While researching how to paint Gabby Gabreski’s P-47D, I stumbled upon this Website.
I remember my father buying this one…
This is what got me addicted to building model kit airplanes.
I had found it a lot on the Internet, but finding it again last time got me hooked again to looking on who was the artist.
If the art of Jack Leynnwood looks familiar, you are probably a baby boomer who had an interest in model kits growing up. Leynnwood’s distinctive paintings on the Revell model kit box covers featured antique biplanes, WWII fighters, helicopters, modern jets and even space rockets. Leynnwood’s images jumped off the shelf with their dramatic colors and lighting and dynamic momentum and motion blur. The wings of his airplanes would overlap the corners of the box, making it look like they were ready to fly away. He taught at Art Center College of Design, and passed away in 1999.