Arthur Ward - Classic Kits: Collecting the Greatest Model Kits in the World, from Airfix to Tamiya
Collins | 2004 | ISBN: 0007176953 | 192 pages | PDF | 92.43 MB
A spectacular illustrated history of 75 years of scale kit–modeling around the world—from tanks, ships, and aircraft to spaceships, cars, and tractors—with scores of color images of kits, box tops, books, etc. Classic Kits treats you to an international tour of model–kit history, taking in all the favorites—Airfix, Monogram, Mattel, Frog, Matchbox, Bandai, Merit Aurora, Esci, Heller, Tamiya, Fujimi, Eaglewall, Italeri, and more. Not only does this nostalgic guide allow you to compare and contrast the different models and their historical development (and, in some cases, demise), it also notes the rare and the valuable, so you can re–evaluate those pieces you have stored in your attic. Packed with color photos and valuable information for collectors, hobbyists, and enthusiasts, Classic Kits is a one–of–a–kind history of the giants of miniature modeling.