Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Model of the Day: Aoshima 1971 Nissan Skyline KPGC10...

And yet another Japanese brand to infiltrate the Lamley Group.

I was completely unfamiliar with Aoshima before I saw some models brought to the Albuquerque Gathering by Jeff Koch, a definite specialist in Japanese diecast and everyone's favorite seller at JCCS.  By the time he had introduced them to me, I found myself walking away with the entire Aoshima Series 6 of 12 cars.

From what I have learned, Aoshima is mainly known for their model kits, but they have done several series of 1:64 scale models.  And because I am new to the brand, I haven't had any exposure to previous series.  But a perusal of the web has uncovered several different Japanese cars.  Series 6 is all nostalgic Nissan.  Skylines, Laurels, etc.

And boy are they cool.

Over time I will feature all of them, but lets start with a favorite of many - the hakosuka.  Some won't, but I am just digging the exaggerated flared wells, and any Skyline looks good dressed in white.

These are models I think many would enjoy collecting.  I did find a handful on ebay:

Aoshima 1:64

Aoshima 1971 Nissan Skyline KPGC10:


  1. works style fenders, small diameter rims, stretch tires, headlight conversions and exposed oil cooler. that just screams gra-chan (grand champion). too bad we didn;t get these aoshima 1/64s locally in our country. :(

  2. To be fair ... I'm the ONLY diecast seller at JCCS.

  3. Is it me, or does the car in the 6th picture lean quite a bit to the left? I don't know whether to tack that onto shotty workmanship or a feature.