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Republic P-47D Razorback "Big Stud" Lt Col Robert Baseler Italy 1944 1/72


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you ever do those diecast model kits they have at bigboytoystore???

AJProDie-Cast's picture
Posted by AJProDie-Cast on 17 April, 2010 - 15:24
Thanks Atom

Thanks Atom! The kit looks great and I should have it finished by the end of next month. The Valkyrie kit is out of this world and I cannot wait to get a review of it on CDX. The attention to detail that Hasagawa produced will blow your mind. I just wanted to get a perspective of what kind of company Hasagawa really is and where their bread and butter of their company is, Military Aircraft.


I haven't built any Die Cast model kits but could you send me a link what items you are talking about as I would like to check them out.


Leonardo Flores
CollectionDX Staff Writer-West Coast Bureau

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Posted by Showapop on 18 April, 2010 - 00:51
Great review!

I think this is one of the first model kits I've seen reviewed here. Great job! Surprised at how much more consistent this kit review is with the niche robots and Japanese toy market then other items I have seen!

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Posted by starro on 19 April, 2010 - 11:56
Hazzie is great!

The joke I've always heard is "It's a Hasegawa kit, pour some paint and glue in the box and shake it a bit and an airplane falls out."

It makes me kind of sad that Hasegawa didn't get licensed to produce fighter-mode kits of the Macross F Valkyries. And that they haven't taken on Macross 2, either; I'd love to see some injection-molded kits of the VF-2 (as opposed to an obscenely expensive bootleg of a 1990s-era resin kit!)

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Posted by RobotBastard on 19 April, 2010 - 14:04
Thanks for the interesting

Thanks for the interesting review, nice model also.

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Posted by north-exit on 21 April, 2010 - 22:30
Hasagawa and then some

Starro & O. Rigas, thanks! Those who grew up with Model Graphics and Hobby Japan in the 80's, those magazines always gave a few pages tp Fujimi, Hasagawa, Tamiya and Otaki airplanes out of respect of the craftmanship these companies offered.


Hasagawa has been very slow to released and get into the Sci-Fi market for many years, but recently they have been making those inroads with the Ultraman jet, SF3D / MacH K, and more Macross. I have a feeling when that upper management starts retiring the younger engineerings and designers who are about our age who grew up with these shows, Hasagawa will start releasing more Sci-Fi items.

Hasagawa has always been a very private and cautious company but I think we will see those releases eventually.


Leonardo Flores
CollectionDX Staff Writer-West Coast Bureau

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Posted by Showapop on 23 April, 2010 - 15:32