- Paperback: 176 pages
- Publisher: Schiffer Publishing; 3rd Revised, Expanded ed. edition (July 1, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0764329928
- ISBN-13: 978-0764329920
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.6 x 10.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #760,790 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Remembering Revell Model Kits Paperback – July 1, 2008
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I was born in the 70s when Revell was starting to go through the turmoil that consolidated the plastic model industry so all this history is new to me. This book makes me want to go back in time and build most of these kits with only my trusty tube of glue as and a powerful exhaust fan as my companions.
Although I generally build the Tamigawa kits when I get the chance, I still have many happy memories of building assembled models from Revell even though they were poorly painted and badly built (fault of the builder, not the company.)
My only quibble is I wished the author would have spent more detail in describing how a kit goes from idea to market.
If you are a modeller who enjoyed building the planes, vehicles and ships of Revell, you will find this an enjoyable history into the company that helped millions (including me) find things to do on a rainy day.
This third edition of this book looks at the growth of the Revell range and as well as covering the historical aspects of the company, the book also is filled with the various products Revell released over the years, the pages are filled with various artwork examples that were for box tops, the actual box tops and built models. Many of these kits are quite rare now and this book brings them all back to life. As the story of Revell unfolds, the author manages to capture most of the nostalgia of those times and how the kits developed from concept, through design, artwork and final presentation. There are numerous photos to supplement the story.
I enjoyed this book as it gives the reader a balance of historical over view of Revell, along with the work of some of the key people who made Revell what it was, a significant player in the model kit marketplace, the company eventually expanded to three operations based in Britain, The United States and Germany. Regretfully as the years unfolded, the challenges continued to mount up.Read more ›
Well illustrated and, boy did those pictures bring back fond memories. Don Anthony
Most Recent Customer Reviews
brings back memories and I expect to buy more books about other manufacturers. I already bought the book on Monogram model kits as well. EXCELLENT !!Published 19 days ago by WILLIAM STARK
This is great book........a must for any serious modeler.........Fast deliveryPublished 6 months ago by Bob G, Truro Ns Canada
Great release - loved the box art and pictures of the built up kitsPublished 11 months ago by Donald Butzke
Item as described, promptly shipped. An excellent summary of Revell's model kitsPublished 13 months ago by Steven L. Seto
Very interesting history about the beginnings of the company. Good photos, brought back many memories of my Revell-building days in the '50's.Published 13 months ago by Delta Sigma
Like the book on Aurora models, this one is also excellent and a must-read for anyone who built or still builds any of those great authentic Revell models.Published 15 months ago by Tracy P. Judice
Love the Book. Recommend very high to anyone to buy and Read over and over again.Published 18 months ago by donvjr