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1/350 Ship Series No.31
Musashi Japanese Battleship
Item No: 78031

Length: 751.5mm. Image shows painted and assembled kit.

A Force to be Reckoned With
The Musashi was the second ship in the Yamato class of battleships built by the Japanese Navy. Her most distinguishing features were her nine huge 46cm guns, which had a range of 41km and could penetrate 43cm of armor plating at a distance of up to 30km. The massive ship had a displacement of over 70,000 tons, and was laid down on March 29, 2013. Some two and a half years later in November 1940 she was launched and finally commissioned for service on August 5, 1942. In order to provide the best defensive capability possible, she employed an astonishing 21,000 tons of armor plating; in addition, the ship was made a short as possible and its layout grouped key parts such as the bridge in the center of the ship. After serving as the flagship of the Japanese fleet from February 1943 to March 1944, she took part in combat operations in the Philippines. On October 24, 1944, Musashi was attacked by several U.S. planes and took a number of torpedo hits leading to her sinking.

About the Model
This is a plastic model assembly kit of the Japanese battleship Musashi. ★Scale: 1/350, Length: 751.5mm, Width: 110mm. ★Model depicts the Musashi as she appeared in the Battle of the Philippine Sea. ★Detailed one-piece molded hull accurately captures the form of the Musashi with bulbous bow, and raised sheer. ★Faithfully recreated deck features bridge, funnels and other key parts grouped in the center, capturing the heavy feel of the battleship. ★46cm guns feature details such as the water-proof coverings, and are fitted directly to the deck. ★Main mast is finely engraved. ★Other armaments including 12.7cm guns, triple 25mm cannon mounts and more are recreated in detail. ★15m rangefinders and stern crane are movable after completion. ★Stern walkway is recreated using stickers. ★Includes 4 reconnaissance floatplanes and 4 cutters. ★Features a stand which can be easily attached by screws to separately-sold 1/350 scale display case.

Profile view
Overhead view
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■Tamiya Color paints for finishing Musashi Japanese Battleship

Tamiya Color Item No.
TS-33 Dull Red 85033
TS-66 IJN Gray (Kure Arsenal) 85066
TS-68 Wooden Deck Tan 85068

Tamiya Color Acrylic Colors
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Enamel Colors
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Tamiya Color Acrylic Colors
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Enamel Colors
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X-2 White 81502
XF-10 Flat Brown 81710
X-5 Green 81505
XF-11 J.N. Green 81711
X-7 Red 81507
XF-12 J.N. Grey 81712
X-10 Gun Metal 81510
XF-25 Light Sea Grey 81725 80325
X-11 Chrome Silver 81511
XF-53 Neutral Grey 81753 80353
X-12 Gold Leaf 81512
XF-56 Metallic Grey 81756 80356
XF-1 Black 81701
XF-63 German Grey 81763 80363
XF-2 Flat White 81702

■Applying a detailed finishing touch
87131, 87132, 87133, 87140 Panel Line Accent Color (Black), (Brown), (Gray) (Dark Brown)

■Keep the model in pristine condition
Item 73019 1/350 Scale Model Display Case (w/Wooden Base) (Inner 824x164x237mm)

The information on this page is current as of June 13, 2013. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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