Tuesday, May 10, 2011

What a thing to do to a perfectly good airplane!

I'm both amused and astonished to see what Japanese model-maker Hasegawa has done to special editions of its 1:48- and 1:72-scale models of some of the world's most advanced fighting aircraft. It's given them a paint scheme based on the Japanese Idolmaster arcade game, which has been adapted into an anime series. The paint schemes are also used as an add-on pack for the Xbox 360 game 'Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation'.

Here's what some US fighter aircraft look like in Hasegawa's anime imagination:

F-15E Strike Eagle painted to represent Idolmaster Chihaya Kisaragi

F-16 Fighting Falcon painted to represent Idolmaster Mami Futami

F-22 Raptor painted to represent Idolmaster Haruka Amami

Hasegawa has released models of many more modern fighter aircraft, painted in the same way. I don't know that I recommend looking at them, but they're certainly fascinating . . . in a gruesomely appalling, vaguely repellent sort of way!



JC said...

The heathen Chinee is peculiar

Anonymous said...

Well, if the airlines get paid for painting ads on their planes . . .

I also imagine that if an, oh say, Osprey were painted with these things, the enemy would be laughing so hard that it would be a fairly easy victory for the US Marines or whoever.


Silver the Evil Chao said...

Ohhhh, Idolm@ster. The music in those games are as popular as the characters in the Japanese corners of the internet.

xD Is it sad that I knew about the series before this post?

trailbee said...

I don't know, but could you get an ADHD arcade-loving child to sit still for a bit and put one of these together? Even just parts of it?
Sorry, sanity rears its ugly head, again.