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Battleship Yamato (R/C) – Lots of Pictures

Posted by Paul On May - 18 - 2009

Purchased in 1973 for $60.00, Full radio control, Gold Metal Model #1 photo etch set, Replaced deck with evergreen scribed plastic – original deck is junk, Cast extra deck edge turrets to depict ship during “Ten Go” Operation – last sortie. Contains many 1/200 scale figures from Priser, and many scratch built parts.

Here are photos of the reference books that I used:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is a complete writeup on this model in the “Reviews” section of my web site – GO HERE.

This is an early construction photo where I tried using bobbins for the turret rotation mechanism – a really bad idea….

These are some construction photos where I was adding the GMM photo etch set #1….

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Here you can see some of the Priser figures along with close-ups of various parts of the model

Many years ago – before the photo etch upgrade – running on the local lake:

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Photo’s below are after the photo etch and other upgrades.

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The Yamato at the 2007 Model Expo in Petaluma 

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Some pics from the 2008 SVSM Kickoff Classic at the Santa Clara Convention Center where it was on display. I wasn’t entered into the competition as it won an award in 2007.

These are Yamato pics and renderings I got off of the internet….

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Here are some b/w pics of the real ship:

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 Here is some info on uniforms:

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Here are some Japanese WWII ship colors:

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Here is the Takara 1/700 Yamato that Vlad gave me (what a great friend). As you can see it comes in several parts and you can actually see a lot of details in the hull. There are a lot of parts that I have to add to complete the model. It comes prepainted and for the most part pre assempled – but there are still quite a lot of parts that need to be added. I’m also considering adding a photo etch set from either GMM or Toms.

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Here is a very nice computer generated drawing that a friend sent to me:

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Feb 7, 2012 Here are some more photos that I have found on the internet: