Hasegawa October 2017 Releases

1/700 JMSDF DDG Kirishima Hyper Detail Limited Edition
Fastest in the world. The second ship in the Kongo class of guided missile destroyers, the JDS Kirishima (DDG-174) was launched on August 19, 1993. Like all other destroyers in its class, the Kirishima is named after one of Japan’s most famous mountains. In 2003, the vessel faced mass protests as it deployed to the Indian Ocean to provide logistics support for the War on Terror. In 2011, it helped in relief efforts after the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. Kit features photo-etched parts set and detailed pieces.
Decal Option: JMSDF DDG Kirishima
Skill Level 3 159 pieces
Length: 9.1 in (230 mm)
Width: 1.2 in (30 mm)

1/24 Subaru Legacy RS 1993 New Zealand Rally Limited Edition
A really fast car. Rally driving in on the New Zealand Rally course is challenging, to say the least. It’s all done on gravel roads. It’s frequently run for over two hundred miles. It can take drivers around hairpin turns or over high hill jumps in an instant. Amidst it all is ferocious competition which sometimes comes down to tenths of a second. Our model of the Subaru Legacy RS is liveried with the winner of the 1993 New Zealand Rally—Colin McRae. Or, you can choose to depict the same car and the same driver coming off their fifth place Tour de Corse finish.
Decal Options:
1993 New Zealand Rally Winner Car No. 7 Driver: Colin McRae
1993 Tour de Corse Rally 5th place Car No. 8 Driver: Colin McRae
Skill Level 3 107 pieces
Length: 7.4 in (188 mm)Width: 2.8 in (72 mm)

1/24 Jaguar XJR-9 IMSA (Daytona Type) Limited Edition
Another really fast car. Designed specifically for taking the racing world by storm, the XJR-9 was the eighties Jaguar that finally cracked the iron grip Porsche had on the 24 Hours of Le Mans and brought Jaguar its first Le Mans win since 1957. In America, the type also brought home the win at the 24 Hours of Daytona and took third in the overall Constructor’s Championship. This limited edition kit features markings for three IMSA-GTP class Daytona Sunbank 24 hours racers: Car No. 60, Car No. 61, and Car No. 66.
Decal Options:
Car No.60 (Winner)Car No.61Car No.66 (3rd place)
Skill Level 3 67 piecesLength: 7.9 in (200 mm)Width: 3.3 in (84 mm)

1/24 Porsche 968 CS Limited Edition1/24 Porsche 968 CS Limited Edition
An even faster really fast car. With a 0-60 of right around 6 seconds and a top speed of 160 miles per hour, the CS or “Club Sport” version of the Porsche 968 could afford to cut out a few frills. To save weight, designers dumped windshield wiper fluid heaters, power windows, the rear row of seats, and other things that serious gear heads really, really don’t need. The result of all these weight savings was a car with more “giddyup” than a whole stampede of mustangs. This limited edition kit features decals for a 1993 version of the car.
Decal Option: 1993
Skill Level 3 97 pieces
Length: 7.1 in (180 mm)Width: 2.9 in (74 mm)

1/24 Nisseki Trust Porsche 962C “1991 Le Mans” Limited Edition
A car even faster than the mentioned really fast cars. By the time of the 1991 Le Mans, the 962C was a seven year old design. Practically an antique by top-level racing standards. Just bringing the thing to the track took guts, but Trust Porsche managed to place 17th with the vehicle, completing 316 laps on the famously punishing 24 Hours of Le Mans track before bowing out. Even after their racing days were done, numerous 962s were converted into road cars to make morning commutes disappear in the rear view.
Decal Option:
Car no. 49-1991 Le Mans Trust Racing Team
Skill Level 3 61 pieces
Length: 7.9 in (200 mm)Width: 3.3 in (83 mm)

1/72 Kawanishi E7K1 Type 94 Model 1 Seaplane Limited Edition
Catapult into conflict. In World War II, ships often relied on visual contact to establish enemy positions. Seaplanes, launched from catapults on ships like Kamoi, could detect threats long before ship lookouts could. Low speed and light armament made seaplanes sitting ducks if enemy fighters showed up, but the risk was often worth the reward. This limited edition kit features a catapult, plus decals for seaplane tender “Kamoi”, off China in 1938.
Decal Option: IJN Seaplane Tender Kamoi Code: 5 11 China 1938
Skill Level 3
85 pieces Length: 5.7 in (145 mm)Width: 7.6 in (194 mm)

1/72 F-117A Nighthawk Desert Storm Limited Edition.
Bringing “the hammer” down. Can you say “boom”? The GBU-27 is a Paveway III laser-guided 2,000 lb bomb modified to be carried by the Nighthawk Stealth Attack Aircraft and intended to turn hardened concrete bunkers into softened sandy craters. The Nighthawk itself is a deadly little piece of hardware that sneaks in through radar screens, hits its target, and gets back to base. The world-famous “Goblin” was retired in 2008 but is kept in storage, should Congress see the need to call it back to the front lines. Kit features new bomb bay and bomb parts and two sets of decals.
Decal Options:
USAF 37TFW Code: 37TFW TR830 (85-0830)
1991USAF 37TFW Col. Alton Whitley Code: 37TFW TR813 (85-0813) 1991
Skill Level 3 74 pieces
Length: 11 in (279 mm)Width: 7.2 in (183 mm)

1/72 Kawanishi H8K1 Type 2 Flying Boat “802nd Flying Group” Limited Edition
The enemy “Emily”. With four engines, a gigantic wingspan, and bristling weapons stations, the H8K1 was an exceptional aircraft indeed. It could fly thousands of miles, land on water near small islands, refuel, and fly thousands of miles again. It could carry thousands of pounds of bombs. On its most daring raid, however, the H8K1 flew thousands of miles across the Pacific, refueled at French Frigate Shoals, and then struck a second blow against Hawaii just months after Pearl Harbor. Kit features new gun parts and decals for two versions.
Decal Options: IJN 802nd Naval Flying Group Code: N1-13IJN 14th Naval Flying Group Code: W-47 Rabaul
Skill Level 3 299 pieces Length: 16 in (407 mm)Width: 20.8 in (528 mm)

1/72 SP-2H Neptune “New Patrol Scheme” Limited Edition
Four decades on station. Prop planes are comparatively rare in the armed forces, so it takes an exceptionally good one-like the Neptune-to stay in service for forty years. These aircraft were initially developed just after the end of the Second World War for anti-submarine warfare duties as well as long range patrol. They could fly for two thousand miles, carry eight thousand pounds of bombs, and wield all the detection equipment necessary for sending subs to the bottom. Various versions were used all the way from ’47 to ’86. Kit features two sets of US Navy decals.
Decal Options: US Navy VP-30 Code: LL43US Navy VP-69 Code: PJ5
Skill Level  3117 pieces
Length: 15.4 in (392 mm)Width: 16.1 in (410 mm)

1/48 TF-104G Starfighter Demonstrator Limited Edition
Fastest in the world. N104L, a TF-104G, was flown to three women’s world speed records in 1964 with a maximum average speed of 1,429.3 miles per hour. Although these aircraft were combat capable, they carried neither the internal cannon nor centerline pylon of the production F-104 and had reduced internal fuel capacity—all factors that reduced weight and allowed them to fly even faster than their incredibly fast active-duty cousins. This limited edition kit features two sets of decals for demonstrator versions of the TF-104G.
Decal Options:
Demonstrator Code: N104L
Demonstrator Code: N90500
Skill Level  3 144 pieces
Length: 14.4 in (367 mm)Width: 6.3 in (160 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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