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Plastic Models - Tamiya - 31349 - Light Cruiser Abukuma

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Plastic Models - Tamiya - 31349 - Light Cruiser Abukuma
Brand Tamiya (Details)
Suggested Retail Price $46.00
Name Light Cruiser Abukuma
Stock Number 31349
Scale 1/700
Category Warships
Country Japan (Details)
Warship Abukuma (Details)
Primary Material Plastic



Description: 1/700 scale assembly kit model of the Japanese Navy Light Cruiser Abukuma. Model depicts the Abukuma as she appeared during the Pearl Harbor attack in December 1941. Newly designed parts such as the bridge and ship hull accurately reproduce the Abukuma"s distinguishing features, such as the double-curved bow. Includes parts for the ship"s cutters and reconnaissance floatplane. Catapult and all seven 140mm gun mounts feature polycaps for free rotation even after assembly.

History:
Abukuma (阿武隈) was the sixth and last of the vessels completed for the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) in the Nagara class of light cruisers, and like other vessels of her class, she was intended for use as the flagship of a destroyer flotilla. She was named after the Abukuma River in the Tōhoku region of Japan. She saw action during World War II in the Attack on Pearl Harbor and in the Pacific, before being disabled in the Battle of Surigao Strait in October 1944, then bombed and sunk by the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) off the coast of the Philippines.

Info:
Tamiya Incorporated (株式会社タミヤ Kabushiki gaisha Tamiya) is a Japanese manufacturer of plastic model kits, radio controlled cars, battery and solar powered educational models, sailboat models, acrylic and enamel model paints and various modeling tools and supplies. The company was founded by Yoshio Tamiya [ja] in Shizuoka, Japan, in 1946.

The metal molds were produced from plans which had the concept of being "easy to understand and build, even for beginners". Even the box art was consistent with this throughout the company.

The company has gained a reputation among hobbyists of producing models of outstanding quality and accurate scale detail, a philosophy reflected directly on the company's motto, "First in Quality Around the World". Tamiya Inc. has also been awarded on a regular basis each year, the Modell des Jahres (Model of the Year) award, hosted by the German magazine ModellFan .


Item created by: gdm on 2019-07-31 11:59:37

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