Kit Reviews (in box and built):

Giving you a heads up as to which Japanese ship models are fit for display and which aren't even fit for the shelf of doom. This section will be a continuous work in progress.

For those who aren't aware of the difference between "In Box" reviews and "Built" reviews, "In Box" is when any of our reviewers can get their hands on a kit, but can't, or don't have the time, to build it and simply review the parts, their quality and the general accuracy of the kit. A "Built" review is preferred as the reviewer actually has built the kit. He can not only comment on everything the "In Box" reviewer can, but can also comment on the amount of work required to make the model look good (by the reviewers standards of course).

View the list of 1/700 scale Japanese ship kits here.

Aircraft Carriers:
  • TAIHO - Tamiya - Reviewed by: Jason Abraham
  • ZUIKAKU - Nichimo - Reviewed by: Jason Abraham
  • Shinano (old) - Tamiya - Reviewed by: Jason Abraham
  • Shinano (new) - Tamiya - Reviewed by:
  • Sinosauropteryx
  • Zuiho - Hasegawa - Reviewed by: Jason Abraham
  • Hiryu - Aoshima - Reviewed by: ANKEN
  • Chitose - Aoshima - Reviewed by: Jason Abraham
  • more to come...


  • Battleships:
  • NAGATO - Aoshima - Reviewed by: Jason Abraham
  • Nagato - Nichimo - Reviewed by: Sinosauropteryx
  • Fuso - Mini Craft- Reviewed by: Jason Abraham
  • more to come...


  • Heavy Cruisers:
  • Haguro - Nichimo - Reviewed by: Sinosauropteryx
  • MOGAMI - Tamiya - Reviewed by: Jason Abraham
  • Atago (Old) - Mini Craft- Reviewed by: Jason Abraham
  • Maya (New) - Sky Wave - Reviewed by: Jason Abraham
  • Kumano - Tamiya - Reviewed by:- Jason Abraham
  • more to come...


  • Light Cruisers:
  • Oi - Sky Wave -- Reviewed by Jason Abraham
  • more to come...


  • Destroyers:
  • Kagero - Nichimo - Reviewed by: Sinosauropteryx
  • Arashio class - Hasegawa vs. Skywave comparison - Reviewed by: Chris Timony
  • Yugumo class - Hasegawa vs. Skywave comparison - Reviewed by: Chris Timony
  • Yukikaze class - Aoshima vs. Skywave comparison - Reviewed by: Chris Timony
  • Chidori class - SkyWave - Reviewed by Jason Abraham
  • more to come...


  • Submarines:
  • more to come...


  • Lesser vessels:
  • more to come...