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Tamiya Yamato
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Posted: Sunday, June 09, 2019 - 08:14 PM UTC
Hi Guys. Just had a break from Building to recharge the Batteries. This is going to my next Build and I thought the Bismarck was fun. This is what I am Taking on.....Cheers mark













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Posted: Sunday, June 09, 2019 - 09:44 PM UTC
Good luck with that Mark. It's a kit I always wanted to do so I will be watching but I am bit jaundiced by kits with mega etch sets so I am unlikely to attempt in the near future.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Monday, June 10, 2019 - 10:01 PM UTC
Wow Mark! Talk about coming back with a "bang"!

This is the way to do it, for sure!

Like Michael, I've always been curious about Tamiya's new tool Yamato, but always intimidated by both it and the AM available and hence stayed away. More than happy to watch you do battle with her though
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Posted: Monday, June 10, 2019 - 11:01 PM UTC

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Good luck with that Mark. It's a kit I always wanted to do so I will be watching but I am bit jaundiced by kits with mega etch sets so I am unlikely to attempt in the near future.

cheers
Michael



THanks Michael. I don't know if I have bitten off more than I can Chew but we will see.....Cheers mark
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Posted: Monday, June 10, 2019 - 11:02 PM UTC

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Wow Mark! Talk about coming back with a "bang"!

This is the way to do it, for sure!

Like Michael, I've always been curious about Tamiya's new tool Yamato, but always intimidated by both it and the AM available and hence stayed away. More than happy to watch you do battle with her though



Thanks Russell. We shall all see how I go.....Cheers mark
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Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 02:59 AM UTC
Wow! I will be following this one!!

haven't had much time in the way of modeling lately, thanks to the baby. I am gonna try to live vicariously through you if you don't mind.
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Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 08:57 AM UTC
Mark,

Nice choice and challenge. I have a partial built Musashi sitting on the floor waiting on me. Maybe your build will motivate me.

Mark
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Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 04:20 PM UTC
Thanks for the comments Gents much appreciated. This is most of what is in the Kit and the Pontos Set.....Cheers Mark



















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Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 10:26 PM UTC
I don't know why but Tamiya have split the Hull in an unusual way which means some careful Puttying and Sanding to come. Oh what fun....Cheers Mark







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Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 10:45 PM UTC

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I don't know why but Tamiya have split the Hull in an unusual way which means some careful Puttying and Sanding to come. Oh what fun....Cheers Mark



I dare say it's to get the shape of the hull at the bow just right!

Very skillful puttying and it'll be gone in no time.

Just amazed at how much is in the boxes!
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Posted: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 09:23 PM UTC
Don't worry Russell so am I. OK her lower Hull is now together along with her Mid Deck. Skegs, Shafts, Rudders and P/E Water Inlet Drains have also been added. Work on her Main Deck has also started. More to come soon.....Cheers mark















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Posted: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 04:59 AM UTC
*GULP* Thats a massive kit I will watch with interest!

Cheers

Thomas
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Posted: Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 08:38 AM UTC
Off to a great start. Looking forward to the next batch of photos.

Mark
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Posted: Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 01:34 PM UTC
Thanks for the comments Gents. Feels strange Building this Kit so far. Very little Glue but lots of Screws. More of her Hull has now been completed. More to come soon.....Cheers mark


















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Posted: Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 10:30 PM UTC
That is a lot of screws, I don't think I seen as many on a 1/200 model ship than I seen on your 1/350 Yamato. I guess it is nice to know that the hull and deck strength is relied on by metal and not glue or alignment.

Mark
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Posted: Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 11:24 PM UTC
Mark, I'm really intrigued by Tamiya's approach to how this it goes together.

Indeed it is strange to see screws used to assemble the hull as opposed to glue. But, no doubt the intent by Tamiya is portray Yamato as accurately as possible. Perhaps they have taken what they have learned from their armor kits and applied it here?

