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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:38 pm 
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Currently building 1/72 Musashi

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That must be some project!


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:48 am 
If I could work out how to upload photos I would. Any tips from anyone would be greatly appreciated.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:14 pm 
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At bottom of page on left when adding new post is a box and it says 'choose file'.

Click on that then choose photo from whatever file it is on your computer, or wherever it is.

Once file for uploading is choosen then just to right is a box with 'add the file'.

Click that box and file is added to your post and then click 'submit' and abracdabra file is uploaded with / into your post.

Easy peasy. -;)

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:41 am 
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It seem that Pit-road will release soon a completely new tooled Yamato in 1/700 (item code W200)

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10486912

Have anyone seen this kit or a preview of it? Is it really better than the actual possibilities in 1/700 scale?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:47 pm 
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It seem that Pit-road will release soon a completely new tooled Yamato in 1/700 (item code W200)

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10486912

Have anyone seen this kit or a preview of it? Is it really better than the actual possibilities in 1/700 scale?


very well moulded, crisp and tidy, great hull and deck planking.............but those small cranes along the side of the hull are too large in scale

it reminds me of the Hasegawa new tool yamato, lovely hull and deck and this makes me want to build another Hasegawa kit............. to get the rigging more accurate this time, unfinished business.........because i couldn't redo the rigging on mine, i broke the mast and it wont handle any more work, so it's a new kit !

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:53 pm 
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Wasn't KATANA going to come back and complete his Rigging project?

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:48 am 
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1/350 Kits?

I'm looking to restart my Yamato project and curious about the current kits on the market. I have the old Tamiya 78002 and I know there's now Tamiya 78030 (Basic Kit) and 78025 (Super Kit). So where does the 78002 fall in the mix? I actually plan to make a "concept" Yamato so I'll be cutting and stretching the hull which means I'll likely buy another kit so as to have adequate parts required. Once I buy a second kit, the 78002 will most likely be relegated to the donor kit.

I should mention I also have the Lion Roar Set (LS350003) and White Ensign Ultimate Set (PE3528) as well as several Veteran Models upgrades (Type 96/Type 89/ Search Lights, etc.).

With all that said, is the $250-$300 (78025 version) really worth the 2.5 - 3 times the cost of 78030?

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:34 am 
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78030 is just a repop of the original 78002 kit with slightly new boxart (not even the art itself, just the label). You can see a video unboxing of 78030 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csRlcQaUhxc

78025, on the other hand, is a completely new mold, reflecting new details and accuracy.

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Hi i am having the same problem as you with my build the stickers are terrible if you don't mind me asking where did you find the transfers i need to get some Cheers Mark


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:32 am 
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Gents, no doubt some (many?) have seen these before but as I don't have the book I hadn't, so posting here just in case some others haven't either.

They are courtesy of one Sandy McAuslan from over here = http://www.worldnavalships.com/forums/s ... st10171905 and the post contained the following wording. (So I put my hand up for a copy and he kindly obliged.)

"I own a copy of Naval Vessels 1887-1945 Mitsubishi Zosen Built published by Nippon Kobo Co. Ltd.. They built Musashi and there is a significant body of data from Mr Shizo Fukui including an approx. A4 set of drawings with a profile and three horizontal sections of Musashi at levels of Upper Deck, Lower deck and 2nd Hold. I will attempt a scan of these if you are still interested.
Sandy McAuslan"


Unfortunately though image size restrictions here appear to be not allowing me to upload the full size image.


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Has anyone ever found a diagram showing which range finder controls which weapons, other than the main & secondary battery, which are obvious?

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:11 pm 
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Seabee Mike wrote:
Has anyone ever found a diagram showing which range finder controls which weapons, other than the main & secondary battery, which are obvious?


I suspect the system was flexible - guns could be assigned to various directors as the situation dictated. On the main and secondary batteries this would be done through a plotting room.


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A nice shot of Musashis upper-works, purportedly 1942.

From this website, where you will find some other very interesting pics.

http://yamato.s20.xrea.com/sp/syusen60/syusen60.html


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Hi again,

Does anyone have a view of what the internal mechanics of the Yamato Type catapults look like. The pulleys and "pistons" etc. On page 304 of The Anatomy it's a bit scarce and cluttered.

Also, would the angle bracing be on all 4 side of the catapult. I can see the two external sides have the angle and the internal lower side has the angles but I can't see the internal upperside.

Thanks for looking,
Dennis.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:09 am 
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I can't recall if the Yamato had a Kure Type 5 model, but all the catapults were fairly similar. From an old Hasegawa model kit:


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:28 pm 
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Wow, thanks for that.
Anatomy lists the catapult as a Kure Shiki 2 Gõ 5 Gata. It has a treadplat that I have Not seen elsewhere in my research, do I believe the book?

Thanks again
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KevinD wrote:
A nice shot of Musashis upper-works, purportedly 1942.

From this website, where you will find some other very interesting pics.
*SNIP*


Hi Kevin - I don't frequent this thread much any more (too busy with life at the moment), but if you want to see (virtually) every surviving photo of Yamato and Musashi, feel free to peruse my Yamato website. If you've never been there you might be surprised at some of the rarer in-combat photos....

www.battleshipyamato.com

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

Cheers,

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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.


I too winced at the price of this kit on that ebay auction ... then I realized that I easily spent MORE than that customizing my 1/200 Nichimo from 2007-2009(!). The metal turrets from Konishi alone cost me $500! LOL! Then there was the Gold Medal photo etch (2 sets) and a bunch of custom made parts from Harry Ohanian on ebay ... on top of the Nichimo, which I got for $200 ... boy obsessions do tend to add up, don't they? ROTFL

it would have been so much easier if they had just had this baby back then!!

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I’m still hearing reports that Very Fire or one of the producers are going to do a new tool 1/200 Yamato....

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:51 pm 
more likely Fujimi, because their Standalone Yamato turret kit at only 1:200 is way too small......... make it 1:72 .
so why is it so small, well to me it looks like another Tamiya Yamato but at 1:200, let's hope so


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