Katseas Kostas built the HP Models 1:700 scale USS Idaho and states, "The kit has many errors plus it is wrong in the shape of several features of the ship , like the bow area, the second deck level, the shape of the superstructure, and probably the overall measurements, but this was what I was given to work with, so I did my best to correct as many flaws as possible. The dark color as one can tell from the pictures, which I had a very hard time to get, is very effective in blending the ship with the sea surface and giving the Kamikaze planes a target to aim at, when coming down from altitude."

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