Understood your point Colo, and yes except for USS montana i had drawn panel lines on all the IJN ships i have done (more or less, with maybe the exception of the never built Hiraga), mainly because i instead like them and i have seen them on other ships around the board and on the main site; i will probably continue to use them on WWII ships wherever they do not made the hull looking overloaded with details, and probably not on US shipsh as their hulls, especially for 1940's refits and post-war design looks smooth and clean.
Still working meanwhile:
talking about detailing balance, i'm trying to make the bridge structure as adequate
as possible, without ammassing too much things; but you guys can imagine how much hard is here?
there are tons of sponsons, struts and double struts supporting them, stairs, poles, stairs welded on poles
, portholes, vents, directors.. and i'm still have to finish the upper levels around the greenhouses
, plus add binoculars and railings.
edit: i was forgetting about this (unforgivable), Thanks to M.I.Collette for her disponibility, i will do my best on Takao herself also.