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When Assembled Space Battleship Yamato 2199 Model Kits Create Some of the Most Awesome Looking Spaceships Out There
Space Battleship Yamato 2199 model kits are designs straight out of a 2012 Japanese military sci-fi anime television series. The series was a remake of the first Space Battleship Yamato TV series created by Yoshinobu Nishizaki with production design and direction by Leiji Matsumoto in 1974. In America, the original series was called Star Blazers.
In their story, Earth is attacked by aliens from the planet Gamilas. Their radiation bombs laying waste to the planet and forcing humanity underground.
The humans though are not without aid or an alliance. in 2199, friendly aliens from the planet Iscandar gave them blueprints to build their own powerful warships. Once built they can go in search of and retrieve a device known as the Cosmo Reverse System which will cleanse the planet and make it livable again.
The United Nations Cosmo Navy resurrects the long-sunken battleship Yamato and gives it an overhaul applying the new alien technology.
Their quest for the Cosmo Reverse System take them beyond the Solar System and the Milky Way Galaxy. Along the way they find themselves constantly waging war with Gamilan forces on Jupiter, the moons of Saturn and Pluto.
Gamilas leader Abelt Dessler becomes curious when the Yamato proves unstoppable and suspects that the Iscandars are medling in human affairs. Despite the political intrigues plaguing his empire he focuses his efforts on crushing the ship with the help of his top military commanders and most sophisticated spacecraft.
The resolve of Yamato’s crew is put to the extreme test. They must cope with the continual onslaught, the questions that arise with going on such an epic mission and the strange incidents aboard their own ship.
Bandai started releasing models in the Space Battleship Yamato 2199 model kits series in 2012. These include the 1/1000 scale models of the Yamato, two sets of UNCN warships, four sets of Garmilas warships, the Gamilas Polmeria-class Assault Carrier, the Gelvades-class Assault Carrier “Darold,” and the Guipellon-class multi-deck carriers Lambea, Balgray, and the Schderg.
Space Battleship Yamato 2199 model kits have received a lot of praise. Precise moldings with impressive detail. No paint needed as the plastic is already colored though the model you buy may come with a painting color guide. Most parts fit without the need for glue. The one drawback is the fact that the instructions are in Japanese. From what reviewers have said the clear drawings make it easy to follow though.
Check out the models below. Clicking on the picture of the model will take you to Amazon (United States) where I’m an affiliate.
Which of the Space Battleship Yamato 2199 model kits do you think has the most jaw-dropping design?