Gun Turret HIJMS YAMATO 1:100

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by JohnMGD, Dec 3, 2007.

  1. JohnMGD

    JohnMGD Member


    Like to show some pictures of my latest model.


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  2. jaffro

    jaffro Long term member

    I have to say I'm speechless... that is some amazing work you've done there... did you do this entirely from scratch? How long did it take? Where do I get one? :D

    Awesome details, right down to the cutaway barrel...

    Can't wait to see how the rest of the ship turns out :D Just kidding... haha.
  3. Rick Thomson

    Rick Thomson Member

    jawdrop The mind just boggles.

    Very impressive.
  4. Lex

    Lex Dollmaker

    Very impressive!!!
    Oh is that a scratchbuild?
    That's even MORE impressive then!!!!!!
  5. Stev0

    Stev0 Active Member

    Such a great idea!

    The work is great. I love cutaways too, going way back to when I was a kid.
  6. Teamski

    Teamski Member

    Oh, now that is something else! What a cool looking model!! :)

  7. Jim Nunn

    Jim Nunn Member

    Words fail me plastic, wood or paper this would be show stopper at any IPMS show. This is a model that I would really like to see in person show us some more close ups!
  8. chapuzas100

    chapuzas100 Member


    I do not give many views that my English is very bad, but this time is different, your model has left me very surprised jawdropjawdropjawdrop, it is fabulous ............ congratulations.
  9. NYC Irish

    NYC Irish Member

    Stunning...absolutely great...wish I had half the talent...or any talent at all

    John John
  10. JohnMGD

    JohnMGD Member

    Hi all,

    Thanks for all your compliments. The build is a scratch build. I started it last year September, only working on it when I'm home in Wintertime. In Summer you can find me in my second homeland CANADA and enjoying this country, without any siccors sign1, so in all it took about a year to build, although it's not ready completely, just some minor details.


    PS: when the Turret is ready I make a complete report of it and show here!!!!
  11. Gregory Shoda

    Gregory Shoda Member

    Very nice work! Highly creative and original.
  12. eibwarrior

    eibwarrior Member

    That is utterly unbelievable. I can't wait to see more pictures. What reference did you use for all this detail? That's an ambitious model, and you pulled it off with excellent workmanship.
  13. JohnMGD

    JohnMGD Member

    Hi Eibwarrior

    The reference I used for building YAMATO's gun turret was AOTS Yamato from Skulski and about six books from Gakken, Futabasha etc.

  14. cdavenport

    cdavenport Member

    I'll be the one to ask. Did you make masters or any kind of a print that others could use to create their own copy?

    I thought it was a kit and was ready to buy one. So, there!
  15. mikew

    mikew Member


    That is a fantastic piece of work. Definitely reminds me of the section models of the wooden ships that you see.

  16. nibel

    nibel Member

    I can't imagine how the ship will looks like after complete.. just amazing!
  17. NYC Irish

    NYC Irish Member

    I know John is the guy who did the Fuso cut away but.....

    This scale...the entire model?

    I mean...he wouldnt would he????

    John John
  18. eibwarrior

    eibwarrior Member

    Those Gakken books are expensive, but it looks like they were an invaluable resource to build this cut-away. Again, a tremendous job!
  19. aphelion16

    aphelion16 Member

    Just when I think, maybe I might have some skill at paper modeling, I see something like this. Deep sigh ....
    That is just stunning. Thanks for showing us that.

  20. hmas

    hmas Member

    Superb excellent, but you soon run out of adjectives to describe this work of art .
    I'm going to have to get a lot more practice & patience.

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