Thanks meechingman , she looks great . It is very sympatheticly done ... looks sharper than the b & w ....... can anyone replace the rising sun & characters with a blue sky , or is that ??????? , thanks , Neil
tell me more, please,Hystorystudent07.
I am very interested in your comments, as I have sat in my workshop, what is considered by some historians to be a shipyard/builders model of her that is taking up too much space and needing total restoration.
Could do with moving her on to someone in the know!!
A movie was made in japan about her last voyage. The plot was like Titanic, an old sailor going to the wreck and telling the divers about the trip and her sinking by American planes.
A friend told me a set had been built at an old shipyard with part of Yamato built to full scale and everything else done by GCI.
I remember seeing a superb scale model of her when I was at Glasgow Nautical College (1972-1974). It was in the Argyll Model Dockyard under Central Station Bridge. Me and my pal used to go in and look at it, it really was a cracker.
Is there any photgraphs of her sister the Shinano which was converted into an aircraft carrier? The Shinano was torpedoed by a US submarine while the other sister, Mushasi, was summarily dispatched by USN dive & torpedo bombers during the Leyte Gulf campaign.
This is a well known picture of Yamato taken during her trials, pictures of these ships are quite rare as they were secretively built behind screens, even the 18.1" main batttery guns were referred to as the type 94 experimental 16" gun, there was one set made for each ship plus a single spare set so just 27 guns were made.
Shinano seems to have ben photographed even less, the US naval history site has two images on : HERE
I used to have that model kit of YAMATO. I had it for about 17 years from the early 1970s up to the end of the 1980s. It got very brittle and began to fall apart so unfortunately it had to go when I moved house on getting married. I got it in the Argyle Model Dockyard. I have a pic or two somewhere which I took and will look them out.