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

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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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Superb work and set up Ron, a great set of pictures that capture the model/s.
 

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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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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.:smiling3:

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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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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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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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Thanks folks - and sorry for the late reply to all your excellent posts....:smiling3:

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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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