1/72 PA215 Monogram Boeing B-52D Stratofortress with Jet Sound
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+++
Exceptional 1968 first issue in investment-grade 'excellent+++' condition. Although not flawless, this is the finest box that have ever seen for this kit in my 23 years of collecting. The box is straight and square with perfect color and gloss, no fading and no price tags. The only flaws are minor light general edge wear as shown and some discoloration on one short side where the original price tag was; the tag has since fallen off. Inside, the model is in amazing condition. The original yellow cello internal seal is present but very neatly opened on three sides. One side remains attached. Monogram only sealed this kit from the inside by gluing on the yellow cardboard and clear cello. It was intended for the potential buyer to lift off the box top where they would be greeted with a beautiful display of Monogram workmanship and model design neatly displayed on a cardboard background. All internals are still mint and you can see and even the original unopened tube of Monoglue is included. This is a very nicely detailed model that features 207 pieces, a crew of three, detailed cockpit, elevating and traversing rear turret, opening and closing bomb bay doors, operating wing flaps, operating spoilers, optional position entry hatch and landing gear, and optional parts to display one nacelle open to show the jet engine. The kit has never been started. The motor and hardware are still in the factory sealed bag at the left. The other parts were never factory sealed and they have been inventoried complete. The decals and instructions are in amazing 'excellent++' condition. I have placed the clear parts inside a clear plastic case so they will not be damaged during shipment. Please note that postage insurance is required with this model.