This item is an injection-plastic ship model kit.
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. This initial release includes metal replacement barrels for the massive 46cm main guns. The instructions are mostly in Japanese, but are well-illustrated and easy to follow. Be sure to check out the photo-etched metal detail and wooden deck sets, both sold separately and linked below! Includes exploded-view pictorial-type instructions, with Japanese text, and with color callouts in Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, and Japanese.