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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:19 pm 
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If you guys want pics of the Hobby Bull Yamato just let me know what parts you want pics of.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:52 pm 
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How does it compare to the Nichimo kit?

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Hobbybull turrets next to L'Arsenal aftermarket.


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Red Devil Squadron wrote:
How does it compare to the Nichimo kit?

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It's a whole lot better. Not sure if it's up to the quality of the Trumpeter 1/200 models. Costs 2 to 3 times more than Nichimo and it's about that much better. The kit will take less work to finish. No frets. Very little flash. And it's basically comes complete. There are some things I don't like about it. Like they include fabric for blast bags. Thinking of molding and casting the L'Arsenal bags and use them. They should have come into this forum and asked what we wanted.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:09 pm 
yes i noticed the turrets, the bridge and the hull are way better than the Nichimo............... but what is good is you managed to buy it, so it's legit.............the Nichimo kit never looked realistic even 15 years ago, let alone now!

this means the 1/150 is legit too................but me thinks that's a weeeeeeeeeeeee bit too expensive !

the 1/200 is final mission only.........no crane, this kit is very interesting, because it's also way better than the Arii kit too.

my feeling is, as i've always been a Yamato fan, that this ship has to be on a big scale..... i'd like to see a close range photo of the bridge and superstructure please.


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Senkan wrote:
Red Devil Squadron wrote:
How does it compare to the Nichimo kit?

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It's a whole lot better. Not sure if it's up to the quality of the Trumpeter 1/200 models. Costs 2 to 3 times more than Nichimo and it's about that much better. The kit will take less work to finish. No frets. Very little flash. And it's basically comes complete. There are some things I don't like about it. Like they include fabric for blast bags. Thinking of molding and casting the L'Arsenal bags and use them. They should have come into this forum and asked what we wanted.

Itll be much appreciated if you find an opportunity to do a photo review of the kit...seems interesting but obviously way above my budget


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yes i noticed the turrets, the bridge and the hull are way better than the Nichimo............... but what is good is you managed to buy it, so it's legit.............the Nichimo kit never looked realistic even 15 years ago, let alone now!

this means the 1/150 is legit too................but me thinks that's a weeeeeeeeeeeee bit too expensive !

the 1/200 is final mission only.........no crane, this kit is very interesting, because it's also way better than the Arii kit too.

my feeling is, as i've always been a Yamato fan, that this ship has to be on a big scale..... i'd like to see a close range photo of the bridge and superstructure please.



Making a 1/200 and a 1/150 Yamato would be a bad idea IMHO. They should have just made the 1/150 first. They're going to have a hard time selling the larger ship to the same people who forked out money for the 1/200. I'll get some more pics tomorrow.

The guy selling these is legit. I had to wait for the ship to be made but once it was ready it took only a week to get from Asia to east coast of USA.

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More 1/200 Yamato HobbyBull pics:


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:35 am 
yes the detail is good


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I know some here are critical of the Kagero Yamato 3D book that came out at the first of the year, but the drawings are well worth looking at. Here I am posting the 3D drawing site where the CG artist has posted 18 of his drawings that were used in this book. If you wish to keep them for your reference, just look for the download icon within the drawing and just drag them onto your desktop.

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Its a real shame that the cg artist drew from outdated references. I bought the book and was a little disappointed when i read through it. Nonetheless its well drawn and the 3d image (red/blue) section along with the provided viewing glases were a nice touch. Not holding my breath anytime soon but maybe one day they cam consider an updated version


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cplchanb wrote:
Its a real shame that the cg artist drew from outdated references. I bought the book and was a little disappointed when i read through it. Nonetheless its well drawn and the 3d image (red/blue) section along with the provided viewing glases were a nice touch. Not holding my breath anytime soon but maybe one day they cam consider an updated version


My Question is..........

Does the book text describe the drawings as being most current or of just a general reference of what Yamato originally looked like? Round tubs on deck did exist on the earlier versions along with other details. Just because the book is new doesn't mean the drawings have to be up to date. It could be possible that the reference the artist was using was just older information, probably done before all the new dives showing corrections on original information. Don't mean it wrong, but just out dated.

Skulski's book was updated because the old one had incorrect details and too much new reference was now available. It's the most accurate on the subject. Doesn't make all other publications wrong, but just old. The older publications are just as important to have just for comparison. The Model Art Yamato book has the same issues and was reprinted with corrections just like Skulski's.

Rather doubt that you'll see too many more updated books on Yamato. Too costly and not enough interest to justify printing a book that would be different. Still more information out there and someday maybe it will be found. I think the naval records are still questionable due to the lack of interpreters that can read Japanese technical wording and make it readable in english.

For the modeler, you'll never have a 100% correct model. That's the way it goes

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didn't know there was navel(belly button) records back then.


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If you like Yamato with round AA shields and two window AA directors go with the Kagero Yamato 3D book. If you like the angular AA shields and three window AA directors go with Skulski's book.

If you want to have a good conversation...talk about Skulski's stern.

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As of 10/11/2017 Ebay is selling a small PE set for 1/250 Arii Yamato for $25. There are 9 left.

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Bought the Fujimi Super Yamato (A-150) in 1/700 along with a Gold Medal PE set for Yamato/Musashi. I'm thinking of naming it the Togo (although Atragon was a close contender :heh: ) and it'll occupy a shelf spot next to the USS Montana and Battlecruiser Amagi as the "what if" fleet.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:47 pm 
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-1-200-R-C ... 0033.m2042

Additional photos of her lower down the advert. she looks good, the hull is well detailed to me


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Gents,

If possible, please don't link to ebay sales in the CASF threads. Once the auction/sale is over, that's a dead link cluttering up the thread. I'll leave them for now and come back and prune them in the future.

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Hello there everyone,

Do you mind if I ask a few questions about the new Skulski book? Any help would be appreciated. I love the book but I feel that there is some sloppy work involved with the production. Some 2d Drawings feel like pasted photocopies with dirt and a lot of the better details of the 1st edition (catapults) have been shrunk to grainy Dot Matrix copies to fit the page. Did we really need an entire page of silhouettes to see how 5 Pete aircraft were stored in the lower deck?

Sorry I'm a bit cranky about that stuff. :)

My questions if you can, on page 114, Section B1/66 there seem to be frame indicated for the 1st 6m of the ship, Frames A, B, C, D and E but I have not located them in the book. Were they omitted or supposed to be self developed? There is a half frame on Page 110 but that's all I see.

Thanks for your time
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:09 am 
Hi Dennis,
I've had the same problem. Currently building 1/72 Musashi and some 1/200 line drawings are actually 1/225.

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