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History of Palmer Plastics

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  • Member since
    May, 2017
History of Palmer Plastics
Posted by Junk7of9 on Thursday, May 25, 2017 9:29 AM

I cannot find any information on the Internet on the history of Palmer Plastics and was hoping members of the community can help.  Most entries I see talking about the kits have positive things to say about the box artwork, but quite negative things to say about the quality of the car kits they produced.  However, I think the company still deserves its own page and entry at Wikipedia.  Thanks.

  • Member since
    October, 2008
Posted by oldcarguy on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 8:53 AM

There is this .

   I believe I heard somewhere the Palmer Plastics was a household food container company that tried to get entry to another market .The Box art was colorful and awesome,  true !

    the models inside now were something else . All had the same wheel cover type ( a silver colored full wheel cover  of metal you pressed into the tire .) They all assembled the same way or very close .

 They reminded me of plastic run through Bakers molds ! Now that said .They did offer cars that no one else did .The Buick Le Sabre and Nash Metro were cute .The rest , Oh Well ! That's all I can give you at present .

 I must impress the fact on you ,  that I have both that I mentioned . They don't look well when the parts are dry fitted , but , they are certainly different . T.B.


  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 9:26 AM

In today's environment Palmer kits should be considered the exclusive domain of collectors. The kits themselves are unbuildable. Well... not unbuildable as such, just that the finished product does not resemble a car.

However, I too have always been curious about the story behind this odd chapter in plastic model car kit history.

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Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman


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    September, 2011
  • From: flushing NY
Posted by montelsc on Sunday, June 04, 2017 11:37 AM

Was never really crazy about all the seperate body panels that 

glue just didnt want to have anything to do with but they did have some cool subjects 


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