Hasegawa Aug Releases

Hasegawa have updated their Aug release list and it now looks like this. Special Edition and Limited Edition kits are in high demand by collectors and tend to sell out fast. So if you see one you like, do yourself a favor: see your favorite dealer — and pre-order.


1/24 Lancia 037 Rally “Grifone” Limited Edition

Rally ’round the checkered flag. Introduced in 1982, the Lancia 037 Rally was a rear mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive, race-optimized reworking of the popular Lancia Montecarlo. Although it was only used for a few racing seasons, it managed to score six major WRC victories in its brief career. In the 1984 Sanremo Rally, driver Fabrizio Tabaton took his Lancia 037 toward a fourth-place finish. A year later, Tabaton captured the Italian Rally Championship title!

Decal Option: 1984 Sanremo Rally, 4th place, Team Grifone, car no. 11, driver: Fabrizio Tabaton
151 pieces
Length: 6.5 in (166 mm)
Width: 3 in (75 mm)


1/24 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV Chassis No 4846 Limited Edition

Envy of everyone. Designed virtually in secret by Lamborghini engineers, the Miura was the perfect blend of on-road car and racecar. Its exquisite lines, great handling, and powerful V-12 engine put the competition to shame. There was simply nothing else to match it on the market in the seventies. Adding to its mystique is the rarity of the type-less than a thousand were built with only 150 of the P400 SV built.

Decal Option: Chassis No. 4846 full restoration for Miura 50th Anniversary March 1966
116 pieces
Length: 7.2 in (182 mm)
Width: 3 in (77 mm)


1/72 F-15J Eagle Aggressor No.081 Limited Edition

Dedicated to superiority. When it took its first flight in July, 1972, there was little doubt that the F-15 Eagle would be an all-out success. But after 40 years in the air it remains one of the world’s most successful fighters with over 100 victories. The DJ Aggressor variant was built by Mitsubishi® as a two-seat trainer for the JASDF, which wanted a first-class aircraft that could mimic similarly painted Russian fighters.

Decal Option: JASDF “Aggressor” Code: 32-8081 2015
142 pieces
Length: 10.5 in (267 mm)
Width: 7 in (179 mm)


1/72 Mi-24/35 Mk.III Superhind Limited Edition

Serious Soviet smackdown. Heavily armed, heavily armored, capable of carrying troops and now upgraded with advanced weaponry and avionics thanks to ATE of South Africa! It’s the ultimate way to say “dasvidaniya” to the opposition. The Hind was a staple of the seventies Soviet armed forces and it’s still in service with air forces around the world today! Kit features new resin and metal parts.

Decal Option: Algerian A.F. Code: ZU-B01
182 pieces
Length: 9.7 in (246 mm)
Width: 9.3 in (236 mm)


1/48 Area-88 J35J Draken “Shin Kazama” Limited Edition

Activated for anime adventure. 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. In several issues, Kazama pilots a J35J Draken with a flaming unicorn head on the tail. The series, which was praised for its white-knuckle dogfighting action, inspired multiple animated films and a television series. This limited edition kit features one marking option inspired by Japan’s popular “Area-88” manga.

Decal Option: Kingdom of Arslan, Area-88, pilot: Shin Kazama
109 pieces
Length: 12.7 in (323.5 mm)
Width: 7.8 in (198 mm)


1/72 F/A-18E Super Hornet USS Reagan CAG (2 kits) Limited Edition

Air superiority since 1999. The F/A-18E/F Super Hornet has been an integral part of the US Navy since 1999, supporting America’s interests wherever it flies. Super Hornets from VFA-115 and VFA-195 serve on the USS Ronald Reagan as part of Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5), forward deployed to Atsugi, Japan. CVW-5 has deployed for Operation Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, Desert Storm and more. This limited edition combo includes two complete kits. Kit features two decal options: VFA-115 “Eagles” and VFA-195 “Dambusters”, both deployed aboard USS Ronald Reagan to Atsugi Airbase as part of CVW-5.

Decal Options: U.S. Navy USS Ronald Reagan VFA-115 “Eagles” CVW-5 CAG Code: NF300 Atsugi A.B.
U.S. Navy USS Ronald Reagan VFA-195 “Dambusters” CVW-5 CAG Code: NF400 Atsugi A.B.
118 / 118 pieces
Length: 10 in (255 mm)
Width: 7.2 in (184 mm)


1/72 EA-18G Growler USS Ronald Reagan CVW-5 CAG Limited Edition

Carrier-based electronic warfare. The EA-18G Growler is designed for electronic warfare. The US Navy’s Electronic Attack Squadron 141 (VAQ-141) is based at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. The squadron is perhaps most famous for its participation in operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. In February of 2010, the “Shadowhawks” became the second operating squadron to transition to the EA-18 Growler. By July 2011, VAQ-141 was deployed to the Middle East on board the U.S.S. George H.W. Bush.

