This is my first posting on naval model topic. Here is one of my recent works.
It is a 1/700 Hasegawa DDG-176 Chokai.
It is the core of Japan’s modern maritime defense, and is a RIM-161 standard missile(SM-3 ) carrier with the mission of anti-ballistic missile defense.
If you are knowledgeable about warships during WWII, you will notice that it has the same name as the cruiser, IJN Chokai. That’s right, the name comes from the same origin as the past one, Mt. Chokai, the mountain of faith in the northeastern region of Japan.
I didn’t use any etched parts, and concentrated only on adding plastic parts and crafting the mast. I also replaced the equipment with after-part of modern ships from the Pit-road.The base is made of plastic plates and the waves reconstructed by opaque gel . You may think that color of the sea is too blue, but in fact, the sea surface in the western Pacific is amazingly azure, so I hope you can feel the regional interest.
Thank you for watching!