Available Plastic Injection Kits in 1/700
List compiled by Chris Timony

Notes
Column 1
- Number

Manufacturers kit number. We are working to put a link for all kits listed to kit's page on www.hlj.com. Please be patient.

Column 2 – Make
A = Aoshima
F = Fujimi
H = Hasegawa
S = Skywave Pitroad
T = Tamiya

Column 3 - Name

Column 4 - Review
If j-ships.com has any extra information on this kit a "YES" will display in this box with a link.

Column 5 – Era

Each vessel in the IJN underwent progressive modification over time. Where known, I have indicate what time period each kit represents (see below):
P = Pre-war
E = Early War 1941-1942
M = Mid War 1943
L = Late War 1944-1945
This does not mean that the kit cannot be modified to represent a vessel at a different time in its life.

Column 6 – T D
From my experience of many of these kits, I have attempted to show which decade the tool was originally made. This can give and idea of the quality of each kit. This is not fool-proof as some of the kits from the 1970s are still good. For example the Tamiya Junyo was tooled in 1979 but it still stands up well agaist the newer kits. In general:
All of the Tamiya kits are reasonable to excellent.
All of the Hasegawa kits are buildable and the newer ones are excellent.
Fujimi seem to have given up on 1/700 scale but their kits of Shokaku,Zuikaku, Ryujo and Oyodo are still good.
New Aoshima kits are excellent (1980s onwards) but the majority of their 1970s stuff is appalling.
Skywave Kits are always excellent, but this comes at extra cost.

Column 7 – Comments
Here I have expressed my opinions of the kits and some helpful information. If in doubt go for a Skywave Kit! (Usual disclaimer – I do not work for, supply or in any way profit from Pitroad Skywave products but I just think that they are fantastic.) I am unable to comment on many of the Special versions of kits as most will not be seen outside Japan.

Number Make Name Review Era T D Comments

Battleships Make    Review   Era T D   
103 A Yamashiro   E 70 Seriously showing its age. Due for retooling
104 A Fuso Yes E 70 Seriously showing its age. Due for retooling
107 H Ise   L 70 Hybrid BB /CV replaced by 117 and 119
108 H Hyuga   E 70 BB Now replaced by 118 and 120
109 H Kongo   L 90 Reasonable but contains some simplification.
110 H Hiei   E 90 All four ships share the same hull and three share identical bridge structure. Hiei has a better detailed bridge.
111 H Haruna   L 90  
112 H Kirishima   E 90  
113 T Yamato   L 90 Excellent detail
114 T Musashi   E 90 Excellent detail
115 A Nagato Yes E 0 Excellent detail
116 A Mutsu   E 0 Excellent detail
117 H Ise   E 0 1941 BB
118 H Hyuga   E 0 1941 BB
119 H Ise   L 0 1944 Hybrid BB /CV
120 H Hyuga   L 0 1944 Hybrid BB /CV
             
26960 A Mutsu   E 0 Special 1941 Version
30172 A Nagato   E 0 With Guide Book
30295 A Mutsu   E 0 With Guide Book
CH101 H Kongo   L 90 Full hull version
CH102 H Hiei   E 90 Full hull version
CH103 H Kirishima   E 90 Full hull version
CH104 H Haruna   L 90 Full hull version
             
             
42012 F Haruna   L 70  
42016 F Kongo   L 70  
42020 F Kirishima   E 70 Old tools – look for the Hasegawa kits
42023 F Hiei   E 70  
             
Aircraft Carriers            
201 H Akagi   E 80 Excellent for its age
202 H Kaga   E 80 Excellent for its age
203 A Hiryu   E 70 Has now been replaced by 31476 & 31483
204 A Soryu   E 70 Aging tool due for replacement
205 A Unryu   L 80 Aging tool due for replacement
206 A Katsuragi   L 80 Aging tool due for replacement
207 A Taiyo   E 80 Reasonable with some simplification
208 A Chuyo   E 80 Reasonable with some simplification
209 A Unyo   L 80 Reasonable with some simplification
211 T Taiho   L 70 Excellent for its age
212 T Junyo   L 70 Excellent for its age
213 T Shokaku   E 90 Excellent detail but some simplification
214 T Zuikaku   L 90 Excellent detail but some simplification
215 T Shinano Yes L 0 Excellent detail
216 H Zuiho Yes L 0 Excellent detail
217 H Shoho   E 0 Excellent detail
218 A Amagi   L 80 Aging tool due for replacement
             
43025 F Shokaku   L 70 Reasonable with some simplification
43049 F Zuikaku   L 70 Reasonable with some simplification
43082 F Ryujo   E 70 Reasonable with some simplification
43083 F Hosho   P 90  
             
31476 A Hiryu Yes E 0 1939 version Limited Edition
31483 A Hiryu Yes E 0 1942 Midway version
CH105 H Akagi   E 90 Full hull version
30014 H Shoho   E 0 Super detail
30015 H Kaga   E 80 Super detail
30016 H Zuiho   L 0 Super detail
             
