Comet Empire classic model gallery

When the Comet Empire first appeared on movie and TV screens in 1978, only Bandai and a smaller toy company called Nomura had the rights to create model kits and fans were limited to their choices. In the decades since, the independent garage kit industry came into its own and filled in most of the gaps. Presented here is a comprehensive collection of all the Comet Empire mecha that has been released in 3-D form from a host of different companies.

Related links:

Explore the whole world of Yamato garage kits here

See the Comet Empire models released for Yamato 2202 here


Gatlantis

See a large-scale scratch-built version here


1/70000 resin garage kit (with lighting) by UFO Man Gallery



Resin garage kit by Soy-ya (incomplete)



Zordar’s Dreadnought

See large-scale scratch-built versions here, here and here


Bandai model kit (large)




Bandai model kit (Mecha Collection)



Baruze’s Twin-Deck Fighter Carrier


Bandai model kit (Mecha Collection)




1/1000 Garage kit by Bloodsucker




1/1000 Garage kit by K2M (See more photos here)




1/2000 Garage kit by Okayama Modelbuilders


Naska’s Fast-Attack Fighter Carrier


Bandai model kit (Mecha Collection)




Nomura model kit




1/1000 Garage kit by Bloodsucker




1/1000 Garage kit by K2M



Goland’s Missile Ship

See a scratch-built version here


Bandai model kit (large) See photos of the kit with lighting here




Bandai model kit (Mecha Collection)



Destroyer


Bandai model kit (Mecha Collection)



1/1000 Garage kit by Bloodsucker




1/2100 resin kit, B-Club (with Stealth Submarine)


Stealth Submarine


Bonus model with Bandai Gamilas Destroyer (Mecha Collection)


Large Battleship


Bandai model kit (Mecha Collection) Star Blazers edition pictured here




1/1000 Garage kit by K2M



Medaluza Gunship

See a scratch-built version here


1/2100 prepainted polystone miniature by B-Club




1/1000 Garage kit by Bloodsucker (See more photos here)




Mini garage kit by Ndopara




1/2400 Garage kit by Okayama Modelbuilders (See more photos here)



Deathvatator fightercraft


Bonus model with Bandai EDF Battleship



Garage kit by Ndopara




Garage kit by H.M.M.



Paranoia fightercraft


Bonus model with Bandai EDF Battleship



Garage kit by Ndopara



Eater II fightercraft


Garage kit by Ndopara



Garage kit by unknown maker



Heavy shuttlecraft


Garage kit by Okayama Modelbuilders


Tanks


1/144 Polystone miniature, robot tank


1/144 resin kit


1/144 resin kit set by B-Club


1/144 resin kit, 2-barrel tank


1/144 resin kit, command tank

See a garage kit of the command tank here



NOT made as model kits: atmospheric fightercraft, light shuttle, dropship




X-ship garage kit #1 by Okayama Modelbuilders


X-ship garage kit #2 by Okayama Modelbuilders

3 thoughts on “Comet Empire classic model gallery

  1. At first I thought the Gatlantis model was a bowl of noodles!

    Nice models. Of course one of my favorites is the Comet Empire Battleship. I remembering watching the “Battle of Saturn” as a kid thinking that is the most powerful ship out there. Nice detail on that model.
    Later on in life, I had more respect for the Nazca class carrier since it reminded me of the light carriers that were used in WW2. The last two pictures of that K2M model are pretty good.

  2. Anyone know how someone in the US could go about finding these garage kits? Would they be sold on any japanese auction sites or direct from hobby stores? Does Mandarake have an online catalog and do they ship to the US?

    • Mandarake does have an English side that does ship to the US. However, production runs on garage kits are very limited and the manufacturers can only sell them in person at hobby shows. After that, you have to crawl through 2nd hand stores in Japan or online auctions (most if not all of the photos of them came from online auctions). The chase can be fun, but probably unproductive.

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