1/48 D30A-89 Strombecker Bell X-1B With Chuck Yeager Bust
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
One of Strombecker's few injection molded models. Dramatic artwork by Cal Smith. Includes a large scale bust of Chuck Yeager. The 'Pin-Up' Box Cover is in exceptional condition, as is the clear panel below it. Includes full instructions with three photos of the real aircraft and excellent full color decals. Kit features include landing gear, clear canopy and display stand. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, bust, decals and instructions. Strombecker was very well known for producing the finest pre-carved hardwood aircraft and missile kits, but they had a very short journey into the plastic model field. After making the Sea Dart kit in 1956, they added four more for a total of 5 injection molded aircraft kits. All were discontinued in the mid 1960s.
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