Sunday, 23 November 2008

Hasegawa's Hayabusa ~ Supplementary



As requested here is  a view of the Aeromaster decal sheet and instructions included with the 1994 issue kit of their Hayabusa. Of interest is the 20th Sentai example with dark blue uppersurfaces. The use of this colour, the subject of much debate, has now been confirmed by veterans from that unit. It was applied to a few aircraft engaged in long haul sea search and convoy escort duties in the Phillipine Islands. Aeromaster's instructions suggest a match of FS 35050 for the Dark Blue. I'm not sure about that but I have added it to the scan of the instruction sheet just for interest.

Image credit: © Hasegawa Seisakusho Co Ltd & Aeromaster Decals 1994

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hello Nick,

Thanks for posting the scans.

Regards,
Ken Glass

Vedran Kalamiza said...

Nice find, that blue Hayabusa. I guess that put an end to blue Ki-51 Sonia's debate too?

When is the Hayabusa modelers guide due?

Dmitry said...

Nick,
where I can read about veterans confirmation about blue Oscars?
Were that Ki-43-II or Ki-43-III?
Thank you in advance!
Dmitry