Wednesday, May 10

Hasegawa’s items for June/July 2017 - new colours and options for lots of different types of kits

Hasegawa has an amazing range of difference in their June/ July releases, lots of new colours and limited editions here – we have a list of these in our preview for you to check out.....

Hasegawa’s new items for June/ July 2017

1/700th scale
Mfg. Number: 30044 
Pieces: 210
Length: 7.4 in (189 mm)

Width: 1.8 in (45 mm)

Few ships are as storied as the legendary Mikasa. This pre-dreadnought battleship took on the Russian fleet the Battle of Tsushima. This clash shocked the whole world and revealed Japan as the Pacific's dominant naval force. There's such reverence for this vessel in naval circles that it is still on display over 100 years after it was commissioned. This limited edition kit features a metal nameplate, wooden display stand parts and markings that commemorate the Mikasa's completion in 1902.
Decal Option:
IJN completion 1902

1/24th scale
Stock Number: #HSGS0302
Pieces: 58
Length: 7 in (178 mm)

Width: 2.8 in (72 mm)

Corollas are everywhere. With more than forty million sold, they are totally ubiquitous on the road. However, the AE101 is a considerably rarer breed. For Team Toms, it took on the field of contenders in the 1992 Japan Touring Car Championship. There, it stunned with pure competitive spirit and endurance. This limited edition kit features a Corolla AE101 with new suspension parts plus two sets of decals.

Decal Options:
Japan Touring Car Championship 1992, Toyota Team Tom's Car No.36
Japan Touring Car Championship 1992, Toyota Team Tom's Car No.37

1/72nd scale
Stock Number: #HSGS2246
Pieces: 134
Length: 16.9 in (430 mm)

Width: 19.7 in (500 mm)

While the P5M Marlin flying boat was originally intended for naval patrols, the United States Coast Guard relied on the P5M-2G variant for air-sea rescues. This version was equipped with a T-tail that protected tail surfaces from the excess spray, as well as AN/ASQ-8 MAD boom to detect submarines. However, Marlins were deemed too difficult to maintain, so the Coast Guard eventually transferred their fleet over to the United States Navy. This limited edition kit features one marking option for the United States Coast Guard.

Decal Option:
US Coast Guard

1/350th scale
Mfg. Number:# 40096 
Pieces: 639

Length: 24.7 in (628 mm)

Width: 6.7 in (169 mm)

Hiyo showed up just barely too late for Midway, fought in the Guadalcanal campaign but missed the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands due to a generator fire, and exploded at the Battle of the Philippine Sea. In between, she went through numerous small battles, ran gauntlets of US submarines, and was constantly having to load new, ever-more-green air wings. This limited edition kit features new aeroplane parts plus decals for Aircraft Carriers Hiyo and Junyo. Photo-etched parts set available separately (HSGS4097).

Decal Options:
HIYO: IJN 3rd fleet 2nd carrier squadron Flagship Aug., 1942
JUNYO: IJN 3rd fleet 2nd carrier squadron Flagship Battle of Santa Cruz Islands Oct., 1942

Mfg. Number: #64751 
Pieces: 51
Length: 8.5 in (216 mm)

Width: 4.5 in (114 mm)

Kaoru Shintani's action-packed manga, Area-88, debuted in 1979. It was an instant hit, exciting readers with the exploits of Shin Kazama, a mercenary fighter pilot stationed at a top-secret air base called Area-88. The base's commander is former Prince Saki Vashtahl, who flies a Kfir C2 that sports dog-toothed leading edges on the wings-just like the full-size version. This limited edition kit features one marking option based on the popular Japanese anime and manga "Area-88."
Decal Option:
Kingdom of Arslan Air Force, Area-88, Pilot: Saki Vashtahl

1/35th scale
Mfg. Number: #52161 
Pieces: 188
Length: 8.3 in (211 mm)

Width: 3.1 in (78 mm)

With both a grabber/crusher and a snipper arm, the Astaco Neo is one of the more versatile construction tools ever designed. This kit features a finely detailed cockpit interior, mesh sheet for the cockpit front screen, soft tracks and cables, moveable arms, moveable machine body, moulded in colour for easy completion with no paint required.

