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Stan

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Re: 1/200 scale Yamato
« Reply #100 on: July 21, 2019, 09:54:41 PM »

Now back on this build.




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Re: 1/200 scale Yamato
« Reply #101 on: July 21, 2019, 10:01:09 PM »

Back to following your updates on this one now Stan


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Re: 1/200 scale Yamato
« Reply #102 on: July 22, 2019, 08:53:13 PM »

After doing a silly thing that resulted in me destroying two viper speed controllers I decided to use some electronize speed controllers. These pictures show the final power layout a voltage reducer is fitted to power the radio set at 5,5 volts. Other pictures  show the motors and Huco motor couplings and finally the rudder connections.

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Re: 1/200 scale Yamato
« Reply #103 on: July 22, 2019, 09:23:24 PM »

Neat electrical installation work as always - I hope to be able to do likewise in future models.


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Re: 1/200 scale Yamato
« Reply #104 on: July 22, 2019, 09:35:33 PM »

Are those load resistors mounted on the aft end of motors?  (I do not know what I am talking about, just curious)... tks, Dennis
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Re: 1/200 scale Yamato
« Reply #105 on: July 22, 2019, 09:39:17 PM »

Those are capacitors Dennis , they remove any rf interference they kick out and prevent a lot of problems with the RC gear ( or at least used to on 27Mhz and 40Mhz not used the current rc gear so can't say if this helps or isn't needed now )
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Re: 1/200 scale Yamato
« Reply #106 on: July 23, 2019, 12:48:02 AM »

Thank you sir, that makes good sense.  Lots to learn and know when going RC.  Dennis
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Re: 1/200 scale Yamato
« Reply #107 on: July 23, 2019, 08:10:41 PM »

I like those neat fuse blocks Stan, where did you get them?
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Re: 1/200 scale Yamato
« Reply #108 on: July 23, 2019, 11:27:57 PM »

Hi they come from Action model electronics.




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Re: 1/200 scale Yamato
« Reply #109 on: July 24, 2019, 10:59:51 AM »

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Re: 1/200 scale Yamato
« Reply #110 on: July 25, 2019, 09:47:33 PM »

Just done little today so hot in the garage even with the door and windows open. Just a few pictures showing the brass etch rails used to move aircraft. Fitting these certainly raises the blood pressure and a few choice words also.

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Re: 1/200 scale Yamato
« Reply #111 on: July 25, 2019, 09:52:56 PM »

Nice work Stan, is each rail support "pinned" and glued to deck?  Dennis
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Re: 1/200 scale Yamato
« Reply #112 on: July 25, 2019, 10:37:01 PM »

Simple answer Yes.




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Re: 1/200 scale Yamato
« Reply #113 on: August 12, 2019, 11:48:43 PM »

I hope to get back on this build full time next week. Since my last post time on this build has been nil.




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Re: 1/200 scale Yamato
« Reply #114 on: August 19, 2019, 01:15:01 PM »

Still a long way to go but I have started to paint the hull and parts of the deck area.

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Re: 1/200 scale Yamato
« Reply #115 on: August 19, 2019, 07:15:35 PM »

Lots of masking there Stan but it looks a bit easier than my Elco  ;) . I nearly used a whole reel of masking tape before I got it looking anywhere near right - still not perfect but its going to have to do.
Looking forward to following the rest of this build.  :-)) 
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Re: 1/200 scale Yamato
« Reply #116 on: August 20, 2019, 10:42:42 AM »


HI a very neat model  an I will be following your build an how long is the hull an beam width ?
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Re: 1/200 scale Yamato
« Reply #117 on: August 21, 2019, 02:05:46 PM »

Hi - I've just dragged my Yamato out of the garage - lots of parts have come loose after many years - mostly styrene things glued to the ABS parts.   What glue are you using and is it holding firm?   
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Re: 1/200 scale Yamato
« Reply #118 on: August 21, 2019, 02:53:45 PM »

The hull bottom has now had two coats of varnish. When this is dry I will mask of the bottom area and spray the top half and any deck fittings. Once this all completed I should be able to fit the wood decks.
Plastic all the internal works have been glued using Stabalit Express.The brass etch and plastic parts  I have used Loctite super glue.

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Re: 1/200 scale Yamato
« Reply #119 on: August 21, 2019, 03:53:45 PM »

Cheers Stan - I'm ok with the internal stuff, it's the exterior details that coming loose.  It's difficult to identify the individual plastics as they all look similar but some bits are ABS and others are styrene - so it's trial and error seeing if they fall apart after gluing.
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Re: 1/200 scale Yamato
« Reply #120 on: August 21, 2019, 04:37:28 PM »

Yes the plastics used in model leave a lot to be desired. Just a few pictures from today showing the lower now varnished  and the aft deck note the brass etch platforms for the AA guns. Finally the centre deck section all the raised parts are now painted before the wood deck is fitted.

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Re: 1/200 scale Yamato
« Reply #121 on: August 21, 2019, 07:28:20 PM »


LOOKS a crackin build Stan im enjoyin following this an did you see on the tv a program called draining the oceans as they found the real yamato wreck an it was very instresting  in fact I think I will rewatch it
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Re: 1/200 scale Yamato
« Reply #122 on: August 21, 2019, 08:57:38 PM »

Hi  Chris yes I did see the program. The build will go on hold now need to get ready for Haydock hope to fit the wood deck next week more pictures to follow.

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Re: 1/200 scale Yamato
« Reply #123 on: August 22, 2019, 07:54:43 AM »

Hi Stan - you asked for a pic of mine - it's a much older version of the kit - it's a damaged model from ebay (21) where all the details are broken off - the rear crane, radio mast etc. -  it's almost all there (in little pieces), it just needs a bit of tlc to resurrect it. Notice mine only has 2 small turrets on either side of the citadel.

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Re: 1/200 scale Yamato
« Reply #124 on: August 22, 2019, 04:45:49 PM »

Just managed a few hours today centre deck section now fitted with wood finish. Some general shots showing other details. I hope to have all the wood on the decks next week.

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