Hasegawa 1/700 Wood Deck Upgrade

Reviewed January 2015
by Timothy Dike
If your looking to upgrade your Hasegawa Akagi, then look no further than Hasegawa. They have produced their own set and it is a perfect match for the kit. 
The deck is laser cut on a thin wooden laminate. The planking is very fine and the appearance is like wood without the problems associated with an overscale wood grain appearance. The deck pieces are provided in two separate parts, both with cutouts for the elevators and deck fittings. Note the inclusion of rain gutters along the edges.  Click images
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Relief etched brass provides the arrestor cables, crash barrier and elevators. 
Two dry transfer decal sheets include all the markings for the deck. The second sheet includes the large Hinomaru Meatball and and red/white striped markings. 
The two page show the location of the deck and PE, as well as decal location all in full color. 


This is a nice upgrade to an already nice kit. It is well engineered and is a perfect match for the kit. Thanks to Great Planes Model Distributors for the review sample. It is listed as #HSGS7152. 

Great Planes is the exclusive US importer for Hasegawa. Locate the nearest hobby shop to carry their products using the online Dealer locator. 

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