Hasegawa June 2017 Releases

1/450 JSMDF DDG Ashigara Missle Destroyer Limited Edition

Japan’s impressive guided missile destroyer. A step up from Japan’s famous Kongo-class destroyers, the JS Ashigara (DDG-178) is the second Atago-class destroyer built by Mitsubishi. It employs the Aegis Weapon System baseline 7, which offers more accurate vertical target tracking, along with better tracking of smaller, low-altitude targets. Top speed is 30 knots (56 km/h), thanks to four LM2500-30 gas turbines. The Ashigara also boasts a flight deck and enclosed hangar which can hold one SH-60K heli. This limited edition kit features one marking option.

Decal Option: JMSDF Guided Missile Destroyer Ashigara, Code: 178


Skill Level 3
155 pieces
Length: 14.6 in (372 mm)
Width: 2 in (52 mm)

1/72 F-4EJ Kai Phantom II/RF-4E Phantom II (2 kits) Limited Edition

Spirited supersonics. The Phantom II set sixteen speed and altitude records that stayed in place for decades. Once, they were America’s most common supersonic aircraft. They are still used by the JASDF for recon. This limited edition kit combo features an F-4EJ Kai kit with two marking options and RF-4E kit with one marking.

Decal Options:
F-4EJ Kai
JASDF 7th AW 301st Sq., Code: 423 (97-8423), Hyakuri AB, 2016
JASDF 7th AW 302nd Sq., Code: 420 (97-8420), Hyakuri AB, 2016
JASDF Air Recon. Group 501st Sq., Code: 905 (47-6905), Hyakuri AB
117 / 125 pieces
Length: 10.4 in (265 mm)
Width: 6.4 in (163 mm)

1/24 Volkswagen Type 2 Delivery Van “Moon Equipped” Limited Edition

A unique look for a ’60s icon. 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 like the Mooneyes company, who often add performance parts like chrome exhaust systems to this cult favorite. This limited edition kit features metal wheel caps and “Moon Equipped” markings.

Decal Option: MOON Equipped


Skill Level 3
70 pieces
Length: 7.1 in (180 mm)
Width: 2.8 in (72 mm)

1/24 Toyota Corolla WRC 1998 Monte Carlo Rally Winner Limited Edition

So close, Sainz. The 1998 World Rally Championship started out on a high note for Carlos Sainz, he dominated the Monte Carlo Rally and took home a first place finish. For the rest of the season, he consistently pulled in top-level finishes, but he just couldn’t get around Tommi Makinen. Overall, Carlos managed to get second in the standings, finishing a mere two points behind Tommi. This limited edition kit features decals for first place 1998 Monte Carlo Rally Winner Carlos Sainz and fourteenth place 1998 Monte Carlo Rally Finisher Didier Auriol.

Decal Options:
WRC 1998 Monte Carlo Rally winner Car no.5 Driver: Carlos Sainz
WRC 1998 Monte Carlo Rally 14th place Car No. 6 Driver: Didier Auriol


Skill Level 3
141 pieces
Length: 6.7 in (171 mm)
Width: 3 in (75 mm)

1/24 Lancia 037 Rally “1983 Sanremo Rally” Limited Edition

From trials to triumph. 1983 was the year of the Lancia 037. The vehicle swept up five World Rally Championship first place finishes and over a dozen top ten finishes to come out the unquestioned victor of the year. Not bad at all for a car with just a four cylinder engine! Victories were achieved at Monte Carlo, the Tour de Corse, New Zealand, and Sanremo. This limited edition kit features decals for TRE Gazzelle Team 1983 Sanremo Rally Car no.12 driver A. Zanussi.

Decal Option: Tre Gazzelle Team 1983 Sanremo Rally Car no.12 Driver: A. Zanussi


Skill Level 3
152 pieces
Length: 6.5 in (166 mm)
Width: 3 in (75 mm)

1/24 Honda N360T (N II Touring) Limited Edition

70’s nostalgia on four wheels. It was cheap. It was fuel efficient. It could fit the whole band and a “groupie” or two. For the seventies set, it was a symbol of freedom, of revolution, of liberation. They were the first Hondas to hit the American market and they achieved over 20,000 sales in just three years, carving a niche for Honda that has endured to today. This limited edition kit features a new front grill and two sets of marking options.

Decal Options:
Type II Touring S
Type II Touring Super Deluxe

120 pieces
Length: 4.9 in (125 mm)
Width: 2.1 in (54 mm)

1/24 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI 1999 WRC Champion Limited Edition

Makinen it work. 1998’s Rally of Great Britain ranks as one of the most edge-of-your-seat races ever. The competition was fierce. Finland’s Tommi Makinen was the top contender; however, a lap-six collision with a hay bale took him out of the running. By 1999, however, Tommi was back on top. He stormed the field in his Evo VI, taking seven top three finishes out of fourteen races and blitzing to first place overall. This limited edition kit features markings for 1999 WRC Rally Australia, Car No.1 Driver Tommi Makinen.

Decal Option: 1999 WRC Rally Australia Car No.1 Driver Tommi Makinen
123 pieces
Length: 7.1 in (181 mm)
Width: 2.9 in (74 mm)

Egg Plane F-86 Sabre “Taiwan Air Force” Limited Edition

The swept-wing “Sabrejet”. The F-86 Sabre is most famous for fighting against Soviet MiG-15s during the Korean War. However, this iconic aircraft has more stories to tell. During the late 1950s, the Taiwan Air Force received over 320 surplus F-86s and several AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles. During 1958’s Second Taiwan Strait Crisis, F-86s were used to deploy Sidewinders for the first time in air-to-air combat against Communist China’s MiG-15s and MiG-17s. This limited edition kit features one marking option.

Decal Option: Taiwan AF 1st TFW aerobatic team “Thunder Tiger,” Code: 373

20 pieces
Length: 3.7 in (95 mm)
Width: 3.5 in (90 mm)

1/200 Hubble Space Telescope with Space Shuttle Orbiter and Astronauts Limited Edition

Take a closer look. Launched in 1990 and scheduled to be in service until past 2020, the Hubble Space Telescope has been a boon to scientists, but it’s also given so much more to the average citizen. It is the first way that we have been able to take a full color, close-up look into the universe that surrounds us. A universe of stunning beauty and complexity, revealed to us only through the efforts of scientists and the bravery of astronauts. This limited edition kit features a new display stand, Hubble, Shuttle, and three resin astronauts.

71 pieces
Length: 7.3 in (185 mm)
Width: 4.6 in (118 mm)

1/24 BMW 2002 tii

The sedan that started it all. You’re looking at a legend. The BMW tii revolutionized the image and focus of BMW. It’s safe to say that, if not for the innovations of the tii, BMW might not be an auto manufacturer today. This vehicle took BMW clear out of the run of the mill maelstrom that had seen its finances so challenged and put it on its own level-producing sports sedans that not only moved you, they moved you. Kit features detailed parts and full decals.


Skill Level 3
148 pieces
Length: 7 in (178 mm)
Width: 2.7 in (68 mm)

1/72 Mitsubishi® Ki15-I & Ki46-II/III (2 kits) Limited Edition

Take off with “Dinah” and “Babs”. The long-range Ki-46 reconnaissance aircraft was designed by Mitsubishi to replace the single-engine Ki-15. The popular Ki-46 III variant was powered by twin, fuel-injected Ha-112 engines and featured a new canopy and a fuel tank positioned ahead of the pilot. This limited edition kit combo features a Ki15-I with one marking option and a Ki46-II/III with two marking options.

Decal Options:
Ki15-I IJAAF 16th Company Independence Flight
Type 100 II – IJAAF 16th Company Independence Flight, Osaka 1944
Type 100 III – IJAAF 16th Company Independence Flight, Code: 37, Osaka 1945


Skill Level 3
40 / 63 pieces
Length: (Ki15-I): 4.8 in (123 mm); (Ki46-II/III): 6 in (153 mm)
Width: (Ki15-I): 6.8 in (172 mm); (Ki46-II/III): 8 in (204 mm)

1/72 F-14A Tomcat “Iranian Air Force New Desert Scheme” Limited Edition

Last of the line. America sold the F-14 to Iran prior to the overthrow of the Shah and the establishment of the Islamic Republic. Despite their age, many of those F-14s are still in service, making the Iranian Air Force the last military in the world to actively use the Tomcat. Plus, they use it well. Records indicate that the type shot down dozens of Iraqi aircraft during the Iran-Iraq war. With new parts, new paint, and new missile systems, the F-14 is a predatory force that will be lethal for years to come. This limited edition kit features a detailed model F-14 with new missile parts.

