Building of huge hull - Yamato 1:200

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

  1. gippolot

    gippolot Member

    Brilliant photos of your model Highlander. :thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:

  2. chapuzas100

    chapuzas100 Member

    You are the light that guides me in the construction of complete helmets
  3. Highlander

    Highlander Member

    You are welcome Chapuzas :mrgreen:
    The build of Yamato in progress

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  4. Nemesis7485

    Nemesis7485 Member

    Whoa! That's got to be the smoothest hull I've seen on a card model. Nice work!
  5. jaffro

    jaffro Long term member

    I had to use 2 cans of spraypaint to get my Daring hull to look like that, but yours still looks way better... awesome stuff!
  6. JHS

    JHS Member

    Brilliant work!
  7. redhorse

    redhorse Member

    That hull is incredible!
  8. Teamski

    Teamski Member

    They're right, that is unbelievable!!

  9. gian7675

    gian7675 Member

    Awesome indeed! :eek: :thumb:

    Just wondering...what's that little pole sticking out of from under the hull?
  10. Stev0

    Stev0 Active Member

    I'm with you on that. It's perhaps the most perfect formed hull in paper I have seen here without sanding and painting the skin. :thumb:
  11. gian7675

    gian7675 Member

    Hi Highlander!

    I noticed something, the number of longtitudinal hull formers seems to be more than the ones present in the kit? Is this your own modification? I also noticed that you have placed a large flat piece of cardboard at the bottom of the ship. This is also not in the instruction of the 1/200 Halinski Yamato.

    Do you have a site where you got this technique or is this your own technique for a smooth hull?

    I also have a 1/200 Halinski Yamato and noticed the difference between Halinski's by the book instructions and your technique of building and getting such a beautiful smooth hull. :thumb:
  12. Highlander

    Highlander Member


    gian7675 wrote

    Yes, there is longtitudinal formers added under the board.

    gian7675 wrote

    Yes, I designed this for flat part of the bottom, it gives very good result.

    gian7675 wrote

    It's my idea to get a smooth hull, after seeing hulls filled with foam, I tryed to get a hull "paper only"

    The very first try it was Akitsushima from Answer

    modelarstwo kartonowe, plastikowe ... :: Zobacz temat - *[Relacja/Okrêt] Tender lotniczy Akitsushima 1:200 Answer

    Thanks, I'm very happy that You like my work :mrgreen:
  13. gian7675

    gian7675 Member

    Thanks for the quick reply and the explanations! :thumb:

    I hope that I can do your technique in one of my future builds to get a smooth hull with only paper and no foam or stuffing inside.

    You're so good with your modifications. it's so impressive! :thumb:

    Another question!

    In the Akitsushima thread in the link you posted, aside from the formers, there are smaller formers added that are glued to the side of the hull formers.

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    In the first pic, you can see "kit formers" that are marked with the kit patterns and the gray ones which I assume are the ones that are smaller and to be glued beside the "Kit formers"

    How did you measure as to what size/how small the "inner formers" are to be in your Yamato hull.

    What patience you have to do these secondary formers! wow...:eek: :thumb:
  14. Mark_1984

    Mark_1984 Guest

    I've only just found this thread, but I'll be watching like a hawk from now. The hull is a stunning piece of work.
  15. Beachead

    Beachead Member

    Looking at this just proves I have a long way to go yet....
  16. lriera

    lriera Member

    You are doing really well, please keep going. Thankyou.
  17. Highlander

    Highlander Member

    Yamato build thread updating:

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    Thanks for all compliments, I'm glad that you like my work. It helps me to do my best. :mrgreen:



    NULLMOON Member

    looking at that akisima build in that link theres no chance that ill be building this kit in my collection as what ever i do will look c**p in comparison i envy people who can build these big ships:thumb:
  19. Highlander

    Highlander Member


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  20. redhorse

    redhorse Member


    Thanks so much for posting more pictures on this build. I've been thinking about this one quite a bit since I first saw it. I'm really impressed, still blows me away what can be done with paper!

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