This time I will build Fujimi’s battleship Yamato 1/700 scale. 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.
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I think this Yamato Kit was the first model, I think that Fujimi has withdrawn from the plastic model cartel of Japan and has escaped from the allocation rules of the waterline series and sent it to the world.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 Fujimi’s transcendental detail many products.
The 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.
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.
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, 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 just an art exhibition, it was rare that scheduled 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 favorites are Noriaki Kakyoin, Bruno Bucharaty, and Rohan Kishibe.
I 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.
I 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. Strangely, I will not be able to reach the goal, though seem to be completed at a glance.
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, unfortunately, 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.
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.
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)
Aircraft carried: 7 Nakajima E8N or Nakajima E4N
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)
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.
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 decks on the way. Because my original experience with the plastic model is AFV, I do not like parallel assembly and painting.
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 very easy working. Let’s try painting the wooden deck next time to raise my skill.
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.
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.
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.
In 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. Fujimi’s Toku-series Yamato’s photo-etched parts are not so expensive, so try using it for testing is one of the solutions.
This Fujimi’s photo-etched parts instruction is difficult to understand. I have used some of Fujimi’s detail-up parts, I needed to image or look up some points. Kongo parts I made one year ago were much easier to understand.
Battleship Yamato has a reconnaissance aircraft, unusually there was a hangar under the deck. It seems that the blast of the 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.
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 overpower; no man can oppose the divine. Of course, they are not yet attached in 1941.
It is a photo with the destroyer Urakaze which I made the other day. You can feel the size of the 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.
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.