In 1952, friends combined their passions for model airplanes to develop a thriving business dedicated to providing high quality products to enthusiasts around the world. More than 50 years later, Midwest’s product line and distribution have grown and changed, but its passion for quality has remained steadfast. Today, Midwest Products is a leading supplier worldwide of quality raw materials, accessories and kits to distributors and retailers. People use our products for leisure, educational and professional pursuits, from model airplanes and boats to architectural and educational projects. We are proud that our products enrich the lives of literally hundreds of thousands of people around the world everyday. Model airplanes, model boats, and model railroads have been traditional hobbies for many years, but hobbies are much more than that. Any leisure time activity you choose can be considered a hobby. When you build something yourself, it gives you satisfaction knowing that it is properly built, and pride in your accomplishment. Whichever hobby you choose - modeling, crafts, art and school projects, or do-it-yourself home projects - we offer a wide variety of materials for your projects - including woods, carbon fiber, foam, and cork, plus model airplanes, model boats, jewelry kits and stepping stone kits. So build something yourself – and enjoy the satisfaction of a job well done. The Sharpie Schooner is great for the intermediate-level builder. A model of one of the so-called "Terrapin Schooners", developed in the late 1800's and used well into the present century for turtle fishing along the Florida and Gulf Coasts. Hull construction is die-cut side and bottom planking. Measures 17 x 12 inches. Beam measures 3.75 inches. Scale is 0.375 inches to 1 foot.
Large model for an impressive display
Full instructions and plans
Precision cut parts
Based on an historical design
Simplified construction methods