Category Archives: Hasegawa


After more than 2 months with almost everyday working, E-2CHawkeye building is completed.

All detail review and building steps about the E-2C is published at IN PROGRESS section.



Iranian Air Force F-14A Tomcat

Hasegawa F-14A Tomcat 1/48

Hasegawa F-14A Tomcat 1/48 scale kit with Iranian colors.


  • Aires F-14A Tomcat Cockpit Set
  • Aires F-14A Tomcat Exhaust Nozzles – Open
  • Aires F-14 Tomcat Wheel Bay
  • Wheelliant F-14A Weighted Wheels
  • Master Model Pitot tube and Angle of attack probe
  • Eduard Brassin AIM-7
  • Eduard Brassin AIM-9
  • Hasegawa Weapons:B AIM-54
  • HI-Decal Line F-14A Tomcat Iranian
  • Scratch Build refueling probe
  • Vallejo Acrylics

Click for Kit Detail










Hasegawa F-14A Assembly And Kit Detail

Hasegawa F-14A Tomcat, 1/48 scale, Iranian Air Force color with some extras.

Box number 07246 Pt46.

Total 294 parts, 6 of them photoetch for canopy and ladder, 6 of them metal part for wheel, and extra rubber tire.

All parts are engraved and nice detailed.

Although i used resin detail set, the detail of orijinal cockpit and wheel bays caught my attention.

Canopy detail with metal parts is really nice. No addition is need for that area. But clear part has seamlines along the canopy as standart hasegawa canopy.

Extra two pilot. Each has two head option. Option is Helmet sunvisor open or closed.

With little care air intake can be built seamless.

No chance to assembly sweep variable wing. You should choose sweep forward or sweep back assembly.

If you choose sweep forward wing than you can build the flaps extended. The detail is nice as you see.

Three option for IR Seeker equipment.

Detail of landing gear struts are nice also i added some cable for hydraulic lines detail.

Air brakes can be build deployed but detail is weak in my opinion. Detail of exhaust nozzle also insufficient detailed.

No weapons only pylons, two auxiliary fuel tank and TARPS pod. All loadings are extras.

AIM-9J and AIM-7E are from Eduard Brassin.

AIM-54 Phoenix are from Hasegawa Aircraft Weapons:B

Iranian F-14s has refueling probe with open panel and no detail for that coming from kit. Some scratch building is need for that.

Kit is completed with some extras below:

Short review of some of them:

And after painting of resin cockpit. Note: Aires instrument panels are colorless. You have to paint photoetch instrument panel.

Aires F-14 Tomcat Wheel Bay and after painting.

Canopy seamline is deleted and polished. Front clear part is detailed with clear green color and added some black plastic tape from inside instead of painting.

Front part is glued its place with CA glue and polished again.

Wheelliant F-14A Tomcat Weighted Wheels 148 001 used for tire.

Master Model F-14 Alfa Probe and Angle of Attack Probe AM-48 007 used for pitot.

Aires F-14A Tomcat Exhaust Nozzles- Open 4708 is used for exhaust.

Hi-Decal Line 48-021 is used for Iranian decal. They are really nice and thin.






Hasegawa 1/72 scale, box number 01565 (E35), Su-33 Flanker D Russian Navy.

Nice sharp engraved panel lines. No ofitting problem if you build without any resin detail set. But after attaching Wolfpack resin detail set closing the body is tricky. Kit gives all air to air loading for this Su-33 but armament detail is weak. Thats why Zvezda armament was used.


  • Scratch Build Radome Bay.
  • Scratch Build Landing Gear Hydraulic lines.
  • Scratch Build FOD covers for pitot tubes and safety belts.
  • Wolfpack Cockpit Set.
  • Wolfpack Wing Folded Set.
  • Wolfpack Wheel Bay Set.
  • Wolfpack Engine Nozzle Set.
  • Zvezda Weapons from Su-27SM kit.
  • Zvezda Ladder, Intake Cover and Chocks from Su-27SM kit.

Paints are Vallejo Acrylics

All detail information about kit is published on ” In Progres” page.

Click for building steps


First Try at Moson Model Show 2017

22-23 April 2017 Mosonmagyarovar.

Fantastic organization, excellent shopping opportunities and more. Memorable show.

I was joined to competition with my Su-33 Flanker D.

Category was M-17 which is:

Master 1:72 and smaller, (with open service panels).

My Su-33 was 2nd prize winner of Master Category.


Gallery photos and all detailed progress are coming soon…







McDonnell Douglas F-4E PHANTOM

 Turkish Air Force F-4E PHANTOM  172. FILO  ERHAC – MALATYA



This Phantom is a member of 172. squadron,   7. Main Jet Base    Erhac – Malatya – Turkey.

Hasegawa kit, 1/48 scale, box number 07208, total 134 parts.

Generally building is very enjoyable with addition of some detail set. I am sure i am going to built another one in the future.

Nice and sharp engraved panel lines but almost there is no rivet detail. Normally F-4 have lot of rivet detail on fuselage and over wings. It must be corrected.

There is no fitting problem especially canopy fits perfect.

Air intake inside detail is insufficient also exhaust. Cockpit detail is normal as standart Hasegawa 1/48 cockpit. It will be much better with detail set. Seat detail is poor. Pilots are nice detailed. Kits AIM-9J missiles are not correct shape. Landing gear bays are empty.

Corrections and additions:

  • Rivet detail was added to all necessary area
  • Flaperons were extended but right wings one is not correct. I learned after building that there is no up movement of flaperon. Movement should be on between neutral and down position. Note: Instead of up movement of the flaperon, F-4 uses speedbrake on over the wings for that.
  • Exhaust nozzles are AIRES – 4118 box number.
  • Cockpit is AIRES – 4126 box number. Instrument panel colorless photoetch from same box. It painted with Vallejo acrylics.
  • Pilots are Aerobonus by AIRES – “F-4B/N/J/S US Navy pilot and operator with ejection seats”.
  • Head of pilots from Hasegawa kits itself.
  • Landing gear bays are AIRES.
  • Placards are EDUARD.
  • Air scoops are QUICKBOOST.
  • Pitot tube is MASTER MODEL.
  • Weighted wheels are ROYAL RESIN.
  • Weapons are from Hasegawa Aircraft Weapons: C set
  • Decals are HI-DECAL LINE.
  • Paint are all acrylics from Vallejo.
  • Antennas are sctratch build according to Turkis Air Force F-4 type.


IMG_3261 IMG_3256 IMG_3258 IMG_3260 IMG_3268 IMG_3276 IMG_3277 IMG_3284 IMG_3285 IMG_3289 IMG_3291 IMG_3296 IMG_3303 IMG_3307 IMG_3310 IMG_3313 IMG_3316 IMG_3317 IMG_3322 IMG_3327 IMG_3333 IMG_3343 IMG_3344 IMG_3346 IMG_3347 IMG_3355 IMG_3356 IMG_3357