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  1. The ancient-but-surprisingly-good-for-it's-age Hasegawa Curtiss Seagull SOC-3 in 1/72. This was supposed to be a quick knock up to be a painting test mule whilst waiting for my main build for the GB, a Tamiya 1/48 A6M2-N Rufe, to arrive from Japan. Unfortunately having 2 other builds on the go at the same time and being completely unable to do anything by half means it's barely started. If I'm going to do a decent job, I thought I may as well post it here anyway. The paint mule aspect was so that I could test salt chipping and/or hair spray weathering on an actual model in preparation for the Rufe, as well as experimenting with NMF type painting. Some fitting, sanding and a small amount of construction has taken place together with the whole thing being degreased by soaking it in Fairy for 3 days. The price sticker on the side of the box was 58p, so this kit may have been around a while! I'm not sure yet that the decals are going to be usable as they are quite yellow. r, it The internals were painted Vallejo Metal Color Aluminium with a brush, to see how well it brushed. It's a very thin paint and what you can see is 3 coats, however, it does brush OK. Unfortunately, this revealed some areas I'd missed that needed sanding. I'll probably put a layer of Tamiya X-1 gloss black over the top and then spray the Vallejo over that. This is where I have stalled. I intend this to be totally OOTB and keep stopping myself from planning any scratch building. I'd intended to do another build of this with the Starfighter resin interior but I think my eyes might be too old and hands too hamfisted to build 1/72 these days as I snapped both of the front struts off the main float while test fitting!
  2. Hello all, This is only my second build of the year. It is Hasegawa’s 1/72 Kawanishi Shiden-Kai (George). The moulds are from the 1980s and there was a lot of flash, but the fit was OK and the engraved detail quite fine. I like these older Hasegawa and Fujimi kits. This was my first attempt at adding “rivets”. Here are some images I used for reference: As I was about to add the decals, I read somewhere (probably on Nick Millman's excellent Aviation of Japan site), that the identifying stripes on the fuselage were actually white, so these were hand-painted after masking rather than using the decals. Not the neatest, granted, but I couldn't live with the yellow or red stripes once I knew. Please don’t tell me that the lettering should also be white rather than yellow! Pilot figure (actually a chimaera of two figures): The Red Box IJN pilot and groundcrew set (fantastic detail and poses, but the plastic was a pain to work with). Paints: mostly Tamiya, Lifecolor and Vallejo IJN set. Decals: kit’s with MicroSet and MicroSol. I had problems getting them to conform (and have the hinomaru stay in one piece). Weathering: silver pencil before clear coating, then oil washes. Base: blue-tinted resin with metal weights, cotton wool (for clouds or white caps – whatever), acrylic rod and rare-earth magnets. Modifications: scratch-built cockpit details, mostly from stretched sprue and offcuts; kit canopy came as one piece, so that was cut in thirds; “invisible thread” for the aerial. I also used strips of painted decal for the framing of the canopy (after clear-coating them). It was fiddly, but better than masking or hand-painting. Exhaust pipes and cannons were drilled out with a pin vice. Here is a photo of the George kit from a post on another forum to give you an idea of the amount of cockpit detail (not much): The finished model: And some in the wind tunnel : I may try some outdoor shots and update the photos in a couple of days. Feedback and constructive criticism welcome. Thanks for looking! Regards, David
  3. Not one to let exuberance get the better of me, I've decided in a calm and objective manner that I need to build two more Starfighters for this GB. The two I've chosen were operated by different operators within a few hundred miles of each other on the western side of the continental US in the mid- to late-'70s. One is a NASA F-104N operated from the Dryden Research Facility at Edwards AFB. The other is a German F-104G flown in USAF markings for the conversion of Luftwaffe pilots to the type at Luke AFB. The reasons for choosing these schemes are simple - they're colourful! The NASA F-104N will either be overall white (with dark blue fuselage cheat line) or white with mid-blue undersides (and dark blue fuselage cheat line), such as jet N812NA and the German jet will be finished in overall natural metal - something like this (or this, carrying a target tow rig, if I feel exuberant)... 1/72 Hasegawa kits will be used - I managed to find a couple more of these lovely models in the stash - and I will embellish them with some resin bits from CMK and Aires, and a couple of Master pitot tubes. Decals will be from Hasegawa boxings of these variants and a Rocketeer sheet for NASA jets. On with the photos - I'm off to practise my non-exuberance and/or have a little lie-down before making a start on these... cheers, Andrew.
