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Title: 1/200 HIJMS Yamato
Post by: rsm on October 28, 2012, 01:20:45 PM
I am currently working (very slowly!) on the old Nichimo kit of Yamato. All the running gear is in and the turrets rotate, but I've done no painting an there is still a lot of construction to do.  George Sitek provided the props and shafts, but the two rudders are the kit items. The motors are four 385s controlled by two Mtronik Vipers. The gun barrels are all turned brass replacements. I've also fitted an Admiralty electronics main gun sound unit.
Title: Re: 1/200 HIJMS Yamato
Post by: rsm on October 28, 2012, 01:23:47 PM
The guns rotate using the kit based system, but the motor and gearbox have been replaced with two servos controlled by Action electronics servomorphs.
Title: Re: 1/200 HIJMS Yamato
Post by: Stormbringer on October 28, 2012, 02:25:54 PM
very nice  :-))
is that the kit that didnt come in a cardboard box but more like a wooden crate ?
Title: Re: 1/200 HIJMS Yamato
Post by: rsm on October 28, 2012, 02:58:44 PM
It came in a nice big, blue cardboard box.  :-))
Title: Re: 1/200 HIJMS Yamato
Post by: DickyD on October 28, 2012, 03:02:54 PM
Nice job. Will you be able to get at the innards very easily once everything is in place ?(http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p8/DickyD_photos/Smileys/thinking1.gif)
Title: Re: 1/200 HIJMS Yamato
Post by: spooksgone on October 28, 2012, 04:55:32 PM
Looking good so far. How easy, or difficult is it to set up the servomorph units?
Cheers
Phil
Title: Re: 1/200 HIJMS Yamato
Post by: Stan on October 28, 2012, 05:27:55 PM
Just sold one today built out of the box except for the running gear for 25. I have second one waiting in the wings complete with the brass etch set from gold medal models  art wox wood deck and turned barrels from rb models in Poland. Should go well with the 1/200 scale Arizona. The one I sold today was built way back in 1992 cost at that time 50 from Beatties.  :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: 1/200 HIJMS Yamato
Post by: Snowwolflair on October 28, 2012, 05:29:05 PM
I have one of these kits lurking in my atic, I must bring it down and take another look.
Title: Re: 1/200 HIJMS Yamato
Post by: rsm on October 28, 2012, 05:45:11 PM
I didn't want to make the whole deck removable so most of the internals are centred around the opening that the superstructure sits over, there are then a couple of hatches I've put in at the front and rear (that I'll blend in so they are not too obvious!) for access to the prop tubes, rudder and sound box. Access is still not the best now the deck is on though.
The servo morphs are very easy to set up, they give the turrets a nice slow traverse.
I also have an Artwox deck and lots of etched brass to fit. I bought the kit secondhand (but unstarted) and she came with a set of Steve Nuttall turned main gun barrels, I've since bought turned barrels for the other guns from GPM in Poland.
Title: Re: 1/200 HIJMS Yamato
Post by: TailUK on October 29, 2012, 08:55:54 AM
I hadn't realised how big that thing really is!.
Title: Re: 1/200 HIJMS Yamato
Post by: glendavis1971 on October 29, 2012, 10:04:08 AM
Just looked about as was curious as to if any were available
think you have a very rare and valueable kit rsm
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Nichimo-1-200-scale-IJN-Super-Battleship-YAMATO-WW-Display-edition-/281012014630?pt=Model_Kit_US&hash=item416d9f0e26 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Nichimo-1-200-scale-IJN-Super-Battleship-YAMATO-WW-Display-edition-/281012014630?pt=Model_Kit_US&hash=item416d9f0e26)
I'd love one but at 24,000.00 no chance
 
 
Title: Re: 1/200 HIJMS Yamato
Post by: DickyD on October 29, 2012, 10:28:16 AM
I hadn't realised how big that thing really is!.


Bismarck same scale.
(http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p8/DickyD_photos/Bismarck/bismarckbeisheim_01.jpg)
Title: Re: 1/200 HIJMS Yamato
Post by: Harquebus on October 29, 2012, 12:33:05 PM
Glad to see you made a thread RSM.  :-)) Hope you come through with the notion of sailing her with your escorts.

Ever since seeing a Nichimo Yamato for the first time in, of all places, an art gallery (under a glass display case along with other more typical ship models used for decor) I'd wanted one but gradually disowned the idea since it is so massive. This was many years ago and at the time they could be had for +/-$200.00 but now they are slightly more expensive new.

Glad to see the 1/200 Bismarck on the playing field. That's a little bit more my style since I have a Teutonic background... 8)
Title: Re: 1/200 HIJMS Yamato
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on October 30, 2012, 09:02:50 AM
I am currently working (very slowly!) on the old Nichimo kit of Yamato. All the running gear is in and the turrets rotate, but I've done no painting an there is still a lot of construction to do.  George Sitek provided the props and shafts, but the two rudders are the kit items. The motors are four 385s controlled by two Mtronik Vipers. The gun barrels are all turned brass replacements. I've also fitted an Admiralty electronics main gun sound unit.

rsm,
 
Could you please provide more info about the shafts and props, eg size, length to enable the placing of an order.
 
We don't have much available here in Australia, so looks like having to get the gear from George Sitek.
Title: Re: 1/200 HIJMS Yamato
Post by: rsm on October 30, 2012, 02:10:08 PM
The propellers are 3-bladed and 2.5cm in diameter and the shafts are 3mm by about 21.5cm, the tubes are about 11cm. But I didn't specify any sizes to George, I just asked him if he could do a running gear set for Yamato in 1/200th scale minus the rudders.
Title: Re: 1/200 HIJMS Yamato
Post by: CF-FZG on October 30, 2012, 03:10:44 PM
Just looked about as was curious as to if any were available
think you have a very rare and valueable kit rsm
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Nichimo-1-200-scale-IJN-Super-Battleship-YAMATO-WW-Display-edition-/281012014630?pt=Model_Kit_US&hash=item416d9f0e26 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Nichimo-1-200-scale-IJN-Super-Battleship-YAMATO-WW-Display-edition-/281012014630?pt=Model_Kit_US&hash=item416d9f0e26)
I'd love one but at 24,000.00 no chance

Ermmmm... that's 243.38 not 24,338 ok2 or if you want an RC version they are just under 400.00


Mark.
Title: Re: 1/200 HIJMS Yamato
Post by: bikerdude999 on October 30, 2012, 04:59:03 PM
Ermmmm... that's 243.38 not 24,338 ok2 or if you want an RC version they are just under 400.00


Mark.


It is now, but it was originally 24,338...


Looks a very nice model!
Title: Re: 1/200 HIJMS Yamato
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on October 30, 2012, 07:50:34 PM
The propellers are 3-bladed and 2.5cm in diameter and the shafts are 3mm by about 21.5cm, the tubes are about 11cm. But I didn't specify any sizes to George, I just asked him if he could do a running gear set for Yamato in 1/200th scale minus the rudders.

Thank you  :-)) :-))