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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:01 pm 
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Thank you Wojtek, Gewoon and Dan!


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:16 am 
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Very nice work Joe! :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1:

The halyards look very good!


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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2020 10:14 am 
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Hey Joe,

I’m working on the hull right now and I’m curious after doing so much work on the main seem, how you were able to either keep the Plating detail or reproduce it. I found after over sanding the glue off the seem I’m left with a oil canning effect in that area. I’m worried if i touch it anymore it will really be an eye sore


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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2020 1:36 pm 
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I used Tamiya tape (1/4) inch to mask the low areas. I then sprayed on copious amounts of Tamiya Primer thinner with laquer thinner. I sanded and sprayed and unmasked the low areas and then sparyed the entire thing until I was satisfied with it. Took a while to get the correct look. Hope this helps.

ImageIMG_1188 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_1187 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_1186 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_5574 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2020 10:04 pm 
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Pontos crane and catapults are complete. They are complex kits unto themselves:

ImageIMG_6916A by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_6915A by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_6914A by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_6912A by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_6909A by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_6880A by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_6859A by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_6903A by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_6901A by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2020 9:52 am 
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Wonderful work, Joe.


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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2020 11:28 am 
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Nice work Joe. I assembled the Pontos crane and catapults couple of years ago and while complex, I really enjoyed assembling them, one of the more fun etch things to build. Nice painting as well, must have been a pain in the bum to reach every nook and cranny :big_grin:


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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2020 12:12 pm 
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Thank Dan and Gewoon! I paint the etch before assembling it. I first clean it with lacquer thinner. I then hit it with etching primer. Then then main color. After I assemble I use a hand brush or light airbrush to cover the brass showing after construction.


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hello joe

very nice work on the hull! on the rest of course :thumbs_up_1:
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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2020 8:12 am 
Wasn't this supposed to be a 1945 build? Knowing that Yamato's crane tower was removed during late 1944 refit, is there any particular reason you decided to install it anyway? I know that there are people that think Yamato looked better with its crane tower (and associated aft rigging) installed, but as far as I am concerned, it kind of hurts seeing such a promising work like yours slipping away from historical accuracy.


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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2020 8:36 pm 
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Sorry to disappoint you. I'm actually modeling it in March 45. Both the latest Skulski book and the 1/10th scale model in Kure show it with the crane in it's 1945 configuration. Most assume a 45 Yamato is modeled right before it sailed with canvas bags, no crane tripod and no aircraft and with the deck painted black. I'm modeling it before that point to show her in all her glory.


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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2020 6:49 am 
Joe Simon wrote:
I'm actually modeling it in March 45. Both the latest Skulski book and the 1/10th scale model in Kure show it with the crane in it's 1945 configuration.


I see...The crane tower was out by the end of 1944. All 1945 aerial pictures of Yamato confirm that (including the Inland Sea pictures from March 1945 for that matter).


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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2020 12:18 pm 
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Could you please post the March 1945 aerial photos you're talking about in this thread?


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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2020 3:15 pm 
Sorry, I'm posting as a guest so I'm not allowed to upload any pictures on this forum. Nevertheless, if you do a net search you will most certainly find them - one in particular with a couple of near miss bombs splashes while Yamato was executing a "sharp" port side turn (March 1945, Inland Sea). That picture is particularly interesting as the white of the sea foam left behind the ship makes the stern details more distinguishable.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:54 pm 
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All 4 float planes are finally done. 3 F1M2 'Petes' ad one E13A Jake. I used Hasegawa planes and the rainbow seaplane set:

ImageIMG_6974_A by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_6975_A by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_6977_A by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_6979_A by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_6980_A by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_6982_A by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_6983_A by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_6988_A by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_6989_A by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_6992_A by Joseph Simon, on Flickr


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another update, good to see. I was lurking in the corner waiting for it :big_grin: . Floatplanes are well executed. Nice!


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Those float planes look sharp, Joe!

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:59 am 
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Beautiful, Joe.

Just out of curiosity, why the Hasegawa versions? Are the Tamiya versions not as sharp?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:11 pm 
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Thank you Gewoon, Martin and Dan! Dan, the Hasegawa Jakes have better panel detail. They also have a blank spot for the canopy whereas Tamiya has a molded on canopy that must be removed if you want real glass. The Petes are comparable but Tamiya has molded on canopies that must be removed from there as well.


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excellent planes !!! :woo_hoo:

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