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  1. Back on 1/32nd scale aircraft kits again this week, taking a look at Hasegawa's offering of the BF109E.
  2. Improving Hasegawa 1:48 Tomcat – 00: General considerations I am a proud rivet counter distinctly affected by Advanced Modeler Syndrome (AMS). At 57, I am chronic. Given that AMS is not a life threatening disease, I refuse every therapy, keeping digging deeper into this hobby in the utmost contempt for the “out of the box” approach. So far, I refused from posting my work here or on any other forum. Doing that requires additional time and challenging abilities, like photography. In addition, English is not my mother language. In other words, this is going to be my first In-Progress thread and this is going to be the first time that I post here by my name and not by a nickname. The Hasegawa 1:48 Tomcat is well over thirty years old and very much has been said and written about it. Since when opening the box for the first time, I strong had the feeling that this kit was rushed up from the few years older 1:72 Tomcat, by any account relatively more accurate and detailed. Maybe this is the reason why fit is quite below Hasegawa standards in 1:48. Actually, I always believed this as the worst modern jet kit in this scale by this firm, but no other Tomcat was a better choice for a rivet counter like me. As a result, the Tamiya Tomcat was a very good news, but suddenly it left me with a bunch of obsolete Hasegawa Tomcats. I managed to sell them all my Hasegawa but one, a second hand kit missing the original box, instructions, and decals, but full of many spare parts and additional sprues that make possible a build of any version of the Tomcat. This kit is now on my workbench. In an attempt to please my AMS, my plan is to improve my Hasegawa Tomcat using only a few of the many aftermarket items produced for this kit over the years. For one reason or another, I often ignore Hasegawa's instructions sequence. In general, after studying the sprues long enough to get bored, I am used to writing my construction order, trying to break down the construction process into many different subsets. This time makes for six subset: Forward Fuselage Main Fuselage Tails, Stabilizers, and Strakes Cockpit and Wheel Wells Wings Undercarriage Legs, Wheels, Seats, and Canopy Unless I change my mind on the way (quite possible), my intention is to build one of the first boat tailed Tomcat with the rear air brakes open and the wings swept forward, to take advantage of the options offered by this old kit. As for the aftermarket, I am planning to use nothing more than an Aires cockpit and some Royale Resin wheels, but I'm not really sure. About the markings, I have no idea yet. More from me soon.
  3. S&H is additional, paypal preferred, US only, please contact me directly at mholly_27@hotmail.com I'm in NYC. Mario. 1. Encore Polikarpov I-15bis with skis, $4 2. Hasegawa Kawasaki T-4 “Hamamatsu Special 2002”, $10 3. ICM Polikarpov I-153 Chaika, $7 4. Roden Lagg-3 series 1,5,11, $5
  4. So was out of town most of last month hence while I have not posted any of these videos. Back to looking at 32nd scale aircraft kits again this week with a look at Hasegawa's older boxing of their P-51D Mustang kit.
  5. Hi! I built the CAG bird with typical Linebacker load and well worn condition. Here my Hasegawa Phantom with Rhino seamless intakes, Eduard's brass, wheels, exhausts, Furball decals and some scratch build mainly in chassis area. All paints are from Gunze MrColor "C" series. Weapons from Hasegawa's weapon set. Thanks for looking!
  6. Back on 1/32nd scale kits again with a look at Hasegawa's FW-190A-8 kit.
  7. Completed before the house move, this is off to the backseat as it depicts his farewell flight. The Hasegawa kit performed beautifully with an Aires and Eduard cockpit upgrade. Painted with Vallejo.
  8. Hi ! Here my CAG bird from Vietnam cruise of Golden Dragons. Hasegawa kit, Rhino seamless intake, Aires main wheel wells, Eduard brass, Armory wheels. Weapon load for SAM suppression mission - from Hasegawa's weapon set All colors Gunze Mr.Color "C" series. Thanks to @crackerjazz for inspiration to build A-7! Thanks for looking!
