1/200 Scratch-built Hiryu (Radio controlled)
Built by Danny of Hong Kong

Other Models of this class:
Assembled Hiryu by Anken

Spec sheet on the Hiryu

Danny has been an IJN fan since he was ten. The HIJMS Hiryu is his favorite warship as he has been fascinated by the courageous counter attack launched by Hiryu during the Battle of Midway. Thus, he spent more than two years to build his dream boat: a 1/200 R/C scratchbuilt Hiryu.

The boat has a wooden hull built from the keel up. Danny also cut over 1,000 copper small copper plates and glued them to the hull to imitate the plating of the real ship, and drilled over 400 port holes on the model. He has been trying to make everything as detail as possible, and will keep on adding figures, scratchbuilt planes and other accessories. It is propelled by four Tamiya Temtech 370 motors and is quite fast, though it weighs over 16 pounds.

Check back soon when I post the pictures of her underway.