Topping Chance Vought F8U-1 Crusader - Factory Desktop Model
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Incredibly rare, early 1950s NOS Topping F8U-1 Crusader model untouched in the original factory box. The example was shipped from Topping to Chance-Vought; then Chance-Vought shipped it to the contractor as a gift. It still bears the original shipping label, postage meter stamp and insurance number. Inside, all of the factory cardboard and tissue are still intact. 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 in 'near mint' condition. While never used, please note that these models never left the factory in 'flawless' condition. There were always minor paint flaws and minor molding flaws as they were mass-produced. Furthermore, the canopies and decals inevitably have some yellowing, although this example is minimal. Because the original Topping box adds significantly to the value, it will be carefully packed into another box for shipping. Shipping insurance is required.
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