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1/350 For Light Cruiser Yahagi `Operation Tenichigo` Detail Up Parts Super (Plastic model)

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  • Code: 17809
  • Japanese: 1/350 軽巡 矢矧 天一号作戦 ディテールアップパーツ スーパー (40074)
  • JAN: 4967834400757
  • Weight: 0.2kgs
  • Package Size: 5cm x 35cm x 20cm
  • Manufactured by: Hasegawa
  • Release Date: Wednesday 21 October, 2009


5  Friday 16 November, 2012
by Momtchil  Italy  

This is an out of the box review since I still have not used the set. The detail of photo etched parts is incredible and a nice touch is the way the parts are connected to the sheet: they indeed are not connected but just hold in place by small protrusions. This will simplify the additional work of detaching the parts. A very firm package will avoid that parts will mess but once this film is removed I guess that some care should be taken. The set addresses mainly to the central platform of the cruiser and has a very detailed grid on the lower surface. The pattern on the outer surface is very nice too. There are also details for other parts of the cruiser. There is a lot of detail for the boats (launch, cutter and motor boat) There is some detail for the airplanes and a very well done catapult. All the parts are nicely textured and seem quite realistic. They seem a little bit thicker than usual photo etched parts in 1/350 scale but this may lead to an easier handling and folding. However it is possible that the thickness of the parts is correct for what they indeed represent, but I have no documentation to check this. Indeed the thickness of smaller parts is really low so it seems that everything is scaled down correctly. The feeling is in any case positive and contrary to other photo etched sets all the parts are engraved and textured. A nice add-on are the 6 metal gun barrels and the ship’s metal nameplate (but only in Japanese).
The instructions are very good too and are the same as usual Hasegawa instructions, there is no guess work and everything is clear. The box depicts the cruiser with a lot of photo etched parts but attention must be paid that this will be possible if another two sets (basic A and basic B) are purchased separately. The overall price of the three sets is high compared to similar products but this is the only option by now available for the Yahagi cruiser. This set is somehow indispensable if you want to reach a good level of realistic looking ship and is the first to be purchased. Basic A and B have a lot of parts that can be found in some generic sets for IJN cruisers available at a lower price but probably the overall effort to reach a good level of detail will fail and lead to some disappointment. The Basic B is in fact much more than basic and the size of the photo etched sheet is similar to this “Detail up parts super”
Final word: Yahagi kit is very beautiful and if you want to build a stunning model you have to purchase this set. Later on you can decide for basic A and (not so) basic B sets


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