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IJN Yamato in 1/200 Scale (New Tool)


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9 hours ago, Splatman812 said:

Anybody interested, this is the best price I've found. Great vendor too. Mine's arriving Monday!

https://www.scalehobbyist.com/catagories/Ship_Models/ijn-battleship-yamato/GLM00064010/product.php?kw=yamato

:post1: Splatman812.

 

Yes I read the article. very interesting.

I like history .

Thank you for sharing it and enjoy the forums.

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It's an impressive kit.  The packaging is similar to all of the Trumpeter 1/200 ships, with individual boxes for the various sprues.  Hull has several metal supports, which is unlike any of the other 1/200 kits at least the ones I have purchased.  Hull is not one piece, but two halves.  

 

The photo etch appears to be the same type as other Trumpeter/Merit kits, in that it's a bit soft and tends to bend easily.  

 

As the price of this kit is in the US dollar range of 575.00 to 663.00, I wonder where the after market sets will price in (if any will be made at all).  The 1/200 Scharnhorst as has been out now almost 2 years and no after market has been released.  Not to mention what the cost will be.  The new releases in 1/350 from Pontos are both in the $250.00 range.  

 

For this kit, I am hoping a wooden deck will be released in the future along with a set of metal barrels.  Hopefully Veterans models will create some new sets and or release some of their existing 1/200 JN sets. 

 

Paul 

 

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On 6/19/2022 at 5:03 PM, LSP_Mike said:

No. The Fletcher DD is a large kit in 1/44 and it is a small ship. A DE might be interesting in 1/144 with a good mix of detail to size.

  A 1/144 BB is museum scale to me. Be cool to see for sure, but huge. I would like to see a good 1/200 USS Oregon and Cruiser Olympia.

 

I have the Revell Fletcher, and it's gorgeous. I missed out on the Platinum edition though (same with the Platinum Gato), both of which seem to be commanding crazy high prices now.

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20 hours ago, Splatman812 said:

Anybody interested, this is the best price I've found. Great vendor too. Mine's arriving Monday!

https://www.scalehobbyist.com/catagories/Ship_Models/ijn-battleship-yamato/GLM00064010/product.php?kw=yamato

 

Scale Hobbyist is one of my first "go-to" places, as their prices are frequently better that anyone else.

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On 6/21/2022 at 6:12 AM, Zola25 said:

I can recommend this book

 

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Just received my copy yesterday. 344 pages of absolute detail. I didn’t expect to see the color perspective illustrations but they are really good. I hadn’t realized that the Yamato’s decks and front turret/guns were painted black in late 1944, but the info and combat photos are in there. I highly recommend this book, and it is definitely better than the first publication.

 

Cheers,  Tom

 

 

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Looking at the kit instructions, you have to drill holes in the deck to add the smaller caliper armament. That actually makes it easier to to backdate, but in my case I’ll have to come up with at least 15 additional single 25mm guns for the 1944 configuration, since the kit only provides 10. Shapeways has them. I wonder if there are other sources?

 

Cheers,  Tom

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