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Takom Turrets

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  • Member since
    March 2010
Takom Turrets
Posted by Bocks Suv on Thursday, December 22, 2022 11:11 AM

I see a bunch of Takom ship turrets, guns missile defense systems in 1/35 but cant tell how large these kits net out to be when built. They'd look pretty nice if done right but only if a decent size. Even better would be an educational kit that shows the turrets' inner workings below deck. I toured BB55 and the main guns were truly fascinating...if not somewhat claustraphobic. Any thoughts or kit reviews/pics would be appreiciated.

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, December 22, 2022 11:50 AM

I looked at the Yamato Type 60 15.5 cm triple gun turret on Sprue Bros. 

7.87 in. x 5.51 in. x 4.72 in.

Seems a pretty reasonable size.



 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.


  • Member since
    February 2006
  • From: Boston
Posted by Wilbur Wright on Thursday, January 26, 2023 10:36 PM

I have just finished the Yamato main turret and also the anchor kit. Sanding the barrel seams is a big tedious job.


The turret is quite large.  Google Fine Scale Yamato turret and you see the FS build.


I haven't posted photos here i ages. I will have to re-learn how.  I have quite a few finished builds that I have been knocking off since the lockdowns.

  • Member since
    February 2006
  • From: Boston
Posted by Wilbur Wright on Thursday, January 26, 2023 10:37 PM

I will also add the kit monofilament for the railings doesn't work, and needs to be replaced, probably with ez line.

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, January 27, 2023 9:40 AM

Builder2010 just finished his amazing Iowa turret with 100% scratch built everything  below the turret.





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