I was extremely pleased to be given the chance to review Eduard’s new Zuikaku carrier deck section. I have a few IJN aircraft and this deck section really helps to display them at shows. You get a section of pre-painted deck, and all you have to do is remove it from the etch carrier tree and you ready to place your favorite IJN plane on it. The deck section is good to go as is or you can mount it on a base like I did (mine came from Michael’s craft store for a couple of bucks).
There is also deck sections for the Zuikaku with an elevator, and similar ones for the Akagi available as well from Eduard. I used a Hasegawa Zero to show off the deck – see pictures below. Purist will recognize that my Zero is from the Hiryu, not the Zuikaku. Oh, well, it’s the only A6M2 I have built at the moment, so it will have to do.
I highly recommend the Zuikaku deck section from Eduard; it really brings you IJN aircraft to life. The price may be high, but in the end it’s good value for the money as it can be used over again to display you planes at shows.
Thanks to Eduard and to IPMS/USA for the opportunity to review this sample.
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