Orochi Models has apparently gone out of business.
I heard of Orochi a couple of years ago, because their Bradley M3A3 combat fighting vehicle, at that time, was considered to be the best such kit on the market. I thought it was interesting you could buy the kit in either the “Standard” edition or the “Deluxe” edition. The deluxe package added some nice extras, like individual, workable track links, and a metal barrel for the 25mm Bushmaster cannon.
The other thing I knew Orochi for was their horrible box art. Orochi used dark, very plain packaging for their kits, nothing more than line drawings of the vehicle – as though you were looking at a section of the vehicle’s blueprints. Other kit makers go with dramatic illustrations featuring the real vehicle in a combat setting. You just can’t go wrong with a scene depicting a little combat action.
I think Orochi was smart offering a deluxe edition, but way, way off-base with their dreadful box art.
It has been reported that another model company, Kinetic, has purchased the moulds from Orochi, and after reworking them, will release an improved model of the M3A3. Hopefully that comes to pass, but, if it doesn’t, Meng now also offers a terrific representation of this vehicle. Either way, a historically important military vehicle is adequately represented in plastic form.