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IJN Yamato in 1/200 Scale (New Tool)


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On 4/29/2022 at 2:40 AM, LSP_K2 said:

I may have to eventually snatch the Takom 1:72 Yamato turret kit.

Its a nice kit - and a great idea - I built it about a year ago just to take a small break from 1/32 projects.  I also have the Bismarck turret and I will likely also get the New Jersey Kit. Takom have some really cool ideas for new kits in my opinion.

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On 4/26/2022 at 5:48 PM, scvrobeson said:

 

Like 99% sure that they are. I think they even reboxed some of the earlier Trumpeter ship kits.

 

 

Matt 

 

I've been told that every time a new company starts up in China they get a boat-load of money. So that explains the many Trumpeter off-springs..: a new boatload every time, and I suppose Trumpeter ownership  balance neatly on the edge of 'new-company' and 'sister-company'

 

Fine with me - we are getting loads of great kits

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I love looking through kit instructions, this kit is so very impressive, but I can:t help but think how nice the newest 1/350 Yamato Tamiya kit is and a much more reasonable size.  Also especially you can see with a ship kit, bigger kit means lots more small parts not fewer bigger parts.  

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Just ordered mine from Amazon Smile for $499 plus $30 shipping. I built the old tool Tamiya kit years ago, backdated it to the Leyte Gulf configuration. It turned out great but excess summer heat shrunk the monofilament rigging to the point I’ll have to cut it out. I’ll know better this time!

 

BTW, if anyone is interested I have a new in the box 1/16 Das Werk Panzer I’ll sell at a good price. Have to make room somehow!

 

Cheers,  Tom

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8 hours ago, Uncarina said:

BTW, if anyone is interested I have a new in the box 1/16 Das Werk Panzer III I’ll sell at a good price. Have to make room somehow!

 

Cheers,  Tom

 

PM sent.

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I'm going through my 1/200 Arizona and it is a pretty nice kit. PE, aluminum barrels, overall good impression. Hopefully this Yamato is an A team effort, especially at the price point. A very good looking ship.

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10 hours ago, Maxim61 said:

The kit instructions for the Yamato can be downloaded here. Start planning your build. Hate to see what the Pontos set is going to set us back.

https://www.axels-modellbau-shop.de/katalog/media/products/5058052000_MA_Building_Instructions.pdf

I had actually downloaded them previously and have been through them a few times. The photoetch looks nice, maybe not up to Pontos standards, but it looks like it’ll get the job done. Unless I want to mask each individual plank for painting the deck (and I’ve seen it done with good results, just not often) I’d be just looking for a wood replacement. It’s projected to arrive sometime in mid-late July. I’ll keep you posted!

 

Cheers,  Tom

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Are you thinking full hull or waterline? I'll

Waterline my Arizona. Crazy how it works out, but I now have a 1/200 Arizona, Mikasa, and Yorktown. Additionally a 1/250 Musashi. I'm curious how one seemingly adds a kit or two of interest, then suddenly has 8-10.

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On 4/26/2022 at 4:22 AM, dodgem37 said:

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

 

Sincerely,

Mark

A 1/144 model takes up nearly 3 times the volume of a 1/200 scale model and double the area. So figure it will also need somewhere between 2 and 3 times as much plastic. It’s definitely not a trivial difference in scale.

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5 hours ago, LSP_Mike said:

Are you thinking full hull or waterline? I'll

Waterline my Arizona. Crazy how it works out, but I now have a 1/200 Arizona, Mikasa, and Yorktown. Additionally a 1/250 Musashi. I'm curious how one seemingly adds a kit or two of interest, then suddenly has 8-10.

Mike,

 

I build full hull for all my kits, save the old Tamiya waterline kits (been years since I built one of those). I know what you mean though. I started with the Rodney, then the Mikasa, and presumably the Yamato. I actually want to have a display with both the Mikasa and the Yamato. Two venerated ships, two very different histories.

 

Cheers,  Tom

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