|My very first model kit ... an unfinished F-4EJ Phantom II|
Together with that very first kit was another Fujimi plastic model kit i.e. the 1/48 scale Northrop F-5B Freedom Fighter. But due to the bad experience I went through with the F-4EJ Phantom II, this larger scale model kit remained untouched with the parts intact on the runners, which themselves are still sealed in their original plastic wrappings. Everything inside the box still looks to be in good condition (see photos below) be it the instructions, decals or parts.
|Fujimi 1/48 scale Northrop F-5B Freedom Fighter|
|Everything inside the box remained sealed in plastic|
|Decals and instructions are in surprisingly good condition after all these years in storage|
|This Fujimi plastic model kit had instructions in English|
|Fuselage parts of the Northrop F-58 Freedom Fighter|
|Pilot and cockpit parts|
|Another pilot, the wings, wheels and miscellaneous parts|
|Runner containing missiles and what looks like fuel tanks|
As nostalgic as the discovery of these kits have made me, it's unlikely that I will be working on the remaining good-conditioned aircraft model kit anytime soon. For now I'm concentrating on hopefully finishing my last model kit for the year namely the Tamiya T-55A. Only a week is left before 2017 ends but I think I can just about make the deadline. It'll be a bigger ask for me to upload the final photos in my blog by then but I should've completed the tank's paint job. Meanwhile, here's wishing a Merry Christmas to readers celebrating the festivity. Be happy and stay safe for the holidays!