This item is discontinued and is not expected to come back into stock.
This is a Japanese-language book or magazine about ships and/or ship modeling.
This is the Izumo kit you've always wanted! The giant escort ship DDH-183 Izumo of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Fleet is the subject of Deagostini's latest multiple-issue model-kit series! Each issue of this kit comes with more parts to build this impressive and massive model, as well as a magazine covering the ship and her history. Collect all the issues to build the complete ship, and you'll have a showpiece for your collection like no other!
This model features tons of gimmicks, such as lighting of the deck bridge, an elevator that goes up and down, sound reproduction, a rotating propeller and more! You'll also get a full complement of ship-based helicopters, work vehicles, Ospreys and other equipment. At a huge 1/250-scale, this model will be almost a meter long when completed, and its body frame and lower hull are made of die-cast metal!
Carrier-based equipment includes:
The magazine will include thorough explanations of the Izumo and the various ships and equipment used by the Maritime Self-Defense Force. You'll get to know the Izumo in large-format photos, illustrations and much more, with different contents in every issue! Detailed explanations of her hull structure, technology, and on-board equipment are included, as are verifications of her performance and ability. Interviews with the captain, the daily life of the crew, the duties and training the Izumo is responsible for are also covered.
Assembly guides for the parts are also included. Assembly is easy, and the guide is also easy to understand (all text is in Japanese but it's thoroughly illustrated with photos).
Any fan of aircraft carriers would love to have this beautiful ship as part of their collection -- place your order now!