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      Post #75789, posted on 05-30-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      Anyone know of any 1/200 releases for the rest of 2020?

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      Post #75790, posted on 05-30-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      I'm not aware of anything, the Hasegawa Japan website just shows their usual lineup.

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      Post #75796, posted on 05-30-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      I wish they would branch out into airliners other than what were flown by their country's airlines. There is a list I would love to see in 1/200. I do not understand why that scale is so unpopular.


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      Post #75800, posted on 05-30-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      Regarding AAMD11 post... 100% agree. No matter we have the Caravelle, Concorde & DC-8 from Heller & Nitto(Doyusha), still missing are the Boeing 707, CV-880 & VC-10. The former three were very popular in the Far East... plus JAL & Cathay Pacific flew the CV-880 for quite some time.

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      Post #75801, posted on 05-30-2020 GMT-5 hours    
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      Regarding AAMD11 post... 100% agree. No matter we have the Caravelle, Concorde & DC-8 from Heller & Nitto(Doyusha), still missing are the Boeing 707, CV-880 & VC-10. The former three were very popular in the Far East... plus JAL & Cathay Pacific flew the CV-880 for quite some time.



      Although as best I recall the quality of the Heller and Nitto/Doyusha 1/200 kits mentioned leaves much to be desired; not even in the same universe as Hasegawa's superb 1/200 airliners.

      As for the possibility of Hasegawa releasing a 1/200 DC-8, that would obviously fit the criteria of having flown for a Japan-based airline; JAL flew no less than four distinct DC-8 variants.

      And for what it's worth, Hasegawa's catalog c.1982 showed a 1/200 DC-8-62 as a future release, including a photo of what appeared to be a built model in Braniff red/gold two-tone livery. Does anyone know what happened to this "future release" of ~38 years ago that never was?

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      Post #75808, posted on 05-31-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      Very interesting question. There’s no link to email Hasegawa on their site that I know of. I’d like to see some re releases of their older kits like the MD11 with or without decals. I think they re released their 747-400 in Northwest final colors over the past two years but that’s been it. Their 777s and 787s have been out a while now with no new releases on those. Any one else have any info on them please share. I like the Hasegawa kits and have built a number of those over the years.

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      Post #75815, posted on 05-31-2020 GMT-5 hours    
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      Regarding AAMD11 post... 100% agree. No matter we have the Caravelle, Concorde & DC-8 from Heller & Nitto(Doyusha), still missing are the Boeing 707, CV-880 & VC-10. The former three were very popular in the Far East... plus JAL & Cathay Pacific flew the CV-880 for quite some time.



      Although as best I recall the quality of the Heller and Nitto/Doyusha 1/200 kits mentioned leaves much to be desired; not even in the same universe as Hasegawa's superb 1/200 airliners.

      As for the possibility of Hasegawa releasing a 1/200 DC-8, that would obviously fit the criteria of having flown for a Japan-based airline; JAL flew no less than four distinct DC-8 variants.

      And for what it's worth, Hasegawa's catalog c.1982 showed a 1/200 DC-8-62 as a future release, including a photo of what appeared to be a built model in Braniff red/gold two-tone livery. Does anyone know what happened to this "future release" of ~38 years ago that never was?

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      Post #75816, posted on 05-31-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      Oh yes... Heller & Doyusha were pretty crude comparing with Hasegawa. I remembered that DC-8-62 posted in the catalogue... but never heard of it again.

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      Post #75818, posted on 05-31-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      I wonder if the Hasegawa DC8-62 would have been the Doyusha kit? Wonder if anyone here has the answer 38 years later?

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      Post #75823, posted on 06-02-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      I'm figuring because Doyusha released the DC-8, Hasegawa may have lost out. Maybe only one manufacturer for that market(type,scale) allowed at the time? Now they figure too late, since the type long gone? Will we see A380 or A350 now, with ANA and JAL flying them?

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      Post #75824, posted on 06-02-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      Hasegawa new 1/200 scale kit is like saying, “ free beer next Tuesday!”

