Originally laid down in 1918, the Hyuga was completely modernized in 1936. Following the Japanese defeat at Midway, she was hastily reconfigured as a half-carrier in 1943 (flight deck to the rear of the vessel) and was in that configuration when she was sunk at her moorings in Kure by a US air attack on July 24, 1945. This kit represents the ship as she appeared before the conversion to hybrid carrier. Builds into a highly-detailed waterline model. Includes decals for the Hyuga and her sister ship the Ise. This "Premium Package" version of the kit features package art from Hasegawa's first kit of the Hyuga in 1971.