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James Tainton 08-07-2006 01:58 AM

Model Box Artwork
 
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/P...lak(front).jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/P...Art/250_11.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/P...t/250_1alt.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/P...34C_Dragon.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/P.../Handschar.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/P...llcat_Frog.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/P...nk-crew(f).jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/P.../Me-163--1.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/P...arly-tiger.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/P...-minatures.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/P...-1b_zvezda.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/P.../bergtiger.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/P...t/bison-II.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/P...f-iron-(f).jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/P...2-ardennes.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/P...-grenadier.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/P...-kettenrad.jpg

James Tainton 08-07-2006 02:05 AM

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/P...ng-(front).jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/P...rt/flak-43.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/P...-Type-Ommr.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/P...hindenburg.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/P..._skilcraft.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/P...m-pz-II-L-.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/P...Kpfw-38(t).jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/P...ebelwerfer.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/P...jagpanther.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/P...panzer4-70.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/P...jerry-cans.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/P...king-tiger.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/P...rt/lvtp7a1.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/P...rt/nashorn.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/P.../panther-a.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/P...nzer-III-H.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/P...-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/P...ilcar-ommr.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/P...-wagen-typ.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/P...t/sig---33.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/P...stug-III-B.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/P...-pak-40(f).jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/P...gine-kubel.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/P...ya-kettrad.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/P...kubelwagen.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/P...ya-pz-IV-D.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/P...vw-type-87.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/P...Art/ziv-5v.jpg

https://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/P...edo-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

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


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