Space Battleship Yamato

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Vortex_4200, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. MTK

    MTK Active Member

    Any new progress on this? I noticed when I was contributing to this project there was a lot of new stuff coming from Vortex.... Anything new?:mrgreen:

  2. SJachnow

    SJachnow New Member

    I've reworked most of the internal structure last week and started to arrange the parts with Pepakura. Next week I plan to start a test build to see, how the hull-parts will fit. And if this comes out the right way, I will release the blank hull for public testing. So stay tuned.
  3. Vortex_4200

    Vortex_4200 Member

    cool :mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen:
  4. MTK

    MTK Active Member

    Can't wait to see it. I thought Vortex was working on this.... ?? Confused.
  5. Vortex_4200

    Vortex_4200 Member

    I started the thread about a Yamato papermodel I saw, I WISH I had the the talent that these other guys have at design, thankfully those with talent have taken this thread where I can't go.... maybe one day though I will learn enough that I can and WILL be designing models for you guys to enjoy.
    Thanks for all you guys out there that make this hobby what it is!!
  6. MTK

    MTK Active Member

  7. SJachnow

    SJachnow New Member

    There we have the dilemma...

    Today I finaly got the Blu-Ray from the live action movie "Space Battleship Yamato" and the bonus material revealed the measurements they actually used for the Yamato, what makes the length 534 meters (about 1752 feet).

    The Bandai kit of the Yamato (movie version), which they say has a scale of 1/500, measures 53 cm (20.86 inch) what would be 265 meters (869 feet) in real life. But to be honest, the kit doesn't look much alike the yamato from the movie.

    So my problem is, what size I should use for the actual papercraft I make? I want to make it compareable with Jan Rükrs Sulaco, so I set the scale to 1/430.


    Go with the Blu-Ray info.
  9. bigemugamer

    bigemugamer Member

    I was torn between watching the entire macross or the entire yamato series so i flipped a coin and it came up macross, i like it for the jets but i love space battleship yamoto for the capital ships, i was lucky enough to find 3 prints of 3 seperate cruisers from 6" to 12" and i think im gonna make thoes my "very first" 3 builds ever, from smallest to largest.


    unfortunitly these are the only SBY ships i have.
  10. sjsquirrel

    sjsquirrel Member

    Where did you fiond those? I think I have the top and bottom one, but not the middle (larger) one.



  12. ThunderChild

    ThunderChild Active Member

    Unfortunately it looks like only the Goei is still available for download...
  13. bigemugamer

    bigemugamer Member

    yes i had to go else where to find that big one, personally i can find anything i want provided i look for it, though it some times take quite a while, even hours, but eventually i do find what i want.

    having trouble finding the website again (kinda busy havent really looked hard hard) :p but if anyone wants the schematic i would be glad to upload it here, if im allowed that is :D
  14. Dented Rick

    Dented Rick Human

    That big one is one of the few I don't have (other than the Yamato herself of course, but im patient for that one)
  15. sjsquirrel

    sjsquirrel Member

    Uploading it here would be against the wishes of the designer, who has chosen to only make it available for a limited time. You would need to get permission from the designer.

  16. Dented Rick

    Dented Rick Human

    I have a stupid question, and I guess this would apply to any papercraft, free or otherwise. If i have a currently unavailable model and my Brother wants one, would it be wrong for me to print it out, build it, and Give the finished model to my Brother? Im not talking about charging him....but as a gift? even with a Paid for model?


    If the model was not for sale, and you have it in your possession, go for it.
  18. sjsquirrel

    sjsquirrel Member

    If you have a free, downloadable model in your possession, then you could certainly build it and give it away, or give a copy of the files to your brother or friends. You can even build it and sell the completed model. What you can't do is post the model on the internet without permission from the designer. The key is permission.

    In some cases it can be argued that it's a gray area though - if the designer dies, or just moves on to other hobbies and forgets about papercraft, and his/her website disappears because they aren't around to pay the bills and keep it running, posting the models somewhere to keep it available may well be exactly what they would want. In a case like that it hasn't been specifically forbidden, but then you don't specifically have permission either, so here in the forums the rule is you don't do it without permission.

    With commercial kits it's a little different. If you buy a printed kit, it's expected that you will make exactly one model from that kit. If you scan it into your computer, print it, and make two models, you have infringed on the copyright by duplicating the model. You bought one, but made two.

    If the commercial kit comes in a downloadable, or other electronic form (like CD), unless there is a license agreement with the kit that specifically prohibits it, you can make as many as you want, and do whatever you want with the completed models, including sell them. What you can't do, is give away or sell copies of the original model files, since they are copyrighted material.

    Hope that makes it clearer.

  19. Dented Rick

    Dented Rick Human

    Im not talking about selling. I just want to build a model and GIVE it (Free of charge) to my Brother. The reason im asking is this is a model that is not available anymore, but I paid money for it. it was an electronic download.
  20. blaar

    blaar Member

    I think what he means is giving the model to his brother after he has built it.

    I think there is no problem, it is similar to giving away a DVD. After you have purchased it, you can do with it as you please, as long as you don't make copies and then sell the original or sell the copies. You can even sell it for more than what you got it for.

    PS : once again, just my thoughts

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