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Stan

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Re: 1/200 scale Yamato
« Reply #50 on: March 23, 2018, 03:38:26 PM »

HI smyster  simple answer the model is a very old  kit made by Nichimo many years ago. The quality of the injection mouldings leaves a little to be desired compered  with today's injection mouldings. The Trumpeter  Hood makes up ok. I have enclosed some pictures of  a club members  Trumpeter Hood enjoy.

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Re: 1/200 scale Yamato
« Reply #51 on: March 24, 2018, 07:51:42 PM »

Thanks for that Stan


Lot of money to spend out if the kits are not that good of quality, good to know there ok, excellent pics and just like the amount of detail that's included on a big model, thought they might be easier to build than the deans marine kits, its between the hood and the aircraft carrier model USS Hornet

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Re: 1/200 scale Yamato
« Reply #52 on: March 24, 2018, 08:11:44 PM »

The standard of Trumpeter kits is very high should have no problem .

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Re: 1/200 scale Yamato
« Reply #53 on: March 24, 2018, 09:10:10 PM »

Must agree, Trumpeter is very good quality and worth the expense.  Add the PE and you really have something.  Cheers,  Dennis
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Re: 1/200 scale Yamato
« Reply #54 on: March 28, 2018, 06:53:41 PM »

HI All I have finally found a glue to stick ABS. Plastic magic from Deluxe seems to ok.  Hope to post some pictures later this week still working on getting the deck sections to fit better.

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Re: 1/200 scale Yamato
« Reply #55 on: April 07, 2018, 08:11:33 PM »

HI I have stared to work on this model full time now and what a challenge. The original model had the deck held in place with large screws and they did look the best. The challenge is to find a better way of holding the decks down. I have opted for magnets once again when they are all fitted I will post pictures.  Two  pictures one showing a small magnet holding down a  hatch cover and one showing parts of the hull clamped  to bring it back to something like.

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Re: 1/200 scale Yamato
« Reply #56 on: April 08, 2018, 06:46:25 PM »

Some more pictures showing the magnets that will secure the read deck sections. Further picture showing wood blocks and bracing the wood blocks will have brass m2 bolts fixed in them to hold the middle deck sections. The bracing will stop downward movement when fitting main superstructure.

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Re: 1/200 scale Yamato
« Reply #57 on: April 08, 2018, 07:05:06 PM »

Stan,
Nice to see the wiring lay out done well, I'm a bit OCD at having the wiring loom looking neat and tidy.


Hope you have sorted out the issue you spoke about?
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Re: 1/200 scale Yamato
« Reply #58 on: April 09, 2018, 09:10:47 AM »

I forgot to post these last night two shots showing the main gun barrels. I have disposed of the plastic ones supplied in the kit and fitted new barrels from RB Models Poland.

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Re: 1/200 scale Yamato
« Reply #59 on: April 09, 2018, 02:43:33 PM »

An old  type of  kit but a good subject , looking forward to seeing more of this build.
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Re: 1/200 scale Yamato
« Reply #60 on: April 11, 2018, 03:57:18 PM »

Just a few pictures showing the metal gun barrels  fitted in the plastic mounts. Final picture showing base glued into turret top.

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Re: 1/200 scale Yamato
« Reply #61 on: April 19, 2018, 03:38:32 PM »

Well what seems like forever getting the decks to fit something like is very nearly complete. I have used magnets timber braces and finally brass road to pull in part of the hull to get a better fit. Now starts the fun of fitting a large amount of brass portholes . Just a few pictures showing final braces fitted into the hull.

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Re: 1/200 scale Yamato
« Reply #62 on: April 19, 2018, 10:24:41 PM »


Nice neat wiring!! :-)) :-))
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Re: 1/200 scale Yamato
« Reply #63 on: April 21, 2018, 08:45:00 PM »

Manage a little today this model is going to take some time all the plastic parts need a lot of time spendinon them. Just one picture today.

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Re: 1/200 scale Yamato
« Reply #64 on: April 22, 2018, 07:39:50 AM »

Are you just going to stop with the metal guns? or splash out on after market etching kits?
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Re: 1/200 scale Yamato
« Reply #65 on: April 22, 2018, 04:58:24 PM »

HI Brass eth kit already and waiting.

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Re: 1/200 scale Yamato
« Reply #66 on: April 26, 2018, 06:02:32 PM »

That will be fun, have looked a couple of builds using PE.

Looking forward to your future posts.

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Re: 1/200 scale Yamato
« Reply #67 on: April 26, 2018, 08:20:10 PM »

Hi Collin the set for the Missouri is a mind blowing 18 frets so the 2 for the Yamato hopefully will be a breeze.




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Re: 1/200 scale Yamato
« Reply #68 on: May 03, 2018, 10:09:32 PM »

Sorry  guys  will be no updates for a while  busy with other things at the moment. I hope to have the model at the C A D M A  show in June.

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Re: 1/200 scale Yamato
« Reply #69 on: May 28, 2018, 09:28:18 PM »

HI all this kit is driving me up the wall. It needs a lot of T L C some of the brass etch is not a perfect fit either. Just a few pictures showing progress may be finished by the end of the year.

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Re: 1/200 scale Yamato
« Reply #70 on: June 28, 2018, 11:18:33 AM »

HI all just to let you all know construction is on hold at the moment. Just back from holiday  and other things to do before building starts again.

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Re: 1/200 scale Yamato
« Reply #71 on: July 16, 2018, 07:03:45 PM »

No I have not left all still on hold may be until early Autumn.

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Re: 1/200 scale Yamato
« Reply #72 on: August 01, 2018, 09:20:46 PM »

Update on the build It is driving me crazy wish I had never started it. But we must persevere and hopefully all will come good.

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Re: 1/200 scale Yamato
« Reply #73 on: August 13, 2018, 08:36:47 AM »

Update on this build all stop at the moment suffering from summer man flu. I hope to have it on display at Haydock.

Stan.

At the moment not feeling the best. :(( :(( :(( :(( :(( :((
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Re: 1/200 scale Yamato
« Reply #74 on: August 13, 2018, 09:33:19 AM »


 Get well soon Stan!   :-)
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