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  1. Hi all, Currently building Fujimi's 1/350 IJA Transport Submarine Maru Yu as Maru Yu 1. The kit features a transparent side piece to allow for an interior but gives little to detail ot with. I'm attempting to scratch build as much as I can but there is scarce information outside of one or two images on the internet. Wondering if anyone knows what points 2 and 3 are in the blueprints I've found. 2 looks like crew quarters but I couldn't be sure. Any information or links at all regarding this submarine would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
  2. Thanks! I think I've already begun my build on the lower portion of the hull where no photo etch is needed, I'll probably document it under another topic in this section of the forums.
  3. I will probably not go for her Ten-go fitting then, as I do like the aircraft and crane. Had no idea about the chrysanthemum though, so I'll make sure to avoid that. I've found the Flyhawk kit for a cheaper price and will probably order soon. That should sort out the ladders, barrels and the AA mounts was concerned about. It will also give me extra detail.
  4. Thanks for the info, I'm still so unsure about the Flyhawk kit for £55 I will get more for my money but it still seems like alot to add to a kit that's already so expensive. I think I'll compare prices and count my money to see if it will really be worthwhile. Thanks for the input everyone, Harvey
  5. Thanks for the info bootneck, I'll keep it in mind when Iget to the lighting part
  6. This may sound a bit ambitious but I'm planning to put lighting inside the hangar and bridge sections of the kit using my knowledge from school electronics lessons
  7. Thanks Oberlin and Jamie, I should hopefully be able to finish this build, I have had previous experience on two other ships, 1/800 America by Kangnam and the 1/450 Akagi by Haesagawa with some Eduard railings. I built the Akagi very quickly and I did finish the America after becoming impatient with it due to it being such a poor kit. The summer holidays are coming up and I think I could get a large portion of the kit done in that time.
  8. Thanks Kev I think whatever I buy I'll make sure I get at least some gun barrels Harvey
  9. I'd love to buy the lionroar kit but it's wayyy to expensive unless I want to be in debt for the next few years of my life
  10. Hi guys, I am about to begin construction of Tamiya's 1/350 new tool (2011) and wanted some input on what PE I should get for the kit. The first question (and the easy one) is whether I should buy a wooden deck for the kit as the cheapest I can find one is £13 which isn't too bad but when you add that price to the grand total it does seem quite expensive, I have had no previous experience with wooden decks so if someone can tell me whether they really do make a difference (especially on a expensive kit like this). Next is any further PE or barrels, I definately want railings and would be prepared to use the 1/350 Tamiya handrail set despite the effort and complexity, I also think I want the barrels for atleast the 155mm guns and possibly the 127mm and main guns, but do brass barrels really make that much of a difference say apart from them being hollowed out? I am further considering purchaesing Rainbow's 1/350 single, triple and double aa sets as I am not satisfied with the aa included with the kit, but can find very little about the rainbow stuff which looked a bit flat in the pictures. Then stacking all this together I relised that I could just buy the Flyhawk detail set 350071 (the cheaper one) for not much more. So should I buy the Flyhawk, which would really be pushing the money I want to spend on this boat (keep in mind I am buying off a 14 year old's saved up pocket money). If anyone can supply any more info or instructions for this Flyhawk kit I would be very happy. Also if anyone has any unused PE from their Yamato build for a (very) cheap price I would be greatful I know I've asked alot, Harvey
  11. I guess it all depends on how long that railing kit takes to apply and if I add any further PE. Hopefully my build will be well documented on either youtube or on this website (I will put atleast something on)
  12. I imagine I will have got to a mostly finished point by the end of summer, but will continue to make the odd further touch in the following months after.
  13. Hi everyone I am a casual modeller from Wilmslow who has been modelling since a very young age (my first model was revell's 1:72 spitfire) and first started with 1:72 aircraft and tanks before moving on to Warhammer 40,000 when I was about 10 which has cost me hundreds on models, books and paints. I have recently taken a deep interest in warship modelling and have so far constructed the 1:800 USS America by Kangnam (picked it up at a boot sale for £10 years ago) and have nearly finished a 1:450 Akagi by Haesagawa (with added Eduard 1:450 ijn rails). I am most interested in 1:350 japanese warships, which has led me to gather the last of my expendable cash to purchase Tamiya's monsterous 1:350 Yamato premium (2011 re tooling) in addition to the railing set (god help me!). I am further considering adding the Eduard detail kit as Flyhawk and Lionroar are wayyy out of my price range- being 14 I dont have the cash to purchase many large model kits or PE sets so if anyone has any unused 1:350 Yamato PE parts or unwanted 1:350 kits they would greatly appreciated . Thanks for taking your time to read this and I hope we meet some time on these forums, Harvey
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