The artist wishes to thank the many plastic model kit box top artists from Revell, Aurora, Lindberg, UPC, Renwal and Pyro, of the 1950's and 1960's for providing the inspiration and impetus for my art efforts. Jack Lynnewood, John Steel an In particular Anthony 'Scott' Edison for his 1954 Revell USS New Jersey box art which was, and still is the original link that led to this website. After fifty plus years, I can still remember standing in 1956, an awestruck 6 year old, admiring that box top painting at the local hobby shop. And thinking to myself, that someday, I wanted to be able to paint ships like that.
Copyright © 2009 art by wayne
Scott Edison's 1954 USS New Jersey boxart
There is a story about how I came to acquire this particular model. After seeing the kit in 1956 I wanted that boxart--bad. When we moved to California in 1959 there was one in the local hobby shop in National City. But I could not afford it until I got enough money to buy it on my tenth birthday in 1960. But when I went to the hobby shop to buy it, it was gone. I did not see another one until the very first time I looked at ebay and there it was, the first model on the list. Well, I bought it and it just so happens it arrived on my 50th birthday forty years to the day after I originally went to buy it. It currently sits on my bookshelf as a reminder of that now distant past and of how I got to where I am today.