For years this was the best kit of a Mazda Cosmo Sport available, until it was surpassed by
the Hasegawa kit.
This kit comes with the option of fitting an electric motor. If you want you can fit the motor and use a simplified interior tub with a raised floor hiding the batteries. If you prefer a display model, you can use the optional fully detailed interior instead.
Although being bettered by the Hasegawa kit, this one still holds its own, actually when I first opened a Hasegawa Cosmo kit, I thought Hasegawa had borrowed the Nichimo patterns. Closer comparison reveals that the patterns are completely different but the level of detail is quite similar.
This kit was reissued in 2001 in the Zeppan Sport Collection Series.
Apart from the new box, the only difference is that the optional parts for motorizing now have been removed from the kit. Still no decals are included.
This kit was reissued in February 2004 in the Vintage Club Series.
The box is the same for all cars in the series, with only a sticker on the side identifying the exact kit.
Apart from the new box, the kit is identical to the early release, the optional parts for motorizing are included, the electric motor has to be bought separately. Still no decals are included.