After finally finishing group build IJN Kagero, I decided to try out another Japanese beauty IJN "Tone". It would have been great to build it with Very Fire's substantial PE set, but the purchase price was well above my limits. Had to be content with Eduard's PE parts plus some additional brass ware.
Looking forward to this one and a fantastic start! Lots of history with the IJN Tone-----like her wayward floatplane screwing up the entire Battle of Midway.
"You watch the world exploding every single night Dancing in the sun a newborn in the light, Brothers and their fathers joining hands and make a chain The shadow of the Wicker Man is rising up again......" ------"The Wicker Man", by Iron Maiden
Some progress, however. Had to fix the Tamiya error with the aft part of the catapult deck. Made the so called "safe boxes" (assume plane fuel etc.) from styrene sheets. Added also some additional port holes, doors and left over torpedo rails. These are hardly visible, but adds some detail.
Painted the hull and added some weathering, both under & above waterline. Tried to create rather worn out apperance, but did not succeed to to get what I wanted.
Noticed also (of course, after painting the deck!) that I had forgotten to remove the boat supports which are to be replaced with PE parts from Tamiya WWII Japanese Navy Utility Boat Set. Te set has excellent templates for drilling the necessary holes for the supports.
And as usual, work with painfully small PE parts continuos (eg. roughly 50 ammunition boxes etc.).