Digitals Yamato

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by jrts, May 14, 2004.

  1. Sticky Fingers

    Sticky Fingers Member

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    After something this size I think I'd be looking for something slightly smaller. I just ordered the USS Maine from Lighthouse. How's that on sound. Nice small hull size around 15 inches, unusual design with those main gun turrets on off set positions on the hull and historiclly sinificant too boot :D :D :D :D :D :D
  2. jrts

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    Hi Sticky Fingers

    Is this the one that went pop in Havana harbour in Feb 1898.
    I think this might not have been in WWII some how :cry:

    As for the size, no worrys about storage space for me the bigger the better. The Tennesse that I have done the frames for is over 1mt long. the original was going to be in the region of 2mt but that was a little bit big for a free download on this site :lol:

    Jim a photo for you, it will take you about ten sec to figure this one out :lol:

    Who is she???
  3. Jim Krauzlis

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    Rob,
    Would that be the USS Iowa, BB-61, firing on enemy positions in Korea in 1952?? 8)
    Jim
  4. jrts

    jrts Active Member

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    Jim

    Yup

    Ten seconds was to long:lol:
    Just thought you might like the photo.

    Rob
  5. Sticky Fingers

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    Yes, the one that let the "yellow press" push us into a war. I'm starting to like the size of these ships as my "graving dock" is pretty much limited to my 'puter desk space. Plus the color scemes and design oddities make for some interesting models. Too bad the European design houses seem to be more interested in British, German, Italian, Austro-Hungarian and Japanese vessels. But now that my daughter is out of the house maybe I can plot an expansion of the dock yards! :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink:
  6. barry

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    Mark

    Look on Spishop I counted 22 usa shipmodels on that site alone

    barry
  7. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

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    Mark:
    What type of ship are you looking for?
    Some modern warships are available at 1/700 scale for free by Yuki Yuji, with a few more to come shortly, including an air craft carrier!
    Check it out
    http://home.kimo.com.tw/yukiyuji/downl1.htm
    I saw a few of the OH Perry frigate on this site, one by Barry and the other by a fellow I am sorry I cannot recall, both quite well done. They would be perfect for a limited space kind of guy, as are the JSC 1/400 line of ships.
    There are a few others out there in larger scale by Fly (Russian cruiser and aircraft carrier) and HMV just came out with an incredible Ticonderoga. There are quite a few other WWII ships out there in the larger scale, as well as WWI and dreadnought class too.
    Digital Navy has a neat pair of ships for free download too!
    Just a few thoughts. Hope you find them helpful.
    Jim
    Jim
  8. jrts

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    Hi all

    Not much done to her tonight as I have been building hose reels and other smaller deck fittings all night.

    Finding it hard to get a good shot of the whole ship a night so I will try in day light and see what happens.

    I will have some good build time in the morning.

    Regards

    Rob
  9. Jim Krauzlis

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    Rob,
    I now see the reels and they are outstanding!
    I also liked that shot of the main battery, and the blast covers came out great!!
    She's looking real good!!! :D
    Jim
  10. barry

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    Hi Rob

    Another question did Japanese ships have tompions in the barrels.

    Touchup doesn't show at all which is just how it should be.

    barry
  11. Ajax

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    Rob, your build of Yamato never ceases to impress me. Thank you for all the pictures and updates! :D

    Since Hood is out of the running, I’d like to cast a vote for the battleship HMS Royal Sovereign (or any of her sisters in the 'R' Class).

    AJ
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    I've done a bit of digging and found the following note on Yamato's rudders:

    http://www.mwci.org/shiplist/shiplist-notes.html

    Apparently, the 'R' Class as built all had secondary rudders as well, but they were later removed.

    AJ
  13. jrts

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    Hi all

    AJ

    Royal Sovereign is on the list, no probs

    Barry

    I don't know I will check in to it, but she is going have them any way.

    More photos later

    Regards

    Rob
  14. Scorpio

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    Hello jrts,

    Your work looks quite professional!
    How long do you already build ships?

    Greeting
    Scorpio
  15. jrts

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    Hi Scorpio

    A comment like that from the master, well all I can say is thanks.

    I started the build on the 15th May 2004 (15/05/04). Romans design makes it go better

    Thanks again

    Regards

    Rob
  16. jrts

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    Hi Barry

    It seems that she had two types. The white ones shown and a silver set for when big wigs came to visit.

    Mine will have the silver set as I have already started them.

    Regards

    Rob
  17. jrts

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    Hi all

    Crane lattice painted and second catapult fitted.
    Some more touch done as well

    More later tonight

    Regards

    Rob
  18. Jim Krauzlis

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    Rob,
    Looking great, as usual! :D
    The aircraft came out great, as did the catapults.
    Please keep the update photos coming!
    Jim
  19. barry

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    crane is superb

    barry
  20. jrts

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    Hi all

    Back again

    All parts have now been fitted to the stern area, only paint work and rigging to do on this now.

    Next the mid section with the AA guns and bridge.

    Jim the last photo is of the working block!!

    More tonight

    Regards

    Rob