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Im planning on building one after my exams. A shop heres selling the SIA megatop 744 kit for only 20SGD! But , my main concern is are hasegawa kits easy to build? What tools do i need? What type of paint do i need and where can i get it?lastly what type of glue? All my kits since i was a kid failed and erm.. anyone knows of any shops in singapore which sell a good variety of hasegawa kits? Airfix kits are problematic and come in grey i heard.
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I would PM our Hasegawa expert, Bill-ay. He knows all about them.
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They are the best on the market. Detail is great and fit is great. Very little filling and sanding needed. Beautiful kits. I particularly like their 727-200 and 767 kits. Have fun!
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They are the best on the market. Detail is great and fit is great. Very little filling and sanding needed. Beautiful kits. I particularly like their 727-200 and 767 kits. Have fun!
Frontier 737 is right on.

I've built many of them over the years. They are easy to build and look great. The most challenging part usually isn't the assembly or filling the seams, it's in the finishing. Masking and painting compound curves (such as the tail section on a DC-10 or a descending curve around/down the nose section) can take some practice, but if you work at it you'll be pleased with the results.

I always use cockpit window decals (to make things easier and to get a better-looking result than I can get by painting). Enjoy!
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Nice kits indeed, but remember anyone can glue parts together, its all in the finishing details that makes a model look good. I personally dont have those skills so thats why I stick to diecast and let them do the work. I can make a plastic model look ok, but not good enough to where I really like it.

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Yeah they are pretty easy to build and are very detailed, I have yet to buy one but my buddy has a whole shelve of them, the only model I've built is revell LH 744 which is alright but isn't on display.
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Im planning on building one after my exams. A shop heres selling the SIA megatop 744 kit for only 20SGD! But , my main concern is are hasegawa kits easy to build? What tools do i need? What type of paint do i need and where can i get it?lastly what type of glue? All my kits since i was a kid failed and erm.. anyone knows of any shops in singapore which sell a good variety of hasegawa kits? Airfix kits are problematic and come in grey i heard.

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Hasegawa kits are BY FAR better than all diecast and hogan-like models available, if assembled properly. The moulds are immaculate and the shapes perfect.

The SIA 744 kit at 20 bucks seems like a very good deal...very rare kit. HOWEVER, I would not suggest using their decals as they SUCK, especially on the older kits (that kit is from around 1997). Really, dont use them-it will end in heartache. There are hundreds of after market decals available which will provide better results. The SIA 747-400 decal was also made at one point...will have to check availability of that set however.

As for tools, you can start out with a very basic set-up which entails:
  1. X-Acto #11 blade
  2. Sprue cutters
  3. sanding sticks (a rough grit)
  4. sanding films (used for smoothing the plastic and buffing after sanding with the rough grit sanding stick)
  5. rubber bands
  6. Tamiya yellow tape
  7. Scotch tape
  8. coloured play-do, modelling clay, etc. (used for weighting the model...a candle stick also works good)
  9. Tamiya Liquid cement
  10. Mr. Surfacer 500 (comes in a small jar)
  11. Cotton Buds
  12. IPA Alcohol
  13. Cyanacrolayte Glue + Accelerator
  14. Good Attitude!
...and for paints. I prefer using Tamiya for almost everything. Their line of paints in the spray can is very good as well. So I would use Tamiya paint to begin with, and if you dont like it for any reason you can always change.

Shops in Singapore I have no idea about, but I'm sure there are plenty. As for Hasegawa kits, there arent alot out at the moment but check hobby link japan website to see some good deals.

Good luck!

P.S. Airfix grey is HORRIFIC!
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I am not an expert , but they are fine quality models . I whish they could make more and more civil aircraft models !
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I have to agree with all the above. I had assembled and finished many and I am quite satisfied with the results.

You will have errors at the begining but that is all part of the fun in the learning curve.

I always wished that Hasegawa would expand their product line. Unfortunately fat chance of that happening.


