You did a tremendous amount of work to get the stern of that model to even approximate its actual shape. That was just the worst of many flaws in the model. I bought one a year ago and gave up on making it even wargame quality, and pitched it.
Really nice paint job, but it is the best thing on the model. You did a great job on an inferior model. Thanks for showing your work.
: Well as no manufacturer has seen fit to issue
: a 3-deck version of the IJN aircraft carrier
: Kaga, I decided to go ahead and try to
: finish the one I got from Shapeways a while
: back. This fills a slot in my IJN aircraft
: carrier collection that has been vacant for
: a long time. It is not the best model and
: would be considered wargaming quality. I
: used Peddinghaus decals for the flight deck
: Model as received from Shapeways:
: With Neptun Kaga after final conversion and
: with Superior Kaga as battleship
: Model as finished with Peddinghaus decals: