Minichamps Jagdpanther first issue 1/35 very good in box diecast tank destroyer

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  • Item Category: Toys, Dolls, Games & Puzzles
  • Source: eBay UK
  • Sold Date: Sep 25, 2014
  • Channel: Auction House
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The box states that this is a "collector's model. Not suitable for children under 14 years."
A die-cast model, with some plastic parts, made in China for Minichamps.
First issue of the four Jagdpanthers that Minichamps made, this was released in 2001 . In my opinion this has the best paint scheme of the four. Production has been discontinued.
Model itself has no scratches. Colours are still vibrant - I had had it displayed for about 7-8 months in a glass-fronted cabinet, but out of the sun.
The armour 'skirt', which is plastic, has slightly come away from the model on both sides, at the front, where the armour steps in. This is barely noticeable on the right side, as viewed from the front (approximately 10mm in length, little separation). The left side is approximately 20mm in length, and the previous owner had tried to glue this side. For this reason I am grading this 'VG'. I have taken photos to show this.
One of the retaining screws that holds the model in the polystyrene is missing.
Box shows shelf-wear customary even with brand new Minichamps, in my experience. There is also a 15mm tear along one edge of the hinge-side of the flap, and a dent along a top edge (see last picture).
Due to weight, UK sale only, sorry. Model shall be sent in oversize
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