Hasegawa 1/48 Unmanned space probe Voyager
KIT #:  SW02
REVIEWER: Harald Verweij


 Space… the final frontier……. Oh sorry.. wrong show..

 Anyways, while visiting my local hobby shop the other day I found out they had a preview boxing of the above mentioned kit. I’d been on the lookout for this kit since I found out about it some months ago.

 Now, I normally build Phantoms, but this seems like a nice break from the usual  modelling stuff. And it will be a nice present for my dad, as he’s the one really interested in space and all that. (He’s also the one that got me hooked on modelling when I was a little lad, some 35 years ago, thanks again Mengs Verweij..)


The kit itself contains one white sprue and two black ones. It has a total of 86 pieces, yet it’s not for the beginner. The reason is that a lot of the parts are of the delicate sort.

 Instructions are clear and of the usual high Hasegawa standard. There are no decals, but the kit does have a replica (in the same scale as the kit) of the golden record that was sent with Voyager 1 and Voyager 2, just in case life was to be encountered outside our area. (It also comes with an alien like creature, although I’m not sure Voyager 1 or 2 encountered any of those……)

 My review kit also has a Japanese language A5 sized colourfully printed article on the Voyager, too bad my Japanese is really rusty (it’s only in Japanese)

 To display the completed model there is a base included in the kit along with a stand. The display base is a dome shape and has the northern hemisphere drawn onto it.


 All I can say, if you need a break from your usual modelling stuff and you like space modelling, then this is the kit for you.  

Harald Verweij

August 2012

Thanks to www.aviationmagastore.com  for the preview sample.

December 2006

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