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Revell 1/32 J2M3 Raiden
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Posted: Thursday, May 08, 2008 - 06:00 PM UTC
When released in the early 1970s, Revell''s 1/32 Imperial Japanese fighter Mitsubishi J2M3 Raiden “Thunderbolt,” was a bridge between models as toys, and as historical miniatures. Today the Raiden is a highly-prized rare model.

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Interior Photos of Chino's J2M3, c. 1987
Chino's Jack restored

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grimreaper
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Kansas, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, May 13, 2008 - 11:34 AM UTC
As old as this kit is it is a jewell in the rough!
I have two of them sitting on the shelf since the seventies.
Only paid a couple of bucks for each of them with the intent of using them as wrecks in a dio.
A great old kit even by today's standards. There are some old jewels out there. Look for them!!!!!!
GaryKato
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California, United States
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Posted: Friday, May 16, 2008 - 12:13 PM UTC
Ship wreck? I'll bet the molds for the Revell 1/72 Frances and Sally were on that ship.