Hasegawa Mazda 767B series


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The Hasegawa Mazda 767B kits were part of a series of kerbside models of Gr.C and IMSA prototype sportscars.
The Mazda 767B kit is a kerbside with its axles fixed to the chassis (no steerable front wheels) and a one-piece bodyshell.
Cockpit interior is well detailed and faithfully reproduced 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 on the upper forward corner of each door window (E7, E8) is actually a vent that can be popped open, similar vents can often be found on helicopter windows. The blister on the kit windows has to be sanded down until it is flat and almost flush, after sanding polish the area to restore clarity.


Kit Nr. CC-18, 'Charge'

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

box top (29kB) 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.
No decals are included for the other 1989 'Charge' sponsored 767B (chassis nr.767-003, entry number 203, which finished 3rd in class, 12th overall in the 1989 Le Mans 24hr race) as this was actually a hybrid: a 767 with an updated engine and larger wheels to be technically equivalent to a 767B, however it retained many 767 features such as a shorter wheelbase, a different nose, a bump on the engine deck behind the cockpit and different rear wing supports.

Body parts are molded in bright orange, chassis and cockpit parts are molded in black, wheels are molded in white.
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.

In 2018 Studio27 did a replacement decal set for this scheme.

In 2018 Shunko Models did a decal set for the 1990 'Charge' sponsored 767B.

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
rereleased in Jan 2018

box top (25kB) 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.
Body parts and wheels 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.

box top (22.5kB) Being a Limited Edition, the box art of the 2018 rerelease differs slightly, the contents of the box are still the same though.



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

released in Jan 1992
rereleased in May 2020

box top (32kB) This Special Production (limited issue) kit depicts the Playsure Racing Team owned 767B chassis nr.002 as it competed in the 1991 Japanese Sports Prototype Championship, driven by Tetsuji Shiratori, Masatomo Shimizu and Syuuji Fujii.
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. Neither yellow nor magenta color patches are included on the decal sheet, so some 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, wheels are molded in white.
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.

box top (32.3kB) Being a Limited Edition, the box art of the 2020 rerelease differs slightly, the contents of the box are still the same though.



Kit Nr. SP-88, 'Playsure'

released in Apr 1993
rereleased in Aug 2018

box top (29kB) This Special Production kit depicts the Playsure owned 767B chassis nr.002 as it competed in the 1992 Japanese Sports Prototype Championship, the same car as in kit SP-60 only one year later and with minor changes to the paint scheme. Drivers were Tetsuji Shiratori, Masatomo Shimizu and Seisaku Suzuki.
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, wheels are molded in white.

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

box top (26.9kB) Being a Limited Edition, the box art of the 2018 rerelease differs slightly, the contents of the box are still the same though.


Kit Nr. 20421, '1991 JSPC'

released in Oct 2019

box top (23kB) This Limited Edition kit depicts the Team Taku owned 767B chassis nr.001 as it competed in October 1991 in the Fuji 1000 endurance event of the 1991 All Japan Sports Prototype Championship, driven by Taku Akaike and Kaoru Iida. The team failed to finish the race due to a cooling pipe failure after 30 laps.
Team Taku had replaced the Mazda 13J rotary engine by a Ford Cosworth DFR V8.
The only change Hasegawa made to the kit parts and instructions is deleting the side mounted exhaust (part B10). No new parts for rear mounted exhaust pipes or for the reconfigured oil coolers and radiators are included.
A well printed new set of decals is included.
The kit itself is again identical to the CC-18 kit, this time the low downforce version parts for the rear wing are used and the partial oil cooler/radiator intake covers are fitted.
Body parts and wheels are molded in white, chassis and cockpit parts are molded in black.

Note: As this kit does not depict a rotary powered race car, it is not listed on the index page, but I did add it here for completeness sake.



Kit Nr. 20539, 'ALEXEL 1992 JSPC'

released in Nov 2021

box top (27kB) This Limited Edition kit depicts the same 767B chassis nr.001 as depicted by the 1991 JSPC kit, now owned by Team Alexel as it competed in May 1992 in the Fuji 1000 endurance event of the 1992 All Japan Sports Prototype Championship, driven by Kaoru Iida and Yoshiyasu Tachi. The team failed to finish the race due to engine problems after 31 laps.
The car was still powered by a Ford Cosworth DFR V8.
As the picture on the box art shows, the car was now fitted with a different nose, more similar to the earlier 767 design and an air scoop on the top of the engine deck. The actual 767B-001 still exists and still retains this nose and the scoop on the engine deck.
The kit does not include parts for the different nose, but the instructions do indicate to fill the recess for the towing bracket, which makes the nose look more similar.
Hasegawa did include a new resin part for the engine intake scoop on the top of the engine deck and a well printed new set of silk screened decals.
The kit itself is again identical to the CC-18 kit, this time a combination of the low and high downforce parts for the rear wing are used and the partial oil cooler/radiator intake covers are fitted.
Body parts and wheels are molded in white, chassis and cockpit parts are molded in black.

Note: As this kit does not depict a rotary powered race car, it is not listed on the index page, but I did add it here for completeness sake.





Aftermarket Decals

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.