Decal Option: USS Ronald Reagan VAQ-141 “Shadowhawks” CVW-5 Code: NF500, Atsugi Airbase
177 pieces
Length: 10 in (255 mm)
Width: 7.5 in (191 mm)


1/24 Volkswagen Delivery Van “Egg Plane Girls 2016” Limited Edition

Sizzling for summer. Volkswagen introduced the Type 2 Delivery Van in 1950, and it was a trend-setter from the very start. Imitators came and went over the years, but the Type 2 remains an automotive icon to this day. In the U.S., it is most remembered as a favorite transport of the counterculture movement during the 1960s and 1970s. Models from this era continue to be popular with aficionados, who’ve affectionately nicknamed them “vee-dubs” and “hippie-mobiles.” This limited edition kit features special markings with three Hasegawa “Egg Plane Girls.”

70 pieces
Length: 7.1 in (180 mm)
Width: 2.8 in (72 mm)


1/48 Mitsubishi F-2B 21SQ Return to Matsushima AB Limited Edition

Obliterated by the ocean . The Mitsubishi F-2B may not be the most famous fighter around, but it is certainly one of the most impressive. The F-2 has the distinction of being the first military aircraft equipped with Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar. Its wing area is also 25 percent larger than other fighters in its class. After the historic Tohoku earthquake, Matsushima Airbase was devastated by a tsunami. All 18 F-2s stationed there were heavily damaged with 12 totally destroyed. Now, the 21st Squadron is going back. Kit features a special “Return to Matsushima” decal.

Decal Option: JASDF 4th AW 21st SQ special marking of “Return to Matsushima A.B.” Code: 116 (33-8116) March 2016
185 pieces
Length: 12.9 in (328 mm)
Width: 9.6 in (244 mm)


1/48 Junkers Ju 88A-10 (A-5 Trop) North Africa Limited Edition

Germany’s dive-bombing dynamo. Dive-bombing. Torpedo-bombing. Night fighting. The Junkers Ju 88 could do it all – and then some. Over the hot, dusty battlefields of North Africa, the A-5 tropical relied on extensive air filters to keep out sand and dirt. Rommel’s Afrikakorps relied on the Ju 88 for support strikes against Allied armor and positions. The broad-winged Ju 88 could carry 3-4,000 lbs of bombs to targets at moderate range. Used effectively as part of Rommel’s combined arms strategy, the Ju 88 helped Germany reverse Italian losses in North Africa and nearly carry the continent.

Decal Options:Luftwaffe Stab / LG1 Kommodore Oberstleutnant Friedrich-Karl Knust Code: L1+AA Mediterranean Sea 1941
Luftwaffe 12. / LG1 Code: L1+LW North Africa 1942
250 pieces
Length: 11.8 in (300 mm)
Width: 16.5 in (418 mm)


1/32 P-51D Mustang with Rocket Tubes Limited Edition

Packing one serious punch! Fast, long ranged, heavily armed, and heavily armored, the P-51 turned the tide in the air against Germany. The bombers it escorted made it through, bombed accurately and rendered the Luftwaffe obsolete. So, suddenly, the Mustang had to change job descriptions. Rocket tubes slung under the wings gave the Mustang the ability to smash ground installations and vehicles. These strafing runs helped smooth the way for ground troops and shatter the infrastructure Germany needed to wage war. Kit features new rocket tube parts plus decals for two WWII aircraft.

Decal Options:USAAF 10AF 2ACG: 2nd Commando Group Code: 24: Little Indian India 1945
USAAF 15FW 47FS Code: 150: Li’l Butch Iwo Jima 1945
125 pieces
Length: 11.8 in (299 mm)
Width: 13.4 in (341 mm)


1/12 Yamaha YZR500 Team Lucky Strike Limited Edition

Fly towards first with Team Lucky Strike Roberts. From 1973-2002, the Yamaha YZR500 led four 500 cc Grand Prix riders to ten world championships. One of the most famous riders to take the helm of the YZR500 was Wayne Rainey. For the 1989 season, Rainey rode for the Roberts team placed first in the US, Germany and the Netherlands, scored 210.5 points overall and earned a second-place finish for the season. He would later win three championships in ’91, ’92 and ’93. This limited edition kit features new brake caliper parts and decals for number 17, Wayne Rainey.

Decal Options:Team Luck Strike Roberts Yamaha 1989 WGP500 2nd place Car no.3 Rider: Wayne Rainey
167 pieces
Length: 6.57 in (167 mm)
Width: 2.05 in (52 mm)

Paul Tosney – Editor
ModelBuilder International

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Paul Tosney

Paul has been with Model Builder International since almost the beginning. He started building models as a boy, and took a hiatus, but started building again a few years ago. He builds pretty much anything, but mostly WW2, with a smattering of modern and the occasional SciFi model.


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