A couple of new aircraft models are coming your way courtesy of Hasegawa Hobby Kits. Both feature precise details both on the exterior and interior of the models.
Both aircraft can be displayed with wheels up or down either hanging from the ceiling or displayed on a shelf. Either way you’ll have realistic aircraft models that can be enjoyed by model makers and others who see the finished models.
The Mitsubishi F-1 '6SG Camouflage' fighter jet has served the Japanese Air Force for close to three decades.
First introduced in the late 1970s, the aircraft lands easily both on conventional landing strips and aircraft carrier flight decks. Scaled at 1/48 the Limited Edition F-1 6SG 'Sea Camouflage' model is a miniature marvel of precise model making manufacturing unmatched anywhere. Two decal options are available.
With its 'Rising Sun' logo on its sides the F-1 looks like a sleek shark plowing through the air currents. Side vents for the rear engine sweep seamlessly back into the rear fuselage.
Swept back front and rear wings and the oversize tailfin accent the jet's long pointed airframe.
Twin extra fuel tanks hang from the wings and various instruments and antenna protrude from the jet's body.
Two missiles perch on the front wings and the single pilot cockpit barely bulges up from the front fuselage.
Also a Limited Edition Model and scaled at 1/48 the F-4S Phantom II 'Vandy 75' jet celebrated the 75th Anniversary of the first landing of an aircraft on an aircraft carrier in 1986.
Long and lean and a fast machine the Phantom II is a aerodynamic bullet loaded with ordinance.
The model captures the sleek appearance of the aircraft as well as its exterior and interior details and equipment and weapons.
The U.S. Navy carrier-borne fighter carries on its underbelly six missiles along with a reserve fuel tank making to the perfect air-to-air and ground attack jet ever to serve. A crew of two make up the aircraft's personnel.
Take a moment to examine the underbelly of the aircraft model. Missiles, tank, landing gear and other components make for a complicated assembly-a true testament to the engineers who designed the aircraft.
Swept back front and rear wings and a large tailfin balanced out be a smaller underbelly stabilizing tailfin allow the F-4S to be both fast and maneuverable.
Among model makers Hasegawa Hobby Kits is primarily known for its military and aircraft models. Few people realize that Hasegawa also turns out incredibly detailed and realistic car models.
Just like its signature military and aircraft models the car models feature tight detailing, precise paint, glue and decal instructions and part trees containing detachable parts with little or no flashing.
The Porsche 968 is the epitome of automotive excellence. Complete with new transmission, styling, engine and suspension the Porsche 968 is the next step in the evolution of the Porsche 944.
The Hasegawa Hobby Kit Porsche 968 is scaled at 1/24 and is also a Limited Edition release.
The two-door blue beauty duplicates the smooth lines and aerodynamic design of its sister real car. Headlights and lights are tucked away in the body as well as the grill and bumpers.
Smooth tapered side mirrors present little drag as the Porsche gears up for high speeds.
If you think the exterior and interior of the car are impressive you'll be blown away by the engine under the hood. Boasting a 4 cylinder DOHC 16-valve powerhouse the 6-speed manual transmission driving machine has a few more surprises.
Try out the retractable headlights and customized alloy wheels.
Like its larger namesake the Porsche 968 model fits together almost seamlessly with very little space between frame, body and openings.