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Basically the included photo etch covers the entire ship. PE details on

December 15 2011 at 7:40 AM

Bruno  (Login BrunoSchielzeth)
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the turret bases, The antennas and radar are PE. All the ladders and inclined ladders and a lot of the hatches are PE. There are PE decks in a number of places. It's well appointed with PE just about everywhere. I'm sure the aftermarket guys will include photo etched catapults but the kit's plastic ones are pretty delicate they way they are. I'm happy with the amount of photo etch in the kit and where and how they used it.

I'm sure there are faults with the kit or maybe even a few errors, but I haven't found anything yet. I've said for a long time if they ever make a perfect kit I'll quit building models. I may have to retire pretty soon if the Yamato is any indication of where our hobby is going. wink.gif

And, like many people, I'd love to see this sort of kit offered for some of the other iconic ships of WWII. A heavy cruiser? A US battleship? Even a British battleship would be nice. At $400 each I wouldn't be able to buy them all but it would be nice to have them offered and available. Obviously the engineering and molding abilities are out there to produce a museum quality kit of the Indianapolis or the Juneau or any number of other ships that have only been available in resin or poorly detailed plastic. Most importantly, making a detailed kit that can be assembled by almost anyone, not just experts. I have to admit that I think a 14 year old could build this ship well. Read the instructions and make sure the parts are cleaned up properly and it almost falls together. I wish other kits were so well designed.

We can but hope I guess.

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