I found a bunch of ancient Farpro Japan kits at McCormick’s Hobby Centre in the winter of 2015, a few months before they closed. The Farpros are the export versions of the old Aoshima kits, and date from the middle 1960’s. They don’t seem to be well known. They’re a bit odd and bland by themselves, but when you put a bunch together, it looks kind of neat! This isn’t all that they made, but it’s a good chunk of the range they offered.
The last owner of McCormick’s found these tucked into a corner of the hobby shop’s basement when he was cleaning it out. They likely were bought by the store’s original owner and never sold. It took half a century to get them to me, but it was worth it. Now they have a loving home, and everyone on the internet can see them.