Kit Reviews: Skywave Maya (1944)
(in box review):
Medium: Plastic Injection
Reviewer: Jason Abraham
Model rating: 10/10
Sheet on the Takao class
of the Maya
Sky Wave Maya box art
I can't wait to build
her, but I must. So I give you my "In Box" review.
A Brief History: Part of the Takao class of heavy cruisers all four
served with distinction until their... well... extinction. In 1943
due to damage sustained the Maya had her third twin 8" mount
removed and replaced by 2 twin 5" DP guns and a number of 25mm
mounts. She was a beautiful ship in both her configurations. She
along with most of her class was sunk, or heavily damaged, by torpedoes
from the American submarines Dace and Darter while en route to the
IJNs last large scale showing in the Pacific War. Only the Chokai
survived the torpedo attack that day unscathed and she was sunk
two days later.
What can you say about perfection except that it is perfect. Arguably
the best injection molded version of this ship (only the new Aoshima
mold can compare). The parts are finely detailed and the fit is
excellent. SkyWave has really done their homework on producing this
Tried scanning the parts and I think it came out nice!
Overall this model gets a 9.5 out of 10. The only reason why the
Maya by Skywave didn't get a 10 out of 10 is the price. The Aoshima
new tooling of their kit is quite cheaper and the quality (I hear)
is at, or very near, Skywaves.
back from time to time for when I actually build her.