by Gerin Choiniere
1/700 IJN Mikasa 1905 (Seals Models)
I picked up this nice little kit while visiting the Mikasa in Yokosuka, Japan. I hadnít heard of the brand before and was glad to find it. I even managed to find an Artwox deck for it, though finding that outside of China was impossible - it seems it may have been discontinued. I used the photo etch from Tomís Modelworks which was intended for the Hasegawa kit, so some modifcation was required in places to get it all to fit. It was a fun build and it is a great little souvenir of a lovely park and museum ship.