Building of huge hull - Yamato 1:200

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by Highlander, May 10, 2007.

  1. Highlander

    Highlander Member

    Military Model - Yamato 1:200

    Hi all


    I'll try to show how I am building hull of Yamato - Halinski '04 in 1:200 scale. This is my second attempt to build one, the first was not good, twisted and with colapsed plating :cry: then crushed by accident :cry: :mad: .That's all I remaining.


    I've started off with gluing the frames on 1m long, 12 cm large of 2 mm cardboard strips (belts?) and cut it out.

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    For flat part of the bottom I've designed a... 'subplating' :) large piece of 2 mm cardboard. Before that I cut out special gaps in the frames.

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    To get non twisted hull I made something I call 'the drydock' :grin: It's made from the rest (relic?) of frames cardboard. The pictures shows it better, than my inexpert explanation.

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    Why it's done for? It's going to be an exellent support for futur steps of build. The framing fixed to my 'drydock' won't be twisted (warped).

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    The framing is not yet glued.

    To be continued.


  2. airbob

    airbob Member

    Looks like you're doing a good job!.....just continue to keep weights on the glued parts of the hull while resting on a perfectly flat surface while she is drying...thats how I do it....but this forum has many other expert craftmen (not me!)...that may have other ways of doing it.....if you get the hull real straight and are well on the way to a really fine the way this was the first lesson that I learned in card modeling while building the S.S. United States in 2000...had to rebuild it...and finally got it right on the forth build!!! my sainted dad always said..."experience is the best and dearest teacher"...Bob out:-D
  3. Lex

    Lex Dollmaker

    Halinski Yamato... Wow, takes more than courage to even start a project like this...
  4. mpakier

    mpakier Member

    What kind of glue are you using for laminating the frames?
    I was reading somewhere that it is very important because
    glues based of water can make the frames bigger (in ship
    of this size even few millimeters).

  5. paulhbell

    paulhbell Guest

    I think this is one of the best looking ships that was ever built. Shame she didn't last long.

    I have had a couple of plastic models of the Yamato and they were hard to build. Lot's of parts.

    How long is the hull, I would like to have a go at building this. But I would convert the hull to radio control.
  6. Teamski

    Teamski Member

    Looking really good! Your superstructure looks beautiful. Keep up the great work!

  7. barry

    barry Active Member

    Good thinking that man great way to get weighted without warping a piece of very clever engineering.

    Look forward to seeing the build glad mines a flattop.

  8. JHS

    JHS Member

  9. jnyoun

    jnyoun Member

    Thanks for great information.

    By the way, this may not be a question directly related with 'building'. Somehow, I am really wondering how you put MULTIPLE pictures in one posting. I tried to put image by something like this:
    <img src="http:\\\mypicture.jpg"></img>.

    However, it didn't work. Can you also share with me how you did it?


  10. rickstef

    rickstef Guest

    you need to use
    instead of the <> brackets

  11. jnyoun

    jnyoun Member


    Thanks for the help. Actually, I tried that way. However, the problem is that it just shows a LINK to image, not image itself. Here is an example when I used [​IMG].


    As you can see, it didn't show the picture itself. What I wanted was the 'picture' instead of 'link' as highlander did.

    Do you have any idea?

    By the way, I will remove this posting once I figured out how to do it. Please accept my apology if I am messing up this thread. :)

  12. rickstef

    rickstef Guest

    i think it has to do with some of the characters yahoo uses for images, like the ? mark and others like that

    but that is the only way i can figure something like this is happening

  13. Beachead

    Beachead Member

    Yamoto looks like an expert job. Man, you have space for homeporting such a large model? I along with others really look forward to your progress, at whatever speed it happens to go. Good luck. :)
  14. Highlander

    Highlander Member

    Hi all

    I was very busy this days, here are my latecomming answers.

    mpakier wrote

    For laminating the frames I'm using non water based glues:


    It's chlorine-rubber (?) glue. To distribute the glue I'm using a brush. To get suitable density I add some cellulose thinner (solvent?).

    jnyoun wrote
    I'm beginner in informtics and I found easy way to put MULTIPLE pictures. I upload my pictures to :

    then left click at little square under the picture, next, down of the page left click at: Generate HTML and IMG code, then left click IMG clickable thumbnails for message boards at the code to copy. I put the code when posting by right click. I hope it's clear enough. :)

    Continnuation of the build of Yamato comming soon.


  15. JHS

    JHS Member

    Thanks, Highlander!
  16. jnyoun

    jnyoun Member

    Hi Highlander,

    You are the man!!!!! I just made it by following your instruction. Thanks.....

    Now, I am going to go back to listen your excellent building techniques..... :)

    The following is the example of what I wanted....

    This is what I did so far....

    I compared it to the old building...
  17. Highlander

    Highlander Member

    You welcome jnyoun :)

    And few words about your models; great progress in short time, bravo!!!
  18. milenio3

    milenio3 Active Member

    I have this under my wish list. I'm looking forward for your development.
  19. Highlander

    Highlander Member

    After long breake there is a progress:mrgreen:

    Hull frames:

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    The hull subplating:

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    Sanding the hull is going to be the next step.

  20. David H

    David H Member

    Woow! that's really nice and I thought I built a good hull.

    Is the white card attached to edge of the grey formers? that would be really impressive...


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