Saturday, March 26, 2011


SMN Archaeological Dig
Weve done rather a lot of hunting around in the SMN Cellar of Secrets of late, and in the process have found all sorts of tasty stuff. Latest find is the beautifully produced Hasegawa product catalogue of 1988, named The Fantastic Odyssey of Hasegawa. It has survived the years pretty well, even if the cover has some battle damage.

So here's a glance through some of the pages that show a gorgeous combo of an interesting range, beautifully assembled models, top-notch product shots, and handsomely designed publication. Enjoy - and if you see something youd like to see make a comeback let us know. For us, those large-scale cutaway kits are, well, desirable - though the word hardly begins to sum them up...

Big-scale Fokker Dr1 Triplane was a top quality production. Click on the pic for a blowup size (as with the others, then click your back button to return) and note the fishing line that suspends the model - no chance of that these days, with Photoshop and its ever-handy cloning tool at the ready!

Inside front cover and contents, with fold-out insert.

Updated versions of the A-10 and F-15 are still flying in active service.

Just the thing for AFV fans, and useful for dioramas.

Box-by-box presentation for the 1:32 scale range, plus a loose-insert for new products.

Four large-scale kits. More please, Hasegawa.

Diorama examples show Hasegawa's models off very well.

Dawn of flight time, with the Wright Flyer.

Oh, and that somewhat battered cover? Here it is: