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Yamato plans?
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, June 3, 2003 4:25 PM
Hi there,
I'm rebuilding a very old 1/200 scale kit of the Yamato ( IJN ) but do not have the kit instructions or any other reference. I have to scratchbuild a lot of missing/broken parts and need all the information I can get. Is there anybody out there?
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Posted by Umi_Ryuzuki on Wednesday, June 4, 2003 12:37 AM
Try and find a copy of this book.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3133445282&category=2590

Anatomy of the Ship

The Battlship Yamato
By Janusz Skulski

$31 US on amazon.com
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Posted by DCShips on Wednesday, June 4, 2003 9:50 AM
Yo may also want to see if The Floating Drydock has the plans for that ship??

Regards,
David C
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Posted by Umi_Ryuzuki on Wednesday, June 4, 2003 10:31 AM
Floating drydock typically carries only American ships
http://www.floatingdrydock.com/
, but if you know about a web page that I am missing please post a link.

This place is said to have excellent IJN plans.
http://www2.odn.ne.jp/miyukikai/index.htm
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Posted by therriman on Wednesday, June 4, 2003 11:00 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by Umi_Ryuzuki

Try and find a copy of this book.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3133445282&category=2590

Anatomy of the Ship

The Battlship Yamato
By Janusz Skulski

$31 US on amazon.com


I'd check it out. I just bought a copy of this book for my own Yamato project for $34.10 (including shipping), $20 below what it would have cost me to order the book from my local Border's.
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Posted by Jeff Herne on Saturday, June 7, 2003 4:10 PM
The Skulski book is excellent, and the Gakken books on the Yamato are quite good as well.

There's a couple of websites that can be of help, www.modelwarships.com has a couple of models in various scales built by some well-known ship modelers that will be happy to assist you. www.j-aircraft.com has a forum dedicated to IJN warships that's also top notch.

If you're looking for a copy of the instructions, let me know, I'm in the middle of planking the deck of my 1/200 Yamato as we speak. I'd also recommend getting the Gold Medal Models brass set for it. It's a must have.

Jeff Herne
Modelwarships.com
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, June 10, 2003 1:52 PM
Thanks for all the help.
Jeff, I would really appreciate it if you can supply me with a copy of the instructions. Please let me know through the forum or e-mail me at tappie@lantic.net.
Thanks.
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Posted by Jeff Herne on Wednesday, June 11, 2003 9:30 AM
Check email!

Jeff
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, June 14, 2003 12:45 AM
Jeff, I did and thank you.
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