So far, you're doing a great job!
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Posted: Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 06:31 AM UTC
Hi Mark,

You are doing a great job concealing the seams on this Yamato. It looks to be a beautifully detailed kit.

I can't help wondering, though, what was the Tamiya design team thinking on this one? Even though the fit appears to be up to the usual Tamiya standard of excellence, they have taken a complex approach to solving a simple problem. Their old 1970s 1/350 Yamato had a very accurate single piece hull, and the main deck was only two pieces because they included access for motorization. This new design appears to accomplish much the same thing but with extra seams to fill.



Anyway, your build is looking very good so far - I'm looking forward to watching it progress!
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Posted: Monday, June 24, 2019 - 04:48 AM UTC
I ran into the nearly the same thing on my current Shimakaze (by Fujimi) build.

No screws but the hull is built around a central skeletal structure, with lower hull, and port and starboard sides as well as a multi piece deck being added to the central core very much like a skin over a frame.

I am not a model engineer but the result is a very strong hull and absolutely no problems with fit or alignment issues. The seam between the lower and upper portion of the hull is so tight I see no need to fill it, a job I really dislike anyway. Always thought the Tamiya Kagero was good, but I think I like how Fujimi did shimakaze better.

That is a very clean seam job, and look forward to following the rest of this build closely.

Has anyone heard from Simon? It has been better than two weeks since he last posted.
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Posted: Monday, June 24, 2019 - 01:34 PM UTC

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Mark, I'm really intrigued by Tamiya's approach to how this it goes together.

Indeed it is strange to see screws used to assemble the hull as opposed to glue. But, no doubt the intent by Tamiya is portray Yamato as accurately as possible. Perhaps they have taken what they have learned from their armor kits and applied it here?

So far, you're doing a great job!




Thanks Russell. That is the only reason I can come up with on how they moulded the Kit.....Cheers Mark
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Posted: Monday, June 24, 2019 - 01:35 PM UTC

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That is a lot of screws, I don't think I seen as many on a 1/200 model ship than I seen on your 1/350 Yamato. I guess it is nice to know that the hull and deck strength is relied on by metal and not glue or alignment.

Mark



Thanks Mark. It seems strange but it works.....Cheers mark
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Posted: Monday, June 24, 2019 - 01:37 PM UTC

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Hi Mark,

You are doing a great job concealing the seams on this Yamato. It looks to be a beautifully detailed kit.

I can't help wondering, though, what was the Tamiya design team thinking on this one? Even though the fit appears to be up to the usual Tamiya standard of excellence, they have taken a complex approach to solving a simple problem. Their old 1970s 1/350 Yamato had a very accurate single piece hull, and the main deck was only two pieces because they included access for motorization. This new design appears to accomplish much the same thing but with extra seams to fill.



Anyway, your build is looking very good so far - I'm looking forward to watching it progress!



Thanks Tim. The new Hull has much more moulded and crisper Detail than the older Version. Could be the reason why.....Cheers mark
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Posted: Monday, June 24, 2019 - 01:39 PM UTC

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I ran into the nearly the same thing on my current Shimakaze (by Fujimi) build.

No screws but the hull is built around a central skeletal structure, with lower hull, and port and starboard sides as well as a multi piece deck being added to the central core very much like a skin over a frame.

I am not a model engineer but the result is a very strong hull and absolutely no problems with fit or alignment issues. The seam between the lower and upper portion of the hull is so tight I see no need to fill it, a job I really dislike anyway. Always thought the Tamiya Kagero was good, but I think I like how Fujimi did shimakaze better.

That is a very clean seam job, and look forward to following the rest of this build closely.

Has anyone heard from Simon? It has been better than two weeks since he last posted.



The Hull on this Kit is extremely strong and also heavy. Gives her a nice weighty feel. Also I was wondering about Si also. He posts on a very regular basis and it is very unlike him.
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Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 08:45 PM UTC
Mate this thing is a monster!!
Looking forward to seeing you progress it. Good luck!! Nice start so far.