Model Art Modeling Magazine, #859 – JASDF Modeling & Equipment Guide

Published: December 29th, 2012     
Reviewed by: Mike Van Schoonhoven - IPMS# 41627
Company: Model Art
ISBN #: 4910087341223
Other Publication Information: Special release, Japanese text with some English subtitles, 128 pages in color and black and white photos
Price: $25.50
Product / Stock #: No. 859
Product provided by: Model Art

This is a special issue from Model Art Magazine that deals specifically with the JASDF (Japanese Air Self-Defense Force). The magazine is broken in to three sections. It is printed in Japanese with some English subtitles.

The first section shows off some wonderfully built models and several aircraft walkarounds of the JASDF. Model Art really did a great job covering this area. They dedicated ninety pages of this issue to this section.

The next area that is covered is the aircraft and weaponry of the JASDF. Again, Model Art really did a wonderful job here. Each subject is represented with one color photograph and a small description in Japanese text.

The last section deals with models, decals, and aftermarket parts that are available representing the JASDF. Model Art dedicated fourteen pages to this. It is truly amazing the amount of material that is out there for the modeler.

If you are a fan of the JASDF, I highly recommend this magazine to you. I understand that you may not read Japanese, but there is a wealth of reference packed in this issue.

I would like to thank Model Art Magazine and IPMS/USA for allowing me to review this product.

  • Back cover
    Back cover
  • Sample page - aircraft & weapons
    Sample page - aircraft & weapons
  • Sample page - color profile
    Sample page - color profile
  • Sample page - walkaround
    Sample page - walkaround

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