|The Imperial Japanese battleship Mutsu is the forgotten battlewagon of the Japanese Navy during World War Two. She was always playing second fiddle to her
sistership, Nagato, which was Yamamoto's flagship at the start of the war. All the other battleships participated in significant operations at some point, even the
Harbor Queens, Fuso and Yamashiro went down fighting. Perhaps it was because Mutsu was sunk in harbor by a magazine explosion in 1943, there is less interest
in her. Anyway, the Hasegawa 1:350 scale model of the Mutsu has been out for a number of years and if you would like to dress up the old lady in a pretty kimono,
ArtwoxModel can fix her up in a fresh wooden deck. Artwox Deck AW 10024 provides wooden decks specifically designed for the Hasegawa kit. This set
provides 26 decks, platforms or wooden pieces to cover the unsightly plastic decks with real wood. There are three large decks with the forecastle, amidship shelter
deck quarterdeck. There are some smaller decks and platforms as well as wooden decks for the ship's powered launches and oared boats. The very fact that there
are some many wooden parts makes the easier to attach because none of the decks are very long to cause a significant threat of misalignment or warping.