  9. Hello: Here you have some pictures of my Voyager model. Its in 1/48 from Hasegawa You can see more in Sven site http://www.ninfinger.org/models/html_pix/rspvoyager.html
  10. Now that the Tamiya Tony is in the case, time to start on the next project which I picked up in Chattanooga in January, The Hasegawa 1/48 P-39 along with a beautiful wooden base from Bases by Bill (picture coming!) with the nametag of the Soviet P-39 ace Alexander Pokryshkin. Picked up the kit as a package with the nice wooden base and name plaque, and the Eduard PE bits for the interior, placards and flaps. I'm more used to Eduard's really nice P-39 kits which are mostly out of production now, but the Hasegawa kit has a nice level of detail and the Eduard PE just adds to the detail. Name tag from Bases by Bill: Here is the cockpit floor, with some of the Eduard PE bits attached: Debated on using the Eduard PE seat, but it is so much thinner than the kit set, and has much better detail. Still have some work to do but got it together. Have to close some gaps. The Eduard PE rudder pedals: Here is the kit IP, on the right, sanded down and the angle parts cut off, to take the Eduard PE color IP, which has already been sandwiched using Formula 560 clear glue. Will paint the exposed part with Interior Green or black as appropriate. Here is the IP all together, with the PE machine guns: Base coat of Model Master Acryl Interior Green. Nice detail showing up on the seat (and bits still be to be added). The floor shows where the tweezers were holding it during painting. Should be behind the seat-back and under the equipment shelf. Probably will touch it up with a brush anyway. Used a drill bit to open up the holes in the canopy frame. The Hasegawa kit is pretty good so far. And a couple of the black bits painted - lower instrument panel with the two slots for the PE knobs, and the radio which goes behind the seat. Will address that seam on top: So just getting started, lots of details still to be painted. Stay tuned! Chris
  11. Good Morning, Did you buy one of the Hasegawa Idolmaster boxings in 1/72 because they were on sale and cheap? Did you already have other decals to make a normally marked jet? Do you have those sheets still sitting around somewhere? If so, I'm looking to take some of them off your hands! My two young daughters and I are building a couple of airplanes, and we could use some of the stars/flowers/hearts/whatever to dress up their custom paint schemes. Oldest picked a V-22, youngest picked a F-16 and they are going to have some very bright paint, and could use appropriate decals. Cheers and thanks! Hoops
  12. I recently got this kit as a started one that was missing pieces. I was able to go thru my spares and find all I needed except the following: A10 (intake-see picture) MA #1,2,7,9,10 (PE fret-see picture) I'll be happy to take them used, painted, whatever you got and will pay for your time and parts. Thanks a bunch! Later, Lee
  13. This is the quarter scale Phantom FGR 2 92Sqn special blue scheme by Hasegawa. Difficult and expensive to come by, but still the only one on the market. As always an excellent kit with few hangups. Extra detail was provided by eduard PE and resin. The base is home made. Built for one if the aircrew of this aircraft with only three training missiles. This aircraft is being restored at my local museum: Tangmere Military Aviation Museum.
  14. S&H is additional, paypal preferred, US only, please contact me directly at mholly_27@hotmail.com1/72 kits1. Hasegawa 00356 Kawasaki Ki-45 Kai with nose cannon, $152. Revell 03967 Mig-21F-13, $10 3. Italeri 047 Sukhoi Su-22M4, $9 4. R.V. Aircraft 72040 Mig-21bis "Over Europe", $15 5. Hobby Boss 87220 Mi-24V Hind E, $15 6. Trumpeter 01674 Mig-29A izdelye 9.12 started!