Daily Awesome Conversion

IMG_1393 IMG_1394 IMG_1395 IMG_1396 IMG_1397 IMG_1398 IMG_1399 IMG_1400 IMG_1401 IMG_1402 IMG_1403 IMG_1404 IMG_1405 IMG_1406 IMG_1407 IMG_1408This Awesome Diorama created by Chris Fodberg of the mighty Yamato, 1:250 Scale. I love the water effects, it really looks like its ploughing through the water. If you look closely you can see the men running around on the deck! Amazing work!


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7 Responses to “Daily Awesome Conversion”

  1. Gruebizzle February 15, 2016 9:42 pm #


  2. Panzer1944 February 16, 2016 1:33 am #

    Mind Blowing. Those water effects are crazy.

  3. fluger February 16, 2016 9:12 am #

    That’s breath-taking.

  4. Reecius February 16, 2016 9:53 am #

    Yeah, wow, this is incredible.

  5. doktor_g February 16, 2016 5:50 pm #

    What a spectacular model! Just a historical note. This battleship, along with the Musashi (the largest battleships ever built) were involved in the largest naval battle in history, “The Battle of Leyte Gulf”. My grandfather, Richard Shipman, earned the Navy’s Distinguished Flying Cross for his involvement of the battle and photos taken from his dive-bomber attached to the Bombing 18 (then nicknamed “The Sunday Punchers”) launched from the USS Intrepid (now in NY city I think) of the Musashi and the Yamato. I have his medal, and to this day remains one of my most precious possessions. Thank you for sharing this beautiful model of a most glorious ship. – Sincerely Grover Shipman (doktor_g).

    • Reecius February 16, 2016 5:59 pm #

      Wow, that’s an awesome story!

    • R Cheung January 13, 2021 4:43 pm #

      Dr. Shipman, the US Navy Naval History & Heritage Command posted on their webpage, photos taken by your grandfather during the attack by 8 SB2C of VB-18 on the Musashi in the Sibuyan Sea Oct. 24, 1944.

      Your grandfather’s pilot Lt (jg). Robert Clancy was credited with a possible hit on “an enemy battleship” identified from your grandfather’s photographs as the Musashi. US Naval History & Heritage Command photo Accession No. S-475, Catalog No. S-475.9, S-475.11, S-475.13 showing smoke rising from the Musashi and six splashes in the sea – 3 close aboard the portside and 3 further ahead off the starboard bow. Two hits were reported by the Musashi – one putting a engine room out of action from a steam leak.

      Would be interested to know if your grandfather left any additional information on this action (personal recollections perhaps).


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