Hasegawa 1/72 Last Exile - Tatiana's Vanship and Fam's Vespa Build Review
By Cliff Davis
|Date of Review||May 2016||Manufacturer||Hasegawa|
|Subject||Last Exile - Tatiana's Vanship and Fam's Vespa||Scale||1/72|
|Kit Number||64732||Primary Media||Styrene|
|Pros||Nice details, easy build||Cons||Nothing noted|
|Skill Level||Experienced||MSRP (USD)||$54.99|
I built the original U.S. issue if this kit (64507) in the spring of 2013 and although I've been modeling for fifty-plus years, it was the first ‘Sci Fi’ type of kit I'd ever built. The kit was molded in light gray styrene similar to other Hasegawa kits and went together with no problems or trauma and was built out of the box. The kit retailed then at $54.00. (For a look at this kit out of the box, look here.)
The green finish was a mixture that I just made up and all the metallic shades were Alclad lacquers. The cream trim was the old square bottle Testors paint and the flat white Model Master. The exhaust stains are brushed on ground up pastels and the decals are those that came with the kit.
Since 2013 celebrated fifty years of IPMS both here and in the U.K. I decided to attend the festivities in Telford as well as here at home and decided to take the Van Ship as an entry in the U.K. contest and surprisingly enough was lucky enough to bring home a gold award for it.
I can certainly recommend the kit as it was flash free and went together really well.