-$35, includes Arma Hobby resin top intakes covers (installed), Arma Hobby resin exhaust nozzles, Eduard Brassin cockpit, Eduard Brassin wheels, Hobby Decal pitot tube,will provide more details and pictures upon request1/72 aftermarket1. Quickboost 72183 Mig-29A corrected nose cone resin, $2 2. Pavla 72-103 Mig-24V main wheel well (for Hobby Boss kit), $3 3. True Details 72019 FW-190A1-A7 wheel set, $1 4. True Details 72454 FW-190A-D cockpit detail set, 1 available, $2 5. Tauro Model 72-537 AMI Italian helicopters (AB205, CHH47 etc.), incomplete, $1 6. MPD 72506 Beaufighter Mk.IF, $1 1/48 aftermarket1. True Details 48072 Mitsubish A5M Claude wheel set, $2 2. Eduard 48 378 Kawasaki Ki-61/100 landing flaps, $6 3. Eduard 48 581 Fieseler Storch detail set, $6 4. Eduard 49 720 Spitfire Mk.I interior, $3 5. Eduard 49 725 Spitfire Mk.XVI interior, $36. Maestro Models PE 4807 J29 Tunnan detail set, $7 7. Maestro Models PE 4808 J29 Tunnan access ladder, $2 8. Montex Maxi Mask 48193 A5M1/2 Claude, for Fine Molds kits, $5 1/700 kits, aftermarket1. Tamiya 31349 Abukuma, $102. Eduard 17 018 IJN Miscelaneous set, $83. WEM 728 IJN AA weapons, $44. WEM 729 IJN doors and hatches, $25. Gold Medal Models, IJN Railing Gold Plus, $106. Double-action airbrush BD137 (Fengda), $287. Air compressor, based on Badger, $398. Air pressure regulator, $5 TIA Mario in NYC Quote Edit Share in NYC
  15. I'm going thru my stash and ran across a few oldies that I am missing parts for. 1/72 Matchbox M16 Halftrack (missing tracks and decals), Fujimi 1/76 M4A1 Sherman (missing all of sprue A) and Hasegawa 1/72 High Speed Tractor M5 (missing sprue B and decals). If any of you have these parts (or even ones from other kits that might work) please let me know. I'd be happy to buy/trade. I'll take used/started parts too. I'd just like to be able to build these. Thanks! Lee
  16. Hasegawa 1/72 S-2A / S2F-1 Tracker kit... Box has minor wear, bags still sealed... $25.00 plus shipping... email if interested... tacoma25(at)verizon(dot)net
  17. Hi everyone! Back again after taking another break from building for awhile... So here is my latest completed project, the 1/48 Hasegawa F/A-18C Hornet in VFA-86 Sidewinders CAG markings circa 2006. I was drawn to the large orange diamond on the spine, much like the old A-7s of the same squadron in the late 70s, so I knew I had to build my first Legacy Hornet in those markings. Soon I will build a Corsair in the same "diamond spine" style markings. The decals I used are from Afterburner Decals "Snakes on a Plane" sheet. These performed flawlessly like usual. The kit itself is really nice, great detail and fit was quite good other than the intakes. That was a bit of a struggle there to align. The biggest issue I encountered with this build was self inflicted, however. A couple of weeks ago I had a long weekend off, and I decided I was going to try to finish the build that weekend, despite having a considerable amount of things to do. So I decided to skip the future coat step before decals, which I have never done before. Well, the decals went down ok (I did get some silvering I never get however), but the big issue was the wash. Man, it was a MAJOR pain to get that off, even with turpenoid. So I learned a lesson, I will not skip that step ever again! As far as aftermarket, I threw in a Quickboost seat and Aires closed nozzles. GBU-16s are from Hasegawa weapons set D, and AIM-9Xs are from the Tamiya F-16C Aggressor kit. Now that I have built a Hasegawa Hornet, I will be interested to see how the Kinetic one compares. Kit: 1/48 Hasegawa F/A-18C Hornet "Golden Dragons" boxing Decals: Afterburner Decals "Snakes on a Plane" Aftermarket: Aires Closed Exhaust Nozzles, Quickboost Ejection Seat, Hasegawa Weapons Set D Paints: Gunze Mr. Surfacer Black 1500 (primer base), Tamiya Liquid White Primer (for marble coat), Gunze Aqueous FS 33613 Radome Tan, FS 36375 Light Ghost Gray, FS 36320 Dark Ghost Gray, Tamiya Rubber Black, Clear Red, Clear Green, and Smoke, and Alclad II Gloss Black Primer, Airframe Aluminum, and Burnt Iron. Future+Tamiya XF-21 Flat Base 6:1 ratio for final matte coat. Mig Ammo Deep Gray panel wash. Now on to the pics, I hope you like!
  18. Little late getting this posted but looking at another large Hasegawa bird this week, with their 1/32nd scale N1K2-J in markings for the series Shidenkai no Maki.
