1/48 H506-129 Revell The State Coach of England - Circa 1760 - with 8 Horses and 6 Figures - Miniature Masterpieces Issue
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
Rare 1954 kit in investment-grade condition. The box is near mint and has like-new gloss and shine. Inside, the kit is molded in the correct red (wagon) and white (horses and figures). The kit has never been started and is still sealed in the original krinkle bags. The instructions are in excellent condition. 'Miniature Masterpieces' was formed through an alliance of Lou Glasser (Revell) and Steve Adams (Adams Action Models) in 1953. Although the molds were made at Adams and it had the appearance of an independent company, the firm was run by Revell down to the prototypes being made at the Revell plant. Originally there was no evidence of the parent company on the surface. The State Coach of England was the first kit - without figures and horses, issued in 1953. More kits of excellent quality followed. Revell completely took over the line in 1954 and in that year and the next, kits were labeled 'Revell' with a 'Miniature Masterpiece' label on the box top also. At the time of the 'takeover', Revell cut the horses and figures for this kit and it was the first 'Revell' release. 1954 advertisements from Revell list the complete line as the H506 State Coach of England, H510 Ranch Wagon, H503 Covered Wagon, H502 Marquis de Lafayette Carriage, H504 Roman Racing Chariot, H501 Wells Fargo Stage Coach, H509 Western Figures and H507 Chuck Wagon.
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