I actually know where this model spent most it's life. There is a local and reputable R/C model shop here in the Twin Cities area, (Hub Hobby). This model was New Old Stock that they needed to get rid of for new inventory. They would not have kept it around for as long as they did if there was something wrong with it. It also means the item has been stored in a climate controlled area.
The kit is R/C capable. You will need your own motor, remote, speed control, etc. Note: Most folks looking at this listing probably know already, but this is not beginners modeling kit.Kits of this caliber take a long time to build and require lots patience and experience to construct properly. Many of my packages must also be custom created for the various odd dimensional profiles of the items I sell. Most items come from a smoker environment, but it is more likely the packing material will smell of smoke than the item. Get rid of the packing and you should be fine.
If smell is a deal breaker for you keep in mind many of my items come from attics, garages, barns, basements and everywhere else, so you may need some Febreze. With the fore mentioned in mind, my items may have: dirt, grease, oil, rust, dander or other forms of filth on them.
I do my best to clean things up, but some things are inherently unkempt. So if you are the same person reaching for the Febreze, you may want to grab your scrubby brush too. My inventory is constantly changing so check my other auctions for more cool stuff! The item "Lord Nelson 28 all wood, 37' Victory Tug boat, RC capable model kit.NOS/New" is in sale since Monday, August 12, 2019. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Radio Control & Control Line\RC Model Vehicles & Kits\Boats & Watercraft".
The seller is "vividmotion" and is located in Rosemount, Minnesota. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, Bahamas, Uruguay.