H.I.J.M.S. Zuikaku by Jason Abraham

Ship Name: Zuikaku
Model manufacturer: Tamiya
Scale: 1/700
Date Commissioned: October 1999 (approx)
Extras (Photo-etched etc): Railing only
Any parts rebuilt: none
Manhours from beginning to end (this is approximately, of course): 20
Currently on display: My house
Modellers rating:
Special notes: Along with the Zuiho, this ship is my favorite. Most Tamiya ships are a pleasure to build and the Zuikaku followed suit. My third, and last, attempt to put railings on a 1/700 model ship proved much more successful then the lack lustre Natori and abortive Ise. I think the fact that I had practiced on two ships prior AND the fact that most of the railings on this ship are protected due to their placement, helped this vessel survive the moving truck!