Hasegawa Mazda 767B series

Kit Nr. CC-18, 'Charge'

released in July 1990
rereleased in November 2001
rereleased in September 2017

box top (18kB) Often mistaken for the 1991 Le Mans winning 787B because of its similar dayglow orange and green livery, this kit depicts the earlier 767B, which competed at Le Mans in 1989 and 1990.
The 'Charge' sponsored 767B chassis nr.002 as depicted in this kit finished 2nd in class, 9th overall in the 1989 Le Mans 24hrs race with entry number 202.
Unfortunately no decals are included for the other 1989 'Charge' sponsored 767B (chassis nr.003, entry number 203, which finished 3rd in class, 12th overall in the 1989 Le Mans 24hr race).

The kit is a kerbside with its axles fixed to the chassis (no steerable front wheels).
Cockpit interior is well detailed and faithfully copied and includes a decal for the main instrument display.
An optional high-downforce rear wing (parts C13, C23, C24, D6, D11, D16, D17) is included for doing a sprint-race version. For a sprint racer the partial intake covers (D9, D10) should not be fitted.
Do note that the blister (vent) on the upper forward corner of each door window has to be sanded down until it is almost flush, after sanding polish the area to restore clarity.
Body parts are molded in bright orange, chassis and cockpit parts are molded in black.
The comprehensive decal sheet includes all green and black parts of the paint scheme, so only the dayglow orange base color needs to be painted. The color used for the green decal patches does look a bit too bright to me though. Should you wish to paint the green patches yourself then Tamiya X-28 'Park Green' is a close match for the green used on the original car.
The side of the box lid shows some useful pictures of the real car during the 1989 Le Mans event.

In 2002 Museum Collection did a Hi Tech decal set for this scheme.

In 2016 Shunko Models did a replacement decal set for this scheme.

box top (24.9kB) Being a Limited Edition, the box art of the 2017 rerelease differs slightly, the contents of the box are still the same though.



Kit Nr. CC-20, 'Finish Line'

released in October 1990
rereleased in July 2008

box top (16KB) The 767B chassis nr.001 sponsored by Finish Line (Mazda's own line of car accessories) may not be as eye-catching as its Charge sponsored sister cars, but it did finish ahead of both in the 1989 Le Mans 24hrs race, winning IMSA class and finishing 7th overall.
The kit is identical to kit CC-18 apart from the very comprehensive decal sheet, which includes all blue parts for the white and blue paint scheme.
Do note that the blister (vent) on the upper forward corner of each door window has to be sanded down until it is almost flush, after sanding polish the area to restore clarity.
Body parts are molded in white, chassis and cockpit parts are molded in black.
The side of the box lid shows some useful pictures of the real car during the 1989 Le Mans event.

In 2016 Shunko Models did a replacement decal set for this scheme.


Kit Nr. SP-60, 'NWB/Playsure'

box top (20KB) This Special Production (limited issue) kit depicts the NWB/Playsure owned 767B chassis nr.002 as it competed in the 1991 Japanese Sportscar Championship. In yellow and dayglow magenta, the paint scheme of this car is even more striking than the Charge scheme it wore before while running for the Mazdaspeed factory team. As with the Charge kit, no color patches are included on the decal sheet, so again a lot of careful planning and masking is required, making this kit unsuited for beginners.
The kit itself is again identical to the CC-18 kit, but this time the optional sprint-race parts for the rear wing are used and the radiator intake covers are deleted. Some minor modifications have to be made, such as adding raised air scoops for the rear brakes, to make the kit completely accurate.
Body parts are molded in bright yellow, chassis and cockpit parts are molded in black.
The top and sides of the box lid have some useful pictures of the real car during the 1991 season.

In 2016 Shunko Models did a replacement decal set for this scheme.


Kit Nr. SP-88, 'Playsure'

box top (14KB) This Special Production kit depicts the Playsure owned 767B chassis nr.002 as it competed in the 1992 Japanese Sportscar Championship, the same car as in kit SP-60 only one year later and with minor changes to the paint scheme.
The kit itself is again identical to the CC-18 kit. As with the NWB kit, the optional sprint-race parts for the rear wing should be used and the radiator intake covers should be deleted.
Body parts are molded in bright yellow, chassis and cockpit parts are molded in black.

In 2016 Shunko Models did a replacement decal set for this scheme.



Museum Collection - Charge Mazda 767B 89 Du Mans (DC-31)

Museum Collection Hi Tech Decal Set DC-31 (25kB)

released in June 2002

This is a set of Hi Tech decals, designed to replace the kit decals of the CC-18 Charge 767B kit.
The decals are identical to the ones in the kit (although neither the green patches nor the silver engine hatch patch, which ought to be black on a Charge 767B, are included), but printing quality and color accuracy are much better. A set of white dashed lines is provided.
High Tech decals have a special carrier film that you can peel off of the model after the decal has settled, leaving just the printed image on the model. This is a bit tricky, the decal image can be damaged in the process so each sheet offers a complete set of spare decals plus some extras on top of that, so with a bit of luck you can do two cars from one sheet.



Shunko Models - Finish Line Mazda 767B 1989 Le Mans (SHK-D301)

Shunko Models Set SHK-D301 (25kB)

released in March 2016

This is a high-quality set of replacement decals for the Hasegawa CC-20 kit.
This set differs from the kit decals in that the solid blue areas for nose, roof and engine bay are not included, these need to be painted, the instructions recommend using GSI Creos Mr.Color H65 Bright Blue. The white/blue trim lines for the edges of the blue areas are included on the sheet, as is a replacement instrument panel.


Shunko Models - Charge Mazda 767B 1989 Le Mans (SHK-D304)

Shunko Models Set SHK-D304 (23kB)

released in April 2016

This is a high-quality set of replacement decals for the Hasegawa CC-18 kit.
Most items on the sheet are direct replacements for the kit decals, although Shunko did not include black or green patches for the color scheme. Note that the 'holes' in the emblem in front of the windscreen (decal 4) require a fluorescent orange background, so better keep this in mind when masking the black patch on the nose.
Like Hasegawa, Shunko does not include any decals for the other Charge sponsored 767B, nr.203.


Shunko Models - NWB Mazda 767B 1991 (SHK-D305)

Shunko Models Set SHK-D305 (22kB)

released in April 2016

This is a high-quality set of replacement decals for the Hasegawa SP-60 kit.


Shunko Models - NWB Mazda 767B 1992 (SHK-D306)

Shunko Models Set SHK-D306 (22kB)

released in April 2016

This is a high-quality set of replacement decals for the Hasegawa SP-88 kit.


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