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Meet the Company:
Matador Models was founded in 1997, and first traded at Trucks&Tracks that year.  Since then our ranges of kits in resin and white metal have continued to grow rapidly.  At the company’s heart are its KC ranges. These are conversions and improvements on 1/76th plastic kits. From there we have branched out into complete kits, and the range reflects the interests of our small group of master builders: if we like it and it is not on the market, we build it!  We have also bought and therefore kept on the market kits from other manufacturers, notably most of the 4Mil and the complete Airfield Accessories ranges, from 1/144th to 1/35th, though the largest scale, being too far away from our own interests, we have now passed it on to Scalelink.  More recent acquisitions have been masters from the Trux and BW ranges.  Sentinel - Matador Models
While extending these ranges, we have added  more: AA76  in our favourite 1/76th scale and AAC, a range of conversions on airfield vehicles in 1/76th and 1/72nd.  Following a growth of interest in the First World War, we have extended and reorganised our early ranges.  We have also widened our interests, both by stocking plastic kits which complement our ranges and by starting a fantasy range for role play and wargamers.


LittleWillie - Matador Models If Matador tries for a “house style” it is that its kits should be a pleasure to build, and we aim to keep them in the middle range of complexity.  While it is always best to refer to photographs and other references when building a kit, we try to make our models capable of standing alone: of being built and painted accurately by someone who does not have several books on the subject.  If you are a beginner with only a few plastic kits behind you, or coming back into the hobby, why not take on one of the less demanding projects - try a conversion kit.  
There are many sturdy plastic kits on the market which, with a conversion kit and a little effort, can be turned into eye-catching and rare vehicles and enhance a collection.  In the Tank Museum you can find research articles for beginners and experienced alike.


Matador is and will remain a small company, not least because for us, as for our customers, this is a hobby.  Note that because of the way we subcontract the manufacture our models, while the larger parts are nearly always in resin, some details are produced both in metal and resin. Some examples of kits marked “metal/resin” may therefore appear entirely in resin or metal. The decisions are made for reasons of production, and do not in any way affect the quality of the model you receive. We hope you enjoy our kits. Kugelblitz - Matador Models


Plans for the year ahead


We intend to trade at the following shows in the next year:  






Romsey Model Show 2019

Crossfield Hall, Broadwater Road, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 8GL 

email: info@romseymodellers.co.uk  Website: www.romseymodellers.co.uk 

Sunday,14 July

IPMS Scale Modelworld 2019 

(IPMS Nationals)


9-10 November

On Track 2020

Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone  Saturday, 22 February 
MAFVA Nationals 2020 The Burgess Hall, Westwood Rd, Saint Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 6WU. http://www.oneleisure.net/Find-Your-Local-Centre/Pages/St-Ives-Indoor.aspx Sunday,  28 June




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All ready to go:-  the Matador stand at the Leas 2010,  just before the doors opened to the public.

Matador was always successful at the Trucks 'n' Tracks and the decision to retain the small-scale

focus for On Track which has succeeded it has worked well.

OMatador Models trade at Trucks





Proprietor: Matador Enterprises Ltd., Registered in England No. 4178075


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