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Hansen

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1;100 scale Yamato battleship
« on: February 14, 2008, 03:18:49 PM »

Anybody here is building Yamato in 1:100 ?
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Re: 1;100 scale Yamato battleship
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2008, 04:05:12 PM »

  J.beazley    O0
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Re: 1;100 scale Yamato battleship
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2008, 08:33:51 PM »

Anybody building YAMATO? 1:100? I just starting work on this model
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Re: 1;100 scale Yamato battleship
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2008, 10:16:10 PM »

J.beazley  has a Richelieu, French Battleship.

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Re: 1;100 scale Yamato battleship
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2008, 12:05:12 AM »

how about this one then? {-) :D
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Re: 1;100 scale Yamato battleship
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2008, 12:20:31 AM »

nhp, I would say that was a 104" model of the Yamato modelled as she was when launched
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Re: 1;100 scale Yamato battleship
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2008, 08:57:33 AM »

Im VERY VERY slowly building the french battleship Richelieu at 1/100th scale, the hull measures 101" long with a beam of 14.5".

Im only at the stage of having cut the deck shapes out and cut the holes out for the shafts to be fitted (which reminds me to send G. Sitek a email) aswell as priming the hull ready to be painted once the shafts and rudder are in.

I did however pick up a lot of plasticard last week so may start to build the superstructure frame (if i get a chance)

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Re: 1;100 scale Yamato battleship
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2008, 09:04:04 AM »

heres a pic of my hull with my old schutze insude her to show her size the schutze is 47" long

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Re: 1;100 scale Yamato battleship
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2008, 04:06:06 PM »

What vehicle do you use to carry around these 9 foot models?
Also how do you physically carry them as they are extremely heavy?
What form of ballast do you use?
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Re: 1;100 scale Yamato battleship
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2008, 04:59:15 PM »

Ive got a Volvo S40 and eventually she will go on the roof rack in a box while the supersructure will go in the boot of on the back seat.
As for carting it around im 25 and the hull is enough for me to carry on my own, what i intend to do is build braces running across the hull as carrying handles should make it easier to lift on my own.
Ballast wise i intend to use batteries but i am going to build it heavy anyway plus ive got plenty of lead if i need it (hope not though)

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Re: 1;100 scale Yamato battleship
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2008, 05:32:06 PM »

Jay, put in tanks in the hull, then drill out the hull blow the water line, that way you dont need to carry any ballast at all, just put the boat in the water and let the tanks fill up.
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Re: 1;100 scale Yamato battleship
« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2008, 05:38:29 PM »

Jay, put in tanks in the hull, then drill out the hull blow the water line, that way you dont need to carry any ballast at all, just put the boat in the water and let the tanks fill up.

sounds good in principal the problem comes when you try and lift it out it has all that weight inside it O0
the best way would be to pump water in and out of the tanks if you were doing it using water ballast.
I think the best way is using batteries or shaping lead into block so the can be removable
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Re: 1;100 scale Yamato battleship
« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2008, 05:56:21 PM »

Jay, put in tanks in the hull, then drill out the hull blow the water line, that way you dont need to carry any ballast at all, just put the boat in the water and let the tanks fill up.

sounds good in principal the problem comes when you try and lift it out it has all that weight inside it O0
the best way would be to pump water in and out of the tanks if you were doing it using water ballast.
I think the best way is using batteries or shaping lead into block so the can be removable


a valve to let water out as you life it could be installed above the tank so as the boat is lifted up, water level wants to fall, as it does air replaces it
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Re: 1;100 scale Yamato battleship
« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2008, 06:40:50 PM »

Ghost your missing the point, I know ballasting can and has been done as you
are describing but you are lifting the same dead weight when you lift it from the pond.
what I prefer is to remove as much as possible prior to lifting keeps the weight
down and no back injuries
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