Christian Raven, Seabeck, Washington
Christian laid plaster cobblestones on a mahogany base to display what he identified as a “1954 Revell of Brazil” kit. However, Tom Graham’s book Remembering Revell (Schiffer, ISBN 978-0-7643-1696-8) says it was 1953 when Revell repackaged Marlin’s “American Firefighters” in a 1/48 scale series that originally included three kits: the Steamer, the Chemical and Ladder, and the one shown here, the Hose Reel. The kit provided metal rods, thick twine for hoses, and flexible plastic tape for reins. Revell added the horses, firemen, and Dalmatian.