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I think this Yamato Kit was the first model, I think that Fujimi has withdrawn from the plastic model cartel of Japan and has escaped from the allocation rules of the waterline series and sent it to the world.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)

 

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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