While the historical image of the Defiant has been somewhat soiled by its less-than-stellar performance as a fighter (one could argue that the whole "turret fighter" concept was fatally flawed to begin with), its physical image can only be enhanced by this superb Koike rendition of the plane, revealing remarkably smart lines and a powerful-looking airframe. Of course, looks can be deceiving, in both good and bad ways... Unlike box art, having the whole frame to paint freely in allows for a more developed background, and the positioning of the Defiant with the river in the distance is done beautifully to complete the frame.
This print is reproduced on heavy art board and sized identically to the original, measuring 400mm x 315mm (15.75 x 12.4 inches). It's offset-printed, and the color reproduction has been approved by Koike himself. The art board measures 625mm x 453mm (24.6 x 17.8 inches), leaving white borders around the image to give you the freedom to have it framed as you please. The prints are packed in a special sleeve inside a sturdy shipping box designed to prevent any bending while on their way to you (for this reason, they cannot be combined with other types of items for shipping, they will be shipped separately, even if ordered with other items).