Model Art, #843, JGSDF Modeling and Equipment Guide

Published: June 7th, 2012     
Reviewed by: Tracy Palmer - IPMS# 39188
Company: Model Art
Other Publication Information: 128 pages, lots of color photos, Japanese text
Price: $14.50
Product / Stock #: 843
Product provided by: Dragon Models USA

The JGSDF Modeling and Equipment is a MUST have for anyone wanting a top notch pictorial of current JGSDF equipment. Let's do the main downside first, it's in Japanese! OK, so getting over that, there are some very way cool things in this edition.

This magazine is packed with pictures and (if you read Japanese) text on all the latest equipment used by the Japanese army. The first couple of pages cover the disaster relief for the earthquakes that hit Japan. Then into the modeling guide, which covers 90 pages of different models. A list way too long to list here!

Then into the equipment guide. Everything from the current handgun, small arms, and body armor to the AH-64 attack helicopter is covered in color pictures. Just a great reference!

This is a high quality, glossy page magazine with great picture layouts and was very enjoyable. I would recommend this magazine to anyone interested in the Japanese army from about the 1960s to today.

My thanks to Dragon/USA for the review copy and to IPMS/USA for allowing me the pleasure of reviewing it.

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