The Abukuma type has also been modernized and remodeled, and a satellite communication antenna has been added. Since 2019, Maritime Self-Defense Force ships have been gradually made low-visibility, and the black belt at the top of the chimney has been abolished and the shading of the ship number has been abolished.
However, as of 2022, “Jintsu” is low visibility, but “Abukuma” is still painted as before.
I used Hasegawa’s hyper-detailed version, and I used Pit Road’s Maritime Self-Defense Force equipment set 2 for the Asrock launcher. For the satellite communication antenna, I used the parts included in the Maritime Self-Defense Force equipment set 2 after attaching the overhang for the antenna with a plastic plate.
The white line on the deck is also a little different from the kit, so I used the same decal as the 2022 “Jintsu”. The ship number and ship name were reproduced by applying decals and then painting the shadows in the ship’s side color.