By Brad Hansen
PART 1: Pre-War 2-in-1 Sets
Renwal had established an extensive line of kits by 1966. They had come out with a unique line of modern armor and military equipment, visible anatomical models, visible V-8s and chassis, nuclear submarines with detailed (if a bit fanciful) interiors and an older line of naval warships. They had introduced a large line of “Collectors Showcase” 1/48th scale cars, started a series of seven modern iterations of classic car designs (Renwal Revivals) plus a super-detailed 1/12 scale Mercedes Benz Gullwing and Ferrari.
Selected Renwal Kits (click any to enlarge)
Notable by their absence up to then were kits of aircraft. This changed in January of 1966 when Renwal issued their first series of model planes kits.