W67 S Unryu   L 0 Fantastic new tooling
W68 S Katsuragi   L 0 Fantastic new tooling
             
Cruisers            
301 H Myoko   L 70  
302 H Nachi   L 70 The very first WL kit in the series. Thankfully these have been replaced by 333-336
303 H Haguro   L 70  
304 H Ashigara   L 70  
305 H Aoba   L 70 Aging tool due for replacement
306 H Furutaka   E 70 Aging tool due for replacement
307 H Kinugasa   E 70 Aging tool due for replacement
308 H Kako   E 70 Aging tool due for replacement
309 H Tenryu   E 70 Aging tool due for replacement
310 H Tatsuta   E 70 Aging tool due for replacement
311 T Suzuya   L 80  
312 T Mogami   L 80 These have been replaced by 341-344
313 T Kumano   P 80  
314 T Agano   M 80 Reasonable with some simplification
315 T Yahagi   L 80 Reasonable with some simplification
316 T Kuma   E 80 Reasonable with some simplification
317 T Tama   E 80 Reasonable with some simplification
318 T Kiso   P 80 Reasonable with some simplification
319 T Yubari   M 80 Reasonable with some simplification
320 T Natori   P 90 Excellent
321 T Kinu   E 90 Excellent
322 T Nagara   L 90 Excellent
323 T Isuzu   L 90 Excellent
328 A Katori     70 Aging tool due for replacement
329 A Kashima     70 Aging tool due for replacement
330 A Kashii     70 Aging tool due for replacement
331 A Tone     90 Excellent
332 A Chikuma     90 Excellent
333 H Myoko   E/L 90 Excellent
334 H Nachi   E/L 90 Excellent
335 H Haguro   E/L 90 Excellent
336 H Ashigara   E/L 90 Excellent
337 A Takao   L 0 Excellent - 1944 Leyte Gulf
338 A Atago   E 0 Excellent - 1942 Solomons
339 A Maya   L 0 Excellent - Battle of the Marianas
340 A Chokai   E 0 Excellent - Battle of the Solomon Sea
341 T Mogami   L 0 Excellent
342 T Mikuma   E 0 Excellent
343 T Suzuya   E 0 Excellent
344 T Kumano     0 Excellent
             
41004 F Tone   L 70  
41008 F Chikuma   L 70  
41055 F Nagara   E 70 Old kits that have been replaced by better Tamiya and Aoshima models
41060 F Isuzu   L 70  
41065 F Natori   E 70  
41068 F Kinu   E 70  
41078 F Jintsu   M 70 Aging tool due for replacement
41086 F Oyodo   L 70 Reasonable but due for replacement
43083 F Naka   E 70 Aging tool due for replacement
             
26984 A Chikuma   E 90 Special 1941 version
29213 A Takao   E 0 Indian Ocean 1942
29220 A Atago   L 0 Leyte Gulf 1944
29237 A Chokai   L 0 Leyte Gulf 1944
29244 A Maya   M 0 Attu Island 1942-43
31018 A Chokai   L 0 Super Detail
31025 A Maya   L 0 Super Detail
30017 H Myoko   E/L 90 Super Detail
30018 H Nachi   E/L 90 Super Detail
30019 H Haguro   E/L 90 Super Detail
30020 H Ashigara   E/L 90 Super Detail
             
W46 S Oi   E 90 Heavy torpedo cruiser
W47 S Kitakami   E 90 Heavy torpedo cruiser
W54 S Takao   E 0  
W55 S Atago     0  
W57 S Takao   L 0 1944
W58 S Maya Yes L 0 1944
W59 S Chokai     0  
             
Destroyers            
401 T Fubuki   E 80 Fubuki Class
402 T Shiratsuyu   E 80 Shiratsuyu Class
403 T Harusame   L 80 Shiratsuyu Class
404 T Hatsuyuki   L 80 Fubuki Class
405 T Ayanami   E 80 Fubuki Class
406 T Akatsuki   E 80 Akatsuki Class
407 T Hibiki   L 80 Akatsuki Class
408 T Shikinami   L 80 Fubuki Class
409 T Shimakaze   L 80 Shimakaze Class
410 H Yugumo   E 70 Yugumo Class
411 H Asashio   E 70 Asashio Class
412 H Minegumo   E 70 Asashio Class
413 H Akishimo   E 70 Yugumo Class
414 H Arashio   E 70 Asashio Class
415 H Hayanami   E 70 Yugumo Class
416 H Mutsuki   E 70 Mutsuki Class
417 H Mikazuki   E 70 Mutsuki Class
418 A Hatsuharu     70 Hatsuharu Class
419 A Kagero     70 Kagero Class
420 A Hatsushimo     70 Hatsuharu Class
421 A Yukikaze     70 Kagero Class – Kit is nasty
422 A Ariake     70 Hatsuharu Class
423 A Shiranui     70 Kagero Class
424 A Nenohi     70 Hatsuharu Class
425 A Amatsukaze     70 Kagero Class
426 A Akizuki   L 90 Akizuki Class – Very nice kits
427 A Teruzuki   L 90 Akizuki Class
428 T Matsu   L 90 Matsu Class
429 T Sakura   L 90 Matsu Class
436 H Momi   E 90 Also includes a small armed picket boat
437 H Wakatake   E 90 Also includes a small armed picket boat
438 A Fuyutzuki   L 90 Akizuki Class
439 A Yoizuki   L 90 Akizuki Class
440 A Hatsuzuki   L 90 Akizuki Class
441 A Suzutsuki   L 90 Akizuki Class
             
