Friday, December 21, 2012

Happy Holidays from Model Expo

Model Expo would like to wish all of our Guns of History & Model Trailways friends & families a Happy & Safe Holiday season!

As a reminder, please take note of Model Expo's holiday hours:
  • Monday, 12/24 - 9am - 12pm ET
  • Tuesday, 12/25 - Closed for Christmas 
  • Monday, 12/31 - 9am - 2pm ET
  • Tuesday, 1/1/13 - Close for New Years Day
  • All other days are normal business hours (9am - 6pm ET)

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Model Expo Technical Difficulties with Email

Model Expo fans - just as an FYI, our email server took a big hit yesterday. We're in the process of rebuilding however, in the interim, if you have any questions, please send all your emails to

We should be back up by Monday. Sorry for any inconveniences.

Eric @ Model Expo

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Ordnance Rifle - built for FREE by Daniel Contento

Daniel Contento of Branford, FL sent us pictures of his Guns of History Ordnance Rifle - great job Daniel! And, of course, it is worth noting that that Daniel

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Rucker Ambulance - Casting Picture!

Ken Goldman, designer of the Guns of History Rucker Ambulance, sent us an update picture of the castings that will be included in the kit. As you can see from the picture, 

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Conestoga Wagon - built by Richard Morse

Richard Morse of Golden, Colorado sent us pictures of his Model Trailways Conestoga Wagon - great job Richard! Of course, Richard is yet another modeler that was able to build this model for FREE! How did

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Friday, March 9, 2012

Friday, February 17, 2012

Conestoga Wagon Kit Customer Feedback

I thought I would share a "feel good" email we received the other day from Richard Morse. We love hearing  from our customers - the good, the bad, and even the else can we improve?!?!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Conestoga Wagon - built by David Byrne

David Byrne sent us pictures of his completed Conestoga Wagon by Model Trailways - great job David! And, it's worth noting that David built his Conestoga Wagon by Model Trailways for FREE!

How did David build it for free? He took advantage of our Conestoga Wagon Build for Free offer!

David's comments: In addition to the Conestoga Wagon, I have also built the New Bedford Whaleboat, Bounty Launch, Bluenose, Picket Boat, Albatross, Nieuport 28, Wright Flyer, and Curtiss Jenny kits. I am currently building the Benjamin Latham kit and have the Flying Fish and Sopwith Camel kits resting on a shelf in my hobby room waiting to be built. 

I have found all of the kits generally well engineered, the quality of wood and fittings to be very good and the plans to be excellent. The "Jenny" kit, in particular, was exquisite.

Thanks for many years of satisfying modeling, David Byrne.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Friday, January 27, 2012

Guns of History / Rucker Ambulance Development Update #2!

We just finished preliminary aluminum hub machining for our Guns of History Rucker Ambulance being designed by Ken Goldman - check out the cool picture of these pieces!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Cannon Barrel Verdergris Paint Technique

Are you struggling to capture that "weathered" look with your Guns of History cannon kit? Can't seem to get the right color? Read on for a quick Verdergris Paint Technique reference as to how to achieve this - authored by Ken Goldman, the designer of our Guns of History kits!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Customer Service

Hi Modelers,  my name is Tom, one of your Customer Service Representatives.  Please check this blog site for future updated information from our CSR department.
Happy Modeling
Model Expo

Civil War Dioramas by Dave Armitage

Sometimes it's better to let the pictures speak for themselves! Unbelievable job on the Guns of History Civil War Cannon kits by Dave Armitage! Unfortunately, Dave is not on the web - these pictures were all scanned in as he included them with his HAND-WRITTEN letter! If you know Dave, tell him great job!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Guns of History / Rucker Ambulance Development Update!

Our designer (Ken Goldman) is well underway in developing our next kit - the Red Cross Rucker Ambulance by Guns of History (to be released Spring 2012)! As you can see from the pictures below, he's in the middle of developing the wheels for the ambulance. Kudos to another one of our designers (Bob Crane) for masterminding the wheel manufacturing & assembly process!