  4. My last build for 2017 is a commission from the navigator of XV426 which flew with 56sqn RAF. The scheme is from the final scheme of the aircraft including the red cockpit surround which was added by the Norwich Aviation Museum who now owns the cockpit section of the aircraft. Using the excellent, but now dated Hasegawa FGR 2 kit along with Eduard cockpit set. Painting was done using Vallejo air and the decals were a mixture of kit and spares. The Spooky II mascot is a 9G mm figure by aerobonus.
  5. H8K2 Emily Photo Etch 1:72 Eduard Announced last year, Hasegawa's all-knew Emily seems to be quite a mysterious beast. The teaser pictures (see the thread in the Rumourmonger forum) look excellent, but I haven't seen one appear in the Ready for Inspection forum, and the kit doesn't even seem to be available from most of the better know UK-based model retailers. I managed to find one availble from a UK seller on ebay, but so high was the price that Paypal Credit was offered as one of the options to purchase! Nevertheless, Eduard have decided that the new flying boat will sell in sufficient quantities worldwide to justify the produciton of a veritable slew of photo etched detail parts. H8K2 Emily Cockpit Interior There are three sets for the interior of the aircraft. First up is the cockpit set. In the usual Eduard style, this includes both pre-painted and unpainted parts. Included on the fret of painted parts is a new multi-layered instrument panel, a multitude of parts for the sidewalls and harnesses for the pilot and co-pilots seat. On the unpainted fret are complete replacement seats, a new cockpit floor, rudder pedals, more details for the sidewalls and bulkheads, as well as the ladders that leads from the flight deck to the interior of the aircraft amd to the observation bubble atop the cockpit. H8K2 Emily Nose Interior A seperate set caters for the extreme forward part of the fuselage. Parts are included to cover the main bulkhead that seperates the nose from the rest of the aircraft, we asll as a nifty door which can be posed in the open or closed position. An access door to the outside of the aircraft is also included, which will enable the modeller to show off a little more of the exquisite detail. Coverings for the floor surfaces are included, as well as lots of details for the sidewalls and the nose gun. H8K2 Emily Rear Interior This set includes details for the mid-rear part of the fuselage. Included on the fret is a door for the bulkhead, replacement coverings for the floor, as well as the raised structure directly underneath the turret. A host of smaller details for the sidewalls are also included on the fret. Details for the upper turret and side blisters, including parts for the machine guns and seats for the gunners are also on the fret. H8K2 Emily Exterior The single large fret contains the ignition wiring for the engine, as well as frames for all of the many windows on the outside of the airframe. Also on the fret are replacement hinges for the aelerons, the use of which will necessitate removing the kit parts. There is some seriously nice detail for the landing gear/beaching assembly, as well as parts for the nose radar antennas and smaller details for the bombs and torpedos. H8K2 Emily Maintenance Platforms If you bought Eduard's sets for the Italeri Short Sunderland, then you'll be familiar with this set. Two unpainted frets are included, which together hold parts for two maintenance platforms per engine. The platforms themselves fold down from cavities in the leading edge of the wing, and inlcude steps are restrining cables. They will certainly add something different to the finished model and I for one think they look excellent. H8K2 Emily Pre-cut Masks for Fuselage Conclusion If you've given in to temptation and splashed out on Hasegawa's fine new kit, then you probably won't think too much of extending your investment to include some aftermarket details. Together, these sets include pretty much everything you could want in order to super-detail the new kit. Overall this set is up to Eduard's usual high standards and can therefore be recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  6. So you've seen that my BIG car project for the New Year is a Revell C5-R, but alongside that I'm doing two quick & fun builds over the holidays just because I can !!. First one is the still excellent Hasegawa Lamborghini Miura.... to mis-quote Jeremy Clarkson: "...possibly the most beautiful looking car... in the world" Seam lines rubbed & polished away and already primed to cover that shouty bright red plastic: Hopefully at the end of it all it will look a LOT like this beauty: Stay tuned, folks. Ian.
  7. #1/2018 And the beat goes on, lalalalala... My dad´s first finished model in 2018. Hasegawa kit, painted with Gunze and Tamiya acrylics, EZ Line for antenna, Ultracast wheels. After starting with the kit decals and the tulip leaves, my dad and I realized, that Hasegawa got them wrong, there are not 6 but 7 leaves on the upper cowl part. So I bought a LifeLike decal sheet to use them for the tulip. Build thread here The model shows the Fw190 equipped with the two-time supercharging compressor and airintakes for high altitude fighting of Hermann Graf, Ergänzungs-Jagdgruppe-Ost in France 1943. DSC_0001 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0002 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0003 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0004 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0005 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0006 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0007 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0010 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0011 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0012 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0013 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0014 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0015 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0016 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0019 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0017 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0018 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr
  8. Photo Etch Detail Sets for Hasegawa P1Y Frances/Ginga 1:72 Eduard Eduard seem to be busy enough keeping up with all the new releases from the likes of Airfix, Revell, Trumpeter etc., as well as producing their own stuff. Occassionally, however, they find the time to address some of the omissions from their not-inconsiderable catalogue of aftermarket goodies. This is the case with this new set of photo etched parts and masks for Hasegawa's P1Y Frances. I still think of the Hase Frances as a modern kit - and I suppose it is - but even I must admit I was slightly surprised when I checked back and found the kit was first produced about 20 years ago. How time flies! P1Y Frances/Ginga The set is a classic slice of Eduard, with two frets used to cover the entire airfame. The first set is pre-painted and includes a lot of parts for the cockpit. Included are parts for detailing the instrument panel and sidewalls, as well as throttle controls, radio gear and harnesses for the crew seats. The second fret is much larger and includes detailed liners for the inside of the fuselage around the cockpit, as well as parts for detailing the landing gear, bomb racks, bomb bay doors and the ballistic tails of the bombs themselves. Ignition wiring for the radial engines is also included on this fret. P1Y Frances/Ginga Zoom Set The zoom set contains the first fret from the above set, with a correspondingly lower price tag. Ideal for those who want to jazz the cockpit up without spending a lot of money. P1Y Frances/Ginga Pre-Cut Masks In the usual Eduard style, this set includes masks for the canopy and both the main and tail wheels. Sometimes these sets are a bit of a luxury, but in the case of the Frances, it's almost essential thanks to the intricate framework of the canopy. Conclusion If you have Hasegawa's kit of this sleek and handsome aircraft, then you'll be able to move it to the top of the 'to do' pile thanks for Eduard's handy new sets. The masks in particular are a very welcome time saver. Recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  9. My christmas gift to my dad some years ago, this year he decided to build and add it to his ongoing PTO theme. Built oob, painted with Gunze and Tamiya acrylics. Tamiya´s IJN Greens for upper camo, Tamiya X-32 Titanium Silver for undersides. Model shows an a/c of the Misawa Naval Fighter Group at Rabaul 1942. Hasegawa kit (JT89) oob, seat belts, brake lines and antenna wires added, painted with Tamiya IJN Greens and Titanium Silver. Model shows an a/c of the 201st Flying Group, Philippines late 1944
  10. #15/2017 My father wanted to build a Phantom for a longer time now. Finally he decided to build one and we chose an IIAF scheme, looks good and it is linked to my mother´s past. When she was a young women in the 60ies she was married to a Persian and lived in Tehran. Due to a heart condition her husband died after some years and she moved back to Austria. Back then one of her brothers-in-law was Maj.Gen. Abolhassan FATTAHI, Commander of the IIAF Depot. Thanks to the Internet I found out that he made it to Lt.Gen. and emigrated with his family to the US. He passed away in 2013 and is buried now together with his wife at the Andrew Chapel Cemetary in Dranesville/Virginia. https://billiongraves.com/grave/Abolhassan-Fattahi/504970#/ Used the good old Hasegawa kit. Main markings from Hi-Decal, some stencils from the kit, the rest from Icarus Decals. Compared with pics of the real a/c the stencils don´t match the Iranian ones 100% but good enough. Resin seats from Quickboost (Aires) which are a bit too short, so my dad but some plastic sheet under them. Some PE details for the canopies from Airwaves. Camo with Gunze H311 FS36622, mixed Tamiya XF-55 Deck Tan with XF-59 Desert Yellow, XF-64 Red Brown and Gunze H309 FS34079 The model shows an aircraft of 11th TFS (Fighter Weapons School), TFB 1 Mehrabad 1978. During the following Iran-Iraq war it saw extensive action and was credited with a MiG-23 kill. DSC_0001 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0002 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0003 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0004 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0005 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0006 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0007 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0008 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0009 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0010 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0011 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0012 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0013 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0014 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0015 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0016 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0018 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0020 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0021 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr
  11. DSC_0004 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr s-l300 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0005 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr
  12. Hello mates, this is my Hasegawa 1:72 French Air Force Dassault Mirage F1 at NATO Tiger Meet Fairford July 1991. Most of the "decals" are handpainted, because 1999 i didn't get any aftermarket and i wanted it NOW! As you can see, i like tigers! Cheers, Thomas
  13. #25/2017 My dad finished another one for this year. Hasegawa kit, Eagle Cals, EZ Line for aerials, plastic rods and lead wire for brake lines, Gunze and Tamiya acrylics Slightly different colour interpretations of this aircraft, also usually seen with a red spinner. My dad decided to go after Claes Sundin´s profile in his profile book no.6. Build thread here DSC_0001 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0002 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0003 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0004 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0005 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0006 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0007 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0008 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0009 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0010 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0011 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0012 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0013 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0014 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0015 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr
  14. It is said that comparisons are odious. Well, being called odious is nowhere near the worst that has been said about me... I will be building the new Airfix Beaufighter as well as the Hasegawa one, comparing them as I go. My problem is that I can never make things easy for myself. I could simply build the OOB. That would certainly provide me with a good comparison. But noooooo.... I'm going to mess 'em about. The Airfix kit will be built as a Mk. VIf with a radar nose and non-standard camouflage scheme. The Hasegawa kit will be built as a RAAF Mk. Ic, with flat tailplanes and Australian colours. Hold on tight, rider!
  15. BlackSheep Scooter

    Hello all Im finally finished with this one, I started my first ever WIP on October 11th. Heres a link to the WIP It Represents an A-4E used by VMA-214 BlackSheep operating out of Chu Lai in late ‘66 or early ‘67. I represented it with a mixed load out of Mk.82’s and GP bombs left over from WW2 & Korea. There was a munition shortage at the time and all services were using up stored old stock. So here we go I’ll let the plane do the rest of the talking. I hope it meets with some good reviews. I built this in tandem with a Hobbyboss FJ-4b Fury. I will post the photos for the Fury soon. They are both completed. As usual any Comments ? any Questions ? any Jokes ? Have a great modeling day. Dennis
  16. BlackSheep Scooter

    Hello all ... this will be my first WIP. I joined here in June and have been considering what to do for my first WIP. I almost did it with my EE Lightning or Fg.1 Phantom builds. And when I put those planes in the RFI section i will incorporate a few photo’s of the builds. So on to this one, I won’t lie I've been a fan of Naval and Marine Aircraft my whole life. And the “Sheep” hold a special place in my heart. So i have several builds of corsairs in particular. This will be my first “Sheep” jet build. My first Scooter since highschool 30 yrs ago. My first WIP And so on. Im using the Hasegawa 1/48 A-4K “Kiwi” scooter for this build. I have the A-4E instructions downloaded so i can backdate this correctly. I also have about 200 photos of A-4E’s. I had some help from fellow members. Thank you @Finn, @Antoine, @Creepy Pete, & @72modeler. I will be using the incredibly good AOA Decals which i was lucky enough to grab when they came out in Feburary. I happen to have a cutting edge cockpit that will be used. True the markings are for a “C”. Yes most official records say the “Sheep” didn’t get “E’s” until ‘69-‘70. However I have found some written evidence in the form of pilots logbooks and Squadron histories and one