1/48 K232-49 Athearn Ranch Wagon - (ex-Miniature Masterpiece / ex-Revell / Ex- Adams / Ex-Life-Like / ex-UPC)
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Rare issue from the original 1955 molds. Very highly detailed model includes wagon, accessories, base, four mules and two figures. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts. Includes instructions in excellent condition. This kit certainly has an interesting history. '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, 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 some point soon after that Adams also released this kit. The Athearn release used the exact same Adams box art and simply swapped logos. Eventually these molds ended up being leased or contracted by UPC and in the end Life-Like purchased them.
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