1/48 8063-100 UPC Hawker Hunter Mk57 - RAF - (ex Lindberg)
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
From older but quality Lindberg molds. Loaded with operating features: removable rear fuselage, removable, complete jet engine, moving rudder, elevator and ailerons, retracting landing gear, cockpit detail, ejecting pilot, loadout with drop tanks and rockets and decals for a colorful RAF decals. There are no decals for the box art aircraft, only the UPC RAF version. NOTE: this kit has very minor and neat subassembly: four parts of the jet engine are built. The work is done to 'excellent++' quality. There is no other assembly and zero painting. The small parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags; the large parts are not sealed and have been inventoried complete. Includes decals and instructions. 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. Interestingly enough, this kit says 'Molded in Japan' so these any many other Lindberg molds made their way to Japan at this time.