Step by Step building the IJN Yamato

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    Post  Dottore on Thu Sep 17, 2009 8:46 am

    Especially the small batteries with turned aluminium barrels...beautiful....infaqtlu PEC donnok dak il PE u hadid kollu....

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    Post  in nannu pec on Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:12 am

    Brian Dalwaqat nitpeccpec SmileSmile...yes dottore spent a few bob on this...but it will be worth it !!! thamk u Guz...
    Good luck mate and enjoy yourselves
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    Re: Step by Step building the IJN Yamato

    Post  Joseph on Tue Sep 22, 2009 8:39 am

    A real gem!!

    Prosit tassew, well done very nice and fine detail. That PE is amazing Smile

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    Post  Aldo on Tue Oct 06, 2009 8:20 am

    Aw Lou, just tuned in to the Forum now and seen your incredible work. Great promise old man.
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    Re: Step by Step building the IJN Yamato

    Post  bcauchi on Tue Oct 06, 2009 10:30 am

    How about an update Lou? Have you not done any more work on this upcoming masterpiece?

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    Post  in nannu pec on Tue Oct 06, 2009 2:17 pm

    Thanks Brian....will piost some updates probably next week.....have started spraying the beast affraid affraid have also started some shading and weathering on some components of the superstructure....very fiddly and tedious....am doing my nut...parts are so small bounce bounce cyclops cyclops cyclops
    Thanks Aldo for your kind comments...
    so hopefully next week
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    Re: Step by Step building the IJN Yamato

    Post  bcauchi on Tue Oct 06, 2009 2:35 pm

    Looing fiorward to it as usual.

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    UPDATE !!!

    Post  in nannu pec on Tue Oct 13, 2009 3:54 pm

    Well I have now started to airbrush the beast ....I have managed to do so with all the major components of the superstructure.
    However, I decided to finish the big guns first before going on to other items
    They were first sprayed with enamels and then shadowed with a lighter colour using Tamija acrylics...A generous coat of gloss varnish was applied
    washes were applied accordingly and of course the usual highlighting to the main structure was applied..using oils...enamels and acyrlics...in various shades.
    This completed I then tackled to a stage of boiling point and nearlly going up the wall...the fiddly bits....and with a bith of cursing here and there...praying to the good Lord begging forgivness...Imanaged to attach everything in place..including the three barreld AA guns which individually come in 10 seperate parts...and I have to do 26 of them !!!!
    My humble apologies for the pics submitted....couldn't get them any better...need a crash course I think !!!
    I can safely say that the big guns are ready , so I can now put them away for later...next items will be the ships funnel and the front and back towers....that will be some time though...These guns have taken more time than projected...evry part is so small as one can see in the pics compared to a 1 euro coin...so I have to carry on slogging till I get it ready for HIS2010.
    Hope u like the update guys.....

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    Re: Step by Step building the IJN Yamato

    Post  Joseph on Tue Oct 13, 2009 5:42 pm

    WOW, WOW and WOW, a real masterpiece, well done, very nice indeed............ Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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    Post  skyhigh on Wed Oct 14, 2009 12:03 am

    Oh louis a real mster painting...well done.. cheers

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    Re: Step by Step building the IJN Yamato

    Post  bcauchi on Wed Oct 14, 2009 7:59 am

    Aw lou, that is super brilliant painting. This update was worth waiting for. Exquisite work as usual but every new model is better than the one before.

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    Re: Step by Step building the IJN Yamato

    Post  alexbb on Wed Oct 14, 2009 12:53 pm

    excellent work. more please

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    Re: Step by Step building the IJN Yamato

    Post  Ray on Thu Oct 15, 2009 12:22 am

    Sorry to have missed these updates but it was better actually as I saw them in the flesh and these pics REALLY don't do justice to the exquisite paint job you've done!! Bravo ja PECLUQ Twisted Evil

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    Will finish this beast yet !!!!

