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Companies, Who are these??

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  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Companies, Who are these??
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, July 17, 2022 7:22 AM

Hello Everyone!

     I have recently acquired some Kits and I am not familiar with the Mfgrs. One is the 1/350 Tirpitz by "Kangnam", the other is a "Cute" little Robot called "Dongo" By a company called "Takara". It's from a Manga series called "Crusher Joe"? I have been finding these unusual kits at our twice yearly Train Shows.

     One thing about the New Braunfels Train Shows is that every show, something shows up I have NEVER heard of and it's fun to build between serious modeling. I find it funny too. I mean when you go to a "Train Show" you expect lots of Train related modeling stuff for sure.

    I have NEVER failed to run across out of Production Models of Ships, Motorized, (Japan)Ships or not, and plenty of Planes and Manga Models. This at a Train Show! Where do these folks get this stuff? I mean, I go to auctions and cannot for the life of me find models! Most times I just look around to see if anything catches my Eye.

    I guess it's what I am looking for that's NOT Train related,Who Knows?

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 10:55 PM

I've got a few Crusher Joe kits, I think Stik did one here once upon a time.

I saw it on video way back when I was in college.

The kits vary in quality, but are rather unique. I got the ones that kind of have an "armor" flare to them.

  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Thursday, July 21, 2022 6:01 AM

"Kangnam" used to sell cheap copies of Japanese and Korean model kits. Some of them were buildable, some other - not so much...

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!


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