Tuesday, September 18

Hasegawa's latest releases for October in our preview...

Hasegawa has a fair few kits coming out in October in a few different scales. Some of these will be out at your local hobby shop soon, but we thought we would show you a little of what is on the way first...

Hasegawa's releases for October

Focke-Wulf Fw189A-1 “NIGHT FIGHTER” (ex ICM kit)
Scale … 1:72
Item no #02286
Estimated No. of parts … 135
length …170mm
width …255mm
The Focke-Wulf Fw 189A Uhu ("Eagle Owl") was a German twin-engine twin-boom three-seat tactical reconnaissance and Army cooperation aircraft. It entered service in 1940 and was produced until mid-1944. In total, 845 serial aircraft were produced.

The night fighter on the Focke-Wulf Fw 198-A1 reconnaissance plane base had an additional MG 151 gun to shoot forward and upward, and also FuG 212C radar. It was used on the Eastern Front from 1943-44. This kit will be 16.7cm long with a wingspan of 25.5cm when assembled; includes 135 parts and decals.

1) Luftwaffe Stab I./NJG100 Code: W7 + EB
2) Luftwaffe 4./NJG100 Code: W7 + WM

Yamaha YZR500(0WA8) "1989 All Japan Road Race Championship GP500"
Scale … 1:12
Item no #21718
Estimated No. of parts … 160
length …167mm
width …52mm
Originally released in 2012, this is the ninth incarnation of this Yamaha YZR 500 (0WA8) bike, this time in new decals.
1989 All Japan Road Race Championship GP500 NESCAFE YAMAHA Team Car No. 17 Rider: KUNIO MACHII

[Shidenkai no Maki] Kyushu J7W1 INTERCEPTOR FIGHTER SHINDEN プリント
Scale … 1:48
Item no #64767
Estimated No. of parts … 55
length …202mm
width …231mm
The Kyūshū J7W1 Shinden (震電, "Magnificent Lightning") fighter was a World War II Japanese propeller-driven aircraft prototype with wings at the rear of the fuselage, nose-mounted canards and pusher engine. Developed by the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) as a short-range, land-based interceptor, the J7W was a response to Boeing B-29 Superfortress raids on the Japanese home islands. For interception missions, the J7W was to be armed with four forward-firing 30 mm cannons in the nose.
The Shinden was expected to be a highly maneuverable interceptor, but only two prototypes were finished before the end of the war. A jet engine–powered version was considered, but never even reached the drawing board.
This aircraft appeared on very popular Japanese manga "Shidenkai no Maki" created by Takeshi Nogami.

Pilot student: Shion Maki

Scale … 1:32
Item no #08256
Estimated No. of parts … 115
length …192mm
width …282mm
The Polikarpov I-16 was a Soviet fighter aircraft of revolutionary design; it was the world's first low-wing cantilever monoplane fighter with retractable landing gear to attain operational status and as such "introduced a new vogue in fighter design." The I-16 was introduced in the mid-1930s and formed the backbone of the Soviet Air Force at the beginning of World War II. The diminutive fighter, nicknamed "Ishak" or "Ishachok" ("Donkey" or "Burro") by Soviet pilots, figured prominently in the Second Sino-Japanese War,[2] the Battle of Khalkhin Gol and the Spanish Civil War – where it was called the Rata ("Rat") by the Nationalists or Mosca ("Fly") by the Republicans. The Finnish nickname was Siipiorava ("Flying Squirrel")

1) Type 24 - U.S.S.R. Navy VVS SF 72 SAP Stg. S. G. Surzhenko Silver 13 Murmansk 1941 Summer
2) Type 24 - U.S.S.R. Air Force 7 IAP Senior Lieutenant Vasiliy Golubev White 13 Leningrad 1941

Scale … 1:72
Item no #02288
Estimated No. of parts … 299
length …306mm
width …205mm
This kit reproduces the Su-35S to which the "Serbukov camouflage" was applied. This camouflage is said to have been adopted by the Defense Minister of Russia with a Dark grey colour on the top of the airframe and light blue on the bottom.
- The kit is a selection formula for Russia / China Air Force affiliation machines.
- The Russian flag is marked on the vertical tail direction rudder of the Russian Air Force affiliation [08].
1) Russian A.F. Code: 08
2) China A.F.

These products from Hasegawa should be in your local hobby store this month...