Here's the bulk of the model right here. Right now you're looking at about 60 parts.
Check out those bridge/superstructure vision slits and portholes/windows. Some intricate stuff here.
Check out the steam piping and the brackets holding the pipes to the smoke stack.
You can make out the diamond tread pattern on the flight deck. The hanger well is pretty detailed too.
The deck planking is pretty excellent as are all of the deck openings, bollards, etc. This is a big ass kit for 700th scale!
The only conceivable way (IMHO) that any boat could have "been there" would have been if the USN Purple folks knew that she was being built and had a boat positioned to (a) film intel or (b) sink her. Taiho and Shinano were brute luck. A hit on Yamato would have been as well. Also, throwing USN torpedo performance (crap) in to the picture, I'd say that would have been the 1-in-a-million hit of the war.