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

Postby Mark » Thu Dec 04, 2014 12:36 am

Love the turrets. Have a K foursome microscopic detailing :o :clap:
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Re: 1/350 IJN Yamato (Tamiya New Tool)

Postby davetwin » Fri Dec 05, 2014 4:17 pm

Mark wrote:Love the turrets. Have a K foursome microscopic detailing :o :clap:


Thanks Mark 8-)
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Re: 1/350 IJN Yamato (Tamiya New Tool)

Postby davetwin » Fri Dec 05, 2014 4:17 pm

Thought it was time to start assembling all the parts that have been completed.

It probably wont win any awards but I dont think its bad for my first model, still lots to do

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

Postby Mark » Fri Dec 05, 2014 4:26 pm

Think the shipyard had a buy one, get one free offer on guns when they built the original :laughing-rolling:

Looking pretty good to me :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: 1/350 IJN Yamato (Tamiya New Tool)

Postby number1 » Fri Dec 05, 2014 5:01 pm

Have to agree with mark, :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: 1/350 IJN Yamato (Tamiya New Tool)

Postby Jason » Sat Dec 06, 2014 2:21 pm

I've been watching this build for a while and have to say it's looking awesome! It's probably what pushed me into have a bash at it myself :o while I wait for the U96 to stack up.

I have a quick question, I notice back in your original post you mention having all three details up kits from Pontos, Lionroar and MK1, after your experience with them which one would you say is the best one / you have used most? I would like to add in the extra detail but cant justify all three ;)
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Re: 1/350 IJN Yamato (Tamiya New Tool)

Postby davetwin » Sat Dec 06, 2014 6:56 pm

Thanks for the feed back Mark, number 1 and Jason.

Its nice to hear that you are going to give this kit a go Jason, although expensive it really is a fantastic kit.

With regards to Photo etch sets, If I was to choose just the one it would have to be the MK1 set by KA Models, 2nd choice would he the Pontos kit with the Lionroar one not on the list.

The reason for this is the the railings in the MK1 kit are far superior to the others, rather than straight railings they have dips between the stanchions like a chain drooping, they also look like chain links too. I personally think the ladders are the nicer in the MK1 kit. It is by far the photo etch set I have used the most off.

Hope this helps and wish you the best of luck with yours :)
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Re: 1/350 IJN Yamato (Tamiya New Tool)

Postby davetwin » Wed Dec 10, 2014 9:50 pm

A small update of todays work.

I started assembling the parts for the aircraft catapults, I have left the parts unfolded as I have decided it would be easier to prime and paint these prior to the folding process to get a better covering of paint on the inner parts.

The eagle eyed amony you will notice that one of the pulley parts is missing from one the catapults, this is due to it pinging into the deepest darkest depths of the garage somewhere.

Close ups have shown me I missed a bit of clean up of glue on a part

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

Postby steve131 » Wed Dec 10, 2014 9:56 pm

Nice etch parts shame you lost a bit. :angry-banghead: :(
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Re: 1/350 IJN Yamato (Tamiya New Tool)

Postby davetwin » Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:13 pm

Thanks Steve, its no too bad, you really have to get up close to see inside the catapult before you see te part missing :D

Another small update for you all

Starting to assemble the crane

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Primed ready for final colour

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Catapults finished and primed

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Made a start on possbiy the most difficult part of this build, a bit of clean up needed once the clue has had plenty of time to set. Still a lot to add to it.

I am using an old kitchen chopping board as a jig

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

Postby davetwin » Wed Dec 17, 2014 4:24 pm

A couple more bits added to the mast, I have spent about 5 hours on these so far, I thought I would test fit it to make sure it is all aligned properly.

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This is just me test fitting the catapults and crane tower, they are still only primed I just wanted to see what it look liked, kind of good I think.

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

Postby Mark » Thu Dec 18, 2014 12:55 am

Looks brilliant Dave :clap:

Love the scratch built masts too. Very neat :clap:
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Re: 1/350 IJN Yamato (Tamiya New Tool)

Postby davetwin » Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:17 pm

Spent a few more hourse working on the mast and have a little more progress to show. This mast really is a very slow and long thing to build. Still a lot more ladders to add.

Hope you enjoy, and thanks for watching.

Also a very Merry Christmas and Happy New year to you all and your familys.

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

Postby davetwin » Wed Jan 07, 2015 1:58 pm

A few more pictures to show where I am at. All these parts are waiting now for me to get the final coat of matt varnish on and then will be added to the ship. As you can see this little lot will certainly fill in a lot of the gaps of what is missing.

The colour does look a little ghost like in the picture but that is just because of the light source.

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

Postby davetwin » Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:46 pm

Her adult teeth have finally come through [biggrin]

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

Postby davetwin » Fri Jan 30, 2015 2:20 pm

With my deadline set, Yeovilton 2015 on 21st Feb, I made a list of things still to do and started cracking on

Examples of things left to do, finsih the spotlights, lots of little deck bits to add, guards around the guns, life boats, paint the blast bags on the secondary gun turrets, fore and aft masts, hose reels, ammo boxes, single 25mm AA guns and flags. I think that covers it, some of these are already at some point in my production line of prmer, paint and varnish.

Once all is assembled and a couple of touch ups done I will then see if I have time to give it a dry brush in places, any suggestions for colours appreciated, im thinking a light grey but with an oiil paint as the Tamiya acrylics with thinner tends to dry out too quickly.

A couple of pictures of where I am, with sandbags hand painted, triple 25mm AA guns added and a start to filling in the deck with the small deatils.

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

Postby Mark » Thu Feb 05, 2015 8:17 am

She is looking stunning !
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Re: 1/350 IJN Yamato (Tamiya New Tool)

Postby number1 » Thu Feb 05, 2015 6:48 pm

Hi, superb job on the Yamato, AK- interactive does weathing sets for ships, never used them myself but could be useful?

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

Postby davetwin » Thu Feb 12, 2015 4:07 pm

its getting there

Bollards, hose reels, ammo boxes and life boats added, I also added a grey wash to the vents on the super structure, it looks a bit strrange in these pictures though as I used a flash.

The lifeboats were hand painted with Tamya acrylics, they give a really nice finish hand painted but also a lot of work as you need to thin the pain, then do several layers, it took me 3.

Things still be done: Fore and aft masts, life boat hangie things (Davits?) on the sides also need adding, rear triple 25mm gun platform, flags and the search lights.

I have also noticed I am still missing two gun directors on the rear which will need to be done also, oh and some dry brusing to pick out some details.

Excuse the randomly placed catapult in the second picture, took it off to put the life boats in

Getting so close to being ready for the show [cool]

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

Postby Graham » Thu Feb 12, 2015 5:59 pm

Wow! She's looking really good Dave. Well deserved K on it's way! :clap:
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