Kit Reviews: Zuiho
(in box review):
Medium: Plastic Injection
Reviewer: Jason Abraham
Model rating: 9.5/10
Sheet on the Zuiho class
Zuiho by Chris Timony
Box art of the Zuiho
One of my personal favorites.
The Zuiho was as tenacious as a light carrier could have been throughout
her career. The images of her final fight in the Battle
off Samar (October 25, 1944) show a sleek and fast ship turning
to avoid bombs and torpedoes and has always demanded my respect.
Image from http://www.voodoo.cz/ww2car/ships/japan/shoho_zuiho.html
Being that she is one of my favorites I began building her as soon
as I got her! But, since my Air Brush is STILL out of commission,
I was forced to stay my hand before I built too far.
kit is amazing! I have not had the option to see any kits released
in the last 4 years or so. The direction
the molding technology is going in is a good one! Crisp detail and
excellent molds make for pure bliss when I began "pseudo-building"
this ship. The flight deck comes in two pieces which vexed me for
a few minutes until I realized that this was so the Shoho's shorter
flightdeck could be substitued for the Shoho kit. I would have liked
to have seen a full flight deck to save me the puttying, but I'll
this model gets a 9.5 out of 10. There are no major flaws (or minor
for that matter) and the only thing that kept this kit from getting
a perfect 10 was the two piece flight deck. Buy yourself this ship
and enjoy as she comes together flawlessly,
back from time to time for when I actualy finish building her.