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Großer Hund 'Altair'

Hasegawa 1/20 Großer Hund 'Altair' Kit First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review January 2014 Manufacturer Hasegawa
Subject Großer Hund 'Altair' Scale 1/20
Kit Number 64105 Primary Media Styrene
Pros Easy build, nice details Cons  
Skill Level Experienced MSRP (USD) $89.99

First Look

Großer Hund 'Altair'
Großer Hund 'Altair'
Großer Hund 'Altair'
Großer Hund 'Altair'

According to Wikipedia: "The story is set 880 years in the future. Events primarily take place between the years 2882 and 2886. A nuclear World War in 2807 destroys most of Earth's population, and renders the planet uninhabitable. About 50 years after the destruction, the Galactic Federation (details unknown) sent an investigative team to determine the condition of the planet. They discover the planet has restored itself to a natural paradise and begin the process of sending colonists to populate Earth. The colonists prospered on the reborn Earth. Cities and towns are eventually reformed, but this growth attracts the attention of criminals, AWOL soldiers, political criminals, mercenaries, terrorists, and other people who had decided to leave civilized society, who began to make their way back to Earth as a suitable place for refuge. The Colonists had no real form of government to deal with the problem other than a few local militias.

The GF, concerned about the civil unrest and the Colonists forming their own independent government, gave the Strahl Democratic Republic (SDR) the right to govern the planet. The SDR's hard handed tactics to restore order; travel restrictions, hard labor camps for the unemployed, etc., created great resentment amongst the Colonists. The Colonists create the Earth Independent Provisional Government and declare independence from the Strahl Republic. The SDR immediately forms a puppet government and attempts to quell the uprising. The wealthy Colonists hire the mercenaries to form the Independent Mercenary Army. They attack the SDR forces and the war for independence and the control of the Earth begins."

In this release, we have a special unmanned attack interceptor that has been updated with a rocket pack for operations in space. The kit is molded in light gray styrene and presented 11 parts trees plus one tree of dark gray styrene and one tree of vinyl parts.

Among the features and options in this kit:

  • Head is movable/poseable
  • Arms are movable/poseable
  • Legs are movable/poseable
  • Stabilizers are positionable
  • Detailed aft avionics bay
  • Nice rocket pack with positionable maintenance access panel

Whether you're a follower of the MaK series or are simply wanting an unusual subject to build, this kit will provide you with a variety of possibilities for fun or placed into a diorama or vignette. Have some fun and give one of these beauties a try!

My sincere thanks to Hasegawa USA for this review sample!

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