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Great topic!! Always liked the old Revell WW2 fighter boxarts.

 

 

Best weren't 1/32, the best were Airfix kits and Revell 1/72 bomber kits.

 

Tree'd by eoyguy!!!

Don

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2 hours ago, D Bellis said:

This is my all-time favorite:

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Although, I'm also quite fond of Revell's original P-51B artwork in Gentile's markings, and of course their Snake Stuka.

 

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I like that one too - that was the first LSP I ever built.  I rather liked the 109G box art too: I don't think the artist intended it, but I always thought it looked like it was raining.

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Posted (edited)

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Jack Lynnwood put out some truly fine cover art for Revell.  All dynamic.  Their P-40, Corsair, P-38,  B-24.  Love his work.

 

For me, Shigeo Koike, his later work rather than his earlier work.  His earlier work had a high color contrast, leaning mostly toward the complementary, with a high contrast between figure and ground.  This does not make it bad.  His early work is pretty darn good.  For me, these two contrasts makes his earlier work difficult to look at.  His later work shows a different relationship between figure and ground, and the use of color and light.

 

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Early.

 

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Another.

 

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Later.

 

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Another.

 

Anyway, I love his art.  I have watched his growth over the years through his box art, which has influenced a generation of aviation artists.

 

I also like John Steel.

Kit Box Art

 

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He brought a sometimes dynamic 'You are there' perspective' to box art which influenced his generation, including Jack Lynnwood.  But sadly his faculties and abilities began to fade during his career.

 

But there ain't nobody like Airfix . . .

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They go right for the jugular.

 

Just my opinion.  Great subject.  At least for me.

Sincerely,

Mark

 

 

 

Edited by dodgem37

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Posted (edited)

Not 1/32 as the Tigger one comes in a plain wrapper, so the 1/72 Airfix Sunderland

 

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/airfix-06001-short-sunderland-iii--109408

 

Favourite LSP box is probably the Kitty Hawk Mirage 2000C - can almost smell the lavender and kerosene

 

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/kitty-hawk-kh32020-mirage-2000-c--1007422

 

Tony T

 

 

 

 

 

 

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10 hours ago, dmthamade said:

Can't forget the Hasegawa kits buy Shigeo Koike. Great stuff.

 

I agree completely. SK's box art is second to none. I have seen his calenders and they equally good.  

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This is not 1/32 but my all time favorite box art. This one I have not seen in any of Shigeo Koike calendars, only on this kit.

 

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7 hours ago, dodgem37 said:

But there ain't nobody like Airfix . . .

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They go right for the jugular.

 

Just my opinion.  Great subject.  At least for me.

Sincerely,

Mark

 

 

 

Ya that one kicks ass!!

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