DISCLAIMER: Not that this has been an issue in the past, but I do want to make the winning buyer aware that the model is as pictured and described--nothing flawed, broken and/or missing unless otherwised noted. Some of these models--particularly Western models--are susceptible to breaking landing gear or other appendages (props, antennaes, etc) because of the materials used and/or because of the way they are originally packaged. I do not want to be held responsible for breakage during shipment; once the model leaves my possession and is turned over to the shipper. T hus, I would strongly suggest the purchase of insurance. I will do everything within reason to securely package every model to protect it and preserve intact until it reaches its destination. But once it leaves my hands, the buyer assumes responsibility. Thank you.