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Fujimi 1/700 Battleship Yamato

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  • Member since
    March, 2004
  • From: Kincheloe Michigan
Fujimi 1/700 Battleship Yamato
Posted by Mikeym_us on Sunday, July 13, 2014 8:58 AM
I ordered this ship kit late June from Amazon and it didn't get in till a couple days ago straight from Japan. It's box number is 42142 and it is the "The Phantom Weapon" Yamato type which comes with new turrets for the 51cm twin gun turrets and the 10cm casemate guns which of course I won't use those since I am going to build Yamato as it looked prior to it's sinking in early 1945. Since the kit still comes with the 46cm 3 gun turrets and the 12.7cm and 15.5cm guns I'll use those and I did manage to order Master Model 46cm gun barrels for the main gun and 3 packages of Master Model 15.5cm barrels for the AA turrets and the two 15.5cm turrets aft of #2 Turret and #3 Turret. I am currently going to try to get a wood deck for it and maybe some PE for it too. So any advice on assembly and painting since this is my first IJN battleship.

On the workbench: Dragon 1/350 scale Ticonderoga class USS BunkerHill 1/720 scale Italeri USS Harry S. Truman 1/72 scale Encore Yak-6

The 71st Tactical Fighter Squadron the only Squadron to get an Air to Air kill and an Air to Ground kill in the same week with only a F-15   http://photobucket.com/albums/v332/Mikeym_us/

  • Member since
    March, 2004
  • From: Kincheloe Michigan
Posted by Mikeym_us on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 12:46 PM
Silly me I bought too many 15.5cm barrels I thought that the AA guns were 15.5cm but were actually 12.7cm on the 1944 Yamato. I'll get more 12.7cm barrels later. But one thing I noticed with this offering the "Phantom weapon type" has a completely wrong weapon configuration for that particular kit. I checked Hobby search and found fujimi instructions for the full hull version and found the correct weapon configuration so now I have plans on picking up another kit to build as the Super Yamato in the correct configuration. So that should be a interesting build though maybe I should pick up a third kit to build the early fit of the Yamato so I can have all 3 versions (very daunting task I say).

On the workbench: Dragon 1/350 scale Ticonderoga class USS BunkerHill 1/720 scale Italeri USS Harry S. Truman 1/72 scale Encore Yak-6

The 71st Tactical Fighter Squadron the only Squadron to get an Air to Air kill and an Air to Ground kill in the same week with only a F-15   http://photobucket.com/albums/v332/Mikeym_us/

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: Exeter, MO
Posted by kustommodeler1 on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 6:19 PM

Wow! Can't imagine a Yamato class BB with 20 inchers! The 18s were awesome enough....

Darrin

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  • Member since
    March, 2004
  • From: Kincheloe Michigan
Posted by Mikeym_us on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 7:19 PM

Yeah the twin 510mm guns almost look at home on the Bismarck and Tirpitz ! let alone the massive amount of 100mm guns the refit would have sported. Holy crud!

here is a link to the instructions for the full hull super Yamato if you compare it to other Fujimi Yamato instructions you will see how the weapon layout differs

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10212850

kustommodeler1

Wow! Can't imagine a Yamato class BB with 20 inchers! The 18s were awesome enough....

On the workbench: Dragon 1/350 scale Ticonderoga class USS BunkerHill 1/720 scale Italeri USS Harry S. Truman 1/72 scale Encore Yak-6

The 71st Tactical Fighter Squadron the only Squadron to get an Air to Air kill and an Air to Ground kill in the same week with only a F-15   http://photobucket.com/albums/v332/Mikeym_us/

  • Member since
    October, 2018
Posted by gani on Monday, October 01, 2018 5:52 PM

HI, 

I want to ask a favor. That is if you can post a clear scanned or photo of the assembly instructions for the 1/700 fujimi Yamato. Reason being, I ordered the pproduct but somebody in my house opened the box and misplaced the instructions. Now I have the kit but at a lost on the detail on how to complete it.

Thanks, Gani

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