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Re: 1/350 IJN Yamato (Tamiya New Tool)

PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 6:33 pm
by davetwin
15th July 2014

Is anyone getting bored of photoetch pictures yet :D

Finished off the smoke stack.

Started with these to make the cover

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Then these had to be added

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To make this, hold and fold being useful just holding :D

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And done, I had to trim the plastic grate off of the kit surround to stick the PE on instead, I left this till the end until I was sure I could assemble the PE cover

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Thats the smoke stack pretty much wrapped up as far as PE goes, just the walk way around the bottom to assemble with some railings and ladders and its all done

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Re: 1/350 IJN Yamato (Tamiya New Tool)

PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 6:34 pm
by davetwin
18th July 2014

Thanks for all the comments :)

I must admit the other day I had a what the hell have I let myself in for moment, with all the railings and ladders still to do :O

After having a little break to make a start on my Chibi Maru Akagi I got right back on it and put some more railings on. SWMBO was very impressed with all the brass and was trying to convince me to leave it unpainted as it would be a shame to hide all the brass :D

A bit of primer splashed on some parts too

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Re: 1/350 IJN Yamato (Tamiya New Tool)

PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 6:35 pm
by davetwin
22nd July 2014

Been at the PE again, more railings, ladders added as well as some sandbags too :D

Using macro zoom as usual, this camera mode has its benefits as I have just spotted some rails that need straightening

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Re: 1/350 IJN Yamato (Tamiya New Tool)

PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 6:35 pm
by davetwin
25th July 2014

After some slow but steady progress I finally finished all te PE on the island super structure.

Here it is all primed and done, along with some other little bits that have been primed. Some joints need a little attention, not quite as bad with the naked eye as with macro zoom.

I have also switched from the Vallejo Primer I was using to Tamiyas Fine surface primer straight from the rattle can.

Parts for smoke stack

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Parts for the tower structure

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Parts for Island Super structure

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Bent railings on rear part now straightened

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Main Island super structure finished, I will spray the whole thing Kure Grey and then tackle the sand bags and nav lights with a brush. If you look really closely there are some cobwebs showing up, these have all been removed now.

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This ladder was a bit of a challenge, you have to bend the railings and then each individual step had to be bent the angle they are at now otherwise it would have effectively been a slide.

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Re: 1/350 IJN Yamato (Tamiya New Tool)

PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 6:36 pm
by davetwin
26th Jul 2014

Sat in the garden today and got the compressor out, I finally have the hull sprayed up with soe other parts too.

I originally stuch the achor chain down to be paint kure grey as it is in a reference book I have but I am now wishing I hadn't. Its a bit late now to do anything about it so I am thinking of perhaps doing a black or steel dry brush on it, what are your thoughts on this?

Im sure you can imagine how much paint is need on a hull this size. I made up a while pot 10ml pot of Tamiya Kure Grey with the addition of 5ml of Ultimate Airbrush Thinner.

I just kept going with the spraying and other parts until they had a nice coating (several light coats) and I ran out of paint.

I actually managed to work my way through 3 airbrushes, Due to the heat they get clogging up. I have a H&S Ultra 2-1 and 2 cheap chinease generic airbrushes, 1 with the side cub and one with the bottle that goes under the end of the airbrush, the latter being the one used for most of the hull due to its size.

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Re: 1/350 IJN Yamato (Tamiya New Tool)

PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 6:37 pm
by davetwin
27th July 2014

Everyone seems to love PE shots so here was I have been working on this morning, SWMBO is away at her sisters until early evening, time for a spot of lunch then back to it before she gets home  :D
 
20 sparate parts to make this up, oh and bent reailing spotted after pictures which has now been straightened 
 
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Dry fitted
 
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Re: 1/350 IJN Yamato (Tamiya New Tool)

PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 6:38 pm
by davetwin
27th July 2014

A bit more to feast our eyes over, I have had to stop now as I am exhausted :blink:​  You will notice I have one of the kit silver etch ladders in place of where one of the small 4mm ladders goes, this is because I broke that and the 2 spares  :oops:
 
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Re: 1/350 IJN Yamato (Tamiya New Tool)

PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 6:39 pm
by davetwin
28th July 2014

Short update as I have now finished the PE on the tower, a few more ladders and railings added. You will notice that 3 of the Tamiya's own etch ladders have had to be used due to breakages.
 
This was possibly the most diificult part of the build to date, if you look closely at the brass ladders you will see that they have nice steps, each one has to be rotated 90 degrees individually after the ladder railing has been bent.
 
