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1970's 1/32 Japanese WWII Fighters

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    October 2020
1970's 1/32 Japanese WWII Fighters
Posted by Faust on Monday, October 9, 2023 9:08 AM
Happy Canadian Thanksgiving, everyone!
Normally, I’m a 1/72 plane person, although I do have a few kits in 1/48 due to the subject’s availability in 1/72. However, it’s very, very rare for me to bother with ktis any larger than that. Well… it used to be.
My old-kit lust got the better of me at a recent model show and I fell in love with some old, early 1970s-era, 1/32 Japanese fighters! They come from a number of companies, and make a very interesting counterpoint to what we expect out of a kit in that scale today!
I thought I’d fight my Turkey Hangover by putting these out there for everyone to take a look at! Enjoy this trip down memory lane!
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  • From: On my kitchen counter top somewhere in North Carolina.
Posted by disastermaster on Monday, October 9, 2023 3:54 PM

 Those older kits will need more care, patience and attentiion than the newer stuff that's out there now.


"I never know what to expect here anymore."


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    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Monday, October 9, 2023 4:04 PM

Still, they were state of the art back in the day!  I only ever saw the Hien here once back in the 1970s, at the Gem store in Mapunapuna, near the world famous Sky Slide!

At least WW II fighters are not too huge.  The heavy bomber kits coming out are just nuts.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”


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