IJN NISSHIN 1904 - 1942Nisshin was a Kasuga-class armored cruiser of the Imperial Japanese Navy designed and built in Italy. Nisshin had a sister ship, Kasuga. Still not fully completed in January 1904, Nisshin and Kasuga sailed, from Genoa to Japan under the command of British captains with combined British, Italian and Arab crews. Both captains had their Royal Navy commissions temporarily withdrawn in order to avoid a diplomatic incident should the ships come into conflict with Russian forces. During the voyage, the Imperial Russian Navy shadowed the two vessels with the intention of sinking them as soon as the conflict started, however, the Royal Navy cruiser HMS King Alfred also shadowed the Japanese ships. On their arrival in Japan, the officers and men of both ships were welcomed as heroes in Japan, and their British captains had the honour of an interview with Emperor Meiji. She subsequently took an active part in the Russo-Japanese War. She had a limited role during WW1. In 1921 she was partially disarmed in accordance with the Washington Naval Treaty and was reclassified as a Coastal Defense Vessel. From 1927 she was used as a training vessel for officer cadets until being decommissioned in April 1 1935. Renamed Hai-Kan No.6, her hulk was sunk as a target ship during live fire exercises in the Seto Inland Sea in 1936. Nisshin was later raised, and towed as a target by the battleship Mutsu. In 1942 she was again sunk by the battleship Yamato with her new 18.1 inch guns. Made by Modelkrak this waterline resin model is rare.
The resin casting is good.The waterline kit includes detailed instructions (In Polish!).
Please see photos for details.One of many models to be sold over the coming months from a collection built up over 40 years!! Some of these are extremely rare and no longer in production.
Will combine postage for multiple purchases .
All postage is sent recorded and signed for hence the higher post office costs.