They say first impressions are everything. This was the first thing I saw when I opened the outer box which had no damage. Below is the part of the outer box that was adjacent to the torn piece above.
Disappointing to say the least, but this is what I received from Ages of Sail. If I had seen this on a shelf in the store I would not have purchased it, not without a discount.
Moving on...this will be photos with minimal text.
Besides the box, nothing else seems to have been damaged-that I have seen so far. The box did not have any type of clear plastic covering it. The lid wasn't taped nor secured in any other fashion, it lifted off easily.
Inside it is organized nicely.
Included is a small boat, a model in itself.
Next is the package containing the sails and flags.
The plastic boxes containing the anchors, cannon, blocks and miscellaneous other items.
To be continued....