell Lightning.
I'm curently building the Hasegawa one in the Revell box.
9. January 2013 at 16:24:52
Bill Gilman I don't think so, other than a better decal sheet.
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