ModelArt Australia magazine was preceded by Plastics Modeller magazine, a popular Australian publication that was purchased by editor Frank Morgan in 2000. Frank immediately set about creating a new presentation style and name for the magazine. The new-look magazine was well received by Australian modellers and quickly became the most popular of its genre, a position it still holds today. ModelArt Australia magazine is a wholly Australian owned and privately operated publication.
Frank as editor is ably supported by a small team of dedicated staff, including Terry O'Neill (Associate Editor), and Keryn Mason (Artwork and Typesetting).
At left is the first issue of ModelArt Australia magazine, published in April 2001.