While the stern is reasonably more accurate and the overall dimensions are good, the conning tower is much too short in comparison to the real thing. I am considering buying another kit and chopping up both to make up the difference. Good thing the kit has that thick overscale grid scribed into it to help me out!
I own the 1/700 Dragon/Cyberhobby Typhoon, so I can tell you 2 things...
1) It can not be built waterline. It comes in upper and lower hull halves, split along the centerline, not the actual waterline.
2) It is a less accurate kit than the Trumpeter/Hobby Boss 1/700 Typhoon. The stern dive planes of the Cyberhobby kit are incorrect/"imaginary." They do not reflect the layout of the actual sub. (The Hobby Boss/Trumpeter kit does do that layout correctly.)
I do not own the 1/700 Hobby Boss/Trumpeter Typhoon kit, but I have looked its contents up online. Unfortunately, for most full hulled submarine kits, when they are listed as "waterline," it just means the kit comes in upper and lower halves, split down the center, not the actual waterline, as is the case I can see from the review I have of the kit you ask about. Very true that is not the actual waterline. Unfortunately--as it is close--it is very common to claim subs spilt this way have a "waterline" version available. (I have a few modern 1/700 US/Russian subs in my collection by both Dragon and Hobby Boss.)
While I know of a true waterline 1/700 Oscar class (Kursk) from Tamiya, I don't know of any waterline Typhoon kits available. Sorry.
I just received that kit and I had read that it can be built waterline.
Looking at hull parts I am not sure of that. Nothing mentionned about a waterline version on instructions either.
Can anyone looking at these parts tell me if it can be built waterline too?
If not, are there any waterline Typhoon out there?
I know of cyberhobby USS Cole + Typhoon orange box but I am not sure the Typhoon can be built waterline.