Monday 13 December 2021

Vintage Japanese Kits For Sale

Peter Garlick of New Zealand writes to offer for sale his vintage kits shown in these photos including some nice examples of early Aoshima and LS kits and an Otaki 1/72 Raiden, as well as some more recent* kits of Japanese subjects. He will ship overseas. If interested please drop me an email and I'll forward it on to him. 

The Tokyo Plamo kits are to odd scales. The Tsurugi is 1/76, the Betty to 1/226, Invader unknown scale. The rare Odaka Irving is reportedly to 1/71 scale. The Otaki jet fighter kits, new to me, are marked as to 1/144 scale.

Peter also wishes to sell a copy of Japanese Aero Engines by Mike Goodwin and Peter Starkings (MMP Books, 2017) . Condition is very good. A brief review of this book was posted here.

* 'More recent' - a relative term for anyone who remembers buying Frog kits new. 

Image credit: All © 2021 Peter Garlick


WK said...

Such wonderful and evocative box art on these older kits.

Ken Glass said...

Any chance to see the Ki.115 in more detail? Is it the Okamoto kit?

Kevin Bade said...

I am old enough to remember buying Frog kits when they were new. So I guess Im a old timer now. Though not interested on buying any of the kits advertised I really loved seeing the old box art. A thought maybe for a continuing theme? Aoshima really had a lot of different box art. A shame they didnt invest as much effort in their horrible kits as they did in changing box art. The Okamoto Ki-115 has a variation of the box art from the one I have. I didnt know there was more than one. Neat stuff.

Kevin Bade said...

Oops. I didnt look close enough. The Ki-115 is the Tokyo Plamo kit. Which is a rebox of the Okamoto kit with a more accurate depiction of the Tsurugi.

Baronvonrob said...

I'm in complete agreement with Kevin's comments as the Aoshima (sometimes seen as Aosima) box art is simply amazing!

The artist was one of the few to feature figures (pilots or grounds crew) in the forefront of a particular scene with really made the already outstanding box-art even more unique

Tanks for sharing Patrick and Nick