1/40 Adams Honest John Store Display
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: No Box
For the advanced collector and investor. Very rare and in exceptional, all original condition. This is a Adams-factory built display built for hobby shop promotional use. The intention was simple- if hobby shops would purchase and display these dioramas, potential buyers would see the model build and immediately purchase the kit. This probably worked well; but the hitch was that these displays were expensive, so few hobby shops could afford them back in the 1950s. And of the ones made, there was heavy attrition. Parts easily broke, and when the new kits came out next year, they were thrown away to make room for more. Which makes condition of this one even more exceptional. The actual model is very neatly built and painted and has no breaks and no repairs. It is complete other than the front brace and side rear view mirror. These could be easily replaced from a parts kit. The paint and decals are in 'excellent' to 'very good' condition with the ones on the missile displaying the typical yellowing. The 3-D cardboard display has like-new color and gloss. There are no rips, tears, missing material, repair or even tape. The only damage is crease up near the words ' real war games at the upper left and a slight crease near the kneeling men. The missile is removable and will be shipped out of the launcher. NOTE: this kit must be shipped insured. NOTE: It will be packed as well as possible in a double box, but be aware that some small parts or men may come loose during shipping and may have to repaired on your end.
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