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James Tainton
08-07-2006, 01:58 AM
I have always been enamoured with usually pretty dramatic artwork that graces the box tops of model kits since I was a kid. I think it is a really interesting and visually exciting genre. Some unimaginative people may claim that a clear plastic window in the box, so one could see what the kit is like, would be a better and more efficient way to package these kits, rather than have the box top art. What a lack luste world that would be! For me, I love looking at the "Battle" images that are used by companies to tantalize our interest in buying their product. I have been keeping scans of kits I build for a few years and here are a few of those scans.

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/20-mm-flak(front).jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/250_11.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/250_1alt.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/Ar-234C_Dragon.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/Handschar.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/Hellcat_Frog.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/ICM-german-tank-crew(f).jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/Me-163--1.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/academy-early-tiger.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/avenger_accurate-minatures.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/back-cover-panzer-1b_zvezda.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/bergtiger.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/bison-II.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/cross-of-iron-(f).jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/dragon-6002-ardennes.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/dragon-grenadier.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/dragon-kettenrad.jpg

James Tainton
08-07-2006, 02:05 AM
https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/dragon-wiking-(front).jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/flak-43.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/gondola-Type-Ommr.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/hindenburg.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/hubble_skilcraft.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/icm-pz-II-L-.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/italeri-PzKpfw-38(t).jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/italeri-nebelwerfer.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/jagpanther.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/jagpanzer4-70.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/jerry-cans.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/king-tiger.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/lvtp7a1.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/nashorn.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/panther-a.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/panzer-III-H.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/panzer-grenadier.jpg

Ebbe Bergman
08-07-2006, 02:15 AM
Hi James!
Nice to see the boxes! Would it not be for the boxart I would not build the modells I think. Of all your scans I have built 7 of them.
I just opend my KV-2 from Trumpeter and took a glance. But I will start my next Panther tandem with the KV-2.
What´s up on your workbench?
Cheers!
Ebbe

James Tainton
08-07-2006, 02:18 AM
https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/railcar-ommr.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/scherer-plattform-wagen-typ.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/sig---33.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/stug-III-B.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/tamiya-75cm-pak-40(f).jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/tamiya-engine-kubel.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/tamiya-kettrad.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/tamiya-kubelwagen.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/tamiya-pz-IV-D.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/vw-type-87.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/ziv-5v.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/wiedo-digger.jpg

Sheeds
08-07-2006, 02:51 AM
I've been looking for a model of the Zis-5 for some time now James. It's to do a kooky little vignette, but I haven't been able to find a manufacture of the Zis-5....until now. :)

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%2...0Art/ziv-5v.jpg (https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/ziv-5v.jpg)

Thanks for posting.

Willy.

brokeneagle
08-07-2006, 07:43 AM
Totally agree, box art completes the product and makes the whole deal of getting a kit that much better. I have been keeping my favourite box lids, cutting them out and putting them up on my model room walls for years.....my favourites are the Tamiya ones by a mile. Their boxart is really sharp, Dragon next as i like alot of their older lids like the Panther f and Panther 2.

Larry Bates
08-07-2006, 07:49 AM
Nice pics James,

I wholeheatedly agree with you about the artwork. Clear windows? Ya, that would better. :lol: :lol:

Larry

Sheeds
08-08-2006, 06:11 AM
Forgot to say, I think the old Italeri box art is the best. I remember trying to aspire to have my models look as good as those finished ones on the box top.

I even collect the old original Italeri kits, purely for the box art.......couNERDgh! :)

Willy.

Larry Bates
08-08-2006, 07:55 AM
The ICM box, with the panzer IV, what are those guys doing? what a ridiculous act. And being watched over by the commander. I would at least use a funnel. :o

Larry

lquah
08-08-2006, 12:44 PM
I like those old Tamiya box tops that had the battle scene background (as opposed to the current white background) especially the Tiger 1, Panther, T34 etc.

Lawrence

Ebbe Bergman
08-08-2006, 04:22 PM
Lawrence: Have Tamiya had a battlescene on the boxes? Thought they always have had the white with just the vehicle painted on it.
Cheers!
Ebbe

MightyRhinox
08-09-2006, 12:50 AM
The ancient Tamiya kits from when they were Tamiya Mokei had battle scenes.

James Tainton
08-11-2006, 12:18 AM
here are some more and some MUSIC (click) (https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Music/04%20Heap%20Blanket.mp3)

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/2/3/'50-Ford-pick-up_Monagram.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/2/3/Ariane-4_Heller.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/2/3/Ariane-rocket_dragon.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/2/3/Ba349A-Natter_Dragon.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/2/3/Comando-Hum-v_Italeri.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/2/3/Desert-hummer_Italeri.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/2/3/x-1_hobbycraft.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/2/3/Bell-x-1_Revell.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/2/3/X-3-Steletto_Revell.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/2/3/X-15_Monagram.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/2/3/Delta-force_Dragon.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/2/3/Discovery_revell.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/2/3/Emw-A-4b_special-hobby.jpg

James Tainton
08-11-2006, 12:30 AM
https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/2/3/Explorer-1_Glencoe.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/2/3/F-89D_Hobbycraft.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/2/3/Fallschirjager_Dragon.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/2/3/Fiat-3000-Tauro.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/2/3/German-tank-ace_Dragon.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/2/3/Hawk-P-6E_Monagram.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/2/3/He-162A-2_Dragon.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/2/3/Heinkel-He-178-V1_Condor.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/2/3/Horten_pm-model.jpg

James Tainton
08-11-2006, 12:36 AM
https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/2/3/Jupiter-C_Glencoe.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/2/3/Lockheed-F-80c_Airfix.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/2/3/M-901-Hammerhead_Italeri.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/2/3/M-977-Hemtt_Italeri.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/2/3/M270-MLRS_Dragon-.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/2/3/Me262A1-1a_U-4-bomber_Drago.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/2/3/Merc_Gemini_Revell.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/2/3/Mercury-capsule&-booster_Re.jpg

Larry Bates
08-11-2006, 07:45 AM
Wow,
You've got quite the collection there James.

