Hasegawa March 2017 Releases

Hasegawa have released their March 2017 release list. 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 favour, see your favourite dealer — and pre-order.

1/24 Subaru Legacy RS 1992 Swedish Rally Limited Edition

A long, hard ride. Rally Sweden is one of the most challenging races in the world. The ubiquitous snow cover makes racing extremely difficult. Very few non-nordic drivers have ever won the race and comparatively few ever even try it. Colin McRae tried it, won it in 1987, and placed a close second in 1992. This limited edition kit features decals for Swedish Rally racer Colin McRae in his 1992 second place finish driving car number 7.

Decal Option: 1992 Swedish Rally 2nd place Car No.7 Driver: Colin McRae
$67.99

Skill Level 3
107 pieces
Length: 7.4 in (188 mm)
Width: 2.8 in (72 mm)

1/24 Toyota Celica Turbo 4WD 1992 Tour De Corse Limited Edition

Conquer the Corsican course. Twisting, torturous mountain roads make the Tour De Corse-held in Corsica-not only difficult, but downright deadly. People die in this race, so naturally you want the most reliable car available. A vehicle like the Toyota Celica gives experienced drivers not only a solid chance of winning, but a fair chance of coming out in one piece. This limited edition kit features decals for 4th place Car No.1 Driver Carlos Sainz.

Decal Option: 1992 Tour De Corse 4th place Car No.1 Driver: Carlos Sainz
$67.99

Skill Level 3
115 pieces
Length: 7.2 in (184 mm)
Width: 2.9 in (73 mm)

1/72 Heinkel He 111H-6 w/Bv246 Hagelkorn Limited Edition

The new and the old. Well before WWII started, the He 111 was a tried and true design, once the fastest passenger aircraft in the world. It was soon set to less peaceful purposes, however, as one of the chief bombers of the Luftwaffe. Its reliability and sure design were later harnessed to the famously inaccurate Bv246-an early form of gliding bomb that offered extraordinary range and destructive potential at the cost of virtually any ability to aim. This limited edition kit features an He 111H-6 with new bomb rack parts, a Bv246, and two sets of decals.

Decal Options:
H-6 Late: Luftwaffe 2./KG100 Code: 6N+SK
H-6 Late: Luftwaffe experimental plane Code: DF+OV
$72.99

Skill Level 3
TBA pieces
Length: 9 in (229 mm)
Width: 12.4 in (314 mm)

1/72 Scale B-239 Buffalo “Finnish Air Force Aces Combo Part 2” (2 kits) Limited Edition

Honoring Finland’s finest fighters. The US exported the B-239 Buffalo to Finland in 1939, just before the Winter War between the Soviet Union and Finland. The Buffalo’s maneuverability made it a hit with Finnish pilots. These aircraft gave the vastly outnumbered Finnish Air Forces a fighting chance against the Soviet Air Forces as the Winter War morphed into WWII. Finnish forces shot down eight Soviet planes for every one they lost; these air victories helped the Finns maintain their independence after the end of WWII. This limited edition kit combo features decals for three top Finnish pilots.

Decal Options:
Finnish A.F. 1/LeLv 24 Maj. Eino Luukkanen White 7: BW-393 Nov., 1942
Finnish A.F. 3/LeLv 24 Eino Ilmari Juutilainen Orange 4: BW-364 March 1942
Finnish A.F. 1/LeLv 24 Lt. Hans Wind White 7: BW-393 Jan., 1943
$52.99

Skill Level 3
51 / 51 pieces
Length: 4.3 in (110 mm)
Width: 5.8 in (148 mm)

1/72 Kugisho P1Y1-S/P1Y2 Ginga Type 11/16 Night Fighter Limited Edition

The twin-engine “Frances!” Designed for low-level torpedo and night bomber attacks, the twin-engine, Yokosuka-built P1Y Ginga began flight trials in the summer of 1943. While initial versions were not deemed impressive by the Imperial Navy, the P1Y1-S, with its increased speed, Type 99 cannons and Type 2 machine guns, was highly regarded and extensively used until the end of WWII. This limited edition kit features metal machine gun parts, photo-etched parts, and three sets of decals.

Decal Options:
Type 16: IJN 302nd N.F.G. 2nd SQ. Code: Yo D-181 Aug., 1945
Type 11: IJN 302nd N.F.G. Code: Yo D-161 1945
Type 11: IJN 302nd N.F.G. Code: Yo D-176 1945
$59.99

Skill Level 3
78 pieces
Length: 8.2 in (208 mm)
Width: 10.9 in (278 mm)

1/72 MV-22B Osprey “Tanker” Limited Edition

Training for the tilt-rotors. Training to fly a completely new type of aircraft isn’t easy. That’s why, when the US Marine Corps started transitioning from traditional helicopters to the tilting-rotor MV-22 Osprey, they assigned VMMT-204 the job of training new pilots. Since 1972, that group has been training Marine Corps aviators. It wasn’t until 1999, however, that they started bringing in the first Ospreys. Since then, well over 100 pilots have experienced the speed and vertical landing capabilities of this remarkable aircraft. This limited edition kit features detailed parts and VMMT-204 decals.

