MMP has published Ship Plans No.1 featuring the Japanese Destroyer Minekaze. This publication consists of a number of fold-out line drawings of the Minekaze in 1/350th scale, 1/200th scale, and 1/700th scale. The line drawings show the vessel as configured in 1920, 1939, and 1944.
Much detail is shown including railings, rigging, armament, depth charge racks, antennas, and utility boats. There is little text beyond captions for some of the drawings.
This publication will prove extremely useful to ship modelers who favor IJN subjects. Also, it should be noted that this publication is identified as “No 1”, promising more publications in this series.
In North America Casemate serves as the distributor for MMP, and in Australia the distributor is Platypus Publications.
You can view the book trailer for this publication at You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77m3kCacHME
This publication is highly recommended for WWII IJN aficionados and IJN modelers in particular. Thanks to Mushroom Models Productions for providing the review copy of this excellent publication to IPMS/USA for review.