I thought I would start a thread for this. I've been building this for three or four months already. It's a really different experience than an aircraft or tank. There are almost 700 pieces, lots of PE, and its has some very complicated stages. The instructions are also very vague. I'm enjoying it though, and I like the subject. I'm currently playing World of Warships on PS4 and I've collected a few more naval subjects including the Trumpeter 1/350 Essex CV-9 and some Fujimi 1/700 waterline kits. While in Japan recently I was sooo tempted to get the Tamiya 1/350 superdetailed Yamato. Maybe next time. It looks to be a beautiful kit.
It's a great looking ship. Given the investment of time in this already, and that it is going along reasonably nicely, I'm tempted to get the Eduard photoetch railing set. I've had a bunch of trouble with the photo etch included in the kit.