P-3C Update II/III Orion

This is the 1/72 Scale P-3C Orion Plastic Model Kit from Hasegawa.

Hasegawa P-3C Update II/III Orion Plastic Model Airplane Kit 1/72 Scale #04015
 Hasegawa # hsg04015
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Specifications :
  • Scale: 1/72
  • Fuselage: 19.47" (494.6mm)
  • Wingspan: 16.61" (422mm)
  • Parts: 153
  • Hasegawa Product Number: 04015
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"great kit"
bigmac1959 (Sparks,Nv)
Nice kit fun build not for beginners well worth the cost

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  • Highly detailed, injection molded white plastic parts.
  • Cockpit includes instrument panel.
  • Detailed landing gear.
  • Waterslide decals.
  • Illustrated assembly guide.


  • Scale: 1/72
  • Fuselage: 19.47" (494.6mm)
  • Wingspan: 16.61" (422mm)
  • Parts: 153
  • Hasegawa Product Number: 04015


One plastic model

Requirements & Suggestions

  • Assembly
  • CA Glue (HLC107) (HLC106) (PAAPT02) (HLC121)
  • Modeling Knife (EXL16001) (XACX3627) (EXL16018)
  • Sprue Cutter (XUR410A) (TES8940) (EXL55594)
  • Paint (White, Black, Red, Silver, Flat Black, Orange, Orange Yellow, Wood Brown, Aircraft Gray, Sky, Dark Sea Gray, Burnt Iron, Tire Black, Clear Red, Clear Blue, FS36375 Light Gray, FS16440 Light Gray, FS17875 White, Radome, FS36337 Grayish Blue)
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"Hard work on the P-3C"
Had some very serious fit problems and lots of flashing that had to be trimmed. Instructions were good but the decals were very prone to tearing. I would say this model is not for anyone not willing to spend a great deal of time on prep and detail work. Also had a decal sheet missing some decals which is a first.

"Great kit to build lots of detail!"
5 Stars compliments this model well! From the time you open the box, and look at the instructions, and the quality of the parts, you cant go wrong! The instructions are well thought out, the paint guide is fantastic, the parts fit like a dream with few seam lines to sand .I did however find one small glitch, and in the future I personally will correct it ....the prop pins are a TAD too short. Meaning when you put the props on the pins push back against the firewall, thus leaving you with nothing left to attach the props, my tip would be too put a small piece of tape on the back side of the pin, keeping it fully extended while putting the props on! I truly wish I had done that as I wanted all my props to rotate! The box art is a awesome reference to paint markings as well..and the decal sheet...lets just say Hasawaga didn't miss any...you will spend 3-4 days just adding decals! All said , HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

"Love it so much I wrote a book"
I really enjoyed building this model. I actually wrote a detailed book on how to build it that incorporate Eduard's photo etch. It's available on Amazon and Createspace (https://www.createspace.com/6172787)


  • One decal sheet with markings for 2 version
  • 1) US Navy VP-40 "Fighting Marlins"
  • 2) CP-140 Aurora Candian Armed Forces No. 407 Sqn.

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