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Old 03-22-2006, 02:25 PM   #1
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Any one out there have any information on Tenshodo and/or Nemoto models?

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I have never heard of these brands before. They sound Japanese.

I bet they are probably detailed scale models rather than die cast toys.
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Old 03-27-2006, 12:47 PM   #3
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I believe you are right. They where made in Japan and are very nice and detailed models. I own a Tenshodo, it is a polished metal Britannia in about a 1/72 scale. It is hand painted with no decals. I acquired the model without props/spinners and without a stand. I would like to find out if the model originally came with props or spinners and what the stand looked like and what material it was made off (most likely metal). I have seen a couple of Nemoto models of which I own a 1/100 Braniff B-707. They are also very detailed and hand painted. I believe they are made out of resin or possibly wood. I would really like to communicate with a fellow Tenshodo or Nemoto model owner or anyone who has more info on them.
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Here is an image of my Tenshodo Britannia. I am still wondering what the original stand looks like on this model.

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Wow!

These are travel agency display models, and in fact beautiful ones! Same as Anthony I first thought we are speaking about toys, but that aren't toys at all, at least no toys for younger boys...

This Britannia is on same level, if not better than the European models from the well known former makers in the Netherland.

I guess, these are very very rare and it will be hard to find out, how the stand looked like.

There is a company Tenshodo existing until today in Japan, which still produces model trains. Don't know, if this is the same company formerly producing that models.

I am really impressed!
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Yes, I know about that company in Japan. I believe that it is the same company since it is located in Ginza (distric?). I heard the old Tenshodo company was located in Ginza. The Britannia is marked (stamped) on the belly with "TENSHODO, JAPAN". My plans where to send them an email to find out if their company used to make these models and if they have some kind of archives with information on their model airplane products. I am not sure but I think the Nemoto model company came later.
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Ginza is in the center of Tokyo. We made a brief check of their webpage
http://www.tenshodo.co.jp
but there aren't planes anymore... just model trains.

I may find a colleague in Japan who can do the research for us. You have to mail them in Japanese, otherwise there is no chance for reply.
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I found a member of the Wings 900 Forum who happens to be Japanese and a fellow diecast collector and have emailed him asking for help. I hope he can visit the Tenshodo shop and gather some info.
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By the way, did I mention that this Tenshodo Britannia is a possible trade for ????? My main collecting habits is Eastern Air Lines and Cuban aviation. Would love a cut away or any other interesting metal model(s).
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No, you did not mention it so far.....

In my office I am surrounded by Japanese guys, but it requires a quiet day to icksplane sem in jinglish the problem and to ask for their support. If that would be Golf equipment......

I would love to have that Britannia, but unfortunately I guess to have nothing for trade. Eastern airliners are always a problem. I proudly acquired recently a little TU-134, which is to be remade, and apart from that I just have an IL-14 in strange Czech livery (both models metal, of course...). Ah yes, two Western models IL-18, Interflug and Aeroflot, scale 1/200, that's it.

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Here is an image of my Tenshodo Britannia. I am still wondering what the original stand looks like on this model.
That is a pretty plane! It looks to me as though the stand was "doctored" using a photo-editing "Paint" program as parts of the "rug" seem to have been pasted over it.
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I just have an IL-14 in strange Czech livery (both models metal, of course...).
How strange is it?
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It looks to me as though the stand was "doctored" using a photo-editing "Paint" program as parts of the "rug" seem to have been pasted over it.
The mistery of the missing stand!

Finding out what the original stand looks like, (so I can replace it), is my goal!
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