Popular Culture Collectibles Reviews

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Macchi, R89C, Kawasaki, Type 99 and Osprey

How do you deal with outdated engines and light armament?  That’s the dilemma that Italian pilots faced during WWII. 

The solution? Install a copy of a V-12 aero-engine by the Germans.  Viola!  With the more reliable engine, the extra speed made up for the inadequate armor and made every bullet count.

Check out the 1/48 Scale "Shidenkai No Maki" Macchi C.202 Folgore Limited Edition model kit from Hasegawa Hobby Kits.  The Da Vinci tiger strip Macchi C.202 Folgore is all business with its single pilot cockpit, sleek design and small profile.

Throw in a little Anime/Manga decoration and influence and you have a model kit that model makers will love, as will Japanese Anime/Manga fans.
                                   
Make the most of your Macchi.

The 1/24 Scale YHP Nissan R89C Limited Edition racing car model kit recreates the impressive prototype to the max!

Made from carbon fiber and sporting a twin-turbo V* engine the Nissan R89C had its problems, but Hasegawa Hobby Kits believes in second chances-so the car has a new life as a model kit.

You can’t help but be impressed with its body style and shape, twin rear fins, oversize wheels and tires and full interior and exterior details. 

Five part trees (and body chassis) are included with easy to detach parts with little of no flashing (like all Hasegawa Hobby Kits). Killer decals come with Assembly Instructions that makes putting this killer model together a real treat.
                 
Where can you get two model kits for the price of one?  That’s easy. Check out Hasegawa Hobby Kits’ 1/200 Scale Kawasaki C-1 Combo (2 kits) Limited Edition model kit set.

Not quite as flashy as the C-2, the Japanese C-1 aircraft was a reliable cargo and transport for the Japanese Air Self Defense Forces for 40 plus years.

Although short ranged, the C-! were extremely reliable, easy to maintain and versatile.
The model kits comes with two kits complete with customized decal sets.
With its over fuselage main wings, twin powerful engines, oversize rear wings and fin and heavy duty landing gear, the C-1 includes a loading platform and side entry hatch. 

The model is designed to be displayed with landing gear up or down and makes a fine addition to any aircraft model maker’s collection.
                                   
Another twin model kit is the 1/72 Scale KI-51 Type 99 Assault Plane (Sonia) and Light Bomber (Lily) (2 kits) Limited Edition aircrafts.
                 
Considered a destructive duo by its opponents both aircraft made for formidable foes.

The Ki-51 and Ki-51B were rough and tough aircraft well suited for low-level missions.

The Ki-48 ‘s speed and agility easily out flew both American and British fighters.   With a 800 kg bomb load made it a dangerous flying foe with plenty of firepower

Both gray colored aircraft feature segmented cockpits, powerful propeller engines, low profiles and all the exterior and interior details you expect from Hasegawa Hobby Kits.

The 1/72 Scale MV-22B Osprey "VMM-265 Dragons" Limited Edition tilted wings model kit recreates the famous US Marine Corps.

Both a vertical and horizontal turboprop aircraft the Osprey never slacks up on speed during mid-air transformation.
Capable of moving 32 troops and 20,00 lbs of cargo the Osprey is a formidable, multi-purpose aircraft that is part helicopter and plane.

Details include a twin rear wing and fin assembly, twin huge turbo-props, aerodynamic design, bubble cockpit, pilot, troop and cargo doors and loads of piloting aids and armament. 
Choose from Dragons or Flying Tigers decals.