The last bi-plane on my workbench was a Hasegawa F4B-4 in 1/32 scale; in the 1970's!
I still have it & it is still awaiting rigging..........Why knock myself out on another & in 1/48 scale as well? The answer lies in the superb moulding [...]
I had this model sitting in my stash for over 20 years. Never gave it much of a look due to its age, and many other more modern models waiting to hit the workbench. But one day between projects, and commission builds, I needed to do something [...]
The Hasegawa P-12E, done with kit decals for the B Flight leader of the 6th Pursuit Squadron in Hawaii, circa 1932-33. Kit was modified with a tail skid, and the wingtip lights were changed from the Navy version.
Further proof of how good the Hasegawa 1/32 "Between the wars" kits are. The raised panel detail on this kit is dead-on, comparing it with the 1:1 P-12E (painted as an F4B-3) at Chino. My old friend the late Dick Best (the man who sank the Aka[...]
Here are a few snaps of my latest completion, the old, but very good, 1/32 Hasegawa kit painted as the 4th section leader of VF-6's aircraft.
I worked on this model on-and-off (mostly off) over the past 3 years and 9 months, and in that time [...]