Topping North American Aviation A3J-1 Vigilante - Factory Desktop Model In The Original North American Box
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Amazingly rare, 1950s NOS Topping A3J-1 Vigilante still in the North American Aviation blue and gold box. The model, the stand, all interior cardboard packing material, special packing tissue and even the Topping final inspection paper ticket are intact and never disturbed or removed until I inspected it. Topping shipped this to North American, who then shipped them to contractors, test pilots and Navy Decision Makers. Inside, all of the factory cardboard and packing tissue is still intact and like new. The stand and aircraft were never displayed or used. The gloss and shine on both are fantastic. There are no cracks, no breaks and no repairs. Decals and factory paint are all in 'near mint++' condition. This is a big model; the wing span is about 10 inches and the length about 13 inches. This model is in NOS, never used condition but please note that these models never left the factory 'flawless.' There were always minor factory paint flaws and minor molding flaws as these were mass-produced. Furthermore, the decals inevitably have some yellowing, although this example has very minimal yellowing. Because the original North Amereican box is virtually never seen and adds significantly to the value, it will be carefully packed into another box for shipping. Shipping insurance is required.
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