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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:19 pm 
Has anyone tried to map out the wreck of Yamato and what pieces are where? I'm making a wreck model of the ship based off the model at Kure. It's the only reference of the wreck to go on as there are little to no photos to go off of to guide me.

Such as how much of the bridge is seen jammed under her bow as the bridge is seen face down into the mud with the bow above it.

Mapping out of the hull at where she is broken and what pieces line up to show how the bow tore off, same with her decks.

There seems to be more material on the wreck of Musashi than Yamato when trying to look for wreck reference material. I know from trying to find Yamato wreck material. Mostly her sister is seen.

If someone can post photos of the 1/350 wreck diorama at Kure that would be cool as I'm curious on what damage the upside down main hull has as all photos of the model show only the starboard side facing the viewer and not the port side which is facing away and not seen in photos.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:55 pm 
Good morning all. I'm new to the site and am starting a Tamiya 1/350 Yamato 78014. This will be my first battleship but not my first model. I typically do sci-fi, but received this model from a Christmas party. I'm excited to begin work on her, but I have a question I hope the more experienced ship builder can help with. What are the best aftermarket parts for her? I keep seeing different sets of photoetch and wood decks but not sure of the best one. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks


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Good morning all. I'm new to the site and am starting a Tamiya 1/350 Yamato 78014. This will be my first battleship but not my first model. I typically do sci-fi, but received this model from a Christmas party. I'm excited to begin work on her, but I have a question I hope the more experienced ship builder can help with. What are the best aftermarket parts for her? I keep seeing different sets of photoetch and wood decks but not sure of the best one. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks


It's going to come down to how much you want to spend. Make sure you get the right set for that older version. Get on Ebay or watch the sellers thread on here for a good price.

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@yamatowreck:
This was taken more as an afterthought, sorry for the glare and lack of quality!
https://i.imgur.com/45qd0aH.jpg


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:10 am 
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Worth watching..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4AP-R4ydQE

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Thanks for posting this video, well worth watching indeed.

I don't know much about Musashi but there's at least one error in the video: the AA guns in the vicinity of the three main gun turrets wouldn't have been used while the main guns where firing: the blast of the main guns would have killed the AA crews instantly.


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I am looking for a complete set of main turrets/guns & 6.1" turrets/guns for an older 1/250 Otaki Yamato. I got this kit used and was told that I could get the needed parts to complete the kit from the IJN Hobby in japan. I have had no success. I have also been told that Arii took over the molds when Otaki closed. Is there anyone that can help me???


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:22 pm 
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was it hobbylink japan you contacted? https://support.hlj.com/hc/en-us/requests/new


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yes, it was.


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I presume you do not have the instructions for it?


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Try to contact the current maker of the model. They might be able to help. I think Micro Ace makes the current version.

I've got the model but I had the main guns out and not sure where they are. Maybe you can get a spare and make a mold and cast them?

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Hey guys. Is there any desire out there for buying 1/200 Yamato parts? I've modified some 1/200 parts and was wondering if there was a market to sell these reproduced modified parts. Hopefully making the 1/200 Nichimo look more than a toy.

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Senkan wrote:
Hey guys. Is there any desire out there for buying 1/200 Yamato parts? I've modified some 1/200 parts and was wondering if there was a market to sell these reproduced modified parts. Hopefully making the 1/200 Nichimo look more than a toy.



Yes, there would be - how big I don't know, but there was a fellow on ebay who did just that for years (resellersunlimited2007). I even sent him my Nichimo plastic turrets about 11 years ago which he used to mould, and then cast, resin replacements turrets that he sold on ebay. He also did a lot of other pieces, most of which I incorporated into my own Nichimo build.

Having said that, I know he was up in years and had some serious health issues years ago, so it doesn't look to me like he's been selling anything for a few years, if you check his ebay profile. If you are serious, try contacting him and see if he might be interested in letting you "pick up the ball" if he's no longer up to it - maybe even work something out to get the aftermarket stuff he made. (I am just "thinking outloud" here.)

I would do that before I went through a whole lot of trouble to make new stuff that he might have already made and cast - just an idea.

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Once it warms up I'll probably start mold making. I already have Resellers Ebay main gun turrets. Will probably try to modify them to include barrels and blast bags. If there are parts you need let me know. The 5" turrets I have are kinda crazy looking but I think their better than the originals.


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Thanks - But I finished my Nichimo in 2009 and am done with it (I got the metal Konishi main turrets for it). Not telling how much that cost :big_grin: , but ... it was before Resellers did his custom turrets ... that's how I was able to send my old plastic turrets to him ...

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For those seeking some 1/200 main turrets, Fujimi has released a complete set of three with full barbette details: http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10462378

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Some Yamato class questions:

Which is the best kit of each ship as commissioned? In any scale, though would prefer 1/700 as a smaller kit to make quickly.

Does anyone have a good resource of how the bridge structures of both ships changed over the years?

Which stern is correct? When Mr Allen's team discovered Musashi, did they go over this area? Both Kure 1/10 and Skulski are different to the rounded sterns on the older models. Are any kits as accurate as at least the Kure 1/10?

Is the end of the bow of the new Tamiya 1/350 Yamato less wide at the deck level than the old kit? IIRC when Tamiya updated their 1/700 Yamato, they made the bow more narrow, did they do it for the bigger kit too?


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Guys, purely from war record perspective, which of the Yamato class do you think deserves MORE to be built? Musashi or Yamato? Im gonna take a stab at building one of these down the road, but war record wise, which was more distinguished? Visually Musashi with its blacked out deck appeals to me quite a bit.

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