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1/72 Takom Type 94 460mm Yamato turret

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, January 3, 2021 1:21 PM

Chad, no, but 1/72 figures are easy to find. I can't seem to find any 1/72 Japanese sailors though.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, January 3, 2021 12:35 PM

Does it come with any figures? Now I'm convinced I'm going to get the Bismark turret. 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, January 3, 2021 11:42 AM

Thanks Hoo Yah, I'll check into that. The railing chain, cable, rope, whechever they used, will be the last to be installed so I have a little time.

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Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Sunday, January 3, 2021 10:24 AM

Two things, the first being about Bismarck et al. I have most of the Ballard books on his explorations. Thus have lots of reference material handy.

The second thing; concerning railing chains. There is a type of fabric string, used commonly in drapery tassells that has that same 'catanary' sag like chain. You might want to check it out.

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, January 3, 2021 2:16 AM

That is big, looking good.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, January 3, 2021 1:42 AM

Thanks Hoo Yah, I didn't think they found any.

I got quit a bit done to the Yamato turret. This is a neat kit. Easy build, good fitting parts with just a few adjustments on the rangefinders. While the filler is drying on the rangefinders, I assembled the barrels, which will need some work to get smooth.

Once I have everything sanded down, I will install the railing. Takom supplies some monofilliment for the railing but that won't allow the sag shown on the limited pictures avaliable. I'm thinking stretched sprue but will have to give that some thought.

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Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Sunday, January 3, 2021 12:59 AM

As for Bismarck, one main turret was found, but down stream of the hull in the slide area, probably a ships length or so away from the ship.

"Why do I do this? Because the money's good, the scenery changes and they let me use explosives, okay?"

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, January 2, 2021 10:57 PM

Steve that's going to be one big chunk of plastic! 

Chad

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Posted by BBorBust on Saturday, January 2, 2021 10:10 PM

Very cool. Will be following!

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, January 2, 2021 8:44 PM

GH is correct, plus the hull slid down a mountain slop for some distance leaving the turrets far behind. 

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Posted by goldhammer on Saturday, January 2, 2021 8:19 PM

Depending on when she capsized, and depth, they could be a couple miles away.  Most hulls will self right as they fall through the water column, and tend to "sail".

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Posted by ikar01 on Saturday, January 2, 2021 8:06 PM

Have they ever found the turrets for the Bismark?  The last shots I have seen of her, there were no turrets on board.  How far could they have fallen from the ship?

I think I saw a interview somewhere of a member of the Tirpitz that a bomb hit the ship and their "B" turret was blown out of the ship and landed on some crew members that were swimming to shore.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, January 2, 2021 7:52 PM

Thanks Bish. For me, Japanese equipment, aircraft, ships, armor are intriguing. My favorite plane is the Zero, carrier, the Akagi, capital ship, just about any of the heavy cruisers. The tanks were good at what they were designed for,  infantry support. Not until the end of the war were they designed to go against other armor.

There's not a lot to the kit, very few seams to fill and a quick build. One could finish the build in one setting if you didn't use filler. The paint is what's going to take any time at all. I suspect thr Bruno will be similar. 

I should be getting that in a few weeks and will start on it promptly thereafter. 

Steve

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, January 2, 2021 6:19 PM

Japanese ships are not my thing but this looks interesting. I plan on getting the Bismarck turret as well, so will be nice to get an idea of what to expect.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, January 2, 2021 6:08 PM

I don't know if they make AM for it yet. It does come with some PE.

I do have the Bismarck's Bruno turret on the way. I have either read, seen or heard that Takom is also coming out with the 16" Iowa turret. You never know about the Arizona, maybe the KGV as well.

Steve

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Posted by Real G on Saturday, January 2, 2021 11:37 AM

Ooh, I'll be following his one!

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Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Saturday, January 2, 2021 11:36 AM

I would love to see an ARIZONA turret model like that. I would build it as one of the shore installations there on Oahu.

"Why do I do this? Because the money's good, the scenery changes and they let me use explosives, okay?"

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Posted by Tojo72 on Saturday, January 2, 2021 11:34 AM

Coming now,can you really have a quick build,there has to be some AM for this one Wink

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1/72 Takom Type 94 460mm Yamato turret
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, January 2, 2021 11:23 AM

This should be a quick build. I think this should be in ships although not a ship, more of a simi-fixed fortification on a ship 

This thing is massive and it will take longer to paint than build.

More to follow.

Steve

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