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      Post #75827, posted on 06-02-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      This is an unpopular opinion, but I couldn't care LESS about all these big scale airliner models lately. Anything above 1/144 to me is like "why?" These kits just keep getting bigger and bigger, and more expensive. The 1/200 Hasegawa kits rival most 1/144 models and above in terms of accuracy and details, let alone they are smaller and you can build more.

      Trust me, I totally get that bigger models are easier to build especially those of us with poor eyesight. But we wear glasses and move on. The Hasegawa kits really were ahead of their time, and I'm afraid their popularity has already peaked long ago. I do think that Hasegawa missed some major markets internationally by primarily focusing on Japanese carriers and their respective airliners. A340, A310 and A330 kits would sell like hot cakes (opinion only, don't yell at me Jennings ) in the EU/Asia market and re-boxed kits with new decals would do just as well.

      This is Hasegawa's email. I've corresponded with them in the past and recently sent them a questions regarding future releases. I encourage you all to query them and it may just be a tipping point for them to consider new releases:

      export-1@hasegawa-model.co.jp

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      Post #75831, posted on 06-02-2020 GMT-5 hours    
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      I wonder if the Hasegawa DC8-62 would have been the Doyusha kit? Wonder if anyone here has the answer 38 years later?

      Ken



      Are you referring to the Doyusha 1/200 DC-8-61 or their 1/100 DC-8-62 (also done as a rebox by Entex)? Or did they also do a DC-8-62 in 1/200 of which I am totally unaware? The photo in Hasegawa's c.1982 catalog mentioned in my post was 'absolutely, positively' a built DC-8-62, in Braniff 2-tone livery.

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      Post #77688, posted on 02-25-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Revisiting this older topic. Its 2021 and any bets what Hasegawa will release this year? ANA A380, ANA 737-Max 8, ANA 787-10, JAL A350-900, Peach A320/1neo's just to name a few.

      Thoughts?

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      Post #77689, posted on 02-26-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      My thoughts are don't hold your breath for anything new from them. Their catalog is pretty bland these days for airliners.

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      Post #77692, posted on 02-26-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      On Hasegawa's web site, they show the new releases for the last six months.... currently showing September 2020 through February 2021. Only one airliner re-pop being an All Nippon 777-200ER. Would be interesting to see if this is truly a 200ER.....

      The online catalog is, as someone else said, very bland. 787-8 (ANA and JAL), 787-9 (ANA and Jal), 767-300 (JAL, no winglets), 777-200 (JAL), 777-300 (JAL), 777-300ER (ANA and Japanese Government), 737-500 (ANA), 737-700 (ANA gold cs), 737-800 (JAL Express, ANA, Solaseed), and an A320 (Peach).

      I recall seeing a Northwest Airlines 747 as a limited release earlier last year.

      I must admit, I too find sales of 1/200 airliners very slow these days, though decals sell reasonably well. There is a reasonably good distributor in North America for Hasegawa, and they are stocking the airliners. So thinking about doing a small re-stock, I'd be very interested to hear comments as to what customers are looking for. With moderator indulgence, it might be better to email me directly at airlinehobby @cox.net.

      Thanks!

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      Post #77696, posted on 02-26-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      I am not interested in any of the modern Hasegawa releases until they start releasing classic airframes. The Northwest 747-200 re-release last year was a nice surprise but I had to order mine from Japan at a crazy cost. The 777's, A320s, etc. are so boring and already saturated on the market. They really could make a killing releasing old models like the A300, 727, DC-10 and MD-11's again with vintage liveries included. I'm going to barf if I see another ANA or JAL re-box of anything.

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      Post #77699, posted on 02-27-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Hasegawa's focus is, and pretty much always has been the Japanese domestic market.

      I think an A.350-900 and an A.380 are possible, and an update of the A.320 and A.321 to NEO standards are likely. Just don't be holding your breath.

      .... and for Pete's sake Bill-ay, be careful where you barf!

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      Post #77703, posted on 02-27-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Given Hasegawa's lack of much of anything except new boxings of old kits in the past few years, I'm not going to be at all surprised to hear that they're closing up shop completely. They're a very tiny company and the competition from across the Yellow Sea has to be killing them on every front. I don't have any inside information, but from what I know about them, and what I've seen happening with them, I won't be surprised.