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Revell had some nice Box art!

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Revell had some nice Box art!
Posted by Eugene Rowe on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 12:23 PM

Thus!  

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Posted by gregbale on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 1:01 PM

'Classic' Revell had some wonderfully talented box art illustrators. My favorite -- and I'm not 100% sure, but the Thermopylae painting looks very much like his style -- was the late master-illustrator Jack Leynnwood.

Nice short piece on some of Revell's top box artists here; and a more in-depth piece on Jack Leynnwood on this site.

 

Greg

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 1:06 PM

Really talented and dramatic rendering!

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 1:24 PM

Aha!

     There was sure a lot of beautiful Covers for sure! Besides Mr Jack Leynwood, there was of Course, Mr John Steele! The Box art on Revell's boxes certainly did their part to sell the kit inside! I am sure that the different Artists employed in the trade were so special that folks do collect not only the Boxes, but, the Box Art! The life they could impart in these pieces was to me the reason why I bought the kit.

    I don't know about now, I don't think at 79 I am going to be starting in that collecting genre. I did at have at one time, Some plastic storage boxes full of the Art, But gave it to a friend who Decorated the walls of his little restaurant with them!

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 1:30 PM

Nice model too!   create url for image free

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 2:46 PM

The book there by Dr. Graham is worth owning as well.

 

Bill 

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Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 8:50 AM

L love this example!  My brother got this exact kit for Christmas one year and it is on my wish list.

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Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 9:04 AM

Beautiful model!

tjs

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Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 9:06 AM

GMorrison, I agree with you!  Those Graham books, I have all of them, are great for reminising the "Good Ole Days" of modeling.

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Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 9:09 AM

I remember as a kid my two older brothers sent away to Monogram and got posters of some of their aircraft boxart.  I remember having the Stuka tank buster and the British Typhoon posters hanging up in my room as I was growing up.  Wish they were still available.

tjs

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Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 2:58 PM

Funny, I always cracked up at the box art for USS Arizona, with the main batteries firing during the attack on Pearl Harbor.

"Why do I do this? Because the money's good, the scenery changes and they let me use explosives, okay?"

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 4:47 PM

Or the Lindberg USS Manchester CL-83 under attack by Japanese aircraft.

 

She was launched March 5, 1946.

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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Posted by ikar01 on Saturday, June 4, 2022 9:36 AM

Why not?  Ever see the movie Final Countdown?

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, June 4, 2022 12:02 PM

Oho!

     Got to pipe back in here. What I liked was the box-art for Civilian scenes too. They had a certain impetus to them. And the Nuclear Powerplant ( Which I didn't have enough saved for) when it went bye-Bye. That art was worth noting too.The Smithsonian must've copied it but their "Photo" of the S.S. United States looks just like the Box-Cover.

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Posted by Axemanwb on Sunday, June 5, 2022 9:10 PM

Tanker-Builder

     And the Nuclear Powerplant ( Which I didn't have enough saved for) when it went bye-Bye.  

 

Say what? Oh Lord eBay here I come!

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Monday, June 6, 2022 7:37 AM

Well it is one of the most rare and expensive kits Revell ever produced.

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