April 1945. I.J.N. Yamato. Operation Ten-Go.....Death of a Giant.

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  1. spanner570

    spanner570 SALAD DODGER Moderator

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    Here's my 1/1200 Japanese Battleship Yamato on a base.

    She has been spotted by U.S. carrier borne aircraft. Despite her massive defensive armament, she is over whelmed by the shear number of attacking torpedo bombers and fighter aircraft.

    She sank after a known 11 torpedo and at least 6 bomb hits. Most of her 3000+ crew went down with the ship.....

    First wave, and Yamato veers sharply to Starboard...
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    Corsair fighter bomber...
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    ....in colour!
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    Hit and smoking.
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    No let up.... second wave

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    I hope you like it, and thanks for looking.

    Cheers,
    Ron
     
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    Polux GB Mod. Moderator

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    Another brilliant execution Ron!!
    I love it mate ;)
     
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    eddiesolo It's a modelling time!

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    Superb work and set up Ron, a great set of pictures that capture the model/s.
     
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    Snowman We come in peace, so shoot to kill!

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    Brilliant work again, Ron!!:cool:

    Love it how you capture the moment in your photography and fantastic model builds!:cool::cool:
     
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    spanner570 SALAD DODGER Moderator

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    Thanks boys, I'm glad it passes muster....

    Unlike that 'Kamikaze' dio. I did, there's no 'levitation' of the aircraft - I just held on to the port wing tip and moved it about a bit and hoped for the best.

    Judging by your excellent comments, it looks like it, somehow, worked.:)

    Cheers,
    Ron
     
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    Gern 'Stashitis' victim

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    Another cracker Ron!

    PS You never did get to show how you did all your 'levitation' pictures on your Kamikaze build!
     
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  7. Wong Ryan

    Wong Ryan SMF Poster

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    well well well, very impressive. at 1/1200, its very detailed from the photography angle.
     
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    fantastic Ron, love it.
     
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    spanner570 SALAD DODGER Moderator

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    Dave, Wong Ryan and Steve. Thanks for your great posts.

    Sorry Dave, I forgot. I'll sort summat out soon - in the mean time, any more ideas?

    Thanks again boys,
    Ron
     
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    Another superlative seascape ron ! Youve really nailed the small scale ship genre , at this rate youll soon have your own pocket navy , come to think of it is the next subject a pocket battleship!!??
     
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    spanner570 SALAD DODGER Moderator

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    I trust you had your coat on when you typed this?

    ........glad you like the diddy ship, me owd lad!
     
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    very nice work with this one,Ron do like your ship,and water dio,s always so real
    looking like the added plane as well,great job with this :D
     
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    Fantastic work once again Ron.
     
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    Another stunner
     
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    Damn that's cool
     
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    Always love your seascapes Ron, cracking work matey.

    Have fun, John
     
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    spanner570 SALAD DODGER Moderator

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    Thanks folks - and sorry for the late reply to all your excellent posts....:)

    Cheers,
    Ron
     
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    Just caught this one Ron and your modelling skills are just awesome and Your photography is just bloomin awesome
    The b/w looks so realistic
    Just total brilliance

    Regards

    Robert
     
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  19. Airfix Modeller Freak

    Airfix Modeller Freak WWII Luftwaffe Specialist Modeller

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    love your work mate, the weathering is great on the corsair!
    Cheers, John
     
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    spanner570 SALAD DODGER Moderator

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    Thanks Boys.

    John, after I've taken a few pictures, all my stuff goes up into the loft. The Corsair was no exception, what you see is a few years of dust and spider's webs!

    Cheers,
    Ron
     

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