Special Hobby Ltd. was founded in 1990 in Prague and since its foundation has focused on the production and distribution of plastic model kits together with other kits made from additional materials in a variety of model scales and subjects.

In a move to raise the quality of its kits, Special Hobby introduced production of model kits using the galvanized metal mould injection method. Gradually several production series have been introduced under the Special Hobby label and are listed below.