IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY BATTLESHIP YAMATO 1941 1/700 FUJIMI

IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY BATTLESHIP YAMATO 1941 1/700 FUJIMI This time I will build Fujimi’s battleship Yamato 1/700 scale. Actually, when I bought Fujimi’s ship’s happy new year lucky bag last year, Surprisingly, this diorama set was sent, in short, it was only to dispose of bad stock in a lucky bag. I wrote that I felt angry about it in my blog before.
In this box, Yamato at the time of commissioning and CV Hosho, and Yamato’s deck seal and parts were included. It seems to be the concept of something to make it like a diorama set.

IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY BATTLESHIP YAMATO 1941 1/700 FUJIMI Yamato parts are in the box. I think that the original box picture of that kit is this one, it’s a very old kit. Although I was deciding the first Yamato as the series named ” NEXT~~”. I will try to make only battleship Yamato in the set.
I think this Yamato Kit was the first model, I think that Fujimi has withdrawn from the plastic model cartel of Japan and has escaped from the allocation rules of the waterline series and sent it to the world. The product number is No. 1, and this kit has not gotten a sense of precision yet, but it may have led to the Fujimi’s transcendental detail many products.

IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY BATTLESHIP YAMATO 1941 1/700 FUJIMI Since the big parts of the upper deck are distorted, I tried to parallelize it somehow with my hands.

IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY BATTLESHIP YAMATO 1941 1/700 FUJIMI Large deck parts in the area to operate the reconnaissance aircraft in the rear deck.

IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY BATTLESHIP YAMATO 1941 1/700 FUJIMIThe hull is slightly distorted. I decided to adjust it by attaching a resin plate for the pier which was included in this kit. It’s better than not using it, but it’s unlikely to be reinforced so much.
(10-October-2018)

IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY BATTLESHIP YAMATO 1941 1/700 FUJIMI I tried installing photo-etched parts from somewhat eye-catching parts, but the photo-etched is for the armament and equipment of the last battle and the kit and the manual are the timing of the outfitting construction, there are quite different parts. I also referred to the instructions at the time of commissioning on the Internet, and my head was confused. The 12.7 cm twin guns are covered with outer shells at the time of construction, so it seems they do not need the photo-etched parts of the floor. It seems to do many useless works.

IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY BATTLESHIP YAMATO 1941 1/700 FUJIMI Even though the bridge is made, there are still so many photo-etched parts. Perhaps I can use half of them.

IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY BATTLESHIP YAMATO 1941 1/700 FUJIMI I decided to stick it to hand holding. The wood base was used at the time of the battleship Kongo before. When it is Yamato, it’s a little small for the Yamato size.

IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY BATTLESHIP YAMATO 1941 1/700 FUJIMI Although it is still on the way, I assemble it little by little from around the bridge. I used the photo-etched parts positively.

IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY BATTLESHIP YAMATO 1941 1/700 FUJIMI These resin parts are attached to the main gun turret. One is reproducing the situation of the under construction. It may be possible to use the other two. It does not look much different from the plastic parts.
Since the metal barrel was too thick to fit a hole in the plastic part, it did not fit very well, so it was screwed directly into the resin part. One of the resin part turrets is different from the shape, the angle of the root and the shape of the canvas sheet, but I think to use it after shaping it. If I failed all the work, in order to start over at the plastic parts, I’ll keep them till all the works are completed.

The other day, I went to the National Art Center, Roppongi Tokyo Japan, ”HIROHIKO ARAKI JOJO EXHIBITION: RIPPLES OF ADVENTURE”. Although this exhibition was a just an art exhibition, it was rare that scheduled for each visitor on the date and time. This is the first such exhibition including overseas that was decided in detail. There are many visitors from overseas. There were various interesting exhibits, for example, you can see Araki Hirohiko’s movie depicting a life-size character poster.
I am reading Jojo again. Maybe it takes a long time to read from the beginning. By the way, I love every character, but especially my favorite are Noriaki Kakyoin, Bruno Bucharaty, and Rohan Kishibe.
(13-October-2018)

IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY BATTLESHIP YAMATO 1941 1/700 FUJIMI I attached the metal parts to the turret made of resin and shaped it with epoxy putty. They are luxurious parts when I think about the process.

IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY BATTLESHIP YAMATO 1941 1/700 FUJIMI Since the anti-aircraft gun seat is grounded on the top of the main gun, there is only a railing that matches the last battle situation, so I used the remaining parts to make detail.

IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY BATTLESHIP YAMATO 1941 1/700 FUJIMI There are only two photo-etched parts for secondary guns with the last type armaments…

IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY BATTLESHIP YAMATO 1941 1/700 FUJIMI It is natural, the largest among the ship models I have made. Though it is 1/700, the ship bottom paint is a big work.

IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY BATTLESHIP YAMATO 1941 1/700 FUJIMII bought a Rainbow Imperial Navy Railing Set and attached railing and ladders to the secondary guns. With this, I can get a little balance of four guns finishing? It probably does not agree well. It may not be appropriate for historical research.
(16-October-2018)

IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY BATTLESHIP YAMATO 1941 1/700 FUJIMI This is good. I put a deck seal and painted the rear deck.

IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY BATTLESHIP YAMATO 1941 1/700 FUJIMI I bonded each painted part. It is kind of plain. In addition, the hole of the deck seal should be blocked and painted.

IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY BATTLESHIP YAMATO 1941 1/700 FUJIMI I thought that rear deck parts are easy to assemble and installed, but there are many parts and too tiny. I cannot see the end yet.

IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY BATTLESHIP YAMATO 1941 1/700 FUJIMI The deck of Yamato is pretty wide unless we placed nothing. By the way, in actual photographs, I saw what the sailors did gymnastics on the front deck.

IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY BATTLESHIP YAMATO 1941 1/700 FUJIMI I’m assembling small parts such as water planes. Assembled photo-etched parts and blown airbrush. Attached the parts, painted it, painted it, attached them, and a little more until completion.

IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY BATTLESHIP YAMATO 1941 1/700 FUJIMII think that it will be easy and good looking to install the railings on the deck after separating them one by one and painted with the airbrush than installing before painting. It is strange that I will not be able to reach the goal, though seem to be completed at a glance.
(19-October-2018)

IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY BATTLESHIP YAMATO 1941 1/700 FUJIMI An old battleship Yamato kit that was unexpectedly in a lucky bag, was completed. The Japanese soul trembles when making Yamato’s kit. It was half a joke…, but it is unfortunate that Yamato and Musashi of Japan’s strongest battleship sank. It is regretful that there was little opportunity for success because the main tactics moved from cannon shooting to air-attack by the aircraft carrier.

IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY BATTLESHIP YAMATO 1941 1/700 FUJIMI Commissioned: 16 December 1941
Displacement: 64,000 long tons
Length: 263 m (862 ft)
Beam: 38.9 m (127 ft 7 in)
Speed: 27.46 knots (50 km/h; 31 mph)
Complement: 2,500 in 1941 3,332 in 1945

IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY BATTLESHIP YAMATO 1941 1/700 FUJIMI The main armament is changed considerably at the time of build completion and the last sank in 1945, the anti-aircraft arms are being strengthened.
——————————————1941—————-1945
46 cm Type 94 guns                   (3×3)                              (3×3)
15.5 cm 3rd Year Type guns    (4×3)                              (2×3)
127 mm Type 89                            (6×2)                             (12×2)
25 mm Type 96 AA guns           (8×3)                            (52×3)
13.2 mm Type 93                            (2×2)                             (2×2)

2 catapults
Aircraft carried: 7 Nakajima E8N or Nakajima E4N
Armor:
Waterline belt: 410 mm (16 in)
Deck: 200–226.5 mm (7.9–8.9 in)
Gun turrets: 650 mm (25.6 in) (face)
Bridge: 500 mm (19.7 in)

IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY BATTLESHIP YAMATO 1941 1/700 FUJIMI Battleship Yamato was sunk in the East China Sea on the way to Okinawa on 7 April 1945 as a series of suicidal attacks named Operation Kikusui. Most of the ten torpedo hits were centered on the port, and there were many other hit bombs. Yamato was sunk in two hours from the attack. 2740 deaths and 269 survivors.

IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY BATTLESHIP YAMATO 1941 1/700 FUJIMI The performance of radar is quite different before and after the war, and the weaponry and outfit seem to be quite different. The square-shaped radar is not used at that time.

IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY BATTLESHIP YAMATO 1941 1/700 FUJIMI I used Fujimi ‘s deck seal. The deck of wooden material is thick and may be worried by some people. In my case, I did not care much about installing a handrail. The process of assembling and painting becomes complicated by the process of affixing wooden deck on the way. Because my original experience of the plastic model is AFV, I do not like to parallel assembly and painting.

IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY BATTLESHIP YAMATO 1941 1/700 FUJIMI I arranged four aircraft on the deck. I guess it’s too messy.

IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY BATTLESHIP YAMATO 1941 1/700 FUJIMI I applied a deck seal after painting the hull and the rear deck as an order. I love this deck seal because it looks good just a very easy working. Let’s try painting the wooden deck next time to raise my skill.

IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY BATTLESHIP YAMATO 1941 1/700 FUJIMI IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY BATTLESHIP YAMATO 1941 1/700 FUJIMI I did not understand how to install the boat door and tried and error for a while. Perhaps it is like this? I cut the mold at the part where the photo-etched parts are to be attached and adjusted each part.

IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY BATTLESHIP YAMATO 1941 1/700 FUJIMI IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY BATTLESHIP YAMATO 1941 1/700 FUJIMI I got lost in the order of assembly and eventually assembled from the bridge according to the instructions. The hull is large and the number of parts is small, so I thought it’s easy, the choice of the parts is difficult. Trial and error is also part of the enjoyment of model making.

IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY BATTLESHIP YAMATO 1941 1/700 FUJIMI IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY BATTLESHIP YAMATO 1941 1/700 FUJIMI When I don’t have enough handrails on the way and interrupting the assembly, the rate of not resuming work is high. When I put my hand on another kit, unexpectedly, I need the energy to return this kit. Motivation comes out again, for a while looking at the bridge, main gun, and rear deck.

IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY BATTLESHIP YAMATO 1941 1/700 FUJIMI IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY BATTLESHIP YAMATO 1941 1/700 FUJIMI The antenna lines work is difficult as ever. I think that the yard near the bridge need not be tightly stretched. If it’s twisted, hard to fix it.

IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY BATTLESHIP YAMATO 1941 1/700 FUJIMI As a conclusion, it is difficult and there are many unused photo-etched parts of the Yamato ending type for the commissioning version. Anyway, it is effective. The Fujimi’s Toku-series Yamato’s photo-etched parts are not so expensive, so try using it for testing is one of the solutions.

IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY BATTLESHIP YAMATO 1941 1/700 FUJIMI This Fujimi’s photo-etched parts instruction is difficult to understand. I have used some of the Fujimi’s detail up parts, I needed to image or look up some points. Kongo parts I made one year ago was much easier to understand.

IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY BATTLESHIP YAMATO 1941 1/700 FUJIMI Battleship Yamato has a reconnaissance aircraft, unusually there was a hangar under the deck. It seems that the blast of 46 cm cannon was too intense and it was impossible to put the aircraft on the deck. There was a large opening in the aft, and the aircraft was carried by a crane.

IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY BATTLESHIP YAMATO 1941 1/700 FUJIMI There were seven aircraft on board, I arranged two Mitsubishi F1M water reconnaissance aircraft and Aichi E13A three-seat water reconnaissance aircraft.

IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY BATTLESHIP YAMATO 1941 1/700 FUJIMI URAKAZE The decal sheet of this kit is attached to the Kikusui-mark and the banner of the Hiri Ho Tenken (mark and banner used by 14th-century samurai Kusunoki Masashige) right triumphs over wrong、law triumphs over right, power triumphs over the law, heaven triumphs over power; no man can oppose the divine. Of course, they are not yet attached in 1941.

IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY BATTLESHIP YAMATO 1941 1/700 FUJIMI URAKAZEIt is a photo with the destroyer Urakaze which I made the other day. You can feel the size of battleship Yamato. I would like to try assembling the final armament type Yamato next time. But, perhaps I’ll build a Kan Next series battleship Musashi.

By the way, now I am watching the remake version of Space Battleship Yamato, the heroine’s character has become tight and I was shocked. I have not yet seen it all, but I feel that the characters are childish overall. The picture is very beautiful.
(22-October-2018)

I am interested in models of tanks, airplanes, ships, military figures, I build it little by little when I feel like it. I am also interested in the history of war. My starting is Tamiya’s Military Miniature series in the elementary school.
From elementary school through university students repeatedly suspend and restart my modeling, it’s about 25 years of this hobby’s history.
Born in February 1970, I live in Tokyo. From February 2007 I was quietly doing a site called “Miniature-Arcadia”. It is being transferred to this blog with the same name from December 2016. My update pace is uneven, but please come to see here occasionally.

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