Fujimi pioneers 1/500-scale ship modeling with this all-new tooling of the IJN battleship Yamato! Bigger and more detailed than 1/700 scale, but not a shelf space-eating monster like the 1/350 and 1/200 scale kits, this 1/500-scale offering is just right! Filled with amazingly fine and accurate detail, right down to the hollow muzzles on the tiny 25mm AA guns. Clear parts are provided for the scout floatplanes and bridge. The instructions are mostly in Japanese, but are well-illustrated and easy to follow. Includes exploded-view pictorial-type instructions, with Japanese text, and with color callouts in Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, and Japanese.
This release represents the Yamato as it appeared in 1941, its "debut."