Popular Culture Collectibles Reviews

Monday, April 18, 2016

Vanship and Barbarossa


Anime and Manga fans are sure to get a thrill out of Hasegawa Hobby Kits latest release: the 1/72 Last Exile-Fam, The Silver Wing-Over the Wishes Tatiana's Vanship and Fam's VESPA Kit Combo Limited Edition model kit.  
            
It's the whole new high-flying adventures of Fam and fellow characters as spotlighted in the latest Last Exile series.

Perfectly capturing the likeness of the dieselpunk Tatiana's VANSHIP and Fam's VESPA the model kit also includes two 1/35 Scale pilot figures.

Check out the cool retro look of each craft with all sorts of extrusions, protuberances and pipe and accessory fixtures all looking as if they came straight out of a steam pipe factory.

Figures and vehicles paint up and decal nicely courtesy of the easy-to-follow assembly instructions.

The 1/48 Scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-2 "Barbarossa" Limited Edition WWII German fighter aircraft means business.

Used in the invasion of Russian: code named Operation Barbarossa, the Luffwaffe used the Bf 109 F-2 to gain total air superiority and no wonder.

A single-pilot, propeller-driven, fighter aircraft the Bf 109 F-2 sported a high powered engine, a deadly arsenal for both ground and air combat coupled with speed and maneuverability.

Like all Hasegawa Hobby Kits the Bf 109 F-2 features part trees with easily detachable parts with little or no flashing, historically accurate decals and easy to follow instructions that guarantees a first-rate model once completed.