Wednesday, July 1

Hasegawa’s new items for September take a weird and somehow familiar turn…

Hasegawa’s new items for September are pretty whacky at times and sometimes just cool – a few old bits and a few new – have a look in our preview…


Hasegawa’s new items September 2015

1/48 Aichi B7A2 Attack Bomber Ryusei KAI Grace Limited Edition
Stock Number: HSGS7410
Mfg. Number: 07410
Pieces: 130
Age: 14+
Skill: 3
The B7A1 wasn't just incredibly fast and agile; it could also carry a single 800 kg bomb, two 250 kg bombs or six 60 kg bombs at once. Unfortunately for the IJN, the carriers that could launch the B7A were sunk in combat before it realized its full potential. This limited edition kit features optional torpedo and 250 kg bomb parts, plus two marking options.
Decal Options:
IJN produced by Aichi Aircraft Company - Code: 10
IJN produced by Aichi Aircraft Company - Code: 44



1/48 S35E Draken Natural Metal Limited Edition
Stock Number: HSGS7407
Mfg. Number: 07407
Pieces: 117
Age: 14+
Skill: 3
Designed to defend Swedish airspace from bombers and fighters in the Cold War Era, the S35 Draken's E variant was stripped of armament and equipped with cameras for reconnaissance duties. Despite effectively having its teeth pulled, these aircraft were still highly effective thanks to the manoeuvrability delivered by their double delta wings and Mach 2.2 speed. All versions of the Draken (Dragon) have been retired from service but you can keep them soaring with this kit! Kit features new canopy and camera window parts plus decals for two Swedish Air Force aircraft.
Decal Options:
Swedish A.F. F11 Code: 11-02 1965 Early type
Swedish A.F. F11 Code: 11-16 Late type


1/72 F/A-18F Super Hornet VFA 60th Anniversary Limited Edition
Stock Number: HSGS2165
Mfg. Number: 02165
Pieces: 121
Age: 14+
Skill: 3
For sixty years VFA-102 "Diamondbacks" have flown America's aircraft in defence of American interests. They have been deployed to the Atlantic, Mediterranean, and currently home base in the Pacific. Though designed in 1995, the F/A-18F Super Hornets the Diamondbacks fly are still some of the most reliable and effective aircraft in the US arsenal. They incorporate a 20mm cannon and hard points for several air-to-air and air-to-ground munitions.
Decal Options:
USN USS George Washington VFA-102 "Diamondbacks" 60th Anniversary special marking Code: NF102, Atsugi AB, 2015



1/72 Kawanishi H6K5 Type 97 Flying Boat w/torpedo Limited Edition
Stock Number: HSGS2163
Mfg. Number: 02163
Pieces: 159
Age: 14+
Skill: 3
This four-engined float plane had one of the longest endurance times of any aircraft of the day. It was capable of staying aloft for full 24 hour periods, flying at 138 mph and covering a max range of over 4,000 miles. With its range and payload of torpedoes or bombs, it made an ideal patrol aircraft for the long hauls over the Pacific Ocean. The K5 variants had improved engines for even greater performance. Kit features new pylon and torpedo parts plus decals for IJN Toukou NFG Code: O-13.
Decal Option:
IJN Toukou N.F.G. Code: O-13


1/24 Volkswagen® Type 2 Delivery Van "Girls of Summer" Limited Edition
Stock Number: HSGS5233
Mfg. Number: 52199 SP333 52133-9
Pieces: 70
Age: 14+
Skill: 3
There are only a few things hotter than a Volkswagen Type 2 Delivery Van-one is the hot summer weather, the other is the sizzling paint scheme you can apply to your van with this special decal set! The Egg plane girls are taking a break from the sky to get some sand and sun and the best way to get down to the beach is in a VW Van. Kit features a full wraparound decal of three eggplane girls.
Decal Option:
Three Hasegawa Egg Plane Girls


1/35 MechartoWeGo Milk & Cacao 2 Kits
Stock Number: HSGS6510
Pieces: 73 (x2)
Age: 14+
Skill: 3
Direct from Japan's Chubu Mechatronics, MechatroWeGo mechatrobots have taken the world by storm! 
These innovative, child-sized transports are the world's smallest mechatrobots, built for carrying kids to school, soccer practice – and everywhere else in between. Mechatrobots have made carpooling obsolete, leaving parents with more time to take care of everyday errands. The only thing mechatrobots are missing? An alarm that ensures the kids are home in time for dinner!
Kit Combo Features:
Two MechatroWeGo models per package
Movable joints
Head and body hatches can be open or closed
Boy and girl operator figures


1/35 MechartoWeGo Aka & Kiiro 2 Kits
Stock Number: HSGS6509
Pieces: 73 (x2)
Age: 14+
Skill: 3
Direct from Japan’s Chubu Mechatronics, MechatroWeGo mechatrobots have taken the world by storm! 
These innovative, child-sized transports are the world’s smallest mechatrobots, built for carrying kids to school, soccer practice – and everywhere else in between. Mechatrobots have made carpooling obsolete, leaving parents with more time to take care of everyday errands. The only thing mechatrobots are missing? An alarm that ensures the kids are home in time for dinner!
Kit Combo Features:
Two MechatroWeGo models per package, each with:
Movable joints
Head and body hatches can be open or closed
Boy and girl operator figures



