MODEL: Shikishima SCALE: 1/200 PUBLISHER: GPM DESIGNER: ? AVAILABILITY: Many places; I got my copy from Hobby Factory The kit comes with Polish and English instructions. There are 12 pages of detailed instructions, 6 pages to be mounted on thick card, and 16 pages of coloured parts. There are numerous individual parts and the kit is rated 3 on GPM’s difficulty scale. Note that the pictures of the finished model on the back page shows a grey hull which is different than the printed kit. The hull of the kit is black as depicted on the title page. Printing is very crisp and the colours are nicely done although it lacks weathering. Overall, a very nice looking kit. Please feel free to ask any questions about this kit and I will try my best to answer them. The Shikishima was one of the Japanese battleships during the Russo-Japanese Wars and participated in all the major naval engagements including the famous Battle of Tsushima. She was commissioned in 1900 and finally broken up as scrap in 1948. Like all the Japanese battleships of the time, she was built in England.