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Postby tom1992 » Wed Nov 09, 2011 2:30 pm

Hi All,

This my build diary of the1:250th scale IJN Yamato partwork produced by DeAgostini UK.
please see pictures.
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IJN Yamato after month 1 (complete)
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IJN Yamato after minth 1 (turret)
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IJN Yamato after month 1 (main command structure)

Just from this first issue, i am rather dissapointed with the build quality of this partwork :(
there are a few reasons for this,
1.the model does'nt allow for R/C conversion
2.the model frames are located on the keel plate using pips instead of slots
3.when you attach the frames to the keel plate (appart from being in consistent) they leave a gap about 3mm wide between them and the keel plate :think: which will take alot of sanding when the planks are fixed :evil:

I'm not sure if the last point is supposed to be like that or not i shall have to wait and see :think:

Having said all that about the hull woodwork, the superstructure is make of white metal and is actually of a rather good quality!

keep subscribed for updates, thanks for looking,
tom
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Re: DeAgostini 1:250 yamato partwork

Postby Mark » Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:34 pm

Nice start Tom. I was wondering what that model was like.
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Re: DeAgostini 1:250 yamato partwork

Postby tom1992 » Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:27 am

Hi,

Thanks mate, its an ok kit really its just i woud make a few changes if i were deagostini i hope you see what i was getting at!? but anyway we shall see how it turns out.

keep an eye out on this space ;)
tom
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Currently building: Lancaster Bomber, DC-3
On the slipway/In boxes: Hood, Yamato, Titanic, Type VII Sub, Hawker Typhoon, Victory, Sovereign! :shock:
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Re: DeAgostini 1:250 yamato partwork

Postby Julian » Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:15 am

Nice 1 Tom, a good start
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Re: DeAgostini 1:250 yamato partwork

Postby tom1992 » Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:31 pm

hi,

Thanks mate,

tom
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Re: DeAgostini 1:250 yamato partwork

Postby denzel » Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:00 pm

I like it....... :dance: :dance: I missed the Bismark,loving the Hood and thinking of starting The Yamato :think: :think:
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Re: DeAgostini 1:250 yamato partwork

Postby tom1992 » Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:01 pm

Yeh go for it mate! or you might like the akagi aircraft carrier? it looks a good'n

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tom
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Re: DeAgostini 1:250 yamato partwork

Postby denzel » Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:19 pm

tom1992 wrote:Yeh go for it mate! or you might like the akagi aircraft carrier? it looks a good'n

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Re: DeAgostini 1:250 yamato partwork

Postby tom1992 » Tue Nov 15, 2011 1:05 am

so was i for a while.......... still am actually :think: my bank manager might not like the idea though :naughty: :D
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Re: DeAgostini 1:250 yamato partwork

Postby denzel » Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:18 pm

Thank you for your order.

You can now sit back, relax, and wait for your delivery, which will be with you within 14 days.

signed up for the Yamato................. :dance: :dance:
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Re: DeAgostini 1:250 yamato partwork

Postby tom1992 » Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:00 am

good' o enjoy, she'll make a fine model i'm sure :D
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Re: DeAgostini 1:250 yamato partwork

Postby denzel » Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:03 am

tom1992 wrote:good' o enjoy, she'll make a fine model i'm sure :D


I will be keeping both eyes on your build Tom............... :geek: :geek:
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Re: DeAgostini 1:250 yamato partwork

Postby tom1992 » Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:06 am

Yay, i've got myself an audience ;)
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Re: DeAgostini 1:250 yamato partwork

Postby denzel » Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:10 am

tom1992 wrote:Yay, i've got myself an audience ;)


Or a stalker....................... :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:
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Re: DeAgostini 1:250 yamato partwork

Postby tom1992 » Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:39 am

:laughing-rolling: nice :shifty: :lol:
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Re: DeAgostini 1:250 yamato partwork

Postby tom1992 » Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:39 am

Here are a couple of pics of the super structure bits of issues 2 and 3 that i still have to do.

issue 2 super structure bits
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Issue 3 super structure bits
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ive got to file them or sand paper them smooth then primer them and then paint them and finally glue them to the rest of the super structure.

stand by for progress report :)

tom
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Re: DeAgostini 1:250 yamato partwork

Postby tom1992 » Wed Nov 16, 2011 4:36 pm

Hi Guys,

see pics of progress,

this is a pic of the many little binoculars i have to fit to the observation deck :shock: I HATE HORRID LITTLE FIDDLY BITS!!! :lol:
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These are pics of the bits stuck to double sided low tack masking tape.
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pieces now primed and ready for top coat of sea grey.
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here are some pics of the various bits fitted.
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and some pics of the fitted binoculars,
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and now some pics of the bridge up to date,
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and one of the finished range finder,
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and last but not least the parts for issue 3 have just arrived.
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thanks,
tom
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Re: DeAgostini 1:250 yamato partwork

Postby denzel » Wed Nov 16, 2011 5:41 pm

Hi Tom.............looks like I have a lot to do,that issue are you on? :) :)
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Re: DeAgostini 1:250 yamato partwork

Postby tom1992 » Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:45 pm

Hi,

I've almost finished issue 2 the bits you see in the last to photographs are the bits for issue 3

and yes there is an awful lot to do in each issue. think of it like this, hachette do their issues weekly but DeAgostini do theirs monthly but their monthly has the same bits to cover 4 weeks of hachette issues............... does that make sence?? :?
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Re: DeAgostini 1:250 yamato partwork

Postby denzel » Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:28 pm

Yes...........I think so......................I will know more in 13 days :dance: :dance:
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