Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Beacon Models - Kickstarter Campaign NOW OPEN!!


 Beacon Models - Kickstarter Campaign

The kickstarter campaign for Beacon Models WII Battle of Britain (Part 1) collection is now open and ready to accept your pledges.


(Shipping November 2021)

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Beacon Models presents; The Few - Part 1; the first part of a collection of plastic 1/144 scale model kits, featuring iconic aircraft that fought in the Battle of Britain. Beacon Models want to create world class plastic hobby kits, and Beacon Models need your help to bring the vision to life. 

Help Beacon Models exceed our funding goals to unlock stretch goals, including extra plastic parts included with all kits, and more decal sets as free bonuses. 


2020 marked the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, and Beacon Models want to produce model kits that will allow scale modellers and tabletop gamers to build a collection of these aircraft with the assurance that the models will be of the highest quality, fidelity and consistency while also being user friendly. The first two aircraft  developed for Part 1 of this collection are the Supermarine Spitfire Mk.1 and the Messerschmitt Bf 109E. 

If this campaign is successfully funded and delivered, Beacon Models hope to develop more kits depicting aircraft from the Battle of Britain in the future, then more famous aircraft from the Second World War and beyond into the Cold War and modern eras. 

You can see more about our plans for Part 2 and Part 3 of The Few on


The kits will be injection moulded High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS) plastic, as is typical for hobby kits. A sprue of clear polycarbonate canopy parts is also provided, which will be polished to a high transparency. We will produce three separate kit boxes if this campaign is successfully funded:

Kit 1: Supermarine Spitfire Mk.1a, Twin Set.

Kit 2: Messerschmitt Bf109E-3/E-4, Twin Set.

Kit 3: Spitfire Mk.1 Vs Bf109E, Dogfight Set.

If we reach our stretch goals, we will also add extra parts to the plastic frames to include more variants of each aircraft, and we will develop more decal sets as Bonus Items to suit these other variants. 


Beacon Models  hope that you will support us and help fund our campaign, and if we exceed our funding goals, Beacon Models  want to thank you by giving you more rewards options and bonus rewards in exchange for you pledge! Every time Beacon Models  reach a stretch goal, it will unlock more options for the kits such as decals and extra parts. The more you help spread the word and encourage your friends to pledge, the more extra bonuses and rewards Beacon Models  will be able to send to everyone when the pledges are fulfilled, and it will provide us with the development budget to make these kits the best they can be.


Beacon Models was founded in 2020, and is a collaboration between two expert plastic model kit designers. Will Jayne has been designing model kits for over ten years, and is best known for his plastic kit designs for Flames of War and Team Yankee by Battlefront miniatures. Prior to this new venture, Bryan Wall worked as lead designer at Wingnut Wings for over a decade, one of the most prestigious producers of model aircraft kits in the world. Additionally, renowned aviation artist Mark Postlethwaite (GAvA) has kindly offered his expertise in historic aircraft as well as his extensive library of oil paintings and books, which will feature in our packaging and other rewards. Which will feature in Beacon Models  packaging and other rewards.


This Kickstarter will ship to backers anywhere in the world. In order to give our backers the best value and a reliable fulfilment experience, Beacon Models  have chosen to work with ShipQuest, who are am  expert logistics partner. They have years of experience with running and fulfilling hobby and gaming product projects on Kickstarter, and Beacon Models  know that with them our project will be in great hands. Their logistics solution is Brexit Proof, so shipping to Europe will be hassle free with no unexpected customs charges or handling fees for our EU backers. They will of  course ship to backers anywhere else in the world. Shipping with be charged through a third party pledge manager, after the campaign has finished.

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