Maritime Mountain

Hasegawa’s ship kits have a reputation for quality. Here, Andy Davies builds its 1/700 IJN Furutaka to find out if it’s justified

This limited-edition release featured a full hull option with the parts moulded in dull red styrene, along with propeller shafts, bilge keels, twin rudders and stand components

Named after a peak inPrefecture, Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) Furutaka was commissioned at Nagasaki, Japan in 1926.

It was the lead vessel in a twoship heavy cruiser (Itto-Junyokan) class, the first to serve in the Japanese Navy, which served as the basis for the succeeding Aobaclass.

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