Here are photographs of all of the components to the new Soryu, by Hi-Mold of Japan in 1:700 scale. Although the smallest of the six carriers of Admiral Nagumo's strike force, the ship was a large warship by any standard. The hull casting measures 12 7/8 inches by 2 inches (at widest point, outside edge of sponson to outside edge of sponson) and is presented by Hi-Mold in resin, brass, white metal, and plastic.
Among the many beautifully executed parts, the Hi-Mold Soryu features an eye-popping fully etched brass flight-deck. All details of each sponson and deck, above and on the underside have been captured by Hi-Mold. A full "build-up" review of this superb kit will be forthcoming.