Decal Option:U.S. Marine VMMT-204 Code: 02:N204TR 2013
$44.99

Skill Level 3
140 pieces
Length: 9.7 in (246 mm)
Width: 13.3 in (339 mm)

1/72 AJ-37 Viggen “Natural Metal 2016” Limited Edition

Critical canard. The Saab Viggen was the first mass-produced fighter to use canards. Canards improve the landing characteristics and stability of delta wing aircraft. These aircraft were designed to be totally rugged. They could operate in the frigid climate of Sweden. They were easy to maintain so that small groups of inexperience mechanics could keep them running. They could even operate from comparatively small, ad hoc runways. This limited edition kit features detailed parts and full decals for a Swedish Air Force version.

Decal Option: Swedish A.F. SwAFHF Code: 7-52 (SE-DXN) F7 2016
$44.99

Skill Level 3
55 pieces
Length: 8.7 in (221 mm)
Width: 5.7 in (145 mm)

1/700 JMSDF DDH 183 Izumo Full Hull Limited Edition

An aircraft carrier by any other name. Officially a “helicopter destroyer”, the Izumo looks like nothing so much as an aircraft carrier. It is, in fact, the largest vessel type constructed for the Japanese armed forces since the end of WWII. Despite its looks, it’s not intended for fixed-wing aircraft operations. Instead, five deck positions allow simultaneous helicopter liftoffs or landings. Additionally, up to 50 trucks and 400 troops can be carried aboard. This limited edition kit features new hull, rudder, screw, display stand, metal name plate, wooden display base, and full decals.

Decal Option:JMSDF DDH-183
$119.99

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

1/48 Mitsubishi F-2A 3SQ 60th Anniversary Limited Edition

Misawa Eagles. Both the Mitsubishi F-2A and Misawa Air Base are examples of the power of cooperation between America and Japan. The F-2A is a derivative of the American-made F-16, built with updated electronics, a larger wing area, and the first operational active electronically scanned array radar. It was built cooperatively by the two nations and entailed significant tech sharing. Misawa Air Base, which is where the 3SQ JASDF is based, is a joint operating air base for the Japanese and American armed forces. This limited edition kit features photoetched detail parts and decals for 3rd AW, 3rd SQ JASDF.

Decal Option:JASDF 3rd AW SQ. 60th Anniversay Special Marking Code: 524 (43-8524) Misawa A.B. 2016
$79.99

Skill Level 3
179 pieces
Length: 12.9 in (328 mm)
Width: 9.6 in (244 mm)

Eggplane F-14A Tomcat Ace Combat Razgriz Limited Edition

To the front! Thrill a minute, high-flying, insane dogfighting action is what the Ace Combat franchise brings to its devoted pilots Hasegawa is proud to bring you models based on this venerated series. We know you want to get back behind the stick as soon as possible, so this egg-shaped model is made to be constructed quickly and easily. However, it still delivers the precision that keeps modelers coming back. This limited edition kit features decals for Fighter Squadron “Razgriz” from Ace Combat 5.

Decal Option: Fighter Squadron “Razgriz” Code: KT016 Ace Combat 5
$25.99

Skill Level 1
20 pieces
Length: 3.9 in (100 mm)
Width: 3.7 in (95 mm)

Eggplane F-14A Tomcat Ace Combat Wardog Limited Edition

Fast and fierce! Hasegawa is proud to bring you models based on the venerated Ace Combat series. We know you want to get back to the thrill a minute, high-flying, insane dogfighting action as soon as possible, so this egg-shaped model is made to be constructed quickly and easily. Devoted pilots and modelers alike will enjoy the precision that this model delivers. Plus, it’s just cool! This limited edition kit features decals for “Wardog” from Ace Combat 5.

Decal Option: Ocean Air Defence Force 108th Tactical Fighter Squadron Sand Island Detachment “Wardog Unit” Code: 016 Ace Combat 5
$25.99

Skill Level 1
20 pieces
Length: 3.9 in (100 mm)
Width: 3.7 in (95 mm)

1/35 Hitachi Excavator Z Axis 135 US

Dig deep. With the Hitachi Z Axis 135, any excavation project goes from daunting to done a lot faster. It’s built for heavy jobs with powerful cabling, a big bucket, and the tight operating radius to get the job done virtually anywhere. Kit features new excavator bucket and dozer blade plus parts for an operator figure!

$59.99

Skill Level 3
154 pieces

1/48 Mitsubishi A6M5c/A6M7 Zero Type 52 Hei/62 Limited Edition

Stuck on shore. By 1945, Japan had no fleet carriers left. Defensive rings were collapsing all across the Pacific, and the high command looked to the shores of Japan itself. Fujieda Naval Air Station was opened in 1944 close to the shore and within sight of Mt. Fuji. Here, and elsewhere along the coast, Japan began collecting the remnant of its air forces and preparing to resist the coming invasion at all costs. This limited edition kit features two sets of decals for Zero fighters stationed at Fujieda in 1945.

Decal Options:
Type 62: IJN 131st N.A.W. 901st F. SQ. Code: 131-25 Fujieda A.B. 1945
Type 52 Hei: IJN 131st N.A.W. 901st F. SQ. Code: 131-88 Fujieda A.B. 1945
$52.99

Skill Level 3
154 pieces
Length: 7.6 in (192 mm)
Width: 9 in (229 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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