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OUT NOW: FROG Penguin - plastic scale model kits 1936-1950
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PostPosted: April 4th, 2017, 3:52 pm 
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As announced earlier... OUT NOW:

I am contacting you to let you know that I have written a book about the history of FROG Penguin - plastic scale model kits 1936-1950, which is available from from my website www.frogpenguin.com.

The FROG Penguin range was the world's first range of all plastic model kits - a globally spread hobby in the 1950s through 1970s and made famous by manufacturers like Airfix and Revell. Until now the only available book about FROG was "FROG Modelaircraft", written by Richard Lines and Leif Hellström, published in 1989. My book is focussed on the Penguin range however, with over 250 pages and more than 400 full color/bw images.

It took over ten years to be completed and was written with the help of family members of the founders of FROG. It has many unpublished photos and includes practical information about recognizing and restoring these delicate models. The date of publication is no coincidence: it marks the 80th birthday of plastic kit modelling...
It includes many personal accounts of modellers now in their 80s and 90s, the wartime activities of FROG, a detailed price guide and background information.

You may find additional information on my website.

It is self-published, so I am doing all the advertising and promoting myself - reason for contacting you as well...

You may expect a review of my book in the upcoming IPMS Magazine.

Kind regards,

Peter van Lune
The Netherlands


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PostPosted: April 4th, 2017, 6:07 pm 
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Great news Peter I hope to get my hands on a copy shortly. What will the postage to the UK be?

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PostPosted: April 4th, 2017, 6:18 pm 
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JamesPerrin wrote:
Great news Peter I hope to get my hands on a copy shortly. What will the postage to the UK be?


Introduction price is €.30,- with €.9,31 postage/handling - Dutch Postal Services - cheapest rate. Euro that is...

Book weighs 900 grams (!)...


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PostPosted: April 5th, 2017, 1:28 am 
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Good news, I took a quick look through the sample pages, and will order shortly when our Paypal is recharged.

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My copy arrived this morning in perfect condition. Ha a brief flick through and it looks great with a huge number of large clear photos. Thanks!

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My copy is winging it's way over here !

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Mine came in a few days ago, while I was away, so I just today had a chance to leaf through it. Mine also was well-pcked and arrived in perfect condition. Certainly well-produced and has a lot of info to go through. I also liked the signed copy with a nice note.

I have about 1&3/4 FROG Interceptors and this makes me want to get them out and try and make one fly-able, or at least presentable.

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jRatz wrote:
Mine came in a few days ago, while I was away, so I just today had a chance to leaf through it. Mine also was well-pcked and arrived in perfect condition. Certainly well-produced and has a lot of info to go through. I also liked the signed copy with a nice note.

I have about 1&3/4 FROG Interceptors and this makes me want to get them out and try and make one fly-able, or at least presentable.


Hello John,
Glad it arrived safely and happy the first appearance looks good - I sure hope when you are done reading you're happy as well!
Not sure about the "1&3/4" number of Interceptors! ;-) - one can tell these were sold by the 1000s by the way these are still very regularly offered for sale (on Ebay), although these usually are the RAF-version. Others only very rarely are offered...


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PostPosted: June 29th, 2017, 8:29 pm 
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Very happy with the review in the UK IPMS Magazine:



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