Shunko Models - Charge Mazda 767B 1990 Le Mans (SHK-D350)

Shunko Models Set SHK-D350 (22kB)

released in June 2018

This is a high-quality set of decals for turning the Hasegawa CC-18 kit into the 203 car that competed at Le Mans in 1990.
There are no green or black patches for the color scheme included, but all white dashed lines and even a decal for the instrument panel are.
The instructions recommend using Tamiya TS-35 Park Green and GSI Creos Mr.Color H173 Fluorescent Orange for the color scheme.

In 1990 Mazda entered two brand new 787 cars plus one 767B (chassis nr.767B-003, entry number 203).
As both 787 cars failed to finish, the sole 767B, driven by Y.Terada, T.Yorino and Y.Katayama, finished first in class, 20th overall in the 1990 Le Mans 24hr race.


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.





Studio27 - 767B #202 "Charge" 1989 (ST27-DC1218)

Studio27 Set DC1218 (35kB)

released in August 2018

This is a high-quality set of replacement decals for the Hasegawa CC-18 kit.
It doesn't say so on the package but the decals are for 767B chassis nr.002 during the 1989 Le Mans 24hr race, driven by Takashi Yorino, Hervé Regout and Elliot Forbes-Robinson (whose name was abbreviated to 'E.F.R' on the doors).
The set offers all emblems, numbers and white dashed lines for the livery, no decals for any of the green or black colored patches are included. The Charge emblem at the base of the windshield is in full color (no cut-outs).
A decal for the instrument panel is not included (use kit item).





Studio27 - 767 #201/#202 Le Mans 1988 (ST27-DC1226)

Studio27 Mazda 767 (23.7kB)

released in January 2020

This is a high-quality set of decals for making a Hasegawa 767B kit look like a 767 as it was entered in the 1988 Le Mans 24hr race.
The set offers all blue lines, emblems and numbers for the livery of either chassisnr. 767-001 entry nr. #201 or chassisnr. 767-002 entry nr. #202.
Decals for the tires and the seat belts are included on a separate small sheet, a decal for the instrument panel is not included (use kit item).

Please note that there are a lot of visible differences between a 1988 767 and a 1989 767B. The picture on the right shows models of a Hasegawa 767B and a Spark 767 for comparison (click for larger view).
The most obvious differences are:

Hasegawa 767B vs Spark 767 (80.8kB)

Item1989 767B1988 767
towing bracketflat over recess in center of noseupright offset to the left side of the nose
rear view mirrorsmounted on front fendersmounted on A-pillars
oil coolersintake and exhaust in lefthand 'doorsill' for engine cooler; NACA duct in top rear center of engine deck for transmission coolerintakes in main 'door' intakes, exhausts in side edges of engine cover
air intake on top of engine deckflush NACA ductrectangular intake on bump
main cooling intakes/exhaustsno bafflesdivider in intakes, curved baffle in exhausts
rear brake cooling intakesflush NACA ductsraised scoops protruding through deck
rear wing mountsnarrow 'lattice' mountswide 'solid' mounts

More subtle differences are in the dimensions of the body (767B is longer, lower, has a shorter nose, a slightly longer engine bulge and has a longer wheelbase) and in the sizes of the tires (both 17in but different aspect ratios).

Car 767-001 was written off after a crash at the July 1988 Fuji 500 Miles race and was subsequently replaced by 767-003. 767-003 bears a closer resemblance to a 767B (side mounted oil cooler, rear wing mount) and was modified repeatedly during its Mazdaspeed career, in particular in preparation for the 1989 Daytona 24hrs and the 1989 Le Mans 24hrs races.

I am not aware of any conversion kits for turning a Hasegawa 767B into a proper 767.



Studio27 - 767 #201 WEC Fuji 1988 (ST27-DC1228)

Studio27 Mazda 767 (6.9kB)

released in March 2020

This is a high-quality set of decals for making a Hasegawa 767B kit look like a 767 as it was entered in the July 1988 Fuji 500 miles race, which was part of the World Endurance Championship.
The color scheme is an interesting variation with a dayglow orange body and the roof and engine deck in white, with a thin black cheatline along the orange-white borders.
The set offers all lines, emblems and numbers for chassisnr. 767-001 entry nr. #201.
The sheet also offers decals for the tires, a decal for the instrument panel is not included (use kit item).

Car 767-001 was written off after a crash during this particular race and was subsequently replaced by 767-003.

Note that the decals are for a 767, see details above for differences between a 767 and a 767B.
In addition to the differences listed above, for this race 767-001 was fitted with a different rear wing and headlight units with the inside pair of lights removed.

I am not aware of any conversion kits for turning a Hasegawa 767B into a proper 767.





Upgrade Sets

Studio27 Set FP24209 (35kB)

Studio27 - 767B Upgrade Parts (ST27-FP24209)

released in October 2018

This set consists of a sheet of photo etched parts, a length of red seat belt ribbon and a white metal part for the seat belt buckle.
Among the PE parts are radiator faces, oil cooler faces, brake disc faces, wing end plates for both sprint and endurance versions, exhaust bay cover, windshield wiper plus pedals and seat belt buckles for inside the cabin.




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