Building of huge hull - Yamato 1:200

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

  1. papastumpy

    papastumpy Member

    Hey guys, this guy is a artist, but you know how he got that way, he built, and after that he looked them over and if he saw a mistake, he took note and built. You have to understand, the European's are lite years ahead in the field of paper modeling. They were building in paper way before we here in the US ever knew of such a thing. Go to some of the European Forums and the work is as good as anything built from wood and plastic, don't get me wrong, there is a slew (thats Southern slang) for alot of guys here on this forum that are turning out just as good work. What is the secret, again they build to the completion and build somemore. This holds true for any hobby, practice, practice, practice. Just a thought.:thumb:
  2. Highlander

    Highlander Member

    Thank you papastumpy :)

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  3. Beachead

    Beachead Member

    I agree with you papastumpy. I've noticied some slight difference with the quality on my Invincible build. What is missing the most for me is knowing of the trade "secrets" on just what tidbits can be done to make the build that much better. Not the technicial stuff on the how to but how do you rig a ship? I'm all fat fingered. Practice or is there a bit of a technic to get it to look right? Does it matter? This forum is a great place to find out some of this stuff.
  4. papastumpy

    papastumpy Member

    Highlander, good to see you back. Looking forward to seeing more of this build.
  5. Highlander

    Highlander Member


    More details and the rails :mrgreen:

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  6. papastumpy

    papastumpy Member

    Highlander, you my friend are a class act. Looking at the photo's it is hard to tell this is a paper kit. I am a Big Fan of IJN and this one happens to top the list. Have been watching for the local mail order to get in so I can place my order. When I do, I hope you have posted every step of this build for a tutorial. Keep the photo's coming and tell us what you are doing, teach us!!!! Rick
  7. The Hermit

    The Hermit Member

    highlander can you please explain how you create the extra kit pieces for the hull sub assembly. i would like to learn how to do this. i would like to build hulls as smooth and nice as yours please!!!!!

  8. Highlander

    Highlander Member


    I have no secrets and I'd like to share. Problem is I'm stil out of time, I go to Belgium for two months and I have to break the build of Yamato. I'll try to make a tutorial build after my return home with easier ship. I'll do many pics and try to explain with better english.

    I'm sorry.


  9. Highlander

    Highlander Member


    I'm still working on Yamato, board details and superstructure formers are done.

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  10. JHS

    JHS Member

    One question. I cannot detect a trace of paint. How do you completely eliminate the white edges of paper?!
  11. Nemesis7485

    Nemesis7485 Member

    Wow! You do extremely neat work. No hint of paint or glue anywhere. Very impressive!
  12. ohgodwhy

    ohgodwhy Member

    If you look at the close ups, it doesn't seem like paint was used on most of the parts. I think maybe edge coloring with color matched prismacolor markers and very steady hands ?
  13. gogu13

    gogu13 Gogu

    great job... truly amazing... I'm speechless... :thumb:
  14. lappy

    lappy New Member


    I've rarely come across such talent and skill. I'd better not post any images of my !#%&^*)%$!
  15. rickity

    rickity New Member

    He started somewhere too my friend, build, post and go with what is brought out, and you too will advance as you continue to build. That is the only secret as many are looking for.:wave:
  16. Cheeky Monkey

    Cheeky Monkey New Member

    beautifully done. I have yet to attempt any of the larger ships and seeing your work just makes me wonder if I could pull it off.' Guess I won't know until I try.
  17. Renaud

    Renaud Member

    Smooth round paper hull

    I rambled on the Polish forum to see your work, and I cannot understand how you could avoid gaps when gluing the sheets of paper side by side and achieve such a smooth result. Do you overlap two sheets onto the hull and cut two at a time, one above the other, and so get a perfect seam? And how do you tackle with the parts to get this gentle curve? Could you ask somebody to take some pictures while you are struggling with your hulls, to let us know, unless it is copyrighted!
  18. Mauiman

    Mauiman Member

    I see that this one is a slow cooker. Of course the best of arts and crafts are all slow cookers. Keep up the good work on this thing and you are doing awesome.

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