Hasegawa Oct 2016 Releases


Hasegawa Oct 2016 Releases

Hasegawa have updated their Oct 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 Omron Porsche 962C Limited Edition

Porsche has created countless competitors over the years. However, the 962C remains one of the brand’s best designs over thirty years after its original release. The 962C competed in 1989’s All Japan Sports Prototype Car Endurance Championship, where it took on Fuji Speedway’s ten taut turns and impressive 0.9 mile (1.5 km) long straights.

Decal Option: All Japan Sports Prototype Car Endurance Championship, 1989, Omron Racing Team, car no. 55

Skill Level 3
59 pieces
Length: 7.9 in (200 mm)
Width: 3.3 in (83 mm)


1/24 Jaguar XJR-8 Sprint Type Limited Edition

In 1987, the Jaguar XJR-8 was awarded the title Autosport Racing Car of the Year… and it’s easy to see why. It swept up victories in eight out of ten races in the 1987 World Sportscar Championship and carried the first place win home. With its 720 horsepower V12 carrying at up to a maximum of 220 mph, there simply wasn’t another car on the course that could keep up. This limited edition kit features decals for car number four and car number five of the 1987 World Sports Prototype Championship.

Decal Options:
World Sports Prototype Championship 1987 CAR No.4
World Sports Prototype Championship 1987 CAR No.5

Skill Level 3
61 pieces
Length: 7.9 in (200 mm)
Width: 3.3 in (83.5 mm)


1/24 Lancia Stratos HF “Chardonnet 1975” Limited Edition

The three time world rallying champion Lancia Stratos HF was a supremely sleek vehicle custom designed for rally racing and powered by a V6 engine. In 1975, the Lancia Stratos went up against the twisting, tortuous circuit of the “Tour de Corse” on the narrow, winding roads of Corsica. It won the 1975 race as well as the 1974, 1976, 1979, and even the 1981. In the world of rally racing, it’s a legend.

Decal Option: 1975 Tour de Course Rally Winner Team “Chardonnet” No.6 Driver B. Darniche

147 pieces
Length: 6.3 in (161 mm)
Width: 3.1 in (80 mm)


1/144 YS-11E “Electronic Warfare SQ” Limited Edition

In the sphere of modern conflict, electronic warfare has become nearly as important as actual physical combat. He who controls the flow of information in the combat zone largely controls the eventual course of the conflict. The YS-11E was a domestically-produced Japanese twin prop aircraft with General Electric engines for added power and range. The Japanese Air Self Defense Forces operate six electronic warfare/intelligence YS-11s plus an array of YS-11s for other tasks. This limited edition kit features new resin radome and antenna plus decals for two JASDF Electronic Warfare aircraft.

Decal Options:
JASDF Electronic Warfare SQ. Code: 162 Iruma A.B.
JASDF Electronic Warfare SQ. Code: 163 Iruma A.B.

60 pieces
Length: 7.2 in (183 mm)
Width: 8.7 in (222 mm)


1/72 KI-51 Type 99 Assault Plane (Sonia) and Light Bomber (Lily) (2 kits) Limited Edition

In the China-Burma-India Theater, the Ki-51 “Sonia” found its niche as a strafing craft that could use rough landing strips and fly dangerous low-level missions. The armored Ki-51B variant of the “Sonia” added protection for the pilot and oil tanks to improve survivability. The Ki-48 was also in its element in Burma. There, its speed and agility let it outrun or outmaneuver early American and British fighters and its 800 kg bomb load sowed chaos amongst the defenders. This limited edition combo kit features two aircraft with Hokota Flying School decals for each.

Decal Options:

SONIA: IJAAF Hokota Flying School 1942
LILY: IJAAF Hokota Flying School

50 / 85 pieces
Length: (Sonia) 5 in (128 mm); (Lily) 7.1 in (181 mm)
Width: (Sonia) 6.8 in (172 mm); (Lily) 9.6 in (244 mm)


1/72 Kawasaki T-4 “11th SQ Blue Impulse 20th Anniversary” (2 kits) Limited Edition

Introduced in 1988, the Kawasaki T-4 is a subsonic trainer that replaced Japan’s aging fleet of Lockheed T-33s and Fuji T-1s. The JASDF’s Blue Impulse aerobatic demonstration team transitioned to the T-4 in 1995. To celebrate twenty years of T-4 flight, the Blue Impulse team decorated their aircraft with a special trim scheme. This limited edition combo kit features two Blue Impulse T-4s with an intricate special anniversary decal set for each.

Decal Options:

JASDF 4th AW 11th SQ “Blue Impulse” 20th Anniversary Special Marking Code: 621 (96-5621) Matsushima A.B. Feb., 2016
JASDF 4th AW 11th SQ “Blue Impulse” Matsushima A.B. 2016

66 / 67 pieces
Length: 7.1 in (181 mm)
Width: 5.4 in (138 mm)


1/72 MV-22B Osprey “VMM-265 Dragons” Limited Edition

Tilt rotor aircraft are a completely new concept for the US Marine Corps and one which has quickly caught on. These aircraft are capable of maintaining the speed of conventional turboprop aircraft and then tilting their rotors to descend or ascend like helicopters. This keeps them out of the hot zone longer. Additionally, they are able to move a maximum of 32 troops at a time or up to 20,000 lbs of internal cargo-far more than the Blackhawk. This limited edition kit features decals for VMM-265 “Dragons” and VMM-262 “Flying Tigers”.

Decal Options:

US Marine VMM-265 “Dragons” Code: EP00 Futenma A.B. 2016
US Marine VMM-262 “Flying Tigers” Code: ET44(8288) Futenma A.B. 2016
140 pieces
Length: 9.7 in (245.5 mm)
Width: 13.3 in (339 mm)


1/72 Mikoyan-25PD Foxbat “Russian Air Force” Limited Edition

Virtually all stainless steel construction made the Foxbat stand out before it ever took wing. In the air, it really “took off”. With an operational top speed of Mach 2.83, it was one of the fastest of all active-duty military aircraft. It was designed to fly high and fast in order to confront the threat from Cold-War era US recon planes and bombers. Along the way, this aircraft set world records that still stand. This limited edition kit features decals for Soviet Air Force and Russian Air Force planes.

Decal Options:

Russian A.F. Red – 72
Soviet Union A.F. Blue – 20

98 pieces
Length: 12.1 in (307 mm)
Width: 7.7 in (195 mm)


1/48 “Shidenkai No Maki” Macchi C.202 Folgore Limited Edition

Just prior to World War II, Italian fighters had two very serious problems. They almost all used outdated radial engines and their light armament put them at a serious disadvantage in fights where every second and every bullet counted. A licensed copy of the German Daimler-Benz DB601 inverted V-12 aero engine boosted the Folgore’s flight performance, making it one of the top performing Italian fighters of the war.

Decal Option:

“Shidenkai No Maki” pilot Kazumi Yoshikawa

70 pieces
Length: 7.3 in (185 mm)
Width: 8.7 in (221 mm)


1/72 F-14A/B Tomcat “Jolly Rogers” (2 kits) Limited Edition

A full decade after the F-14 Tomcat was retired from service with the US Navy, it continues to catch the imagination of a generation. Its swing-wing style, incredible agility, and combat ability made it the most dominant aircraft in the sky for nearly thirty years. It was flown by both VF-84 and VFA-103-Jolly Rogers squadrons. This limited edition kit features decals for VF-84 Jolly Rogers aboard USS Nimitz in 1978, and VFA-103 Jolly Rogers aboard USS John F. Kennedy in 2004.

Decal Options:

US Navy USS Nimitz VF-84 “Jolly Rogers” CAG Code: AJ200 1978
US Navy USS John F. Kennedy VF-103 “Jolly Rogers” CO Code: AA103 2004

195 / 211 pieces
Length: 10.5 in (266 mm)
Width: 10.7 in (271 mm)


1/48 British Phantom FG Mk. 1 “Treble One” Limited Edition

The 111th Royal Air Force Squadron is as storied as any squadron in the RAF. In 1974, the squadron received the first of its F-4 Phantoms. These high-performance aircraft helped fill the gaps that the shorter ranged, less powerful English Electric Lightning left in the RAF’s defences during the Cold War. In 1975, RAF 111 and its F-4s redeployed to Leuchars-the northernmost air base in the British Isles. From there, they were responsible for interdicting Soviet recon missions. This limited edition kit features two sets of RAF 111th Squadron decals.

Decal Options:

Royal A.F. 111th SQ. Code: B:XV582 1983
Royal A.F. 111th SQ. Code: Z:XV574

123 pieces
Length: 14.4 in (365.5 mm)
Width: 9.7 in (246 mm)


1/72 F-4J Phantom II & F/A-18F Super Hornet “Jolly Rogers” (2 kits) Limited Edition

Three Navy Fighter Squadrons have had the honor of carrying the Jolly Rogers distinctive skull and crossbones livery. VF-84 had the longest run, from 1955-1995, while VFA-103 carries it today. Whether they are flying the F-4 Phantoms of the Vietnam era or the modern F/A-18F, the pilots of the Jolly Rogers deliver ordnance on target and on demand. Kit features new front landing gear cover, decals for VF-84 aboard USS Roosevelt and VFA-103 aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Decal Options:

US Navy USS Roosevelt VF-84 “Jolly Rogers” CAG Code: AE200 1972
US Navy USS Dwight D. Eisenhower VFA-103 “Jolly Rogers” CAG Code: AG200 2006

108 / 121 pieces
Length: 10 in (255 mm)
Width: 7.2 in (184 mm)


1/48 Nakajima Ki-43-I Hayabusa (Oscar) “1st Flight Regiment” Limited Edition

In the tight-turning dogfights of WWII, Allied pilots frequently mistook the Ki-43 for the Zero. This mistake could have lethal consequences. Though lightly armed and unarmored, these aircraft tallied numerous victories. Their maneuverability made them dangerous opponents but necessitated a total absence of armor. This, coupled with their lack of self-sealing fuel tanks, made them relatively easy to destroy-if you could keep them in your sights. Kit features decals for three aircraft of the 1st Flight Regiment.

Decal Options:

IJAAF 1st F.R. 1st SQ Akeno A.F. Summer 1942
IJAAF 1st F.R. 2nd SQ Akeno A.F. Summer 1942
IJAAF 1st F.R. 3rd SQ Akeno A.F. Summer 1942

72 pieces
Length: 7.2 in (184 mm)
Width: 9.4 in (238 mm)

Paul Tosney – Editor
ModelBuilder International


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