Earlier this year I acquired a second Imai Thunderbird 7 kit, aka SWORD Beetle, from 1972 for building up. The cool box with fab Shigeru Komatsuzaki art is shown below. Having no modelling skills whatsoever I predictably made a complete hash of the main vehicle, which now lies sad and discarded in its box for a rainy day when I will have miraculously gained Martin Bower-level skills Matrix-style!
I did manage, however, to glue the little red booster rocket together, which came with the kit, pictured below. I was thrilled with its simplicity and will refrain from painting it, prefering to leave it as it is.
I was double chuffed as the little Booster fits perfectly with my other hard plastic SWORD miniatures from Japan. Adding my new Morinaga Zero-X was the icing on the cake! What do you think?