Japanese Aircraft Online Model Contest 013

Saturday, 16 January 2016

Collector's Items

Vintage and extremely rare kits recently on sale on the Japanese Ebay.
Do you have any information about them?
KSN/Midori, Nakajima Ki-44 "Shoki", ?
Released 1961. Note the inaccurate tail marking
 based on the "Shoki" transferred in the US.

Otaki, Kawasaki Ki-61 "Hien", 1:50
Won at $US180
Otaki, Yokosuka D4Y "Suisei", 1:50
Currently winning bid $US180
Otaki, Kawasaki Ki-100 "Hien", 1:50
 Currently winning bid $US180
Aoshima, Aichi E16A "Zuiun", 1:72
Cool kit box art but one of the worst kits ever.
Crown, Kawasaki Ki-61 "Hien", 1:144
 Crown, Nakajima Ki-44 "Shoki", 1:144
Sanwa, Mitsubishi A5M "Claude", 1:144 
Sanwa, Nakajima C6N "Saiun", 1:144
Tokyo Plamo, Mitsubishi Ki-46 "Dinah", 1:144
Currently wining bid $US420!!!
Nichimo, Nakajima Ki-44 "Shoki", 1:144


Gustavo Antonelli said...


Harold K said...

"Cool kit box art but one of the worst kits ever."

That is SO TRUE of the ancient Aoshima Zuiun. The model has folding wings; but the hinges look like something from a die-cast metal toy!
I bought and built one when the kit was current(!). I didn't like the wing hinges of course; but there was no other 1/72nd scale "Paul", so .....
My oldest built models are nearing 50 years old. I very rarely replace a built model, even though a newer and more accurate kit is available; my old kits remind me of what the hobby was like (and what sort of modeler I was) those many hears ago.
However ... I recently bought one of the excellent Fujimi Zuiuns and I look forward to replacing the Aoshima monstrosity pushed to the rear of one of my IJN/IJAF shelves.