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Topic review - IJN Yamato, 1/350, 1945
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  Post subject:  Re: IJN Yamato, 1/350, 1945  Reply with quote
Hello Joe,
I bring a couple of pictures of my model to support my statement about that sense of cluttered useless firepower.

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Otherwise, what I'm looking for in my builds is the sense of real. A picture of my build against a cloudy sky.

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Post Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:00 am
  Post subject:  Re: IJN Yamato, 1/350, 1945  Reply with quote
Thank you guys! Would love to see your model. Pics?
Post Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:21 pm
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Joe Simon wrote:
Thanks Martin! Yes there is a lot of AA guns. I love the 45 version because to me it looks like they finally finished Yamato and made it look like it should.

That's interesting. I dare to say the opposite. I finished few weeks ago my 1:250 Yamato, 1945 fit. I put about 2000 hours into this build over a period of +5 years, with a background of +20 years of research on Yamato. Well, once I could see it complete and analyze it from all angles in daylight, after the initial sense of accomplishment fade away, the thing that came to my mind was something is not quite right with 1945 fit...I might be biased by knowing how ineffective was all that firepower mounted on the ship (impressive on paper no doubt) but that mix of shielded and non shielded mounts clattered all together just gives you an unpleasant sensation of desperate design / unfinished work My only regret now is I didn't go for the original 1941 fit. If by a miracle I will decide to build Yamato again it is going to be 1941 fit for sure.
Post Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:03 pm
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That's a lotta work. Nicely done.
Post Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:45 pm
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Thanks Martin! Yes there is a lot of AA guns. I love the 45 version because to me it looks like they finally finished Yamato and made it look like it should.
Post Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:34 pm
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Jinkies, that's a lot of AA guns! Superb work, as always, Joe.
Post Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:28 pm
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Well, all the AA guns are complete: (6) closed mount 12.7 cm, (6) open mount 12.7 cm, (24) closed mount triple 25 mm styles A,B and C, (28) open 25 mm triple mounts, (6) single 25 mm triple mounts and (2) 13mm double mounts:

ImageIMG_4837 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_4838 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_4839 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_4840 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_4841 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_4844 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_4848 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_4850 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_4855 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_4864 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_4825 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_4833 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr
Post Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:46 pm
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Thank you Dan and Jose!
Post Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:22 pm
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As soon as i saw the 12.7 AA guns i thought of VM! There is a lot of patience here Joe :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1:





Jose :wave_1:
Post Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:21 pm
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Beautiful work.
Post Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:53 pm
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Here are the open 12.7 cm AA guns. They were packaged with the Pontos set but I believe they were done in cooperation with Veterans Models:

ImageIMG_4789 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_4792 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_4794 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_4797 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_4799 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_4801 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_4803 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr
Post Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:54 pm
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I have definitely used both. The wind deflectors were Lion Roar. The enclosed AA have parts from both. The replacement vent grates are LR. Pontos barrels have won out. LR has more parts on the gun directors. Pontos did the excellent upper director mount. If I had to choose only one of would be Pontos full set, but I have really needed both.
Post Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:26 pm
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What is the consensus on the Pontos set VS the Lion Roar?
Post Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:06 pm
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You survived the madness!

Looking sharp!
Post Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:57 pm
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I just finished 28 open triple mounts. The guns are from Pontos and consist of 18 parts each for a grand total of 504 parts! They took longer than expected, but I am happy with the results:

ImageIMG_4756 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_4757 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_4758 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_4762 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_4770 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_4774 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_4781 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_4783 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr
Post Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:54 pm
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I have ordered the 'new tool' version.

I've got tired of continuous bad fitting, mistakes in this old kit. Considering the number of aftermarket parts I have bought it was also a shame...

I have also ordered Skulski's book so we will see what will come out of it...

Anyway, good luck with Your build!

Jose, when You will have: 3 Kids, Wife and house than You will see! ;)
Post Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:45 am
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Joe Simon wrote:
Good to hear from you Jose!




Thanks Joe! i'm still around and will be around for as long as i like ships :heh: I know im not as active as i used to be but man, after getting married , going full-time , buying a house and becoming a dad life gets complicated. Wife wants another kid and i'm like going crazy with this little guy already.. Keep up the good work sir! :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1:



Jose :wave_1:
Post Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:11 pm
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Thank you Larry! I do recommend the new tool. Having owned both it's no comparison. Keep in mind there is much conflicting information on Yamato even between aftermarket sets. There are 4 views on the AA shields on the 25 mms open mounts alone. Make a judgement call and don't get too caught up in getting every detail correct. Even Skulski and Tamiya differ on the number of open 25mms mounts (26 vs 28). I went with 28.
Post Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:50 am
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New tool version defo is a great kit, though it has some flaws. Mind though, the Skulski book contains errors as well!
Post Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:26 am
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Thank You very much.

As I have been looking through the books on Yamato the greatest help will be: 'Super drawings in 3D - Yamato' from Kagero. I have already ordered this position.

Joe,
It looks that despite the fact it is a 'new tool' version, there are still many mistakes and parts needing correction...

I have the early version of the model and it is much worse. I am honestly thinking about buying the 'new tool' version. What is Your advice?
Post Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:07 am

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