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IJN Yamato in 1/200 Scale (New Tool)


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I had thought Fujimi was going to do something as they released a lot of the super structure and gun turrets in 1/200, I don't know if these are plant on replacements for the Nikimo kit or what the intent was.  I just thought they were doing these stand alone mini kits to subsidize the big project that would ultimately come out but it seems they just stopped.

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I guess, to keep it all in perspective, you can look at it this way:

 

- 1/200 (eBay), Nichimo, (old production) $899.00

 

- 1/200 Mega Hobby, Galery Models, (pre-order) $699.99

 

- 1/200 Hobby Search, Mono Chrome, (same kit) $392.40

 

- 1/350 Tamiya, (new tool with full detail deck, brass, & PE) $350.00 +/-

 

- 1/350 Tamiya, (new tool factory), $210 +/-

 

- 1/350 Tamiya (old tool with detail sets), $225 +/-

 

- 1/350 Tamiya, (old tool), $75 - $125.00

 

As many of you said, it's all about budget and space. When reading the comments, the 1/200 modern carrier sounds interesting. That is if you have a large enough ward room to display it or a very understanding significant other. For me, I am just completing a highly modified 1/350 Tamiya IJN Yamato in another forum. I found that even in 1/350, the task of manipulating the model around the hobby table becomes daunting. The more details are added, the easier it is to disturb something. 1/200 would be a challenge pushing 5 feet, WOW!

 

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I found a 1/250 Musashi with the GMM PE. Traded a Tamiya Corsair for it.

1/350 is a nice size and I have a few, but there are some real nice 1/200 subjects.

Modelshows may surprise you with the willingness of some sellers to wheel and deal

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16 hours ago, dodgem37 said:

At 1/200, it seems to me they could have done this in 1/144.  Anyway.

 

Sincerely,

Mark

 

Roughly 52" long in 1:200 scale, so plenty large enough for me.

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7 hours ago, DRUMS01 said:

I guess, to keep it all in perspective, you can look at it this way:

 

- 1/200 (eBay), Nichimo, (old production) $899.00

 

- 1/200 Mega Hobby, Galery Models, (pre-order) $699.99

 

- 1/200 Hobby Search, Mono Chrome, (same kit) $392.40

 

- 1/350 Tamiya, (new tool with full detail deck, brass, & PE) $350.00 +/-

 

- 1/350 Tamiya, (new tool factory), $210 +/-

 

- 1/350 Tamiya (old tool with detail sets), $225 +/-

 

- 1/350 Tamiya, (old tool), $75 - $125.00

 

As many of you said, it's all about budget and space. When reading the comments, the 1/200 modern carrier sounds interesting. That is if you have a large enough ward room to display it or a very understanding significant other. For me, I am just completing a highly modified 1/350 Tamiya IJN Yamato in another forum. I found that even in 1/350, the task of manipulating the model around the hobby table becomes daunting. The more details are added, the easier it is to disturb something. 1/200 would be a challenge pushing 5 feet, WOW!

 

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Great post, and welcome to the forums! I’d love to see more of your build.

 

Cheers,  Tom

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7 hours ago, DRUMS01 said:

I guess, to keep it all in perspective, you can look at it this way:

 

- 1/200 (eBay), Nichimo, (old production) $899.00

 

- 1/200 Mega Hobby, Galery Models, (pre-order) $699.99

 

- 1/200 Hobby Search, Mono Chrome, (same kit) $392.40

 

- 1/350 Tamiya, (new tool with full detail deck, brass, & PE) $350.00 +/-

 

- 1/350 Tamiya, (new tool factory), $210 +/-

 

- 1/350 Tamiya (old tool with detail sets), $225 +/-

 

- 1/350 Tamiya, (old tool), $75 - $125.00

 

As many of you said, it's all about budget and space. When reading the comments, the 1/200 modern carrier sounds interesting. That is if you have a large enough ward room to display it or a very understanding significant other. For me, I am just completing a highly modified 1/350 Tamiya IJN Yamato in another forum. I found that even in 1/350, the task of manipulating the model around the hobby table becomes daunting. The more details are added, the easier it is to disturb something. 1/200 would be a challenge pushing 5 feet, WOW!

 

qKbPFWUm.jpg

 

 

I think it would command a work bench in the centre of a hobby room where you walk around the model to work on it.  I can’t see it working out with a conventional desk type work bench against a wall.

 

Too big for me.  I had a tough time with my Tamiya too,  one as you note. 

 

Cheers 

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I've built the Nichimo kit with a stack of scratch building and some aftermarket (main turrets, normal ship PE enhancements - ladders, railings, crane, radar, masts, etc) and wooden deck). Started it about 6 years ago and it's 95% finished - I get bored and need to leave it for long periods and it's not a 1/32 plane so I really get bored !  Overall it's a fantastic model and certainly an eye catcher. It's all that PE that I struggle with. A new tool Yamato I guess would require less scratch building and aftermarket however considering the Nichimo is more of a toy than a scale model it's certainly a great starting point if you are happy to use your modelling skills. I picked mine up about 6 years ago for around £100.  

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