And for a SECOND "Look"...?
Posted by Matty on September 26, 2010, 9:53:34, in reply to "First look - Fujimi 1/700th scale Yamato"
Do I understand you went from open box, including (still) unread Japanese instructions - plus consultation of the 1:10-scale Yamato website - to (at least) hull- and superstructure completely assembled and painted - plus then returned to ModelFleet, read Mikey's post and made your second post, above - in just 3 hours and 37 minutes?!! That would be an extraordinary claim, requiring extraordinary proof, sir. |
Which, I guess your "first look" truly is - considering it occurs not within any pics on the screen, but in the "mind's eye" !
Just bustin' on ya, buddy - it really makes no difference how fast you built it - though we definitely do want to see pics of what you've got there. Speaking of which, those textures around the roof- and face corner seams of the secondary (triple-6", or whatever caliber) turrets - if you're talking about those "dotted lines" - represent braces and slots of the armor attachment (for blast-venting, I think) and not oversized rivets.
Also, speaking of armor - and the 1941-fit Yamato - I read somewhere (maybe CombinedFleet.com?) that a USN sub got a single torpedo into the early Yamato, causing a "total failure of her armor system". Which sounds to me like a whole side of the ship falling off - rather too much to believe - and I'm thinking "total failure" must denote the torpedo penetrating completely through the hull(s), totally defeating the armor system. That would be much more believable. Do you know any more about this incident, Donny?
Meantime, the detail you describe for this kit sounds like resin-class quality - again, can't wait to see it! And with something that good, for the light/AA weapons you'd probably want to go with aftermarket PE and/or resin anyway - even if the kit did provide everything needed - unless they've somehow managed to mold guns of the same quality as well. Which would also be a first (AFAIK), and a must-see item(s).
OK, did I insert "see", "look" and "pics" enough times to put across a "subtle hint"?