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Then this can save the model
Overall, this is a fine retooling by Hasegawa. While it falls down badly on the 25mm triple mounts, in my opinion, and is devoid of as much molded detail as could have been incorporated--notably the stanchions and girders under the flight deck and surrounding the hull--the kit is a sound one and a good basis for the modelers' indulgence. It does need a PE set, please, someone. And, of course, I believe Hasegawa should have bit the bullet and committed this project to 1/350th scale. A flavor for what can be done is found here: https://plamoya.com/en/reviews.html?reviews_id=984
Otherwise, and given the fact that I nailed this kit for a mere 35 clams--folks do well to shop, I recommend this kit if your preference includes 1/450th: a scale not too big and not too small.
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