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Battleship Yamato

1:250 scale replica of the iconic flagship of Japan's World War II

The Battleship Yamato

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  • Build the Battleship Yamato - Length: 1052mm | Height: 289mm | Beam: 150mm
  • Build the Battleship Yamato - Photo-etched brass treaded deck plates
  • Build the Battleship Yamato - The Plank on frame hull
  • Build the Battleship Yamato - Consisting of over 500 wooden parts
  • Build the Battleship Yamato - 1,200 pieces cast in metal
  • Build the Battleship Yamato - Cast metal gun turrets
  • Build the Yamato- Brass propellers/prop shafts
  • Build the Battleship Yamato - The hull

The Battleship Yamato


Get ready for a premier modelling experience with the Battleship Yamato, the iconic flagship of Japan's World War II fleet in 1:250 scale. This model is not available anywhere else and is a stunning addition to any ship modeller's collection. 

Choose your option: Pay-as-you-build or buy the full kit!

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from £29.99 per month per complete kit

Product in Depth

The battleship Yamato, the iconic flagship of Japan's World War II fleet, was sunk on the 7 April 1945 about 50 miles southwest of Kyushu island in an overwhelming display of force by the US Navy. Three months later, in August 1945, all the drawings ­ and even the official photographs ­of the ships were destroyed by the Japanese Command in an attempt to protect their designs from the approaching Allied forces.

Working closely with the Yamato Museum in Kure, Japan, De Agostini's master model-maker has developed an incredibly detailed, 1:250 scale model of the battleship Yamato. Using a 1:10 scale replica housed in the Museum as reference, alongside rediscovered drawings and photos from both the Japanese archive and allied reconnaissance photos, the Yamato has been painstakingly researched and rebuilt as a finely-detailed model kit. Consisting of over 500 wooden parts and 1,200 pieces cast in metal, this beautifully detailed model has already been a huge success in its native Japan and was launched for the first time in the UK by ModelSpace.

The battleship Yamato is available exclusively to ModelSpace customers as a series of 11 or 22 monthly instalments, or as a one-off purchase for all of the parts. This model is not available anywhere else and is a stunning addition to any ship modeller's collection. Plus, using detailed step-by-step instructions and clear photography, the Yamato is suitable for both experienced modellers and those new to the hobby. 

Your Modelling Experience

  1. Each shipment includes high-quality parts to build your own 1:250 scale model of the battleship Yamato
  2. Free delivery to UK and Ireland
  3. Choose between monthly deliveries or buy as a complete kit
  4. Each month, your step-by-step instructions (PDF Format) are available to download from us. All Full Kits are provided with CD instructions only.
  5. Plus, your FREE gift - A magnificent tool-kit worth over £40 with your fourth delivery
  6. No commitment, No obligation - You are free to cancel at any time

Free Gifts

  • Toolkit

    Created specifically for ModelSpace, this toolkit comprises: Side cutter, micro drills, files, tweezers and more. FREE with your 4th (fourth) delivery.

Model Detail

  • Brass propellers/prop shafts
  • Photo-etched brass treaded deck plates
  • Laser-cut plywood
  • Cast metal superstructure parts
  • Photo-etched brass detail parts
  • Planked deck (individual planks)
  • Cast metal gun turrets
  • Brass gun barrels
  • Waterline marking tool
  • Plank on frame hull
  • Updated design info relating to recent research

Overall Dimensions

  • Length: 1052mm (41.4")
  • Height: 289mm (11.4")
  • Beam: 150mm (5.9")
  • Scale: 1:250

Clear step-by-step instructions show how to assemble and finish the parts - every step of the way. Even if you've never tried this type of project before, you'll be able to put your Battleship Yamato together in easy stages, learning the skills as you go.


  • 2014-10-04 13:48:12
    A well put together kit with loads of detail including etch parts, easy to follow instructions with hints and tips. i would reccomend this kit to anyone.

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Delivery & Return Information

The first pack of your order / complete kit will be delivered to you FREE of charge within approximately 5 working days from the date your order has been confirmed. If you don’t like your first pack/complete kit, you can return within 14 working days of receiving the first delivery from us with any seals and shrink-wrap intact. Please contact us to find out our return address and how to send your first pack back to us for a refund

Cancellation Information

We believe that you will be 100% satisfied with your scale model but in some cases, you might need to cancel your subscription. There is no commitment and so no obligation to continue your subscription. If you wish to cancel your subscription at any time after the 14 working days following receipt of your first pack, you are free to do so at any time. However, we would advise that you provide us with 28 days notice of cancellation as otherwise pack/s may already be on their way to you and we will be unable to prevent the delivery. Please let us know by contacting us for cancellation of your subscription.

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