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More articles on the Hasegawa model:
Two variations of the box art of the Hasegawa 1/32 kit.
A picture of the completed kit from the 1992 catalog. The colors of the model appear to be as follows: wings in RLM 81/82, fuselage completely in RLM 76, mottled with RLM 81 and 82 (?)
From the 1980 catalog, another picture of the completed kit. It shows the Me 163B-0 '54', a US captured Komet that is shown in a number of pictures. The posure of the model is not correct: the tail wheel spring looks completely deflated, as often occurs in museums. It's difficult to guess the colors: fusalage looks RLM76 with dark green mottling, but I don't know about the wing colors.
I haven't read much on the quality of the plastic parts of this model. For the time being there is only one problem to report: the canopy has a small hole in the front. This hole is only seen on very few Komets, more specifically Komets that had a BSK 16 gun camera installed. Two examples are 'White 05' and 'White 14'. The hole is slightly offset to the right on the real thing, but centered on the model's canopy.
Many kits seem to lack instructions on painting the aircraft. As with most older Hasegawa kits, they used to have a color sheet showing the painting options. This sheet appears to be missing in many kits. The scans shown below were supplied by Doug Devers and Danger Atom. Click for bigger versions:
The Japanese captions of the four side views read:
Some comments on these aircraft:
The Hasegawa decal sheet, kindly supplied by Claus Gustafsen from Danmark. In many European countries the Swastikas are cut out.