1/87 5008-100 UPC USSR Patrol Torpedo Boat PT-8 - No. 915 for Motorizing
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+++
Rare kit from UPC with box artwork by Eidson. The mold origins of this kit are not known. The kit can be motorized but the motor was not furnished with the kit - like virtually all UPC kits. The kit includes battery contacts, metal shaft and prop, switch and switch contacts, wire and U-joint. The plastic parts are molded in dark blue. The kit has not been started. NOTE: missing one of two crew members. Inventoried complete with all other parts, Soviet decals, instructions and motorizing hardware. Please note that the instructions show two ways to motorize the kit - the parts are included for the instructions on the back. Why UPC listed two ways is confusing at best, as each requires a different set of hardware. UPC stood for Universal Powermaster Corporation which was based out of New York City, NY. UPC did not cut their own molds, but bought kits already molded from other manufacturers and re-boxed the kits in the USA. Scott Eidson, the famous artist best known for his artwork with Revell, also did UPC box art in the 1960s. All UPC production ended in the 1970s.
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