This engaging book details the wide variety of model kits produced by Revell Inc of Venice, California, from the 1950s through the 1970s. Over 545 colour photographs display many of the much sought after kits, ranging from automobiles and ships to aircraft and spaceships. Also included are a fascinating history of the company and the men and women who drove its success, a detailed recounting of the wide ranging, exquisitely detailed models produced, discussions of the artists who brought the box art to life, a bibliography, and a model kit index providing listings of the models produced, their variations, and their value in the secondary market. Newly updated values are found in both captions and the index. Anyone collecting or building models will be fascinated with this book.
Thomas Graham has published extensively on the history of the modern hobby industry and is a frequent contributor to Fine Scale Modeler magazine. He is the author of Greenberg's Guide to Aurora Slot Cars and Greenberg's Guide to Aurora Model Kits. Thomas and his wife Susan live on the banks of the scenic St. John River.