Yamato Battleship

In the spring of 2012, I was hired to create 3D models of the iconic World War II Battleship “Yamato”. I have modeled everything that sits on the deck from 2D drawings as commissioned in 1941, that are contained in the incredibly accurate Anatomy of a Ship, book by Janus Sculski, including every detail, with the exception of rivets, railings, and some of the ladders.  It has been a very long project, and I am happy to say that it is finally complete. These models include lighting of all four of the main decks, as well as, all of the 46cm guns can be articulated. All of the models have been printed on a Projet 3D Printer, at 144:1 scale.

The hull has been expertly crafted from scratch by Bob Muller of, Bob’s Boat Dock, in Tigard Oregon, which is driven  by 4 electric motors, and remotely controlled.

CAD Image of Yamato Battleship Model

Yamato Battleship Super Structure Top View

CAD Image of Yamato Battleship Model.

Yamato Battleship Super Structure Forward Angle View

CAD Image of Yamato Battleship Model

Yamato Battleship Super Structure Rear Angle View

CAD Image of Yamato Battleship Bridge Detail

Yamato Battleship Super Stucture Bridge Detal Forward Angle View

Afterdeck Top View

Afterdeck Top View

Afterdeck Rear Angle View

Afterdeck Rear Angle View

46cm Main Guns Top View

46cm Main Guns Top View

46cm Main Guns Forward Angle View

46cm Main Guns Forward Angle View

Projet 3D Printed 46cm Main Guns

Projet 3D Printed 46cmMain Guns

15.5cm Guns Top View

15.5cm Guns Top View

15.5cm Guns Forward Angle View

15.5cm Guns Forward Angle View

Projet 3D Printed 15.5cm Gun Turret minus Barrels

Projet 3D Printed 15.5cm Gun Turret minus Barrels

3D Printed 15.5cm Gun Turret, back side.

3D Printed 15.5cm Gun Turret, back side.

 

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