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Building a Hasegawa kit is a time consuming joy of hobby. I've tried few times previously myself and it's a long process to see a nice model aircraft, but it's worth it. As you can see from our fellow masters of kits in custom forum, Brad or Bill could guide you perfectly on this matter.
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I know this is a 1/200 thread but Hasegawa also make a few 1/400 scale ones aswell and here is an example , a JAL 777. they are very nice kits and if you take care and time it is very difficult to tell them apart from diecast equivilents. I added weight to the fuselage to make it feel as though it was diecast. Also made a JAL DC10. It's a shame that Hasegawa do not have a bigger range in the smaller scale.
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How about airfix? I went back to the shop today and the owner told me that the singapore airlines decals may have problems. But i dont know where to buy decals and i cant order stuff online since im not allowed a paypal yet. Are airfix models good? She brought in the air new zealand 737-200 .Its like theres something going on about airfix's loose wings. And then at another shop today i saw an aeroflot 767-300 kit which comes with Boeing House color decals. But i dont know the brand it only says MADE IN RUSSIA thats all and the scale is 1/144
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Airfix kits are relics from the 70s, using 70s technology, so dont expect much from them. They do however build into accurate representations (in most cases) of the plane you are building.
The 767 you are referring to is Zvezda and indeed made in russia. It is one of the finest kits on the market right now...not recommended for starting off though.
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Greetings,

Hasegawa kits are among the best on the market in term of details and details. Unfortunately, they are also among the most expensive ones. If you are a raw beginner, learn your skill on smaller models like 1/200 727, 737 or A320s and when you can produce a model to your satisfaction, then you can try on larger planes like the 747. You also need to invest in an airbrush too. Any questions, let me know and I will help you. DP
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here is what the 767 1/144 kit looks like built up FYI:
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How about airfix? I went back to the shop today and the owner told me that the singapore airlines decals may have problems. But i dont know where to buy decals and i cant order stuff online since im not allowed a paypal yet. Are airfix models good? She brought in the air new zealand 737-200 .Its like theres something going on about airfix's loose wings. And then at another shop today i saw an aeroflot 767-300 kit which comes with Boeing House color decals. But i dont know the brand it only says MADE IN RUSSIA thats all and the scale is 1/144
That's going to be the fly in the ointment. You need to get someone in your family excited about your new passion, who has a credit card, and who will make the occasional online purchases for you. (Of course, you'll still have to pay them back.)

Most of the third party decals are to be found through online sources unless you have the world's best hobby shop in your neighbourhood. I have an absolute great one near me, but I still have to buy decals online. My favourite source is in the US, and is:

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Good luck!

(I'm also wondering why this thread hasn't been moved to the Custom Made Models section?)
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I bought the hasegawa 1/200 TOA A300 kit today with my remaining 40dollars. Everything is fine but the fuselage isnt as white as what airliners should be. Is white paint recommended? And where can i get other decals for this plane? The TOA livery is not very nice
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I bought the hasegawa 1/200 TOA A300 kit today with my remaining 40dollars. Everything is fine but the fuselage isnt as white as what airliners should be. Is white paint recommended? And where can i get other decals for this plane? The TOA livery is not very nice
You MUST paint everything on a kit to do it right.
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You MUST paint everything on a kit to do it right.
How about the fully transparent cockpit windows?
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Hasegawa kits are the best. I love them. They are easy to build. I just wish Hasegawa would relase more. They are starting to.
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i've built a large number of hasegawa kits when i was a kid, they were very affordable where I got them and the mould was very accurate.

their moulds are excellent. they are certainly much easier to build compared to revell or airfix kits.

fuselage halves lined up pretty good on hasegawa's. different story on revells and airfix kits.

there are also the accurate engines on the 777's.

the 747's are great - miss the qantas 747-400's, the only hasegawa kit that came with RB211's.
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Yeah they are pretty easy to build and are very detailed, I have yet to buy one but my buddy has a whole shelve of them, the only model I've built is revell LH 744 which is alright but isn't on display.
I built that same kit-was very disappointed by the terrible cockpit shape!

