Specifications for the Zuiho
Model manufacturer: Hasegawa
Commissioned: November 2002
Extras (Photo-etched etc): Toms Modelworks photoetch
set for the
Any parts rebuilt: The deck elevators were carefully
cut out and a
scratchbuilt double hanger was added.
Manhours from beginning to end: over 50 hours most
of this was spent on the
Currently on display:
Modellers difficulty rating: The basic kit will
not cause any problems to
anyone so long as they do not do anything as stupid as trying
to shoehorn a
double hanger into it. The worst part was separating the elevators
flightdeck, as this was the make or break point in construction.
Notes: The box top artwork provided the information
for the rigging. Photos
in Warships of the Imperial Japanese Navy Volume 7 published
provided many of the details. One of the most useful pictures
was that of
the carrier Ryuho in the process of scrapping, this showed
of the double hangers in small Japanese carriers.