Scale Plastic Model Kits

The Battleship YamatoKit

 
The Yamato is the largest battleship ever built. When designed in 1936, due to the political situation her construction was shrouded in secrecy. During World War II however, Yamato remained very much an unexploited weapon. With the loss of Iwo Jima in the spring of 1945, the Japanese Naval Command decided to commit a last large naval offensive in an effort to avoid the imminent loss of Okinawa, the closest major island to Japan.

On April 6, 1945, with nine support ships, Yamato left the naval harbor of Kure with a crew of 3332. Many of them were young men who were newly trained. On April 7, Yamato engaged the overwhelming forces of the U.S. Naval Fleet which was supported by extensive carrier support. The battle began at 12:37pm and Yamato foundered at 2:23pm. The surviving crew consisted of 269 men, while 3,063 were lost. Among Yamato's escort force, an additional 1,187 men were lost.

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Plastic Kits

#180-143-9 Tamiya Yamato
Dimensions:
length:30-1/2" scale:1/350 US$146.00 on Special US$130.95

Gold Medal Photo Etched Super Detail Sets

Railing sets
#178-817-4 Railing set for 1/350 scale Yamato / Musashi Battle ship

* Railing in several styles including "drooped chain"
and solid types with pre-shaped sections for upswept bow and special sections for gun turrets.
* Vertical and inclined ladders,
* Aircraft catapults,
* Aircraft handling trolleys,
* Aircraft handling crane,
* Aircraft propellers.
* Type 13 and Type 21 radars,
* Gun director details,
* RDF antennas, funnel cap grilles,
* 15.5 cm turret blast bag restrainers,
* Watertight doors,
* Wind direction indicators.
Our web price US$50.95

#195-776-7 Gold Plus Yamato / Musashi 1/350 sets
* 2 see-through grilles for the sides of the aft main deck,
* assorted see-through ventilator grilles for the superstructure,
* 34 support structures for overhanging decks,
* 3-D relief-etched aircraft trolley track rails and turntables with drilling jig,
* 32 25mm gun bases,
* 30 assorted watertight doors,
* assorted deck hatches,
* two hawserpipes with covers,
* three strips of bridge window frames,
* six life buoys with two release racks,
* four correctly detailed searchlight bases,
* 15 detailed inclined ladders in four sizes,
* ten leadsman's and sounding platforms in two styles,
* two foghorn platforms,
* a full set of 25mm ammunition box covers,
* 24 boat oars,
* six small antennas,
* two Type 21 "GO" radar braces,
* and a Musashi-specific crane kingpost. US$34.95


#178-801-1 Railing set for 1/500 scale Yamato Battle ship
Photo etched metal railings, veritcal ladders, companion ways (railings & stairways),  crane details, lifeboat rigging & life preservers. Mfg. US$24.00 


#178-775-4 Railing set for 1/700 scale Yamato Battle ship
Photo etched metal railings, veritcal ladders, companion ways (railings & stairways),  etc.
Mfg. US$14.95

Officers & Crew sets
#178-820-1 Crew sets for 1/350 scale ships
One hundred crewmen: Officers, sailors & signalmen set in various poses, climbing ladders, pointing, waving, gestulating & saluting.US$9.95

#178-788-1 Crew sets for 1/570 to 1/700 scale ships
One hundred crewmen: Officers, sailors & signalmen set in various poses, climbing ladders, pointing, waving, gestulating & saluting. US$7.95


Metal Anchor Chain
PH4404 Metal anchor chain for 1/350 scale US$3.95

PH4402 Metal anchor chain for 1/700 scale US$3.95

International flag set
#180-504-5 These flags are printed so that they appear to be blowing in the wind. Flags of several countries such as the Unitied States, Britain, Japan's rising sun, nazi Germany etc. This set includes flags in both 1/700 and 1/350 scale. US$9.95

Paint sets

#000-000-0 Yamato Battle ship ACRYLIC PAINT SET(2.50 per color)

Please note: Our minimum order is US$25.00

This page was last updated Feb 12th 2013.