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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:46 am 
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Looks amazing! :woo_hoo:

Quick question, I have been eyeing building the Yamato and to my knowledge the re-tooled Tamiya kits seem to be favored by most modelers.
But Tamiya offers two versions of the kit, 78025 w/PE and the 78030 without PE. The only other difference to my knowledge is the 78025 has a hull that can be built as either a full hull or waterline.
Are there any other differences?

My intention is to also buy the Pontos sets, which I believe include all of the PE that the 78025 offered.
Would I be missing anything if I purchased the 78030 kit?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:43 am 
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Very very nice work. She's going to be a beaut when she's done!

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EpsilonZer0 wrote:
Looks amazing! :woo_hoo:

Quick question, I have been eyeing building the Yamato and to my knowledge the re-tooled Tamiya kits seem to be favored by most modelers.
But Tamiya offers two versions of the kit, 78025 w/PE and the 78030 without PE. The only other difference to my knowledge is the 78025 has a hull that can be built as either a full hull or waterline.
Are there any other differences?

My intention is to also buy the Pontos sets, which I believe include all of the PE that the 78025 offered.
Would I be missing anything if I purchased the 78030 kit?


78030 is the old tool kit!

I suggest going with the 78025 new tool kit as it's light years better, it is expensive though. Also take care what PE from Pontos you'll get as they have many sets for both.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:18 pm 
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Thank you gentlemen for the kind comments! Yes get the new tool. It is way way better than the old one!


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:05 pm 
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I tip my hat to you sir! :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1:




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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:24 pm 
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Good to hear from you Jose!


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:33 pm 
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More progress. I am assembling much of the Pontos add-ons. The secondary turrets are plated with Lion Roar sheets. The barrels and blast bags are Pontos.

ImageIMG_4683 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_4722 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_4723 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_4729 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_4730 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_4734 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_4735 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_4736 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:53 am 
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Looking very good there Joe!

Those paravanes are things which left me frustrated and in anger when trying to assemble them :big_grin: Well done!


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:03 am 
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Joe Simon wrote:
More progress.

About time! :heh:

I especially like the way the main battery turrets are coming along, and your "barrel farm". Do you have to water those to make more barrels grow? :scratch:

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:30 pm 
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Thank you Martin and Gewoon! Progress is steady at 10 hours a week. I only photograph when I have enough done. The paravanes were a pain and took about a week. Thanks again.


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I am watching Your work closely. Soon I will start my own build and what I see will be an inspiration!

Thank You for that.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:16 pm 
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Thank you! Any question you have feel free to ask and good luck with the build!


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:36 pm 
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Good thing you didn't sneeze when laying all those parts out.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:35 pm 
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thats some sharp looking PE work there. looks great.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:41 pm 
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Thank you!


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:56 am 
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Joe,

could You write the exact title of Skulski's book You are reffering to in this biuld?

I would like to buy this book and I only find the old release.

Thank You.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:13 am 
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I have the same one, it's called: Battleships Yamato and Musashi - Anatomy of the ship


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:37 pm 
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On eBay search Yamato Musashi Anatomy. I see one for $50.


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Awesome work, Joe!! It is coming along beautifully! I don't know how you guys who build 1:350 boats do it. I have enough trouble with 1:200. I'd go blind, not to mention start raving mad, if it were any smaller.

You're going to have a real masterpiece when you get it finished.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:07 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?

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