To help give an indication of an items condition or comparison against a new one of the same type. In these instances it can only be used to compare appearance and not operational suitability. And More - Figures - Military - 03054-00. Not quite what you're looking for? - You'll find more from Britains here.
The scale/type of this model is not designed or intended for use in play by children under 36 months of age. Some models may contain loose parts and/or functional sharp edges and points.Follow us on Facebook and/or Twitter and be one of the first to know of any new listings we make? FINALLY - OUR GRADING SYSTEM. Like any other collecting sector when it comes to models (particularly the older die-cast models) there is no real substitute for experience when seeking to add an original to your collection. Here at Herod Models we try our best to provide an accurate opinion as to condition and always aim to market at a realistic price. We base our grading on the captions below whose definitions and descriptions are taken from a widely recognised grading standard used by museums. Modifications have been made to accommodate most models. It has become a generally accepted practice to grade items using a numerical scale commencing at the low end (good) with the number 1 and rising to 10 (as new) at the top. It is further generally accepted that this scale be sub-divided by increments of ½ which although not clearly defined can be useful when grading a particular item; for example an 8½ might well be a 9 were it not for a very minor scratch being clearly evident somewhere on the body.
Whatever the grading system used (and we are aware of some web-sites/stores have only six levels) grades will always be subjective. What to one collector is slight scratch and therefore not important may well render the item as being totally unworthy of collecting by another. Further confusion is created by collectors themselves who almost always have a tendency to over-estimate the grade of their own models and so standards constantly vary. In developing our grading structure we have made every attempt at providing some clarity by which our own standards are set and we hope this guide also proves to be an asset to you.
One final note - where boxes are listed together with an item we will give a brief but individual description. If the box is a reproduction, we will say so, and if it is original we'll try to describe its condition as accurately as possible but they will not carry the same grading structure as the models themselves. Grading is not applicable to this item - This is the usual denomination given to items that are brand new or unus. Minor parts missing, paintwork in a very distressed condition with severe scratch marks and chipping. Plastic windscreen or windows are likely cracked and/or broken.You might also find in this category an item in otherwise new condition but with a major imperfection such as a hole in the casting or with a piece broken completely away. But whatever it can be generally said that a grade C01 item will clearly display many faults. C02 - Good to Very Good. Portions of paint scraped to reveal bare metal. Cracked or split plastic windscreen. Broken, bent or missing minor parts. An example road vehicle might exhibit a broken exhaust pipe, a train a missing hand rail or broken coupling either of which would render the item a C02 regardless of its condition otherwise.
Generally speaking models in this category would be used for parts only or as a starting point for a complete restoration project. Very poor repaints or attempted restorations will also be graded C02. Severe scratching, chipping and/or toning.
Very noticeable wheel wear and likely some bending of the axles, connecting or coupling rods. Underside/base can be heavily tarnished. Fair quality repaints or restorations would also be considered a fit in this category. C04 - Very Good to Fine. Scratches are very noticeable and go through to the primer or base metal.Leading body edges evidence chipping. This grade is probably the lower limit that most collectors would consider for display. Often denoted as a'filler' (used for completing a set or for display until such time a better example can be found). Both paint and decals are scratched or chipped. Some discoloration or dulling (dark patches, toning) of the painted, chromed or bare metal surfaces.
Good quality repaints or restorations would also be considered a fit in this category. Scuffing becomes scratches or small chips but they are unlikely deep enough to penetrate to the bare metal. Equally decal scratches may be evident but not into or through the finish coat. Any scratching should be confined to less than 10% of the body surface. In summary visible small scratches, chips, discolorations in paint, slight wheel wear all demonstrating very clear evidence of use.
C06 is what might be called an average collectible condition. C07 - Excellent to Near Mint.Additional scuffing to the surface of wheels. None of the axles, connecting or coupling rods or other parts can be bent or deformed.
More wear than C08 and possibly displaying a tarnished base. As new except for some visible scuffing to the surface of the wheels resulting from being rolled or played with.The main body may evidence a barely noticeable scratch / chip or very minor defect. Possibly displaying a clearly crooked decal.
C09 - Near Mint to Mint. Otherwise new except for a slight but noticeable imperfection. Slight is defined as an imperfection that is noticeable only upon close critical examination. For example, a small pin-prick in the paint, a decal might be slightly misaligned or the base, wheels or decals might evidence minor tarnishing.
The item is as new with no visible flaws - it is in perfect condition. Be Happy - Stay Young! This item is in the category "Toys & Games\Toy Soldiers\Britains". The seller is "herodmodels" and is located in this country: GB.
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