IJN Hatsushimo (1945)
This model represents one of eight destroyers escorting JIN battleship Yamato during her final voyage in April 1945. It was fortunate enought to return back to Japan only to sunk by air dropped naval mine in Miyazu bay in July 30, 1945. Sha was the 129th and last IJN destroyer sunk during the WWII.
This Aoshima 1/700 kit has been upgraded with huge PE set from AKA Models and lot of parts from generic sets produced by Flyhawk, Ocean Spirit 2010, Rainbow Models and few others. All 25 mm AA guns and searchlightes are from Fine Molds Nano Dread series.