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Adams N.S. Savannah, 1/457, K320-129
Adams N.S. Savannah, 1/457, K320-129
Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+,   old
$89

This is the only ship kit released by Adams during their short production run in the late 1950s. This kit was also featured in the Nuclear Powered Gift set with two missiles. Kit is highly detailed and features clear promanade deck window inserts. The kit has never been started. Ship is inventoried complete with all parts. Includes decals, instructions with flag sheet. Adams was founded by Steve Adams and released plastic assembly kits in the late 1950s. The company was innovative and the general quality of most kits was very high for the time- so much that builders (not just collectors) still seek the kits today. Adams is best known today for a series of military vehicles and missiles, although they also released an aircraft (Draken), helicopter (YH-41), balloon (La Coquette) and ship (SS Savannah). Some of these appeared in gift sets as well. The Adams smaller scale (1/40) Atomic Cannon, Hawk Missile Battery, Honest John, Vanguard (1/80) and Thor (1/87)missiles and other kits are still sought after today. Combinations of these kits were issued in gift sets, which are very desirable collector's items today. In the late 1950s, Adams entered into a joint venture with Revell, and several of the military kits were released under the Revell label, such as the Jeep among others. Around 1960 there was a disagreement between Adams and Revell, and the agreement was terminated. Sometime after this, Adams quit the plastic model business, and Life-Like purchased most of the Adams molds.
Adams Saab 35 Draken - Supersonic Fighter (J-35), 1/48, K500-98
Adams Saab 35 Draken - Supersonic Fighter (J-35), 1/48, K500-98
Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc,   old
$85

Rare kit from 1959. Features retractable landing gear, opening canopy and missiles that actually launch from the central pod. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Adams was founded by Steve Adams and released plastic assembly kits in the late 1950s. The company was innovative and the general quality of most kits was very high for the time- so much that builders (not just collectors) still seek the kits today. Adams is best known today for a series of military vehicles and missiles, although they also released an aircraft (Draken), helicopter (YH-41), balloon (La Coquette) and ship (SS Savannah). Some of these appeared in gift sets as well. The Adams smaller scale (1/40) Atomic Cannon, Hawk Missile Battery, Honest John, Vanguard (1/80) and Thor (1/87)missiles and other kits are still sought after today. Combinations of these kits were issued in gift sets, which are very desirable collector's items today. In the late 1950s, Adams entered into a joint venture with Revell, and several of the military kits were released under the Revell label, such as the Jeep among others. Around 1960 there was a disagreement between Adams and Revell, and the agreement was terminated. Sometime after this, Adams quit the plastic model business, and Life-Like purchased most of the Adams molds.
Adams Hawk Missile Battery - With Loader - Launcher - Tracker and Crew, 1/40, K154-198
Adams Hawk Missile Battery - With Loader - Launcher - Tracker and Crew, 1/40, K154-198
Injection_Molded,   Box Condition: Good,   old
$155

Dated 1958. Classic cold war kit with excellent detail. Loader has movable wheels and tracks, and missiles elevate. Launcher has movable wheels and missiles swivel and elevate. Tracker has moving wheels and radar screen. Includes five man crew. The kit has never been started. Many parts are still factory sealed (missiles, wheels, etc). The parts that were not sealed have been inventoried. NOTE: missing one #61 flat round support pad. Includes all other parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: instructions are photocopied.
Adams Honest John Rocket with Launcher and Truck, 1/40, K150-198
Adams Honest John Rocket with Launcher and Truck, 1/40, K150-198
Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+,   old
$275

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First issue from the late 1950s with fantastic box artwork. Very highly detailed with many working features. Missile can be removed or installed for launch or transport. Launcher/truck can be configured for travel or launch, and the launching boom can be elevated and rotated. Features completely detailed suspension and chassis, complete interior, crew of 5 and more. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags. The parts that were not sealed have been inventoried complete. Includes decals and instructions. The box is graded 'Good+' because the visible litho damage at the upper left and on the short left side where the litho has general wear and lifting.
Adams Cessna YH-41 Aerial Hawk Missile Transporter, 1/40, K-158-98
Adams Cessna YH-41 Aerial Hawk Missile Transporter, 1/40, K-158-98
Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++,   old
$129

Proposed helicopter to quickly resupply remote Hawk SAM launchers. Very nicely detailed model features full cockpit and interior, pilot and co-pilot figures, opening cabin doors, missile loader figure and Hawk Missiles with cradles. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

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