    Post  in nannu pec on Fri Oct 23, 2009 5:22 pm

    Well I have been down with flu for a week now Sad Sad and I am really fed up cause it doesn't seem to get any better Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil So I said to myself , start to work like mad on the beast and I have been working overtime believe you me...I just want to see this beautiful ship ready.
    I completed both front and aft towers and there was some fiddly work that had to be done after painting the components. A lot of detail was added to the bridge wehich had to be decked and partly rebuilt...detail include observation systems, firing systems ..etc I had now to concentrate on the rear of the tower which consists of a myriad of ladders platforms and of course detail
    Now to the rear Platorm...very straight forward apart from adding the required detail apart from the two AA guns which are so small and come in about 8 parts...including seats !!!
    The funnel was quite straightforward apart from adding extra piping and new funnel grating..The Ichigo emblem was painted on.
    There's a lot of more work to be down ....this beast bristled with AA Guns and armament...All these have to be added on with a complicated piping system around the gun emplacements
    I have also nearlly completed the steel part of the bow of the ship. One can also notice the unpainted Japanese deck which had a tint of grey at that time....That was a nightmare and I am still not happy with result...but I will get there..definetely.
    I also started painting and weathering the hull of the ship....initial works only...up to now...but it looks good...
    I managed to cover a lot of work...This beast will be there at the expo...so I have to finish it and I am enjoying this build very much

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    Post  in nannu pec on Fri Oct 23, 2009 5:24 pm

    Dont know for why but the partial deck part of the bow dissappeared....will post it next time....
    see u wednesday Guys
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    Re: Step by Step building the IJN Yamato

    Post  Ray on Fri Oct 23, 2009 6:16 pm

    Aw ja Pecluq, that is really great work you've done eh........I'm impressed to say the least cheers

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    Re: Step by Step building the IJN Yamato

    Post  bcauchi on Fri Oct 23, 2009 7:22 pm

    Yu are really becoming good at this oh great one. That is breathtaking work and this will once again be the best ship build. The figures are even better than your previous ones and it is all coming together so brilliantly. Show us more!!

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    Re: Step by Step building the IJN Yamato

    Post  Tancred on Fri Oct 23, 2009 9:42 pm

    Prosit Louis, brilliant work as always. Enjoy seeing a master at work Shocked

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    Re: Step by Step building the IJN Yamato

    Post  William on Sat Oct 24, 2009 9:38 am

    Nice work Louis. Smile Smile Smile


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    Post  in nannu pec on Sun Nov 29, 2009 10:12 am

    YEAH YEAH YEAH It's coming together I am pleased to say...After nearlly deciding to bash it against the wall I don't know how many times . I have now attached the wooden deck to the hull , which was no mean feat trying to get a perfect alignment with the forecastle and stern parts of the deck.
    I have also started to place the main components of the superstructure .The turrets are not fixed in place because I havent got the colour of the blast bags quite right yet. That wont be a major problem it will be just trial and error. Hatches and Triple A's gun emplacements fixed into place...don't know how many there were...Thanks Mr BorgBonaci. Cable hoses placed in position (have to be weathered yet)Support railings for main superstructure scratchbuilt using telephone wire...again thanks Mr Segretarju Bla kappell !!!(aka Mr Joe Farrugia)
    The photos I am afraid dont do any justice to the greyish tint that was applied to the deck...the camera did not capture the effect..you will realize that when you see the model in the flesh...but it's there..
    I hope you will like the pics..Hopefully it will be ready for HIS2010...it's really a beautiful ship. I will now start putting it togethere and start work on the main mast plus rigging. maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa affraid affraid affraid
    see you guys wednesday....u ejja ha nisiltu kontra l infidel !!!!
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    Re: Step by Step building the IJN Yamato

    Post  skyhigh on Sun Nov 29, 2009 10:25 am

    Great work indeed lou,,,,,,,, cheers

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    Re: Step by Step building the IJN Yamato

    Post  Joseph on Sun Nov 29, 2009 12:02 pm

    Great work, a real masterpiece. I think one of your best Smile Smile

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    Re: Step by Step building the IJN Yamato

    Post  Ray on Sun Nov 29, 2009 3:36 pm

    Looking greater n greater ja l-ikbar pecluq tad-dinja Laughing

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    Re: Step by Step building the IJN Yamato

    Post  J.Fenech on Sun Nov 29, 2009 6:25 pm

    All it needs is a wave motion engine/gun to look like the Yamato in Starblazers Laughing Joking apart, it looks fantastic, and the wooden deck looks great - good job and well done, looking foward for more posts.

    p.s. Suspect - are you sure you are booked Question Better to check again Smile

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    Re: Step by Step building the IJN Yamato

    Post  bcauchi on Mon Nov 30, 2009 2:00 pm

    Wow Wig, what beast that has got to be. Why do i keep on telling you that it looks better than the previous one. this is a beautiful model of a great looking ship and your work is doing it justice. Well done, what a brilliant looking deck. Truly impressive.

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