Japanese Battleship YAMATO, JSC, 1:400

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  1. fluthecrank

    fluthecrank Member

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    Dear Friends,

    I`ve already started a new project. The japanese Battleship YAMATO, JSC, 1:400.

    The kit very accurate printed and it fits very good.

    Here are the first pictures to show how it works.............

    all formers prepared
    fortunately nothing must be doubled with cardboard
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    here is the skeleton.........the triangle beam brings a lot of stiffness!!
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    the deck is beginning by the stern,
    here is the aircraft lift, the tracks for aircraft transfer und the hangar doors visible......
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    the prepared maindeck.....
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    and the maindeck in position (not glued), the tracks are detailed too
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    solong guys yours Frank
  2. fluthecrank

    fluthecrank Member

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    ...........

    Sorry folks,

    I forgot something. If anybody has interesting links about the Yamato, or pictures.........it`s always welcome....:thumb:

    best regards FLU
  3. gian7675

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    Yipee! Another Yamato build!

    Anyway, here's a link that I found on the other 1/200 Yamato build

    WATAKAN:YAMATO

    Will be waiting for new developments on your build Sir Flu! :mrgreen:
  4. fluthecrank

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    deck and hull skin............

    Hi friends,

    just have a look at my recent progress.......

    the bow view
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    the deck´s "wave"......
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    the stern´s view........
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    and an overview..............
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    best Flu
  5. fluthecrank

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    armoured belt and more...........

    Dear Friends

    I went on with the armoured belt:
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    next step was to cut a lot of stanchions....
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    the boats cranes
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    and the beginning of the superstructure.........
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    best regards Frank
  6. Lex

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    JSC's models have always been simple but realistic compared to other publishers, I'm watching this build with interest!
  7. Nando

    Nando Designer Extraordinaire

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    Kure maritime museum

    I found those two photografic (here and here) reports, about the 1/10 :)eek: YES very BIG) model of the Yamato battleship. If I well remember, they lasted height years to complete this behemoth.

    You can find a lot of details at this scale :mrgreen:

    Enjoy,
    Nando :wave:
  8. fluthecrank

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    superstructure.......

    Hi Folks,

    the first AA Gun Islands.......................
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    and assembled
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    from below
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    and more islands on the deck........
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    best regards Flu
  9. edi

    edi Member

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    I`m very interested in your building report, isn`t the JSC Yamato one I was always in fear of doing
  10. Soaring

    Soaring Guest

    Detailed, Amazing, Nautical, Gigantic. D.A.N.G.
  11. gian7675

    gian7675 Member

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    Hi ya!

    Again its a very nice build!...however I noticed something...

    Shouldn't the gray triangle parts of the stanchions be cut also? I may be mistaken of course. Just asking :oops: The Halinski Yamato instructions shows those parts to be cut out. I don't know what the JCS Yamato instructions show though.

    Still I like the way you're making it :wave:
  12. lriera

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    So many pieces, so little ones... Very well done.
  13. eibwarrior

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    Great start Flu. This is a very detailed model for the JSC brand. Yet simple too. Just a lot of pieces.

    Do your best, I know you will. :)
  14. fluthecrank

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    more superstructure..........

    Hi Folks,

    here is the design of the superstructure.........

    the parts
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    cut out
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    prepared/ folded
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    and assembled
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    so it looks at the model..........
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    best regards FLU
  15. cgutzmer

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    Looking superb flu! How many levels will that superstructure be? Seems pretty beefy :)
    Chris
  16. fluthecrank

    fluthecrank Member

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    watertight doors, self GIMPted

    Hi Chris,

    nice to meet you again.......and thank´s for the kind words.......

    becaus I want to improve the model a bit I GIMPted the watertight doors.......and.....it works !! Just look
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    and so it looks at the model................
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    and here further AA-Gun Islands....................
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    In reality it looks much better.......

    best Frank
  17. bclemens

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    Great idea! Even just a little bit of added 3-d effects can really enhance a model's interest and appeal. Thank goodness for scanners, Gimp and color printers!
    Cheers!
    Bruce
  18. rel

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    Absolutely fantastic, this is a beaut.
  19. fluthecrank

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    the weekend status

    Dear Friends,

    just have a look at the present status............


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    best regards Frank
  20. fluthecrank

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    Hi firends,

    the superstructure is finished as a body shell...........I made a little weathering with pastels............


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    and beside I made a AICHI "Jake" as a prototype..........

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    so long guys.................

    Frank