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IJN Yamato Dec 1944 (1/350 Tamiya old tool)

January 9, 2017 · in Ships · · 16 · 7.9K

IJN Old Tool..this project lasted almost 9 months, it has more than 2000+ parts and many photoetch set

2 set IJN rails from Flyhawk.
1 set IJN ladders from flyhawk.
1 set IJN radial davit and reels from Flyhawk.
1 set IJN cranes from MK-1
1 set IJN catapults from flyhawk.
1 set IJN radars and antennas MK-1.
1 set IJN antiaircraft weapon singles 25mm from flyhawk
1 set IJN 25 mm triple weapon from flyhawk.
2 set IJN antiaircraft weapon type 89 from Veteran models.
1 set IJN binoculars from Veteran Models.
1 set IJN auxiliary boats from Tamiya.
1 set IJN planes service from Hasegawa.
1 set IJN degaussing from Tamiya.
2 set IJN lanterns and searchlight from Fine Molds
1 artwox wooden deck.
1 set IJN decals from Blue Water Navy.
1 set IJN ammunition Box from Alliance Modelworks.
1 set barrels Aber 460mm
1 set barrels Aber 155mm.
Some parts from plastruct, and additional details from Gold Medal Models.

Reference: Anatomy of the ship, Battleship Yamato by Janusz Skulski.
Random Japanese Warship Details 1 & 2. from Tamiya.
FineScale Modeler issue May 2012 .
Fineart model Images from Yamato 1/196.
Yamato 1/10 images.. Kure Museum.
1/700 Waterline modeler support Magazine from Takumi. vol 1, 2 & 3 .
Model art 696, 2006-01 magazine.
Tamiya Model Magazine issue 196, february 2012.

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16 responses

  1. WOW...I'll wager all the after market was as much (if not more) than the kit itself. Stellar craftsmanship, my friend.

  2. Nice consistent work again Anthony.
    What material did you use for the white belts that hold the ships boats to the davits? Pic 27.

  3. Anthony, beautiful build, iconic ship.

  4. Mighty battleship; mighty impressive model Anthony! Dude. What a beauty!

  5. Very nice work Anthony. Good stuff.

  6. Great model of my favourite ship, Anthony!

  7. Anthony, wow! This is a beautiful model! Once upon a time (think 1971-72) there was a model Yamato that was nearly 7 feet long, 1/48 scale, or something of that sort. It was HUGE! Is this the same kit? At the time I could get one of these kits for $89.85 if I remember correctly, but at that time, I was fairly newly married, just had a baby girl, was trying to afford to stay in college, and THEN got my draft notice! A $90 kit was sooooo much more than I could afford, but I sure wish I had a dozen of these to sell now in 2017! I THINK they were Tamiya kits. Anyway, your work is superb! I've never built any ships, only a couple cars, a few tanks, & a bunch of planes in 1/48 & 1/72 scale. I really admire this!

    • Thank you for your words Jeffry, I explain to you, the yamato that I show in the photographies, it is the old tool from Tamiya (1979) in scale 1/350 ... now exists a new tool of this ship 1/350 much detailed, but at a high price, regards.

  8. What a model - absolutely superb. There has been (and never will be) a more graceful ship to see on the sea. My favourite ship by a country mile and you have done this mighty ship proud. Awesome job. PS - i made the model back in 1985 and still have it but its nowhere near as good a build as you have done. Great job!

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