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Re: Battleship Yamato 1/250 scale all wooden build
« Reply #100 on: May 24, 2023, 07:12:23 pm »

Today is Wednesday 24th May  here's the latest photos of the build of the Yamato,this section of photos are about the decking fitting and sanding,( with all the sanding I have been doing the sandpaper has sanded my nails right down) so the phots show the deck pieces in place but only for fitting not for gluing yet.
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Re: Battleship Yamato 1/250 scale all wooden build
« Reply #101 on: May 24, 2023, 07:15:34 pm »

More on the deck fitting.
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Re: Battleship Yamato 1/250 scale all wooden build
« Reply #102 on: May 24, 2023, 07:25:28 pm »

more from earlier days still about the decking and also the port and stbd side Bilge Keel all done and fitted it took me a week to get them right so I hope they look ok, the decking is still not fixed and glued  have glued the photo etched parts to the bow end  and to the stern glue with epoxy glue, the next lot of photos are of the boat hanger struts  and you can see by the photo alot of small parts to be glued together.
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Re: Battleship Yamato 1/250 scale all wooden build
« Reply #103 on: May 26, 2023, 04:59:46 pm »

Friday May 26 Here's the essemble of the Boat hanger struts just need to prime them for painting then to fit later.
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Re: Battleship Yamato 1/250 scale all wooden build
« Reply #104 on: May 30, 2023, 06:59:21 pm »

The first real coat of primer going onto the hull etc.
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Re: Battleship Yamato 1/250 scale all wooden build
« Reply #105 on: May 30, 2023, 07:05:16 pm »

More on the priming of the hull and deck.
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Re: Battleship Yamato 1/250 scale all wooden build
« Reply #106 on: May 30, 2023, 07:09:14 pm »

Good news the Yamato's deck is fully fixed to the hull and has bonded great after the coating of the hull which has had two coats I'm rubbing it smooth with grade 600 sandpaper a little bit of filling is needed so more sanding to be done.
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Re: Battleship Yamato 1/250 scale all wooden build
« Reply #107 on: June 06, 2023, 07:07:59 pm »

Today is the 6th May 2023, over the past week since last posting I have been smoothing the hull and using putty to fill the gaps that the primer has found its been a long jog smoothing the hull by hand but I fine you get a better job done (also it files down your hand nails ) :-))  I have filled the bow out abit  after great reviews by my followers I think it looks alot better,I'm on my 2nd tin of primer just on the hull just a little bit more to do on the bow then one more coat of primer, then start to fit the rudder  and secondary rudder and also the screw shafts 4 in all.
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Re: Battleship Yamato 1/250 scale all wooden build
« Reply #108 on: June 06, 2023, 07:10:37 pm »

The re-shaping of the bow.
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Re: Battleship Yamato 1/250 scale all wooden build
« Reply #109 on: June 06, 2023, 07:17:34 pm »

Fitting and gluing of the two rudders and also the Port & Starboard boat hangar struts the one that I broke  looks ok :-)) :-)) %%
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Re: Battleship Yamato 1/250 scale all wooden build
« Reply #110 on: June 21, 2023, 07:19:16 pm »

Today is the 21st June 2023  its been a few weeks since last post but I have been working on the build sanding and filling  and also building up the props etc.
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Re: Battleship Yamato 1/250 scale all wooden build
« Reply #111 on: June 21, 2023, 07:32:54 pm »

More work on the hull and back onto the ship's side's filling in and sanding and primming again.
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Re: Battleship Yamato 1/250 scale all wooden build
« Reply #112 on: June 21, 2023, 07:40:00 pm »

The last lot of photos was putting on the copper wire all around the ship and getting the potholes marked Out and these photos are much the same but found out buy not rushing things I was not happy with the line out of the holes so have re-filled with putty and left to dry.
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Re: Battleship Yamato 1/250 scale all wooden build
« Reply #113 on: July 03, 2023, 06:51:26 pm »

Today is July 3rd nearly 2 wks since my last post but I have been building every day these next few photos are the hull getting filled and sanded once again its nearly there just the bow end which needed the most
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Re: Battleship Yamato 1/250 scale all wooden build
« Reply #114 on: July 03, 2023, 06:58:39 pm »

Over the past 2 wks have given the hull a rest and moved onto the start of the Building of the Bridge  alot of pieces to cut out and put together not to be rushed again alot put together and sanded into shape wood glued and let sit for 24 hrs.
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Re: Battleship Yamato 1/250 scale all wooden build
« Reply #115 on: July 03, 2023, 07:03:49 pm »

More photos on the build of the Bridge and waiting for the glue to set.
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Re: Battleship Yamato 1/250 scale all wooden build
« Reply #116 on: July 03, 2023, 07:09:54 pm »

Still building the Bridge  and started to prime some of the metal parts that go onto the bridge ,using metal primer by hand and using my new toy to hold the parts while drying.
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Re: Battleship Yamato 1/250 scale all wooden build
« Reply #117 on: July 03, 2023, 07:19:58 pm »

More on the structure assembly of the bridge as you can see alot of parts to put together  have also glued into place some of the metal parts using epoxy adhesive ,I hope the pages that I have posted help you understand the build  which is all in Japanese my phone has come in handy.
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Re: Battleship Yamato 1/250 scale all wooden build
« Reply #118 on: July 04, 2023, 12:03:46 pm »

As always very interesting. With the greatest respect I would counsel the bottom on the bulbous bow needs to be more curved upwards as it will look a lot better.


keep up the good work


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Re: Battleship Yamato 1/250 scale all wooden build
« Reply #119 on: July 04, 2023, 07:31:20 pm »

Thanks Geoff, :-))  about the bow I will look into it and look at photos sent from Japan of the Yamato  the manual that comes with the model is all in Japanese and what to do is not much help and that this my very first time building all in wood but I'm learning made alot of mistakes but put rights I will try and do something about the shape of the bow looks like the putty is going to get used again.
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Re: Battleship Yamato 1/250 scale all wooden build
« Reply #120 on: July 05, 2023, 07:09:36 pm »

I went back through the building manual about the shape of the bow and I'm sure by looking at it I did follow the shape as per the manual I put my hands up if it looks bit of, but to me it looks fine as its my first build with wood im happy with the build yes I have made errors but who hasn't have posted photos of the manual pages that I followed.
But please Im so happy with all the comments that I get  will keep on improving  :-)) :-)) :-)    wallace[size=78%] [/size]
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Re: Battleship Yamato 1/250 scale all wooden build
« Reply #121 on: July 05, 2023, 07:13:35 pm »

A few more on the build and the last photo I have started gluing the very small porthole covers there is around 158 but being so small I have lost 2 already but I can hide them got to be so careful.
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Re: Battleship Yamato 1/250 scale all wooden build
« Reply #122 on: July 06, 2023, 09:46:28 am »

May I suggest you Google Yamato 1/10 scale model. There is one in Japan which may give you some excellent reference pictures. Also there is an excellent 3-d book by Kagero available which has superb views of the whole ship.


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Re: Battleship Yamato 1/250 scale all wooden build
« Reply #123 on: July 06, 2023, 10:18:11 am »

Hi Wallace,

This site may be able to help you out with the Japanese text: https://www.i2ocr.com/free-online-japanese-ocr

Photograph the text or scan it with a copier > upload the file to the site > Press Extract Text.

The build is coming along great! Keep up the good work.

Cheers,
Phil
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Re: Battleship Yamato 1/250 scale all wooden build
« Reply #124 on: July 07, 2023, 07:09:01 pm »

Gone back and put the parts on the stbd side and also another coat of primer, next will be the port side the same as the stbd side fittings.
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