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YAMATO kits?
« on: November 03, 2008, 08:15:59 pm »

I'm thinking about a distraction for my 17 y.o. son, i like the Yamato, what plastic kits are out there there?

So far I've found:
 Tamiya - 1:350
 DOYUSHA 1:250
 Nichimoco 1/200



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Re: YAMATO kits?
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2008, 08:22:43 pm »

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Re: YAMATO kits?
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2008, 12:45:25 pm »

Martin
Good Plan!

I got an un-named one for 12 in my local pound shop  - complete with poor motor and even worse 1 into 4 gearbox this was for my 10-year -old (at the time)

Makes up well - very stable and impressive on the water
We have filled the entire front half with a foam buoyancy block, so she will float higher than the iceberg anyway


Because it is, thats why!

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Re: YAMATO kits?
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2008, 04:31:00 pm »

Have they got another one Andrew?.... or two?  :-)
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Re: YAMATO kits?
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2008, 11:17:12 am »

Sadly, Martin it was about 3 years ago at this time of year when they had them - they also had  kits of CVN (USS Enterprise, I think), at the same scale, and a large "galleon" kit, all at reasonable prices.

They have had them in from time to time since, at slightly higher prices,, but still 1/4 of the giong price in a "model" shop, and they include the motor, geabox and running gear, too.

The shop is Fords Discount Stores in Lutterworth - I drop in when I'm passing - I'lll let you know if there are kits there
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« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2008, 11:00:46 pm »

Andrew,

You paid 12???? That 2nd photo looks identical to the 1/200 Nichimo kit that I'm slowly backdating to its 1941 configuration.  What is the scale?

If I were to do this over, I'd go with the Tamiya 1/350.  Smaller, but better detailed & a lot easier on the wallet. Besides, you have plenty of other IJN & USN vessels to run alongside her should you ever want to expand the fleet.  :-))

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Re: YAMATO kits?
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2008, 06:12:29 pm »

All right Chuck, do I have to sik the Gate Keeper or maybe a couple of the CAT's  <*< <*< on you to get back to work on the Iron Clad?  ;D ;)

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« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2008, 09:55:01 pm »

Andre,

Am still working on Manhattan & Tennessee, although slowly. Will post some new pics soon once I get the turret & guns finished - am lacking several valves for a talcum firing cannon.  Yamato is on the back burner waiting her turn. 

Chuck
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Re: YAMATO kits?
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2008, 03:38:59 pm »



Found a few more...
 Tamiya - 1:350
 DOYUSHA 1:250
 Nichimoco 1/200

1/250 Arii Yamato IJN Battleship


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« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2008, 03:43:39 pm »

I have just made a lightning sweep through the pound shop whare I got Yamato - no Yams or CVNs, but they have a 1/100 galleon for 27.00
Looks mid-17th Century.  They do have tanks 1/72 and sailing ships 1/350 - several varieties, but I think that this size of square-rigger is beyond even 1gm servos
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Re: YAMATO kits?
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2008, 06:13:27 pm »

Martin

You told me you were going to build one at 1/100th scale :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))


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Re: YAMATO kits?
« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2008, 06:22:13 pm »

I need a bit of practice first!

BTW: ..........

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Re: YAMATO kits?
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2008, 10:24:24 am »

Well I can't find any name on the box - nor in the instruction booklet!


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« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2008, 12:08:30 pm »

I see that my box appears identical to the Tamiya box and manual!

How about this little toy boat
http://www.wmunderway.8m.com/cgi/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1200112206
Its all very do-able for very little money.  The best way of getting it to a meeting might be along canals and rivers :}

You might be able to fit your 17-year-old inside, Martin!  This would economise on radio batteries
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Re: YAMATO kits?
« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2008, 04:52:40 pm »

I seem to remember that argos used to do something simalar to the other Andy's, because I had one at one stage when I was small (I was never small actually...), don't have a clue if they still do though...
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