I agree completely-the hard part of building a plastic kit is definitely the finishes-good sanding, priming and an airbrush/aerosol paint job are all vital to achieving a good result IMHO.
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Then where can i get ab airbrush/aerosol? And are they expensive?
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Do i really need an airbrush? What is the worsr case scenario if i use a paintbrush? Can spray paint be used instead? I cant find any airbrush now
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Do i really need an airbrush? What is the worsr case scenario if i use a paintbrush? Can spray paint be used instead? I cant find any airbrush now
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Paint brush will give you the finish that you will not like especially if the color is white or silver. Worse comes to worse, use spray can but use flat color instead because the paint will go on smoother and dry faster. You can apply a gloss clear coat at the end to give it a gloss look. I suggest going to the hobby shop and pick up a book on aircraft modeling to learn the basic techniques. DP
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So after spray painting the fuselae, do i prime the whole fuselage? And for smaller parts of the wings kike the silver lined edges, is spray painting or paintbrushing recommended?
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i am building a tristar 500(needed cut about 6 windows in front)hasegawa 1/200 to do of AIR LUXOR.

WAS NOT EASY
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Hasegawa kits are BY FAR better than all diecast and hogan-like models available, if assembled properly. The moulds are immaculate and the shapes perfect........
Suppose its down to personal preferences but a well executed diecast model seems to have far more detail than even the best kit, certainly in 1:200 scale. Kits tend to look exactly what they are ie kits.
As I say though only a personal opinion.
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Show me a diecast model that looks anywhere near as realistic as this:

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Fantabulous. When is a diecast company going to make a moveable slotted fowler flap system like that??? I wish...
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http://www.diecastaircraftforum.com/...ted-747-a.html
I stand corrected that is a piece of art. I suppose I was referring more to standard out of the box builds by the average modeller rather than high end work intensive custom modelling.
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Erm so what should i do about the leadibgbedge slats? Paintbrush?
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Built with care and quality, I assure you that hasegawa kits look as good, if not better, than it's diecast counterparts.
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I say in general plastic model kits have potential to look significantly better than diecast ones. Assuming you have a sufficient level of experience, you are the one to ensure it is built to perfection. Any flaws or QC issues could be elminated. In terms of liveries, you are the one doing the research and making sure the correct markings are applied. Finally there is the detailing, you can improve it as far as you want.

However this is not to say diecast aircraft are poor models. They have an acceptable level of detailing and good for collectors like me who neither have the skill or time to build plastic model kits.
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I say in general plastic model kits have potential to look significantly better than diecast ones. Assuming you have a sufficient level of experience, you are the one to ensure it is built to perfection. Any flaws or QC issues could be elminated. In terms of liveries, you are the one doing the research and making sure the correct markings are applied. Finally there is the detailing, you can improve it as far as you want.

However this is not to say diecast aircraft are poor models. They have an acceptable level of detailing and good for collectors like me who neither have the skill or time to build plastic model kits.
I would have to agree with that as a general statement. Kits can have the potential to look better than diecast. But it is awfully hard to get there from here for the majority of us. The skill level, time, and overall cost of supplies and equipment really starts to climb. I've done a few smaller efforts and they did outcost a diecast when done (assuming one was to be had, of course). Sometimes you don't get better QC either. I had to get decals for one model I was doing and I searched about 4 months online to find them, only to discover when they arrived they were erroneous! And they were the only ones available! Yes, decal sheets can be wrong too.

When I look at just my little Gemini Delta CRJ-900, I see a myriad of stencils on it that are bewildering. Yet, when I look at third party decals for offer -- yes -- I see detail bits, but NOTHING as detailed as what I see on some of these diecast. I thought I would tart up my Hogan Skyteam 777-300ER with engine and fuselage stencil decals. Nice idea, but the amount that one finds on the Gemini AF 777, for instance, just don't exist in decal form. Therefore, it would be impossible (without a custom decal maker at hand) to achieve a similar level.

Sure the diecast doesn't have extended flaps, but outside of that, the ones I buy are often far more detailed than what I have reasonably available to me to do a kit. Yes, kits can be mesmerizing when done by a real craftsman -- but when well done, diecast can be as well -- for different reasons and for a lot more of us.
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