1:10 Scale Yamato

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1:10 Scale Yamato

Post by KHeitmann » 16 Apr 2008 11:43

You should have seen the box this came in!!!!! 8O

Actually this is a scale model of the Yamato on display at a Kure Yamato naval museum in Japan. I stumbled across these images while searching for something completely different.

At 1/10 scale, that makes the model roughly 86feet long and 12 feet wide at the beam.

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Nearby are much smaller models of the carrier Akagi and battleship Nagato.

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I am not sure but I believe this is the model used in the 2005 Japanese film production of "Otoko-tachi no Yamato" (roughly "Men of the Yamato.") The film is available on DVD.

Edit: You can see even more images on this page: http://album.nikon-image.com/nk/NK_Imag ... 7313&pos=1

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Re: 1:10 Scale Yamato

Post by Trackhead M2 » 10 Apr 2012 00:09

Dear KH,
These are amazing photos. I would have suggested going with 1/6 scale,then they could have had ready made figures being G.I. Joes.
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Re: 1:10 Scale Yamato

Post by Kilgore Trout » 10 Apr 2012 00:41

As you can most easily notice in the last Yamato photo (3d from last), the ship had a definite shaped bulge at the bottom edge of the bow. This was an early example of successful flow testing. That bulge created a smoother flow of water (less resistance) as the ship moved forward. It supposedly reduced fuel consumption by about 6% and also increased maximum speed slightly. I assume Musashi had a similar bow. Beautiful ships and intelligent design. Such a pity they were created only for destruction.

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Re: 1:10 Scale Yamato

Post by OpanaPointer » 10 Apr 2012 01:10

I'm not easily impressed, but ... wow!
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Re: 1:10 Scale Yamato

Post by ChristopherPerrien » 28 Apr 2012 21:14

Neat. It would take a big firecracker to sink that.

I wasn't too nice to my models after I built them. :)

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Re: 1:10 Scale Yamato

Post by Mark in Cleveland, Tn. » 29 Apr 2012 17:03

8-)
KHeitmann....Excellent posting my fellow AHF member....best thread in a long time here on the boards...

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Re: 1:10 Scale Yamato

Post by Ace31 » 12 May 2012 00:47

Beautiful... absolutely beautiful.. and impressive 8O

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Re: 1:10 Scale Yamato

Post by eldar1 » 07 Mar 2013 05:00

Mommy I want big boat like that!

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Re: 1:10 Scale Yamato

Post by KHeitmann » 15 Apr 2014 20:49

I founds some more pictures of this tremendously huge model.
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Re: 1:10 Scale Yamato

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Re: 1:10 Scale Yamato

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Re: 1:10 Scale Yamato

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Re: 1:10 Scale Yamato

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Re: 1:10 Scale Yamato

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Re: 1:10 Scale Yamato

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