40036 F Akizuki   L 70 Akizuki Class
40037 F Matsu   L 70 Matsu Class
40044 F Shimozuki   L 70 Akizuki Class
40045 F Sakura   L 70 Matsu Class
             
27479 A Akizuki   E 90 Akizuki Class 1941 version
27486 A Shimotsuki   L 90 Akizuki Class 1944 version
27585 A Harutsuki   L 90 Akizuki Class Super detail
             
W13 S Minekaze     90 Minekaze Class
W14 S Kamikaze     90 Kamikaze Class
W20 S Yukaze     90 Minekaze Class
W24 S Kagero   E 90 Kager Class
W25 S Yukikaze   L 90 Kagero Class
W26 S Yugumo   E 90 Yugumo Class
W27 S Asashimo   L 90 Yugumo Class
W28 S Hatsuharu   E 90 Hatsuharu Class
W29 S Hatsushimo   L 90 Hatsuharu Class
W30 S Asashio   E 90 Asashio Class
W31 S Michishio   L 90 Asashio Class
W34 S Yunagi     90 Kamikaze Class
W69 S Mutsuki     0 Mutsuki Class
W70 S Minazuki     0 Mutsuki Class
             
             
Submarines            
430 A I-400   L 70 Not good
431 A I-1 & I-6     70 Not Good
432 H I-68 & I-370     70 Reasonable
433 H I-361 & I-171     70 Reasonable
434 T I-16 & I-58   E 80 Reasonable
435 T I-58   L 0 Excellent
             
40074 F I-15 & I-46     70 Reasonable
             
W16 S I-9 & Ro35     90  
W41 S I-13 &I-14   L 90  
W45 S Ro-35 & Koryu     90  
W48 S I-400 & I-401   L 90  
W? S I-56 Kaidai-3     0 Planned
             
             
Auxilliaries            
501 T T1 and T101   L 80 Military Transports
502 H Hikawa Maru   E 80 Hospital Ship
503 H Hikawa Maru   P 80 Passenger Liner
504 A Chitose   E 80 Seaplane tender
505 A Chiyoda   E 80 Seaplane tender
506 A Nitta Maru   P 80 Passenger Liner
507 A Yawata Maru   P 80 Passenger Liner
508 A Kasuga Maru   P 80 Passenger Liner
509 H Tugger Set     80  
510 H Harbour Set     80  
511 H IJN Aircraft   E 80 A6M2, B5N2, D3Y, D4Y
516 H IJN Aircraft   L 90 A6M5, B6N2, D4Y,C6N, B7A2
519 T W19, Ch13 and Sokuten Classes   E 90 Minesweeper, sub chaser and minelayer
522 H Heien Maru   M 80 Submarine Depot ship
903 T Sub Chaser No.13   L 90 2 vessels plus 2 US Gato subs
             
30592 A Chitose   E 80 Super detail
30608 A Chiyoda   E 80 Super detail
29619 A Mizuho   E 90 Seaplane tender
             
W11 S Type D ‘Tei’   L 90 2x Escorts
W15 S Ukuru   L 90 2x Escorts
W21 S Etorofu   L 90 2x Escorts
W35 S Chogei   E 90 Submarine depot ship
W36 S Jingei   E 90 Submarine depot ship
W37 S Akashi   E 90 Repair ship
W38 S Chidori     90 2x Torpedo boats
W39 S Otori     90 2x Torpedo boats
W40 S Hatukari     90 2x Torpedo boats
W42 S Kiji     90 2x Torpedo boats
W49 S Type C ‘Hei’   L 90 2x Escorts
W50 S Akitsushima   E 0 Seaplane tender
W51 S Kimikawa Maru   M 0 Seaplane tender
W52 S Kamikawa Maru   E 0 Seaplane tender
W53 S Ukuru Type III   L 0 2x Escorts
W60 S Shiretoko   P-E 0 Tanker equipped for abeam refuelling
W61 S Erimo   P-E 0 Tanker equipped for abeam refuelling
W62 S Notoro   P 0 Seaplane tender