In the brief run through of Fujimi A6M3 kits included in the Aeromodeller Zero blog last month I included a box with nice art but the unusual trademark of 'Shizuoka Hobby'. Since then another boxing has turned up (shown above) with identical art and layout but the standard Fujimi trademark of that era and numbered 7A2-100. What does this mean? Well, I'm hoping it is like one of those rare printing mistakes on stamps and the 'Shizuoka Hobby' box turns out to be a very valuable rarity... Seriously though it would be interesting to learn the story behind the different logos. Can any Japanese readers help?
As before I have updated the original article to include this example of box art.
Image credit:- Box art © Fujimi Mokei Co. Ltd., circa 1960-70