7月の新製品情報も楽しみなハセガワですが・・・まずは1点6月の重要アイテム、これだけは押さえておきたいクリスチャン・サロンのYZR500です。タミヤのレーシングライダーもお陰様で気軽に手に入れる事が出来るようになった昨今、まさか2013年になって80年代のレースシーンがここまで手軽にリアルに再現できるとは誰も思いもよらなかったのではないでしょうか?

では、本題です。

The Modeling News

The 1/16th straw that broke the bank from hasegawa – and their other July releases

Hasegawa have released their June kit release details – though they all seem to be arriving in shops closer to later on in the year than June we thought we would still show you them and translate as much as we can to give you proper details of what is coming from this Japanese juggernaut!

Hasegawa July Releases

 

Stock Number: HSGS0031
Mfg. Number: 50031 MU01
Skill Level 3
293 pieces
Age 14+
The Sopwith Camel was first flown by the Royal Naval Air Service's No. 4 Squadron in June 1917. A late addition to Britain's World War I arsenal, the Camel proved to be a formidable foe against Germany's Albatros. It was highly manoeuvrable and incredibly fast, so it was a perfect choice for night-time air raids. Today, the Sopwith Camel remains one of WWI's most iconic aircraft. This structure model kit features new tooling, museum-quality details, all-plastic construction, silver metal-plated cowl parts, functional rudder and flap parts and realistic rubber tires.







Restrictions placed on Japan at the close of WWII caused them to develop jet fighters much later than other countries. When Japan finished the Fuji T-1, however, it was clear they had made up for lost time. These planes were fast, effective and perfectly suited for training future fighter pilots. Only sixty-six of the aircraft were built, but the experience they allowed was invaluable.


Stock Number: HSGS2034
Mfg. Number: 02034
Skill Level 3
49 / 49 pieces
Age 14+
Decal Options:
T-1B : J.A.S.D.F. APG Code: 857
T-1A : J.A.S.D.F. 13FTW Code: 808
T-1A : J.A.S.D.F. 13FTW Code: 812

Stock Number: HSGS4069
Mfg. Number: 40069
Skill Level 3
210 pieces
Age 14+
Decal Options:
After redecorating the first (1943)
Completion (1940)
Operation TEN-GO (April 1945)

       
German "Night Hunters" of WWII Junkers Ju88Cs hunted enemy planes at night, homing in on their targets with radar arrays and then unleashing the concentrated firepower of its guns. These fighters experienced many successes in the early days of the war because of their similarity to Ju88 bombers. Later versions were equipped with 20 mm cannons in a "Schrage musik" configuration for tearing the bellies out of bombers. This limited edition kit features all new gun, antenna and landing gear parts.
Stock Number: HSGS2037
Mfg. Number: 02037
Skill Level 3
137 pieces
Decal Options:
Ju88C-6 Early type : Luftwaffe 1./NJG2 Code: R4+HH
Ju88C-6 Early type : Luftwaffe 3./NJG2 Code: R4+FL
Ju88C-6 Late type : Luftwaffe experimental version of slanting gun Code: DU+GO

 

Many aviation experts consider the J2M3 Model 21 to be the definitive Raiden. Thanks to its 14-cylinder MK4R-A Kasei 23a engine and four-cannon armament, it's easy to see why. The J2M3 was originally designed to intercept the Allies' B-29 Superfortress. However, where it really excelled was protecting Japanese islands from enemy bombers. This limited edition kit features new 20 mm slanting gun parts.
Stock Number: HSGS0823
Mfg. Number: 08233
Skill Level 3
162 pieces
Decal Options:
I.J.N. 302nd F.G. Code: Yo D-1183
I.J.N. 302nd F.G. Code: Yo D-1180
I.J.N. 302nd F.G. Code: Yo D-1198

A largely forgotten war was waged between the Russians and Japanese in Mongolia. At the outset of the war, the Ki27 outclassed everything the Russians had in the area. Many of Japan's fiercest aces downed their first opponents at the battle of Khalkhin Gol while flying the Ki27. The Japanese ended up losing the battle but wreaked tremendous havoc on the Russian Air Forces, claiming a total of 1,340 kills.
Stock Number: HSGS2038
Mfg. Number: 02038
Skill Level 3
41 / 41 pieces

Decal Options:
Type Otsu : I.J.A.A.F. 11th F.R. 1st Company W.O. Hiromichi Shinohara June 1939
Type Koh : I.J.A.A.F. 59th F.R. 2nd Company Sgt. Maj. Isamu Kashiide June 1939
Type Otsu : I.J.A.A.F. 24th F.R. 2nd Company Sgt. Gorou Nishihara


The AH-64D Apache is today's most famous attack helicopter. It's also a hit with the airshow crowd. And it's all thanks to the Royal Netherlands Air Force's Solo Display Team, headed by Sqn. Ldr. Roland Blankenspoor and Flt. Lt. Harm Cazemier. This popular aerobatics team debuted in 2002, scoring a Sir Douglas Bader Trophy at 2005's Royal International Air Tattoo. This limited edition kit features new resin chaff flare dispenser pod, sensor and blade antenna parts.
Stock Number: HSGS7336
Mfg. Number: 07336
Skill Level 3
292 pieces
Decal Option:
Royal Netherlands Air Force, Special Marking, Code: Q-19.


 

Hauptmann Hubert Polz flew his Stuka with StG2 on most of the fronts Germany fought over during WWII. It was in Libya, during the North African Campaign that his dive bomber acquired the snake motif depicted in this kit. A poisonous serpent was entirely apt for the bombers that delivered the kiss of death to tanks, fortifications and men all across the desert.
Stock Number: HSGS7337
Mfg. Number: 07337
Skill Level 3
108 pieces

Decal Option:
Luftwaffe 6/StG2 Lt. Hubert Polz Code: T6+DP Libya 1941

In the mid-1950s, Cold War tensions were rapidly rising, and Sweden was in need of a jet fighter to take on enemy bombers at high altitudes. The SaabR 35 Draken was the solution. Its revolutionary "double-delta" wing configuration delivered optimal performance at any speed. In the sixties and seventies, the Draken's innate air superiority potential was upgraded with infra-red target acquisition systems and Falcon missiles, creating the "F" series aircraft.
Stock Number: HSGS7342
Mfg. Number: 07342
Skill Level 3
109 pieces

Decal Options:
J35F-2 : Swedish A.F. Div.1/F10 Code: 10-57
J35F-1 : Swedish A.F. Div.1/F10 Code: 10-66

 

Five years of Luftwaffe service have proven that the Typhoon is an amazing machine. State-of-the-art voice interaction systems, high agility and top speed make the Typhoon a force to be reckoned with. Even with all the advanced features of the Typhoon, pilot training still has to be done the old fashioned way. Two seat aircraft allow a trainer to ride along and safely instruct trainees. This limited edition kit features special decals for the 50th anniversary of JG73 and the Typhoon's fifth year in service, Code: 30+20 2009.
Stock Number: HSGS2051
Mfg. Number: 02051
Skill Level 3
207 pieces

These kits look to be available soon and are on pre-order at many hobby shops now – check back to the Hasegawa Page if you want to keep up with their latest..