Estes Industries was founded in 1958 in Denver, Colorado. Vern Estes developed a machine that mass-produced solid propellant model rocket engines.
This invention gave people a consistent and reliable way to launch model rockets. Later, the company branched out into the mass production of balsa nose cones and adapters for model rockets.
Industry leaders in their fields, Estes and COX will continue to turn kids and adults on to flight with innovative new products that will go FASTER, FURTHER AND HIGHER.
Wm. K. Walthers, Inc., was founded in Milwaukee in 1932 -- but really, it started years earlier, when seven-year-old Bill Walthers got his first taste of the hobby with a small, wind-up toy train for Christmas.T oday, Walthers continues to expand, improve and develop a wide range of products. These sets feature the detailing of serious models and an affordable price -- allowing newcomers to get started, and then build-on to their first set.
Revell Germany / Monogram Models
Model kits have entertained, educated and inspired one generation of builders after another. For over six decades, hobbyists of all ages have turned to the Revell Group brands, Revell and Monogram, for kits that are fun, affordable, and easy to build — without sacrificing quality or accuracy..