1:400 JSC Yamato

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  1. Andrew Austin

    Andrew Austin Member

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    Hi,

    I have recently finished a model of the Yamato (JSC, 1:400) and I would like to share with the forum some of my pictures. This is my 3rd ship model and my first attempt at 1:400 scale. Although the design is excellent, the model is, in my opinion, let down by the lack of instructions. It was partially this fact that made constructing the model a long project (over a year). But I think the results are worth it.

    Your comments would be appreciated,

    Thanks,


    Andrew
  2. Andrew Austin

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    Hi,

    I have recently finished a model of the Yamato (JSC, 1:400) and I would like to share with the forum some of my pictures. This is my 3rd ship model and my first attempt at 1:400 scale. Although the design is excellent, the model is, in my opinion, let down by the lack of instructions. It was partially this fact that made constructing the model a long project (over a year). But I think the results are worth it.

    Your comments would be appreciated,

    Thanks,


    Andrew
  3. barry

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    Yamato

    Well I'm impressed great job how about a few more pictures

    regards

    barry
  4. barry

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    Yamato

    Well I'm impressed great job how about a few more pictures

    regards

    barry
  5. romfolmar

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    Great ship. well done
  6. romfolmar

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    Great ship. well done
  7. Amazyah

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    Fantastic job Andrew!
    This is my most favorite ship, I just love it!
    I think it is one of the most graceful and majestic looking ships and you have certainly done her justice!
    I just recently bought Halinski's version of this one and I can only hope to do as well as you!
    Beautiful work! How do you plan to protect her?

    Russell
  8. Amazyah

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    Fantastic job Andrew!
    This is my most favorite ship, I just love it!
    I think it is one of the most graceful and majestic looking ships and you have certainly done her justice!
    I just recently bought Halinski's version of this one and I can only hope to do as well as you!
    Beautiful work! How do you plan to protect her?

    Russell
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    Fantastic job Andrew! How was the parts fit? This hull was their triangular piece fit thru the hull bukheads, how did that go? As Barry posted, more pics!
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    Fantastic job Andrew! How was the parts fit? This hull was their triangular piece fit thru the hull bukheads, how did that go? As Barry posted, more pics!
  11. Teamski

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    WOW! Great job on the ship! Really clean job, mate! How do you do your rigging? Any pointers? That ship looks like it would take forever, hehehehe. I have the kit as well, but not the gumption to start it up just yet. Thanks for sharing your pictures. You did a pro job, that's for sure.

    -Ski
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    WOW! Great job on the ship! Really clean job, mate! How do you do your rigging? Any pointers? That ship looks like it would take forever, hehehehe. I have the kit as well, but not the gumption to start it up just yet. Thanks for sharing your pictures. You did a pro job, that's for sure.

    -Ski
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    Beautiful build, Andrew! I always seem to look longingly at this one... Seeing one built makes that itch grow stronger! Great job! And yes, more pictures!

    Chris
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    Beautiful build, Andrew! I always seem to look longingly at this one... Seeing one built makes that itch grow stronger! Great job! And yes, more pictures!

    Chris
  15. Andrew Austin

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    Some more photos

    Hi,

    Thanks for your comments. I have posted some more photos.

    I usually protect my ships by building a clear plastic case (perspex?). To save on space (and cost!) I usually put more than one model each each case.

    The triangular formers for the hull had me sratching my head for a while - but now I do see the benefit, it allows a strong and stable base without the need to reinforce the formers.

    As for the rigging, I used cotton thread (I find you actually have to use cotton, not polyester). I hang it with a weight and use super glue to make the tread solid, it is then relatively easy to cut to length and apply.

    Regards,

    Andrew
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    Some more photos

    Hi,

    Thanks for your comments. I have posted some more photos.

    I usually protect my ships by building a clear plastic case (perspex?). To save on space (and cost!) I usually put more than one model each each case.

    The triangular formers for the hull had me sratching my head for a while - but now I do see the benefit, it allows a strong and stable base without the need to reinforce the formers.

    As for the rigging, I used cotton thread (I find you actually have to use cotton, not polyester). I hang it with a weight and use super glue to make the tread solid, it is then relatively easy to cut to length and apply.

    Regards,

    Andrew
  17. Amazyah

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    That is one awesome build!
    I don't know what else to say. Just awesome!
    That superstructure looks spectacular from every angle!
    I really like the picture taken between the light rays coming through the string holes of your blinds!
    That is one beautiful pic! Fantastic job, Andrew!!!

    Russell
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    That is one awesome build!
    I don't know what else to say. Just awesome!
    That superstructure looks spectacular from every angle!
    I really like the picture taken between the light rays coming through the string holes of your blinds!
    That is one beautiful pic! Fantastic job, Andrew!!!

    Russell
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    I'm afraid to tackle this monster at 1:200 scale and you actually build her at 1:400???
    This is one beautiful example of cardmodeling skill!
    Outstanding, simply outstanding!
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    I'm afraid to tackle this monster at 1:200 scale and you actually build her at 1:400???
    This is one beautiful example of cardmodeling skill!
    Outstanding, simply outstanding!