photograph to go with. I know the “Rivet Counters” will now start having seisures, Please don’t. I respect your dedication to detail. But i can’t do that anymore and i won’t as it cost me 10 years away from this hobby. Anyone thats seen my posts knows I'm not that concerned about microscopic details. I believe the build is the fun part of our hobby as in reality it is supposed to be fun. Below are the first few photo’s of the Actual kit box from Hasegawa ⬇️ The decals i plan on using from AOA which i Have to say look very good and detailed. Anyone used them before ? I haven't had the oppurtunity yet. So any input from the gallery is welcome ? That goes for comments, tips, kit info, and jokes 😜 also. The actual squadron markings ↕️ The Pit & Bang seat are from cutting edge. I have tons of stuff from my friend who gave me his stash when he moved. He didnt want to transport it a 1000 miles so i benefitted. Thank you my friend. The Pit & Bang seat ⬆️ And Instrument panel so far ⬇️ As you can see I’ve gotten the ball rolling and so far so good 👍 I will add the instrument panel and weight to the nose tonight. If you noticed i didn't place the pedals in the hole. Thats on purpose, if you notice the distance the pilot would have to e about 8’ tall if i used Hasegawa’s mounting hole. As it is he’d have to be about 6’5” or so. Anyone have a rough idea of how much weight ? The Bang seat is just sitting in there and both it and the control column will be put in at the very end so as not to damage either. All the holes are opened and ready to go. Oh well enough for now Comments ? Questions ?
  17. Hi. I've started my build. This one comes after a few months being idle...I'll surely go OOB :-) The kit (1970s vintage, according to the Scalemates' database) looks quite nice in the box, with a low parts count, but some dry fitting scared me a little...we'll see... Bye.
  18. Hi all, this is my P-51/D "Mustang" I always wanted to add this bird to my collection. I was looking for an unusually "stang" and found this "blue nose". Parts used for this model: Hasegawa P-51D True Details Cockpit Aires Wheel Bay Ultracast Porpeller Ultracast exhaust stacks Ultracast landing flaps If you want to see the built steps, please visit "Work in Progress" After all I have to say, the Hasegawa Kit is still a great kit but needs some help with the details Thanks for watching! Pete https://abload.de/img/20171111_174822z3ret.jpg
  19. Here is my completed 1/72 Hasegawa Macchi 202. I love the lines of this aircraft! I added True Details wheels and used smoke ring decals by Mike Grant. Painted with MRP and Tamiya paints. Thanks for looking!
  20. Hi all, Just rolling out, for the second time, my French AD-4N. This model was my first after returning to the hobby only 4.5 years ago following a break of nearly 35 years! I originally finished her as I would have done many years ago but more recently, after gaining more knowledge of new techniques, I’ve given her a make over. The main changes being the addition of aerials and weathering/panel lining. She is the excellent Hasegawa kit, originally an A-1J (I think – my memory!) and I converted her in my way to a French machine. She is depicted as 127888, coded 21-LE of Esc 1/21 based in North Africa. These machines were all dirty all of the time so a great subject for me! Nowadays she is (as far as I know) with the Kalamazoo Aviation History Museum and flown as USN/127888/B. What did I do/use (if I can remember!): Hasegawa A-1J Skyraider kit (1/72) Rebuilt the aft cockpit with Plastruct rod Cut the side door, after filling panel lines, with a Tamiya template. Window drilled and plugged with Kristal Klear. Added modified wing pylons (out of the kit) Used Hobbyboss F4U under belly tanks plus a heavily modified Hobbyboss F-84 wing tip tank. Each had a seam line added in Plastruct square rod. Combination of Zotz and Berna decals Uschi aerials plus the top-fuselage vertical from a house broom! Top fuselage intake from a MIG Painted using Humbrol enamels – 11 Silver, 34 Black, 2 Green, and others. Glosscote and Mattcote to accentuate the stains. Dirtied with Tamiya Weathering powders and Flory dirt canopy finish by a wipe with meths. I forgot to add that any builders of a French Skyraider should get the "Les Skyraiders Francais" book by Sebastian Guillemin. Well, I hope you like her as much as I do! Martin
  21. Latest effort - a car door Typhoon. I like the Typhoon, big ugly brute that it is, and for some reason the car door version really grabs me - don't know why - just like the idea of the car door complete with window wind down. I'm sure the pilots didn't like it much. Still - box Contents And a few extras I've decided to add to it. Starting with the cockpit I started by painting the cockpit internals black primer, and then sprayed individual areas with interior green, so as to leave some darker areas around details and try and lend some depth. After that I picked out details using dry brushing techniques, as well as making use of prismacolor pencils, which make highlighting knobs and switches quite straightforward. Gradually moving towards a more complete cockpit. The instrument panel is made up of a resin casting, and three separate etch metal bezels, which are laid on top of three instrument transparencies for dials. I must say I'm pretty happy with how this has turned out so far. I still have to finish seat belts and add those, bit dry fitting shows that this assembly will fit very nicely into the fuselage.
