Digitals Yamato

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

  1. jrts

    jrts Active Member

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    Hi all

    Still nothing glued down, I think it has come to the time to turn her over and do the props and rudders. I'am running out of old ice cream tubs to store the bits in. I'll start them next so I can glue down all the parts constructed.
    Also started the touch up on the paint work.

    Ideas for next build so far:-

    • Prince of wales
      USS Missouri
      HMS Hood
      USS Arizona
      USS Texas
      HMS Vanguard
      IJN I-400

    More later

    Regards

    Rob
  2. barry

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    Great had my nightly fix now I can go to bed, stern galleries look impressive.

    barry
  3. wunwinglow

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    "Oh, you are awful, but I like you....."

    Tim P
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    From a man photographed in the full glory of tight leather breeks that's a dangerous statement :lol:

    barry
  5. wunwinglow

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    "Oh, you ARE awful, but I like you....."

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  6. jrts

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    Hi all

    Just a quick one for now more later

    First prop finished and painted with bronze paint.

    Regards

    Rob
  7. Alfred

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    Hello Rob,

    You make a very nice Ship Concratulation

    Regards

    Alfred
  8. jrts

    jrts Active Member

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    Hi all

    Bit more done tonight

    Finished the firts shaft, three more to finish.
    Paint is still wet so I can't glue them to the hull yet :cry:

    Also finished both rudders.
    On the ship they go in tandom as shown not side by side.

    Still building tonight might be more later?

    Regards

    Rob
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  10. barry

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    mucky stop up! interesting way of steering looks complicated glad I build waterline models. Bronze paint adds realism.

    Sat and worried about matching colours on touch up this afternoon then came to the conclusion with all that paintwork no two deckhouses would look the same in real life, and in wartime who is going to paint the whole ship because of rust. Anyway that's my story and I'll stick to it and if anybody asks I shall swear blind it's weathering.

    barry
  11. jrts

    jrts Active Member

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    Hi Barry

    I would not worry. It looks good to me.

    Paint some of the joints red and put on the display plate "Half way through refit" :D

    Look forward to your next up date

    Regards

    Rob
  12. barry

    barry Active Member

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    You got the Japanese for that then

    barry
  13. bwallaw

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    Hi Rob-

    Been lurking here for awhile and admiring the construction. You have great patience and attention to detail. It is really paying off.

    I recall that you have yet to glue anything to the deck, so I imagine you'll touch up those constructions before permanently affixing them to the model. I am mostly interested to know how you will paint the blast covers.

    Looking forward to more :)
  14. Sticky Fingers

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    I'll stick my nose in and vote for the Iowa class. I've been looking for a 1/250 or 1/200 and so far no luck :?
  15. Bikerpete

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    Next Build

    "Ideas for next build so far:-


    Prince of wales
    USS Missouri
    HMS Hood
    USS Arizona
    USS Texas
    HMS Vanguard
    IJN I-400"

    I have the GPM "Prince of Wales" in my stash....a very nice looking kit. I don't think you would be disappointed. It's above my skill level right now but, who knows, maybe in a couple of years I could do a decent job.

    Let me know if you want pictures of some of the parts and the photo-etch set.

    Bugbrains
  16. Jim Krauzlis

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    Mark:
    I was looking for the IOWA class too, and came up with an old GPM Missouri kit on the German eBay site at 1/200 scale. They still come up from time to time, and I saw an older model at 1/300 scale, but I don't recall the publisher. I also heard GPM was re-doing their kit and going to re-release her, reportedly sometime this year. Some of the sellers on the German eBay will only deliver locally, i.e., Germany, but some ship world-wide too. Payment is normally by direct wire transfer into their account, unless you subscribe to some check payment system that seems to be popular in Europe, but I'm not that familiar with how that works. Hopefully GPM will re-issue their kit, most likely upgraded, and, well, there you are. :)
    Jim
  17. Scorpio

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    Hello jrts,

    I follow your construction report, and I must say that what You to us points is already a masterly work
    Bravo!!!!

    I am stretched even more on further pictures of your ship
    With the best greeting
    Scorpio
  18. DN

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    Hi guys
    Great built of the Yamato here, bravo.
    Somebody mentioned Hood, hmmm.... :wink:
  19. jrts

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    :D

    Hi all

    I will be back to the updates tonight, that nasty thing called work got in the way :cry:

    Roman if you are doing Hood put a post on the site and you have one customer already. I check your sight all the time to see if new models are on there. If it's as good as Yamato it will sell very well. Thanks guys and girls for all the great comments, it makes me try harder to please.

    Best regards

    Rob
  20. barry

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    Make that 2 orders Roman

    Look forward to the pics Rob

    barry