YF-19 Demo preview

October 26, 2008

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Hasegawa's 1/72 YF-19 "Demonstrator" ~ In-box preview

Not a lot can be said about this one.

As you can see from the pictures, Hasegawa just took the original YF-19 kit and added some fancy decals to it to make it a "limited edition."

Box Art


What You Get





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According to the Macross Mecha Manual, this is the very first operational prototype of the YF-19, and was used as a demonstrator variable fighter and as such its hull was painted in prominent blue and white colors.


Scale: 1/72
Manufacturer: Hasegawa
What you get: 131 styrene parts, instructions, decal sheet
Price: 2,800 (about $29.72) plus overseas shipping, available from HLJ.com
Molding Quality: Hasegawa-excellent. 'Nuff said
Detail: same as the original YF-19 kit, nice surface details with fine panel lines
Accuracy: with the exception of the markings, the plane looks dead-on to me
Pros: it's a Hasegawa kit and it's Macross. What else does it need?
Cons: repop of previous release, only difference is a bit more expensive and new decal sheet, available (so far) from overseas hobby stores

Final comments: A repop of the original YF-19. The decals are nice, with the stripes being metallic gold in color, and the kit itself falls together easily. Recommended, if you want to build another YF-19 with different, fancier markings.


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