Yamato 2199 1/1000 – Completed

 

And it’s done. Not the best kit from Bandai but it’s still a very high quality one and no fault at all on the looks. The only really big flaw is the fit on the tower as you can easily see with the big gap. Had I tested it before painting and final assembly it would have been an easy fix. besides that for anyone thinking on building one, I recommend that you assemble the whole hull as well as the decks, because when you snap those in place you need to apply quite a bit of pressure that can damage the work on the seems.

The colours I used :

Lower hull: eye balled mix of Mr Color Red (several tones), dark yellow and a dash of black.

Upper hull: eye balled mix of Mr Color  Neutral Grey, Intermediate  Blue and a dash of red and black.

Observation decks, windows and whatnot: Vallejo Model Air Chrome with Vallejo Model Color Transparent Green on top.

To finish it up I applied some washes with a couple of AK Interactive products.

Tell me what you think 🙂

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Yamato 2199 1/1000 WIP #3 – All Built up

Continuing in my slow pace the ship is all built up and ready for primer and paint. As I’ve said previously I was really not expecting so much work, but this kit has a lot of gaps to fill and a ton of parts with mould lines in inappropriate places that need to be cleaned up. All in all not the best Bandai kit, actually from those I’ve built this is the worst. Still it builds up to a very good looking Yamato on 1000th scale so it’s hardly a bad kit just a bit inferior to what I’m used from Bandai.

Note that the front piece of the tower is not completely in place since I will need to remove it for painting and it would be impossible to do so if it was firmly in place.

Anyway here are a couple of pics. Enjoy and leave a comment 🙂

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Yamato 2199 1/1000 WIP #1 – A look at the sprues

 

For certain reasons the Shadow Fox will have to be put on hold for a while, but I’m not keeping still. I have a little 1/24 car on the works and now I’m starting this little beauty, Bandai’s 1/1000th Space Battleship Yamato 2199

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Not a big box but packed. After I took the pieces out to check em I can no longer close it heh.

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The minuscule anti fighter/flak guns, are quite impressive considering the size. I just hope I don’t break or loose any.

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Some Transparent pieces if someone wants to light it up.

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This sprue doesn’t look like the Yamato and indeed it isn’t. It’s a Gamillas carrier that is included as a bonus.

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The main weapons. They look really sharp and detailed and the larger gun barrels are hollowed out. Really nice stuff.

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The underside of the ship. Sharp details should give it a really good look after a wash or two.

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Fighters. Really intimidating. With this size I don’t know how I will paint them … They do look really good.

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The rear of the deck and the base for the bridge superstructure.

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The main sections of the hull, again with some very nice detailing and besides some tide marks (which will disappear after painting) there is no problem with the plastic.

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Antennae, the bridge and assorted pieces that go around with the same consistent quality as previous parts.

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And to finish it off we have the display pieces with the stand, the fighter hangar and engine, both of which can be shown with the removal of a couple of pieces from the hull.

All in all an excellent looking kit. Can’t wait to get started.