  19. This was a pretty tough build for a Hasegawa kit. I opted to build it with the wing down and droops & ailerons up since the whopping majority of photos of parked F-8s show it in that configuration, but it wasn't easy getting rid of all the gaps that presented. Then there was the infamous problem of posing the canopy open. It's clear Hasegawa intended for the wing to be up and the canopy to be down, but I just had to be contrary. To make matter worse, the kit decals shattered when they hit the water. I managed to salvage them by spraying the sheet with Future, but that made them tend to curl up when they came off the backing sheet. In the end I used some of them, but I supplemented heavily from aftermarket AeroMaster (thanks Jeem!) and Furball decals. I also added an Aires resin cockpit & the Wolfpack resin speed brake (which is most excellent, BTW). An Air Master brass pitot tube rounds out the aftermarket stuff. F-8J_1 by Marshall Blythe, on Flickr F-8J_2 by Marshall Blythe, on Flickr F-8J_3 by Marshall Blythe, on Flickr F-8J_4 by Marshall Blythe, on Flickr F-8J_5 by Marshall Blythe, on Flickr F-8J_6 by Marshall Blythe, on Flickr F-8J_7 by Marshall Blythe, on Flickr F-8J_8 by Marshall Blythe, on Flickr F-8J_9 by Marshall Blythe, on Flickr F-8J_10 by Marshall Blythe, on Flickr F-8J_11 by Marshall Blythe, on Flickr F-8J_12 by Marshall Blythe, on Flickr F-8J_13 by Marshall Blythe, on Flickr F-8J_14 by Marshall Blythe, on Flickr
  20. 1. Revell, Nakajima Ki-49 Helen, $17 2. Hasegawa TBM-3 Avenger USS Shamrock, $10 3. Hasegawa Kawasaki Ki-45 Kai Hei Nick with nose cannon, $19 4. Pavla Fiat CR.42 Falco, $13 5. High Planes TBM-3W Guppy conversion set for Hasegawa, $7 6. AMK Aero L-29 Delfing, started (ask for details), $6 7. RS Modesl Avia B-534, started (ask for details), $3 8. Tamiya Yamato, $15 9. Tamiya Mikuma, $12 10. Tamiya Abukuma, $12 11. Hasegawa Kirishima, $13 S&H additional, paypal and US preferred, please contact me directly at mholly_27@hotmail.com TIA Mario in NYC
  21. 48021 is now shipping. It includes a variety of colors/style walkway for F-4s from Vietnam to modern day. Sized for Hasegawa and the new ZM kit. www.reidairpublishing.com
  22. 1. 1/72 Hasegawa AP34 TMB-3 Avenger(USS Shamrock Bay), $20 2. 1/72 High Planes Models(Australia) TBM-3W conversion kit, $10 3. 1/72 Revell Nakajima Ki-49 Helen, $19 4. Micromark mini compressor model AS-18 (based on Paasche?), $70 5. Micromark air regulator (for compressor above), $15 6. Micromark single action airbrush (based on Paasche H-1?), $28 7. Fengda double-action airbrush, 0.3mm nozzle, $40 S&H is additional, paypal preferred, please contact me directly at mholly_27@hotmail.com Thanks, Mario in NYC
  23. I have several 1/48 Hasegawa F/A-18C Hornet kits for sale. Price does not include shipping. Payment via Paypal or money order. I can be reached at kbtaylor1204 at Comcast.net Kit #09849 VFA-94 Mighty Shrikes (sealed) x6 - $30 ea. #09829 VFA-97 Warhawks (sealed) x3 (box open, bags sealed) x1 - $30 ea. Thanks, Kevin
  24. 1. 1/72 Hasegawa AP34 TMB-3 Avenger(USS Shamrock Bay), $20 2. 1/72 High Planes Models(Australia) TBM-3W conversion kit, $10 3. 1/72 Revell Nakajima Ki-49 Helen, $19 4. Micromark mini compressor model AS-18 (based on Paasche?), $70 5. Micromark air regulator (for compressor above), $15 6. Micromark single action airbrush (based on Paasche H-1?), $28 7. Fengda double-action airbrush, 0.3mm nozzle, $40 8. Vallejo 71178 Model Air set, 16 bottles, $28 S&H is additional, paypal preferred, please contact me directly at mholly_27@hotmail.com Thanks, Mario in NYC
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