The first ship model for me so though i would start off with a lengendary WW2 battleship.
I was expecting alot more in the box for some reason (there are only 8 ish sprues iin the box) but what is in there is good quality from a kit i believe was first made in the 1970's. The kit can even be made motorised if thats soomething you wish to do.
I started off with a good read of the typical well laid out tamiya instrustions and set to work.
I primed the deck and when it was dry i then sprayed a couple of coats of vallejo model air wood.
Made some progress over the last week, all the superstructure (is that right on a ship?) is complete with just the boats and planes to spray, then on to the front section of the deck then the hull.
It was a very nice kit to put together, but im glad its done as it seemed to take ages. It has also taken pride of place right above my modeling workspace.
I also tried a piece of cotton as rigging and on the cranes to see what i think about its thickness.
Ived got a 1:350 german uboat that im about to start so they will look good side by side.