Popular Culture Collectibles Reviews

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Astaco Neo and Type 95 and 97

Hasegawa Hobby Kits has two great new model kits for both the land-dweller and the sky-flier.
If you're into heavy-duty earth-moving equipment then get ready to do double duty done right.

With its twin hydraulic arms and protected cab the 1/35 Scale Hitachi Double Arm Working Machine Astaco Neo model kit is both a grabber/digger and snipper.

Considered one of the most versatile constriction tools ever designed it's easy to see why with its impressive movement skills captured perfectly by Hasegawa Hobby Kits sculptors.

Precise to perfection engineering details are present in its exterior mechanical workings and its control cabin interior.  Levers, gears, hydraulics-everything right down to its nuts and bolts are perfectly reconstructed in miniature.

Check out its soft tracks, cables, mesh sheet cockpit front, moveable arms and body and a to-scale operator figure.

Follow the easy instructions for assembly and decals.  No paint is necessary as the parts are pre-colored to match the original machine.

So what are you waiting for?  Get out there and move some dirt!

Hasegawa Hobby Kits' 1/72 Scale Type 95 & Type 97 Fighters (2 Kits) Limited Edition model kit recreates the famous IJAAF strike craft.

Both the Type 95 and Type 97 aircraft flew over China before WWII began.

Both the Twin-wing and Monoplane were used to fight against the Chinese, Russians and American Volunteer Group.

No long after the war started both planes were considered obsolete and were relegated to one-way kamikaze aircraft.

By the height of the war both aircraft were primitive in design but during their heyday they were capable aircraft, lethal during combat and state-of-the-art.

Both aircraft feature stationary landing gear, cockpit armament and low-tech communication capabilities.


Choose your decal options and by following the easy-to-understand directions assembly, paint and decal application are a snap!