The kit building hobby became popular through the 1950s, while the collecting of miniatures by adults started to pick up momentum around 1970. Miniature models of automobiles first appeared in Europe around the time real automobiles did.
and one for the davits), three sheets of laser-cut, real wood printed decking (from Scale Decks), decals, flag sheet and a DVD with detailed, highly illustrated instructions including painting guide, step-by-step rigging instructions and research material. As is typical with this issue, the fragile box has some small tears, creases and edge wear as shown.
The kits, decals and instructions were made in England, then imported to the USA where Testors created the boxes with the colorful trading cards on the back. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.
Traditionally a Michigan company, since 2011 the MPC name has been part of Round2 LLC of South Bend, Indiana.
MPC's main competition was Aluminum Model Toys (AMT) and Jo-Han Models.