1/48th scale
Mfg. Number: 07454 
Pieces: 64 / 59 / 4
Length: 7.3 in (186 mm)

Width: 9.8 in (250 mm)

Major Teruhiko Kobayashi has the distinction of being the JAAF's youngest Sentai commander. Kobayashi's impressive combat performance made him an honoured recipient of the Buk?ch?sh?, the "Badge for Military Merit." This limited edition combo features one Ki61-I kit with two marking options and one Ki100-I kit with one marking option. Includes parts for a 1/32 metal pilot figure.
Decal Options:
JAAF 244th FR Capt. Teruhiko Kobayashi, Blue-24, Chofu AF, March 1945
JAAF 244th FR Capt. Teruhiko Kobayashi, Blue-62, April 1945
JAAF 244th FR, Maj. Teruhiko Kobayashi, 1945

1/24th scale
Mfg. Number: 20301 
Pieces: 136
Length: 5.7 in (145 mm)

Width: 2.6 in (67 mm)

In its extremely wide variety of models, the Suzuki Jimny has been offroading since the 1970s. Originally equipped with extremely small engines, the power of the type has grown considerably while the bodies have stayed similar. By the JA11 version, the Jimny had matured into a full-fledged off-roader with a robust engine, quality construction, and a body style that hearkened back to the originals while conveying modern appeal. Kit features new front grill, side mirror, and other parts plus full decals.
Decal Option:
Type JA11-1 Feb., 1990

1/72nd scale
Mfg. Number: #02245 
Pieces: 137
Length: 8 in (203 mm)

Width: 11 in (279 mm)

The Luftwaffe had many impressive fighter-bombers in its arsenal throughout World War II. Without question, the Junkers Ju 88 was one of the best. 900 C-6s were produced by Junkers in all. Major differences included belt-fed machine guns in place of drum-fed machine guns, along with more powerful engines than previous variants. Many C-6 aircraft were adapted for use as a night fighter, adding airborne intercept radar and twin "Schräge-Musik" 20 mm cannons. This limited edition kit features one marking option.

Decal Option:
Luftwaffe 4./KG 76, Code: F1 + XM

1/72nd scale
Mfg. Number: #02247 
Pieces: 160
Length: 9.7 in (246 mm)

Width: 9.3 in (236 mm)

The Mi-24 Hind was the first and only assault helicopter that coupled incredible striking power with substantial troop carrying capability. It was also a remarkably agile aircraft capable of executing flips, rolls, and other manoeuvres that it was never designed for. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, many materials of war were left in the former USSR member states. These Czech Air Force Hinds are modernised and ready for war. This limited edition kit features new chaff-flare dispenser parts and vivid decals.

Decal Option:
Czech A.F. Code: PP-K:3370 (EV953) 2016

1/20th scale 
Mfg. Number: #64112 
Pieces: 189
Length: 5.4 in (138 mm)

Width: 4.4 in (113 mm)

The sci-fi series Maschinen Krieger was created by artist Kow Yokoyama in the early 1980s, first appearing in the popular magazine Hobby Japan. The series was inspired by armour and aircraft from both World Wars, as well as several iconic science fiction films. Today, Maschinen Krieger continues to have a devoted cult following, thanks to its celebrated return to Hobby Japan magazine in 2009. 

This limited edition kit features one marking option.

1/35th scale
Mfg. Number: #64752 
Pieces: 86 / 86
Length: 3 in (77 mm)

Width: 2.7 in (69 mm)

Direct from Japan's Chubu Mechatronics, MechatroWeGo mechatrobots are taking the world by storm! These pint-size transports are perfect 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 missing from mechatrobots? An alarm that gets the kids home in time for dinner! These -bots come with power arms for serious heavy lifting! This limited edition kit combo features molded-in-color parts, two figures, moving joints, and power arms.

1/24th scale
Mfg. Number: #52162 
Pieces: 70
Length: 7.1 in (180 mm)

Width: 2.8 in (72 mm)

Introduced in 1950, the Volkswagen Type 2 is considered the forerunner of today's cargo and passenger vans. However, it's most famously associated with the counterculture movements of the late 1960s and early 1970s, who nicknamed the Type 2 the "hippie-mobile," the "hippie bus" and the "hippie van." Today, the vehicle remains popular with custom builders who still appreciate the Type 2's signature styling. This limited edition kit features a special wrapping that sports Hasegawa egg plane girls, just in time for summer 2017.

Decal Option:
Special wrapping car of Hasegawa Egg Plane Girls

1/700th scale 
Mfg. Number: #49462 
Pieces: 91
Length: 6.7 in (171 mm)

Width: 0.7 in (17 mm)

Hayanami and lots of other Japanese destroyers were relegated to running troops and protecting convoys for much of the war. They were armed with some of the best torpedoes ever invented to date—the Long Lance torpedo—but were pressed into service ferrying Army troops to the island battles that dominated the Pacific War. Once America changed its standing orders for submarines from evading destroyers to destroy them, Hayanami fed prey to USS Harder—a highly decorated sub. This limited edition kit features new parts and a waterline hull.
Decal Options:
IJN 32nd Destroyer SQ. 1943
IJN 32nd Destroyer SQ. 1944

These kits should be out in June & July - check out the Hasegawa website for more info on all of their kits.