1/96 H1800-198 Revell XSL-01 Manned Space Ship - 'S' Issue
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
One of the 'Holy Grail' of 1950s Space Kits. 1957 first and only issue 'S' kit with the fantastic box art. The molds are reportedly damaged beyond use, which makes reissues impossible. The spaceship was designed by the rocket scientist Ellwyn E. Angle of Systems Laboratories Inc. Features detailed manned top stage with full interior, removable top, opening hatch, spaceship and ground crew members and detailed working launch pad. The main stages and boosters snap apart to recreate all phases of the flight from Earth takeoff, Lunar Landing and Return to Earth. The included 'XSL-01 Operations Manual' outlines in words and illustrations each phase of the trip on the spaceship. Molded in the correct gloss orange, clear, gloss silver and gloss medium blue. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. Decals are flat with light yellowing a the only flaw; same for the instructions. All original cardboard internal presentation material is present. Box is graded 'Very Good+' with excellent color, gloss, four solid corners with no repairs, no tape or price tag tears. It has light creases and typical shelf wear as shown. This kit must be shipped insured.
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