Digitals Yamato

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

  1. jrts

    jrts Active Member

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    Hi all

    Had a go at finishing the main mast tonight.
    Just the card fittings to do and paint it.
    the mast has two search light on it that I have built and will fit with the other parts tomorrow.

    When this is done it will be back to Big Mo for a few days!!

    Regards

    Rob
  2. Ajax

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    Tremendous build, Rob! The soldering for the main mast looks impeccable with the way the additional small fittings supplement the main ones. I'm looking forward to seeing the completed mast!

    AJ
  3. jrts

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    Hi all

    Juat a quick question

    Does anyone know of a good UV protection spray available in the UK.
    The place I got mine from is no longer in business. I can't read the label on mine for the paint ect :lol:

    Thanks

    Rob
  4. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

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    Not sure if you can get it in the UK, but can you find Krylon acrylic spray on your side of the pond?
    Jim
  5. jrts

    jrts Active Member

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    Cheers Jim

    I will check it out tomorrow

    Thanks

    Rob
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    Hi jim

    Got the stuff at an art shop over here.
    They had one can and have ordered me some more.

    Thanks again mate.

    Regards

    Rob
  7. Jim Krauzlis

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    Glad you found it, Mate! :D

    I was going to suggest looking through an art shop because they usually carry a slew of sprays to give a protective coat for paintings and other media art, most of which, if you check the label, offer UV protection.

    I still wouldn't put that beautiful ship in any direct sunlight for long even with the protective coat. :wink:

    Cheers!
    Jim
  8. jrts

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    Hi all

    Yes I said I was going to do Big MO but it was my young lads birthday today and did not have a lot of time for building today he is five. So I finished the mast on the beast.

    The shine on the mast is wet paint and has not been fixed in position yet.

    In the next few days I will show the results of the hand rail construction, so far I have done them in wire, paper and cottton. (only small sections)

    More soon

    Regards

    Rob
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    Nice job Rob

    barry
  10. Ajax

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    Great job on the mast, Rob! It turned out very well. :D

    AJ
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    Hi all

    A few photos for the photo nuts like me :lol:

    Regards

    Rob
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    B****y wonderful

    pozdrawiam Rob

    barry
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    I'm just glad I bought one for myself :D

    I'm thinking however on building her as a Musashi since I also have the Halinski kit...
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    jrts Active Member

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    Hi Michael

    What was the major difference between the two. I know she was finished in Aug 42 and Yamato in Dec 41 and the sister to them the Shinano was completed as an aircrfcarrier in Nov 44. It would be intresting to compare the two?
    After I finish this one I was thinking of doing her again in her 1944 shape, god all guns :lol:

    Regards

    Rob
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    According to the drawings I found, the only difference between the two (in original configuration of course) was the location of those white lines (no idea what they are, being an airplane guy......)
    For the 1944 configuration - do you want to use DN kit or Halinski?
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    Yeah, that's pretty much it. These are the anti-slip strips (the same thing which covered decks of JIN cruisers) for the crews working on the planes.
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    Hi Michael

    Iam going to use DN kit as I have already started some of the conversion, removed the port and starboard 6.1s and removed and in the act of changing the stern fire control tower.

    All good fun, but with all that I have on the going is slow. I think the these lines are an extension to the metal flight deck for parking aircraft dollys out of the way while launching other aircraft the wood deck would be damaged by the dollys. I have seen a photo of this somewhere I will dig it out if I can.

    Regards

    Rob
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    Anyone else noticed this thread has had almost 10,000 views? Phew!!

    Tim P
  20. Jim Krauzlis

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    In looking at Musahsi and Yamato, I also see 12 gun tubs which are shown on the Yamato but not the Musahsi illustration...or am I seeing things again? :D
    Jim