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Re: 1/350 IJN Yamato (Tamiya New Tool)

PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 6:39 pm
by davetwin
31st July 2014

Here is a small update, some primer sprayed on some parts and PE doors added to the rear of the 25mm gun turrets, all 26 of them
 
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Re: 1/350 IJN Yamato (Tamiya New Tool)

PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 6:40 pm
by davetwin
4th August 2014

As SWMBO works in a school she is off for the summer holidays so been her and the step daughter I am just doing what I can when I can.

Here is waht I have done since the last update, making the catapult trolleys;

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Thought I would do something different and do a build log within a build log [biggrin].

We Start with this

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Then the 2 hardest folds

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Next ones are easier, just closing it all up

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Fold the sides up

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Two done

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Thanks for looking

Re: 1/350 IJN Yamato (Tamiya New Tool)

PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 6:41 pm
by davetwin
12th August 2014

Thanks Jockstar, I have been really enjoying this build so far.

Not been getting much time to model recently what with it being school summer holidays and having to spend time with family and fit work in as well.

This is also going to be my last update for a couple of weeks too as we catch our flight early Thursday for our all inclusive holiday in Morocco

This update I made a start on the 12.5cm DP Anti Aircraft guns

Kit issued part

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One finished

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Quick test fit

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This is how far I have got

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Re: 1/350 IJN Yamato (Tamiya New Tool)

PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 6:42 pm
by davetwin
9th September 2014

Thought it was time to do another update, not lots to update on as things have been busy with the family life since being back from Holiday not leaving much modelling time [sad]

This is all I have managed to fit in so far;

Finished the 12.7mm DP AA guns

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Made a start on the closed 12.7mm AA gun, quite fiddly work carving the plastic barrels off on these. I do have these in resin but I decided to use the kit ones as they are pretty detailed.

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Re: 1/350 IJN Yamato (Tamiya New Tool)

PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 6:42 pm
by davetwin
16th September 2014

Its been a busy week for me so again not had much time for modelling. Did have a nice weekend in North Devon's Heddon Valley though.

Did get an hour today to spend on Yamato so here is a very small update for those that are waching. It took me the whole hour to finish this gun off, just another 5 to go, I'm starting to get into the really tiny fiddly bits now [blink]

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Re: 1/350 IJN Yamato (Tamiya New Tool)

PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 6:43 pm
by davetwin
17th September 2014

I had a day off today so I did some more spraying of Yamato parts. Some of the parts still need another thin coat to finish.

Another job I have been putting off for a long time, and dredding the thought of doing it, was applying the wooden deck. I had 3 of them so bit the bullet and went ahead with this job. Managed to get it applied without incident on the first attempt, Result :D

I did wet the sticky side first with some slightly soapy water to assist with positioning which did help massively. After taking the pictures noticed a small bit not pushed down so sorted that. Also dry fitted some of the parts to get a feel for the final finish. In my eyes this is quite a major leap forward on this build :D

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Re: 1/350 IJN Yamato (Tamiya New Tool)

PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 6:43 pm
by davetwin
18th September 2014

Thanks Kev, it was a massive relief, really pleased with how it turned out.

Sprayed up the planes and painted the nose cone as well as the props. Tomorrow I will varnish them in preperation for the decals.

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Re: 1/350 IJN Yamato (Tamiya New Tool)

PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 6:45 pm
by davetwin
That ends historic updates, everything from now will be updated as I go

Re: 1/350 IJN Yamato (Tamiya New Tool)

PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 2:51 pm
by Mark
Thanks for giving us all the history of your build. She looks amazing :clap: :clap: :clap:

You obviously enjoy photo etched parts ;)

Re: 1/350 IJN Yamato (Tamiya New Tool)

PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 2:58 pm
by davetwin
Mark wrote:Thanks for giving us all the history of your build. She looks amazing :clap: :clap: :clap:

You obviously enjoy photo etched parts ;)


Thanks Mark

This was the first time ever using photo etch, I would say that I have more of a hate love relationship when it comes to photo etch :D

Re: 1/350 IJN Yamato (Tamiya New Tool)

PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 3:09 pm
by Mark
I know what you mean, but it can be very addictive ! You're probably hooked already :laughing-rolling:

Re: 1/350 IJN Yamato (Tamiya New Tool)

PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:06 pm
by number1
Only one word from me, incredible. :clap: :clap: :clap: