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Morning all

Newbie here. 1st post. I'm building the 200 scale Nichimo Yamato. Never knew it was ABS plastic, yep a pain.

I have the English instructions and the anatomy book. For the life of me, I'm having a hard time following what little instructions are on hand.

I wondering if any of you following members have built the Tamiya version 350 scale with better build instructions someone could sent me.

I have one full sheet of plastic parts with no instructions anywhere, so I have no idea where they go. Having a hard time also with the smaller guns parts and the small radar masts placements

I'm not a novice, having all ready built the Missouri, Hood, Iowa and the Bismarck.

Appreciate any help I can get. 

Kind regards


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Hi Leslie and welcome to Model Ship World.  I am not a plastic ship modeler, but we have many talented builders of plastic ships who may be able to help you out.  You could do a search of the Yamato on this site and check out the build logs for this ship.  If you get a chance, please post pictures of your completed ships.  We would like to see them



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What Ryland suggested is good advice.  You also might ask your question here:  https://modelshipworld.com/forum/26-plastic-model-kits/  as it will get more eyeballs than here in the introductions.


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  • 2 weeks later...


Building: 1:64 HMS Revenge (Victory Models plans)

1:64 Cat Esther (17th Century Dutch Merchant Ships)

On the building slip: 1:72 French Ironclad Magenta (original shipyard plans)


On hold: 1:98 Mantua HMS Victory (kit bash), 1:96 Shipyard HMS Mercury


Favorite finished builds:  1:60 Sampang Good Fortune (Amati plans), 1:200 Orel Ironclad Solferino, 1:72 Schooner Hannah (Hahn plans), 1:72 Privateer Prince de Neufchatel (Chapelle plans), Model Shipways Sultana, Heller La Reale, Encore USS Olympia


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