Thursday, 8 December 2011

1/1200 IJN Yamato

At last the IJN Yamato gets some of the TLC it deserves:

It slipped together beautifully and is patiently awaiting its black undercoat:

Can you count the flak batteries? Can you see those massive eighteen inch main armament guns, stacked in three triple turrets? It was the biggest floating thing of WWII! Isn't it crazy that its huge mass was effectively redundant by the time it commissioned!

Sunk by US Pacific Fleet air power without even getting in range of its enemy in 1945.


David Crook said...

Hi Geordie,

True on all counts but what a piece of kit!

All the best,


Paul said...

Its a pretty wee thing. I am always impressed by its breadth.

Yep I really love breadths.

The Angry Lurker said...

A beautiful thing though and nicely done as well.