Arbeitskreis Geschichte des Kartonmodellbaus (AGK) e.V.

The "Arbeitskreis Geschichte des Kartonmodellbaus (AGK) e.V." is a German non-profit association. We investigate and document the history of card modeling (papercraft) in Germany, Europe and all over the world from its beginning (around 500 years ago) to the present. Our principal work is the maintenance and expansion of our public databases of Card models and Publisher catalogues and the publication of our annual magazine "Zur Geschichte des Kartonmodellbaus" (on the history of card modeling, in German language).
We are not affiliated to publishers or other institutions nor are we dependent on revenue from sales or advertising, but we encourage an active cooperation with any interested publishers and printers.

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Mini model "Mittelalterliche Kleinstadt" (small medieval town) is available again (digital print)

Envelope

Mini-Modell "Mittelalterliche Kleinstadt"
Publisher: Arbeitskreis Geschichte des Kartonmodellbaus (AGK) e.V.
Designer: Hubert Siegmund, Colors: Terese Siegmund
Scale: aprox. 1:300
Print: digital print 2018 (limited edition)
Size: A4, 8 sheets/32 cards, in ziplock bag

Because of ongoing demand we have released a limited, digitally printed edition in 2018. It contains all 8 original sheets and a booklet with background information.

Ordering information: This edition is only available through the AGK at a price of EUR 15 (incl. VAT, plus EUR 5 shipping & handling). For details please send an e-mail to kleinstadt@kartonmodellbau.org

Additional information: Pictures, additional parts (free download)

New free download available

Title of the wrapper

Hafenschlepper "Fairplay V 600 PS" (JFS 71251)
J.F.Schreiber-Verlag, Esslingen, 1965
Scale 1:50
Offset print
Cardboard wrapper 50 x 35 cm, 12 pages of instructions
6 cardboard sheets (4 model sheets, 2 sheets with structure parts)
Length of the model: approx. 50 cm
Additional information: Pictures and links for downloading


  Released again: "Knirpsenstadt" (tykes' town) by Richard Hambach

Envelope Knirpsenstadt

End of September 2017, about 50 years after the original publication, we published all 4 parts of the card model "Knirpsenstadt" by Richard Hambach, in honor of his 100th birthday.
Also included is a supplement with a background information about the model and the designer Richard Hambach. We would like to thank the Verlag für Lehrmittel Pößneck for their kind permission.

Contents: 4 booklets A4 with 16 pages each; every booklet has 6 multicolor sheets and a map
Editor: Arbeitskreis Geschichte des Kartonmodellbaus (AGK) e.V.
Publisher: Aue Verlag Möckmühl
Price:  EUR 19.90 (incl. VAT), plus shipping and handling
ISBN: 978-3-87029-357-4

Additional information: Pictures and detailed description; an article by Guido Weißhahn about this card board model has appeared in: "Zur Geschichte des Kartonmodellbaus", vol. 14, 2014, page 17ff (read the first page of the article as an example).


Issue Nr. 17 of our annual magazine "Zur Geschichte des Kartonmodellbaus"

title of issue 17 of Berichte zum Kartonmodellbau Vol.17 of our annual magazine "Zur Geschichte des Kartonmodellbaus" (on the history of card board modeling) was published in Septemer 2017, in time for our annual general meeting.

It has 64 pages in A4 format and covers many topics about card modeling. The price is EUR 12.80; we publish the model through Aue-Verlag. The ISBN is 978-3-87029-356-7.

A reprint of a historical card board model is included as well: "La Forge" [the smithy], a mechanical model of 22,5 × 35 cm original size , black zincograph, stencil-colored, Pellerin, Epinal before 1895. You can find additional information in the

>>> table of contents and example pages.


Issue Nr. 16 of our annual magazine "Zur Geschichte des Kartonmodellbaus"

title of issue 16 of Berichte zum Kartonmodellbau Vol. 16 of our annual magazine "Zur Geschichte des Kartonmodellbaus" (on the history of card board modeling) was published in Septemer 2016, in time for our annual general meeting.

It has 64 pages in A4 format and covers many topics about card modeling. The price is EUR 12.80; we publish the model through Aue-Verlag. The ISBN is 978-3-87029-354-3.

A reprint of a historical card board model is included as well: "C. Burckardt‘s Nachfolger R. Ackermann Weißenburg i. Elsass, Weißenburg, No. 1784, Unterseeboot" [submarine 'U9'], 1 sheet 34 × 43 cm, 4-color zincograph, first published end of 1914, no scale; the reprint in reduced size of 25 × 20 cm. You can find additional information in the

>>> table of contents and example pages.


About the history of card modeling: "Von der Zweiten in die Dritte Dimension" ("From two dimensions to the third")

Titel vom Buch: Von der zweiten in die dritte Dimension

This is the first summary publication about the history of card modeling. This large book compiles the most important results of our research:

  • Editor: Dieter Nievergelt and Arbeitskreis Geschichte des Kartonmodellbaus (AGK) e.V.
  • Hard cover with multi-colored cover
  • Size: 23,5 cm x 30 cm x 3 cm
  • 336 pages, illustrated in full color and b/w
  • price EUR 29.80 incl. VAT

Follow us on a fascinating excursion through 500 years of (European) history mirrored in the history of card modeling! See the table of contents and some selected pages as examples –maybe you will become curious what the book looks like? The book has been given for free to all members of our assciation in 2015.

>>> additional information, table of contents, downloads, example pages and purchasing information


Please note:
Sometimes people ask us whether we are interested in workshop reports. The answer is: Yes, we are, but only if they are helpful for our research on a publisher, designer or a specific (historically important) model; we do not offer advice to modelers about how to construct their models. There are other platforms on the web that offer that kind of assistance.
We also do not have an online shop for card models.


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