LONE STAR MODELS

  1. Aftermarket Sets
    Lone Star Models began with a 1/48 F2G conversion around 1984. This sort of conversion/aftermarket set has been my bread and butter ever since. Most items remain available a long time, especially if popular with the modeling public. You may notice OOP (Out of production) posted on some items from time to time. When you see this, the molds are being remade. All kits are made to order when a paid order is received, I haven’t the room to hold a standing inventory of all I offer.
  2. Model Repair
    My career began as a draftsman then progressed into industrial design model building. I have over 30 years in the construction and repair of this type of models. I have more repairs under my belt than I am able to post photos here. Some request that I do not make public the projects I have done for them. There is an old saying that a picture is worth a thousand words. If this is so, a good display model can be worth thousands of photos. 3D cad is great but many just can not easily visualize what they are seeing in a flat screen 3D image. Should you need a model built from scratch or a model repaired for display feel free to contact me for a free estimate.
  3. Custom Resin Parts
    You are building a special model project and have created a part for the model. Problem is you need several of this same part. This scenario comes up often. Using your part I can make a mold and cast as many copies as you may need. On occasion modelers do this and in lieu of payment they trade me the part for my services. They get the parts they need and I have a new item for the Lone Star Models product list. Or say you lose a part and need another replacement. If you can borrow the part from another modeler I can recreate it for your model. The copies and original are returned to you. All for a nominal fee.
Welcome to Lone Star Models
In business since 1985!​
Lone Star Models began in 1985 with a contract to create a 1/48 F2G corsair model for a new client. Word of mouth brought the advent of a set of master copies for the F2G as a conversion kit. At the time finding good information was more difficult than it is today and the kit was lacking in many details.

I had always had an interest in the ironclad ships of the U.S. Civil war too. I scratch built a model of the C.S.S. Atlanta in 1/192 scale and entered it in the model competition at an IPMS Nationals. On my way home I stopped in to visit the CSN Museum in Columbus Georgia. The Curator was very excited to see the model and I was hired to build a diorama for the museum. As an offshoot of this, I made molds of those two ships as well. Over the following years with the museum’s help, I created around 30 Civil War ship models. This part of my kit line has been sold to Flag Ship Models where they can still be purchased today.

Lone Star Models now is more involved in resin aftermarket detail sets, conversions and complete kits. This past year Lone Star Models also purchased the assets of Cobra Company. These 150 sets will eventually all make a comeback and be available.

I have over 40 years as a professional /industrial model builder. I offer my services to repair models used for trade shows or office display. Some of these repairs can be seen here on this page. Contact me via e-mail for a free estimate.

I no longer accept credit cards online. Checks or Money orders are accepted if in US Dollars.

Some shops hang model airplanes from the ceiling. Aviation Megastore/ Luchvarrt Hobby Shop in the Netherland has a real airplane hanging from their's!
  For those of you in the EU. This shop will soon be stocking Lone Star Models, LSM Cobra and Red Gecko decals . I hope this will make your acquisition of these products easier for you.
  Their address is:  Molenweg 249
                                        1436 BV Aalsmeerderburg
                                         The Netherlands
They should receive their first shipment before Christmas.     



  For those interested in Resin and Vacuform models check out this face book page   https://.facebook.com/groups/695711033832473/
This is a moderated closed group but it is easy to join