Hasegawa 1/72 Kawanishi H8K2 Type 2 Flying Boat 01575 Plastic Model Kit
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Hasegawa - 1/72 Kawanishi H8K2 Type 2 Flying Boat
This H8K Emily was certainly an eye opener for me as it to date is the largest model kit I've built and in 1/72 scale that is simply amazing. In scale, the wingspan of the Emily is 0.53 meters (20.75 inches). To give you an idea of its true size, the Emily is just a couple of meters smaller in wingspan than a C-130 Hercules. The first boxing of the H8K by Hasegawa in 1/72 dates back to 1967 and was in need of an update. Fast forward to 2017 and thanks to the good folks from Hasegawa we have a simply amazing new tool replacement to their earlier release. As a nice little bonus, Hasegawa includes a poster of a cutaway view of the fuselage with this boxing of the kit. This may only be a limited run bonus, so check the box top for the bonus item markings.
There is no surprise that I am a fan of Japanese equipment when it comes to my modeling tastes. I couldn't resist taking on this Hasegawa offering of the Emily having just built their Peggy bomber just a few short months ago. The Emily kit includes 16 crewmen (Only 11 are needed) that exhibit amazing detail for such a small scale. The figures are molded in 4 parts: head, arms, and body. Assembly of the crewmen presented no problems other than attempting to paint the tiny figures. This kit provides decals for three schemes with the only real difference being the vertical fin markings. The only other option facing the builder is whether to attach torpedoes or bombs to underwing racks.
The 1/72 scale is ideal for model Kawanishi H8K2 Type 2 Flying Boat from Hasegawa is a military models and figurines! Features highly detailed, injection-molded grey plastic parts, a detailed cockpit with instrument panel and pilot, realistic landing gear and two waterslide decal marking options.
Leading brand of the Japanese model, including Hasegawa offers a wide range of aircraft models in 1/48 scale and 1/72 scale.
- Scale: 1/72
- Parts: 283 pcs
- L 16 x W 20 inches
- Item name: Kawanishi H8K2 Type 2 Model 12 Japanese Navy Flying Boat
- Accurate Scale Model
- Highly detailed model kit
- Detailed Instructions Provided
- May require assembly and painting
- Separately, tools, paint etc are necessary
- Type: Assembly Military Airforce
- Recommended age: From 14 yrs old
- Includes: Plastic sprue (Clear) , Plastic sprue, Decalsheet (waterslide)
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