"Offroad Scout II" Model Kit

"Offroad Scout II" Model Kit

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Frederick Ertl was a skilled craftsman and proficient molder at the Adams Company in Dubuque, Iowa. In 1945, he found himself without a job, so he began making toy tractors in the furnace of his home by melting down defective aluminum pistons and implementing a sand-cast technique he perfected at the Adams Company.

Within a year, Ertl had scaled production up from his home furnace to a 1,000 square foot building. By 1947, the side hustle had grown into a full-fledged business and moved into a 11,000 square foot building in Dubuque, Iowa and employed a host of local craftsmen.


  • 1/25 scale model
  • Over 62 unassembled pieces
  • NOS, New in Box condition. Please refer to images for signs of wear and tear.
  • "Blueprint Replica Model Kit"
  • Original unopened box
  • Sold as is