Rolen Plastics was established as a company in the
1960s by two ex-Topping employees, Mr. ROberts and Mr. LENovitch. I do
have very little information about the company or the scale models that
they produced yet. Rolen Plastics stopped producing contractor scale
models in about 1990, but has since then become a world class supplier
of high-quality industrial injection-molded parts for a large range of
international industries and health care institutions. They have over
forty years of experience in producing injection-molded parts and If you
require any high-quality plastic parts for your business, you can
contact them through the Rolen Plastics
Inc. web site.
Rolen Plastics, Inc. office in Elyria, Ohio (Photo: Mark Johnson).
Below is an F-104 Starfighter model produced by Rolen Plastics
Inc., which was finished in the Norwegian scheme by Jim Powroznik.
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Norwegian Air Force F-104G Starfighter from Rolen Plastics, Inc. Scale
1/48 (colour scheme finished by Mr. James A. Powroznik)
Rolen Plastics Inc. North American T-2C Buckeye, scale 1/40 (photo:
USAF Boeing 737-200, scale 1/100 (Photo: M. Kosman)
McDonnell Douglas - British Aerospace AV-8 Harrier II V/STOL model,
resin, scale 1/72.
The following sites are good references for information about
contractor scale models:
The Precise Models LLC web site and internet shop serves is an additional source of information for scale model collectors and includes a forum to exchange ideas, tips and techniques. Also sells contractor scale models and parts.
The Collectair web
site shows shows a nice collection of aviation art, vintage aircraft
models, documentation, etc. Also lists Topping and Precise aircraft
models for sale.
web site showing vintage aircraft models, including some made by
Topping and the Dutch aircraft model maker Matthijs Verkuyl. Also has a
sellers and buyers section.
Corporate web site of Pacific Miniatures
(PacMin), who is still producing contractor scale models. The site
provides an excellent overview of the history and their current models,
as well as a buyer's guide.