1/35 MechartoWeGo Mizuiro & Momoiro 2 Kits
Stock Number: HSGS6511
Pieces: 73 (x2)
Age: 14+
Skill: 3
 
Direct from Japan's Chubu Mechatronics, MechatroWeGo mechatrobots have taken the world by storm! 
These innovative, child-sized transports are the world's smallest mechatrobots, built for carrying kids to school, soccer practice – and everywhere else in between. Mechatrobots have made carpooling obsolete, leaving parents with more time to take care of everyday errands. The only thing mechatrobots are missing? An alarm that ensures the kids are home in time for dinner!
Kit Combo Features:
Two MechatroWeGo models per package
Movable joints
Head and body hatches can be open or closed
Boy and girl operator figures


1/450 IJN Battleship Yamato 70th Anniversary Special Edition Limited Edition
Stock Number: HSGS5234
Mfg. Number: 52134 SP334
Pieces: 282
Age: 14+
Skill: 3
Yamato was the largest and most powerfully armed battleship of WWII, and probably of all time. She displaced more than seventy thousand tons at full load and stretched over 800 feet from stem to stern. Her 46cm (18.1 in) guns, the largest ever made, could lob shells weighing over 3,000 lb up to twenty-six miles. Despite the undeniable power of the vessel, the Yamato only fired its guns once in combat before being struck from the naval register in August 1945. Kit features poster of box illustration, cross section drawing, and commemorative medal.


1/48 F-16IQ Iraqi Air Force Fighting Falcon Limited Edition
Stock Number: HSGS7412
Mfg. Number: 07412
Pieces: 140
Age: 14+
Skill: 3
Orders for the F-16IQ Fighting Falcon were initiated by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency for Iraqi Air Force use in 2010. Thirty-six were requested in all; eight were delivered in summer 2014. Delivery was intended to be finished by 2018. However, current ISIS engagements in the Middle East have made it impossible to do so. As a result, Iraqi Air Force pilots are completing their F-16IQ training in the U.S. This limited edition kit features new parts for the dorsal spine.
Decal Option:
Iraqi AF, Code: 1602


1/72 E-2C Hawkeye 2000 VAW-115 Liberty Bells Limited Edition
Stock Number: HSGS2164
Mfg. Number: 02164
Pieces: 174
Age: 14+
 
Still on the hunt for enemy aircraft, the E-2C first appeared in 1973, offering improved APS-139 radar systems and T-56-A-427 turboprops. Further upgrades included new navigational systems and improved situational displays. Today, E-2Cs are still the aircraft of choice for Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 115 (VAW-115), stationed aboard the USS George Washington, the U.S.'s first forward-deployed, nuclear-powered aircraft carrier.
Decal Option:
US Navy USS George Washington, VAW-115 "Liberty Bells," CVW-5, CAG, Code: NF600 (166505), May 2015


1/72 Su-27 Flanker Ukrainian Air Force Digi Camo Limited Edition
Stock Number: HSGS2166
Mfg. Number: 02166
Pieces: 142
Age: 14+
Skill: 3
 Easily one of the most manoeuvrable fighter aircraft to ever take to the skies, the Sukhoi Su-27 was the Soviet Union's answer to American fourth-generation fighter designs. It is one of the few aircraft in the world capable of performing "Pugachev's Cobra"-a demanding stunt in which the nose of the aircraft rears up and back to vertical before lunging forward like a striking snake. Coupled with speeds above Mach 2 and impressive armament, this manoeuvrability makes the Su-27 a master of the sky. Kit features a unique Ukrainian Air Force Camouflage pattern.
Decal Option:
Ukrainian A.F. Code: 100


1/48 Henschel Hs129B-1/2 & Junkers Ju87G (2 kits) Limited Edition
Stock Number: HSGS7409
Mfg. Number: 07409
Pieces: 120 / 113
Age: 14+
Skill: 3
Henschel Hs 129s did not enjoy as much flight time as the Junkers Ju 87. However, 30 mm cannons (MK 101s in the B-1; MK 103s in the B-2) made them equally effective tank busters. This limited edition kit combo features one Hs 129B kit with two marking options.
Decal Options:

Hs129B
Hs129B-1: Luftwaffe 5./(Pz) Sch.G1 "Yellow-G," Eastern Front, May 1942
Hs129B-2: Luftwaffe 10./Pz SG9 "Red-L," Eastern Front, July 1943
Ju87G
Ju87G-2: Luftwaffe 10./(Pz) SG3 Code: S7+BU, Lithuania, Autumn 1944


1/48 Mitsubishi A6M2B Zero Type 21 381st Group Limited Edition
Stock Number: HSGS7411
Pieces: 87
Age: 14+
Skill: 3
Though it was one of the most powerful fighter aircraft of WWII, the Japanese Zero had significant troubles when attempting to down American heavy bombers. The differences in performance between the Zero and the Superfortress at altitude gave the Zero little time to engage the bomber before falling behind. In order to maximize damage dealt in a narrow window of time, the Zero was occasionally equipped with air to air bombs for dropping on the bombers. Kit features bomb racks and air bombs plus decals for the 381st NFG.
Decal Options:
IJN 381st N.F.G. Code: 81-1183 Jefman Island May 1944
IJN 381st N.F.G. Code: 81-1146 Jefman Island May 1944

All these aircraft will be available in September from Hasegawa’s Distributors..