Japanese Battleship YAMATO, JSC, 1:400

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by fluthecrank, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. Beachead

    Beachead Member

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    At 400 scale, using brass etched parts make it look real sharp. Your doing a fine job. The close up pics are helpful. The latest pics look like a bunch of dinner and pie plates. There really wasn't a lot of structure to it was there? The main guns once installed will give it a different look. Again, nice good!
  2. fluthecrank

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    observation stations..........

    Dear friends,

    slowly it`s going on.
    I made a couple of boservation stations and assembled to the model. So I killed a lot white dots.....:thumb:

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    best regards Frank
  3. lriera

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    You are right... a lot of white dots. What a patience you have. I admire your outstanding work.
    Please keep showing, thank you.
  4. Lex

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    That's a lot of patience! Nice work on the repetitive parts... :D
  5. fluthecrank

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    remaining Searchlights and the first Turret

    O.K. Friends,

    let`s go on....................

    First I made the remaining searchlights. The "glasses" are made of 2k Glue
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    After that I started with the turret

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    I can`t repeat it to much, the design is outstanding, everything fits so welll, incredible.
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    the blastbags are made of tissue, it`s a prototype, next will be better....

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    and in situ

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    sp long friends, next business trip starts tomorrow........I´ll be back at wednesday......................
  6. fluthecrank

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    next turrets............

    Hi firends,

    here are the next two turrets................

    here is the basement with framework.......
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    the skin..............prepared
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    and an overview
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    best Flu
  7. fluthecrank

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    155mm battery

    Dear Folks,

    at first the finished main artillery.........

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    the barbettes of the 155mm turrets........
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    and the turret body
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    best Flu
  8. Teamski

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    Sweet job!! That is one good looking ship!

    -Ski
  9. fluthecrank

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    155mm batteries.......

    Hi friends,

    just see the 155 turrets............the barrels are made of styrene plastic in two diameters...............

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    best frank
  10. eibwarrior

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    Great work Flu!

    I love the details on your big Yamato turrets! Very clean work. I like your use of styrene barrels on the 155's. I do that to sometimes.

    It's a good looking Yamato Flu. Keep up the great work!
  11. cdavenport

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    Though I am not too interested in "building" the Yamato, I just finished reading, "Sea of Thunder," an account of the Battle of Leyte Gulf that focuses on 2 of the American and 2 Japanese commanders around whom the battle centered and in which the Yamato figured prominently. If your interest is WWII naval history, then the book is highly recommended.

    But, my reason for the post is that I followed with interest the links provided and learned that the Japanese produced a movie about the Yamato and its crew. They built a full-sized set, about half of the Yamato, to film it. It was released about 2/3 years ago, but not here in the US. I ordered the 2-disc set on Ebay about 5 minutes ago. It has English subtitles. I'll let you know if it's worth the money.

    Aparently, it is not a Japanese version of "Pearl Harbor." It is reportedly a movie that seriously details the trials and tribulations of a magnificent warship that caused grave concern amoung American sea commanders (except for Halsey who fell for the Japanese ruse) who had to confront her. (I am not making criticism here, just repeating one historical interpretation.)
  12. eibwarrior

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    I have the movie and it is good. The reproduction and CGI of Yamato is breathtaking. Unfortunately my version is a Chinese copy. The subtitles are in English, but they are translated from Chinese which was translated from Japanese. So the subtitles are a good bit off.

    The movie is typical Japanese cinema, with very heavy emotions and drama. The historical aspects of the movie are spot on. My only gripe is with the special effects regarding the attacking USN planes. For a 2005 movie I expect something more along the lines of "Dog Fights" on the History channel for WWII aircraft. The result in the movie left me wanting a little more accuracy and true physics in the aircraft. But that's getting on a very nit-picky level.

    I give the movie 5 stars if you're a ship or IJN enthusiast. 4 stars if you just have a military or WWII interest.

    Make sure you get the true English subtitle copy would be my biggest advice.
  13. fluthecrank

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    the 127mm battery prototype

    Hi folks,

    here are the two finished 155 towers.............
    and the prototype of the 127mm AA Guns

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    here the assembling

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    the shape of the 127mm hood is realy difficult
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    so long guys

    Frank
  14. chapuzas100

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    You are doing a great job, when completed this should send photos to JSC model so that put together the model for sale.

    A greeting.
  15. eibwarrior

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    Great work Flu! I like the 127 mm. Yes, I bet that was difficult shape to form. You did a good job with it. At that scale, that's a tough component.

    Keep the updates coming. I look forward to them every week.
  16. fluthecrank

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    the remaining 127mm turrets

    Hi Folks,

    just have a look at the remaining turrets.

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    meanwhile I noticed that there are 6 more 127mm guns to build without hood......

    best Frank
  17. fluthecrank

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    further 127mm AA guns..........

    Hi folks,

    hope you like it.........for me the third pic is impressive.................

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    best Frank
  18. edi

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    Frank,
    very good work:thumb:
    I`m reading your report with greatest interest and I`m excited when I see new pictures.
    Yes, the third picture, showing the concentrated armament, is very impressive

    Regards
    Edi
  19. milenio3

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    Hey, Flu! This is a great report for a great Yamato!!

    I don't wonder you are going smoothly with this big ship, as I've seen more of your work before (that steam loco comes to mind).

    As for references, I can think of the Japanese movie "Yamato". Here you can find trailer and other stuff>
    Yamato Movie

    Keep it up!!
  20. Lex

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    The third pic IS impressive!!!! Top notch work!!