I really love the old style illustration. Especially of the old Revell stuff.
Did you say you just have the box tops, or do you still have alot of the actual models?

Larry

James Tainton
08-12-2006, 09:56 PM
I like the old stuff too, since I was born in '60 it has a nostalgic quality for me. PLus I like the style from that time.
here are some more...
https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/2/3/Mitsubishi-J8M1_MPM.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/2/3/MkIV-female_emhar.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/2/3/PANZERJAGER_ITALERIA.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/2/3/Panther-.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/2/3/Pz-III_Tamiya.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/2/3/Pz.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/2/3/PzBefWg.-1-Ausf.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/2/3/Raiden-Armour_Ban-dai.jpg

Larry Bates
08-12-2006, 11:40 PM
Cool :thumb:

Sticky
08-13-2006, 12:05 AM
That's one varied stash! Mine are all tanks, with one car and one bird!

James Tainton
08-13-2006, 12:46 AM
well when I got back into modelling back in the early '90's I was really interested in doing replicas of vehicles related to Space Exploration. I have always had a big interest in this stuff going back to when I was just a kid getting up at 3 AM or so to watch the Apollo programs visits to the Moon.
This then transformed into digging into the origins of the technology of rocketry through representation in models. As this thread of interest continued I got into rocket planes, early jets and then for some reason, (the opportunity to do weathering) I took a left hand turn into armour. Prior to this I went through a phase about the Thunder Birds where I believe some of the drive to weather my tank models was inspired by some reading I did on the model maker who worked with Gerry Anderson on those funky T.V. Shows of the Sixties and Seventies that I grew up on.
Some more from the box top scans from finished and built kits.
Oh and some music (https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Music/Frank%20Zappa%20-%20My%20Guitar%20Wants%20To%20Kill%20Your%20Mama.m p3)
https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/2/3/Sopwith-camel_Revell.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/2/3/Space-shuttle-orbiter_Drago.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/2/3/Sturbannfuhrer_Dragon.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/2/3/Sturmmann_Dragon.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/2/3/TB-1_Imai.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/2/3/Tbird-3_Ban-Dai.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/2/3/Thunderbird-3_Ban-Dai.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/2/3/Thunderbird-4_Imia.jpg

Stuke Sowle
08-13-2006, 02:11 AM
Ha ha that last picture reminds me of the Team America movie. :)

James Tainton
08-13-2006, 04:43 AM
Originally posted by Stuke Sowle@Aug 13 2006, 12:11 AM
Ha ha that last picture reminds me of the Team America movie. :)
Actually that was going to be the music for the above post but I didn't do it in time.
But here it is now
America , F yeah! (https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Music/America,%20Fuck%20Yeah.mp3)

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/2/3/Thunderstreak_Italeri.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/2/3/astronaut_Revell.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/2/3/Wehrmacht-unteroffizer_Drag.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/2/3/Vostok_Apex.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/2/3/Vietnam-seal_Dragon.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/2/3/V-2_Dragon.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/2/3/V-1_Tamiya.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/2/3/Tiger-1_Hasagawa.jpg

Larry Bates
08-13-2006, 11:27 AM
:lol: F yeah! :o

Stuke Sowle
08-13-2006, 11:58 AM
LOL...maybe the humvee should be my next model. F yeah!!!

http://images.allmoviephoto.com/2004_Team_America/2004_team_america_067.jpg

James Tainton
08-19-2006, 11:19 AM
SUMORE
https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/2/3/x-1_hobbycraft.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/2/3/us-jeep_hasagawa.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/2/3/sherman-vc_dragon.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/2/3/screaming-eagle_dragon.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/2/3/opel-blitz_italeri.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/2/3/larry_polar-lights.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/2/3/hodad_testors.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/Planet%20armor%20pictures/Model%20Box%20Art/2/3/hanomag-sdkfz-251_1-tamiya.jpg

Larry Bates
08-19-2006, 11:54 PM
knuck , knuck :lol:

L

sharkmouth
02-03-2008, 03:16 PM
Boy am I sloooow, all this time and I finally find this thread! :D

Regards,

schlichtr
02-03-2008, 10:24 PM
These are my three all time favorites at this time.

Most Favorite (gives a sence of strength and dominance to such a not so macho tank)
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w284/kvsrule/Misc%20Photos/est35114.jpg

Tied with first (just sooo patriotic, picture from e-bay)
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w284/kvsrule/Misc%20Photos/ab6d_1.jpg

Second Favorite (gotta love the KV)
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w284/kvsrule/Misc%20Photos/File0916.jpg

But I really do like the artwork of Tamiya, Masterbox Figure kits, Miniart (Same guy that does Masterbox) and alot of the Dragon artwork as well.


Roy

pwranta193
02-25-2008, 06:43 PM
Favorite box art as a kid was the Tamiya Stug with the FJ in assault - loved the art, loved the tank (gloss grey by brush), the dudes sucked, but the style of painting was way cool.

Found over at Hyperscale - love this guy's art - and he builds kits :D

http://romain-hugault.blogspot.com/

razorboy
05-25-2008, 11:30 AM
I've put mine up on the wall in front of my work area. This is only the Half-done pic, I've got more than enough to cover it all.
http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee2/froglevelzcool/other/DSCN0807.jpg?t=1211732867
http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee2/froglevelzcool/other/DSCN0806.jpg?t=1211732956
http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee2/froglevelzcool/other/DSCN0808.jpg?t=1211732991
rb