Have camera will play! The "deadly sisters" IJNS Yamato (top) and IJNS Mushashi (below) on a stretched canvas or should I say ersatz sea of "blue pacific" oils:
From the high level bombing run (see above) to the low level reconnaissance pass (see below) with enemy armaments turning:
Just camera-happy clicking away (see below):
A close up of the IJNS Yamato's stern (see below). Here you can see the only real modelling difference between the two (Yamato and Mushashi) in the Revell kits. There is extra AA mounted on the the rear (Y turret) and forward 18" (B turret) main batteries of the Yamato:
Extra AA seen here on the front B turret (see below):
Still plenty of film left in the camera so I kept clicking away. The "long" shot (see below), not what you want to see coming at you at 25 knots:
Impressive even going looking back opposite way at the beasts (see below):
The IJNS Yamato in profile (see below):
Back to the high level target for the B-17's again (see below) plus can you see the edge of the world (see bottom of the picture below):
Any excuse for a close up, even slightly fuzzy, of those 18" batteries (see below):
The last picture of the series, let's not forget there is the IJNS Mushashi too (see below). After all I did her first over a year ago now (and even pretended she was meant to be the Yamato, oh the indignity) so let me give her a moment in the sun.
Well I thought I would blast these pictures out in one big post and get it all over and done with. I have to say I enjoyed that. There is the small question of an outstanding IJN carrier to finish, but I sense the need to move on too.
Are the fellow "treadheads" missing the tanks? I've got some more pictures lined up of early war stuff to come, though yo might be surprised at the scale of these chaps ;)