I got this kit pretty occasionally while visiting the modelling excibition at Oberschleissheim, 2005, together with the Fujimi kit for 1:700 Zuikaku (yet to be built). The kit is pretty old mould, and you feel it instantly when you open the box. The detailing is not too good, small parts are all overscale.. But, using the photoetch parts from Eduards, and loads of putty I managed to build a not that bad looking model. Also I tried many things new for me on this kit, these being photoetch, water-simulating stand, paint markers.. So, enjoy the photos.