Kit.No.500

20160611_141035-00120160611_14111920160611_14024920160611_14015220160611_140436JapThunderFrontJapThunderRearThis latest addition to the vault of THE SPECIAL represents the end of a 20+ year pursuit to secure this most rare of true vintage Blue Thunder collectables.

Kit No 500 would appear to be the Big Brother(!) of the mini kit from South Korea showcased on the site previously, where thanks to followers of the site we understand the number relates to price (Korean Won) rather than an indication of scale.

This boxed, complete example has survived remarkably well given its fragility with all parts and sticker sheet contained within a clear plastic envelope.  Presented in a bright, full colour box with instructions printed on the rear in Korean, the kit itself is inexplicably molded in dark green with a clear canopy and bizarre metallic silver sticker sheet.

At approx 7″ long, the main fuselage is well-detailed with accurate modifications and the interior exhibits remarkable detail for the scale.  As the sticker sheet is simplistic and somewhat inaccurate It would probably detract from the finish were it to be used but as an overall package, this far-east 80’s throwback is as good as it gets…

Catch you later..!