Decal Option: Iranian A.F.


Skill Level 3
209 pieces
Length: 10.5 in (266 mm)
Width: 10.7 in (271 mm)

1/48 Nakajima E8N1/E8N2 Type 95 Recon Seaplane (Dave) “Battleship Yamato” Limited Edition

Spotting the shells. Yamato was the biggest battleship ever created. She carried seven aircraft like the E8N intended for reconnaissance and spotting the fall of her 18.1 inch shells. In the Second Sino-Japanese War, these aircraft extended the effective radius of action of large capital ships by keeping them apprised of any enemies in the area. By the time of WWII, however, these biplanes were largely obsolete and were replaced by newer types after the critical Battle of Midway. This limited edition kit features the option to build as either a model 1 or 2 version with decals for each.

Decal Options:
Type 95 MODEL 1 Battleship Yamato Code: AIII-1 Jan., 1942
Type 95 MODEL 2 Battleship Yamato Code: AIII-4 Jan., 1942


Skill Level 3
116 pieces
Length: 7.3 in (186 mm)
Width: 9.1 in (231 mm)

1/12 Park Bench and Trash Can

Set your scene. Will it be a quiet place for a lover’s tryst, or where a bum dreams of opportunities missed? A gang hangout where push comes to shove, or where retired folks feed the doves? Is it dangerous to walk by at night, or a beautiful photo op in the light? Maybe it’s the centerpiece at the scene of the crime, or maybe it’s just where skateboarders kill some time. Only you can choose how this scenery will be used, just remember that absolute power is sure to be abused. Kit features a bench, trash can, and skateboard pre-painted snap kit.

Skill Level 3
16 pieces

1/700 JMSDF DDH Kaga Helicopter Destroyer

Strength for defense. An aircraft carrier in virtually all but name, the DDH Kaga “Helicopter Destroyer” can carry up to 28 aircraft and was commissioned early in 2017. It is part of a class of vessels that are the largest built by Japan since the end of WWII. This vessel, and the other vessels in its class, are specialized for anti-submarine warfare, search and rescue and, potentially, amphibious assault. They are also capable of launching short takeoff and landing aircraft. Kit features new flight deck, upper structure, and four F-35 fighters.

Decal Option: JMSDF DDH – 184


Skill Level 3
148 pieces
Length: 14 in (356 mm)
Width: 2.9 in (73 mm)

1/32 Mitsubishi A6M7 Zero Fighter Type 62 “302nd Flying Group” Limited Edition

Divine Wind. It was supposed to fly off aircraft carriers, but there were no aircraft carriers left. It was supposed to dogfight against enemy aircraft, but they were too numerous and too fast. It was supposed to be flown by the best pilots, but there were no pilots left. It was supposed to keep fighting, but there was no hope left. Instead, Japanese air crews loaded these planes with a single bomb and extra fuel tanks for their one-way trip straight to the biggest ship they could find. This limited edition kit features bomb, drop tanks, and two sets of decals for the 302nd fighter group.

Decal Options:

IJN 302nd F.G. Code: Yo D-127 Atsugi A.B. Aug., 1945
IJN 302nd F.G. Code: Yo D-102 Atsugi A.B. Aug., 1945

147 pieces
Length: 11.3 in (288 mm)
Width: 13.5 in (344 mm)

1/700 Japanese Navy Destroyer Yugumo

Valor beyond question. For much of its history, Yugumo made transport runs to critical areas. First to bring troops to shore, later to take the remnants off. She fought at Midway, in the Solomons, and elsewhere, but her one shining moment came on her last day above the waves. In October 1943, she led an all-out charge of Japanese destroyers against their US counterparts, disabling two of her opponents before succumbing to multiple gunfire and torpedo strikes herself. This limited edition Kit features a waterline hull, detailed parts, and full decals.

Decal Option: IJN 10th Destroyer SQ 1942

85 pieces
Length: 6.7 in (171 mm)
Width: 0.7 in (17 mm)

Paul Tosney – Editor
ModelBuilder International

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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