Friday, April 24

Hasegawa’s new items for June 2015 promise to give us “organisms”

Hasegawa’s new items for June have creatures of space, cartoons, and of the sea. We go to the air, to space and overland in the back of a sunny boy - see what May will have in store for your LHS in our preview…

Hasegawa’s new items June 2015

1/700 JMSDF DDH183 Izumo Helicopter Destroyer
Stock Number: HSGS4931
Mfg. Number: 49031 031
Pieces: 161
Age: 14+
Skill: 3
Expected Release Date: 7/1/2015
The DDH22 is intended as a replacement to the decommissioning of Shirane-class destroyers, thereby reducing the size of MSDF's overall force. Furthermore, the ship lacks potential offensive capabilities, like a ski-jump ramp which would allow it to be deployed as a light aircraft carrier. The Defense Ministry has also specified the destroyer's mission scope and offensive limitations, insisting that "the ship will be incapable of having fighter jets land on and take-off from the deck".

 Cad picture of the kit - just dont call it an aircraft carrier!
The 22DDH could possibly use the F-35B carrier-based aircraft, and so might be considered as a light aircraft carrier. First, it is necessary to meet thermal performance of the deck, the condition of the weight of the aircraft carrier take-off and landing is light. Since laying an enhanced deck is possible, the thermal performance of the deck would not be a problem for Japan. The maximum take-off weight of the F-35B will reach 27 tons, but for take-off and landing of large carrier-based aircraft, this is also not an issue. 
The 22DDH could possibly accommodate 12 or more F-35B carrier-based aircraft. The F-35B fighter has a vertical take-off and landing capability, so that even though the 22DDH is not equipped with a catapult, there is no problem operating the F-35B with flat deck without a ski-jump. The new "22DDH" is larger medium-sized regular aircraft carriers of the former Imperial Navy that attacked Pearl Harbour.
Sprue pictures 

1/350 IJN Battleship Mikasa with two Figures Limited Edition
Stock Number: HSGS4090
Mfg. Number: 40090
Pieces: 420 / 5 / 6
Age: 14+
Skill: 3
Expected Release Date: 7/1/2015
Kit Full length: approx 379mm.
Kit Full width: approx 90.5mm.
The IJN Mikasa served in the Sino-Japanese War as well as World War 1 before seeing retirement in 1923.It is a ship very popular

- Special offer: 54mm metal figures, Masayuki Akiyama (Sculpted by Mr. 竹一郎)
- Scored 2: Diagram of the environment Mikasa] edition poster A2 (picture: david bells Tojo)

1/1500 Capt. Harlock Space Pirate Battle Ship Limited Edition
Stock Number: HSGS4724
Mfg. Number: 64724
Pieces: 158
Age: 14+
Skill: 3
Expected Release Date: 7/1/2015
Full length: approx 336.5mm.
Full width: approx 164mm.
Copyright Leiji Matsumoto / Toei Animation 
The older 2012 release kit which quickly sold out but with new parts in a limited edition – The Harlock Space Battle Pirate ship appeared to have been built in thousand years ago by Harlock - Skull is newly designed version by Matsumoto.
New plastic parts:
- Skull and crossbones (new design)
- Bridge antenna

Robot Battle V Maschin Krieger 44 Type MK44 Limited Edition
Stock Number: HSGS6407
Mfg. Number: 64007 MK07
Pieces: 193
Age: 14+
Skill: 3
Expected Release Date: 7/1/2015
Height: approx 12.9cm.
Full width: approx 7.5cm.
- Body shell that opens and closes
- The internal cockpit is detailed fully
- Face portion hatch can be opened and closed
- the internal workings of the of the rear body shell are also reproduced
- Arms, legs, the movable joint is in poly parts
- Power pipe leg reproduced in soft resin parts
- Package Illustration: Hiroshi Yokoyama Mr.
- Paint colours are illustrated with a callout card (color paint Figure / A5 / double-sided color 
New plastic parts:
- Pilot (standing pose in the same scale) included with two visor options

1/72 F-15C Eagle "Ace Combat Galm 1" Limited Edition
Stock Number: HSGS5230
Mfg. Number: 52130 SP330
Pieces: 140
Age: 14+
Skill: 3
Expected Release Date: 7/1/2015

Length: about 267mm
Overall width: about 179mm
- kit is in 1/72 scale and depicts an F-15C in the Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War markings
- The tremendous regardless friend or foe from veterans [Round Table of demon] and feared Cypher will reproduce the aircraft to boarding.

Decal choices
- Usutio Air Force sixth aviation Division No. 66 Squadron Garm 1
- Bonus decal (reproduce the various aircraft) [normal color] [Night color] [Soldier color] [PJ color], etc.

1/72 JMSDF UH-60J Limited Edition
Stock Number: HSGS0151
Mfg. Number: 02151
Pieces: 109
Age: 14+
Skill: 3
Expected Release Date: 7/1/2015
The nasalized version of the Seahawk for the Japanese Navy is the subject of this kit – in Japanese markings in this boxing.

1/24 Nissan Sunny Truck GB120 Long Body Early Limited Edition
Stock Number: HSGS2267
Mfg. Number: 20267
Pieces: 119
Age: 14+
Skill: 3
Expected Release Date: 7/1/2015
The great little Nissan pick-up from the late seventies and early eighties is the 24th scale kit here.
New plastic parts:
- Front grille
- Wheel cap (front and rear wheels)
- Handle
- dash board panel

Production model during 1978 - 1988 in Japan – you can see two of  Ute in these pictures they look impressive!

1/48 Kawasaki KI61-I TEI Tony and Sedan Limited Edition
Stock Number: HSGS7404
Mfg. Number: 07404
Pieces: 64 / 75 / 4
Age: 14+
Skill: 3
Expected Release Date: 7/1/2015
Beautiful boxart and a lovely kit inside the box in 48th scale kit. Offered with a bonus Type 95 `Kurogane` sedan to match as well as a figure of the pilot in plastic to match it all. A lovely looking kit if it turns out as nice as the box art!

Manned Research Sub Shinkai 6500 w/ creatures Limited Edition
Stock Number: HSGS5229
Mfg. Number: 52129 SP329
Pieces: 69
Age: 14+
Skill: 3
Expected Release Date: 7/1/2015
Hasegawa’s very popular Manned Research Sub Shinkai 6500 kit – this time with Resin deep-sea creatures to help fill the dark void.

New etched parts
- Sample basket

New resin parts:
- Giant squid × 1
- Giant isopod × 3

1/72 Kawanishi E7K1 Type 95 Recon Seaplane Limited Edition
Stock Number: HSGS2157
Mfg. Number: 02157
Pieces: 85
Age: 14+
Skill: 3
Expected Release Date: 7/1/2015
Kawanishi E7K1 Type 94 Model 1 `Kirishima Carrier Plane` comes complete in this limited edition boxing with it’s added catapult to create a small dio setting.

1/200 JAL B767-300ER with winglets Limited Edition
Stock Number: HSGS0812
Mfg. Number: 10812
Pieces: 41
Age: 14+
Skill: 3
Expected Release Date: 7/1/2015
- The kit the of the latest type 767 that rolled out last year and is currently in service with ANA Airlines
- The body that has been extended by about 6.1m compared to the 787-8, is included with the new mould parts.
Decal choice: JA830A

New plastic parts
- Long type of body parts

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