1/350 IJN Yamato
One of my older models this time.
This is the Tamiyas new tool Yamato with the Pontos advanced set. Some minor modifications and scrachbuild details. I tried to depict her as she was on the morning of her last day in April 7th 1945.
I used Gunzes acrylic line at the time and have changed to Tamiyas after this one. I liked Gunzes paints a lot but the semi glossness tend to give headaches as they needed flat coats and long drying times etc.
The only bad thing about the Tamiya kit is the multi piece hull that required a lot of work to hide the seams and restore the nice hull plating. Otherwise it’s really a nice treat to build.
The build took about 6 months in total and the fiddly little AA guns were the most time consuming part.
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