  22. The Lockheed TriStar kit was one of the first in Hasegawas LoveLiner series in the early 80s. It is very accurate in shape,nicely molded and detailed. Apart from the 1/144 Otaki / now also Eastern Express kit,its the only accurate TriStar plastic molded kit. The Cathay Pacific version was released around 1980 and so the decal set offers the original paint scheme complete with the union jack on the tail. The decals were in surprisingly good condition and could be applied with no problems. The build was straight forward and the only modification I made,was shorten the engine exhausts like I did on the All Nippon TriStar. Hasegawa never updated the engines and always included the longer,2nd exhaust version. Cathay Pacifics TriStars served very well for 20 years before they were replaced by the Airbus A330. Hope you like her
  23. My recently finished builds are mostly Hasegawa 1/200 kits,and these are the first that came off the assembly line. This was one of Hasegawa's 2in1 kit releases and offers to build 3 ANA versions to be build,although you have to decide which one of the Triton Blue version you want to build. The bare metal underbelly or the all grey underbelly, like the TriStar was before retirement in 1995. I opted for the very first TriStar in the "Mohican" scheme as they were delivered in 1973 and the "Triton Blue" last flight livery with the all grey underbelly As for all Hasegawa LL200 airliner kits,the build is straight forward with no issues at all. I really love those kits as they offer easy,fun builds with quick results. The only thing I changed were the engine exhausts on the Triton version,which had to be shortened to match the later version engines. The Mohican version was left with the longer exhausts as offered in the kit. Painted entirely by airbrush using Revell and Testors enamels and coted with my Media Range Color protection spray. The windows were filled with Krystal Klear.The cockpit windows were painted inside black as the empty cockpit looked a bit off through the clear cockpit windows. Thanks for looking.... And group shots of the 2 TriStars...
  24. The last of the Hasegawa bunch off my production line for the moment... This 747 sat on the shelf of doom very long.Actually planned as British Caledonian 747-200 with General Electric engines,it ended up back in the box when I realized that the Caledonian decals were impossible to apply. A few months ago I found the nice Liveries Unlimited decal set for the Air China 747 fleet,so I decided to save the Jumbo and redo it as a Cargo 747. In my spare part box I had a complete set of Pratt&Whitney engines and so the project was on. I repainted the fuselage and put all the pre-build parts together,decals on and the refurbished 747 will now find its place as a frighter version in my collection. Unfortunately,Liveries Unlimited missed to include the side cargo door on their decal sheet,so I had to find one in my spares.Help came in the shape of an 1/144 DC-10 cargo door which fits surprisingly well... Hasegawa's Boeing 747s are very nice and detailed. They produced the 747-100/200,747-300 and the 747-400 and also added individual engines depending on the airline markings they had included. I still have a larger number of Hasegawa 747s in my stash waiting to be built. Cheers,
  25. Hasegawa Sale Up To 50% Off

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