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This has been a favorite among my deviantart friends and personally is one of my favorite subjects. This is my second rendition of the IJN Yamato battleship. Hopefully, I have captured the power and dynamics of this battleship. Also I think about the dedications of the engineering and shipyard workforce that built this mighty ship. I have been working on this project for several weeks. I never could get the BG I wanted. Finally, I decided on the blue/green/grey tones for final presentation. Also, check out my 1st Yamato work.

The IJN Yamato, named after the ancient Japanese Yamato Province, was the lead ship of the Yamato class of battleships that served with the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II. She and her sister ship, Musashi, were the heaviest and most powerfully armed battleships ever constructed, displacing 72,800 tonnes at full load and armed with nine 46 cm (18.1 inch) main guns. Neither ship survived the war.



The battleship is based on a photo of a 3D model with permission from 3DHISTORY.DE.

Cheers, Mike
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zulumike Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. appreciate the feedback. I wanted the water and skies to compliment the ship for a grey cast and stormy weather. The mood sets the fate of this ship.
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121199 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Awsome!!!!!!!
this has to be one of my favorite pics of the Yamato.
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decophoto32 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome.
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zulumike Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank You.
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SirMauser Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Student General Artist
I absolutely love this Battleship. It's my number 1 favorite right next to the Iowa Class battleship. 
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RMS-OLYMPIC Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such a powerful view!
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zulumike Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, appreciate it.
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warrior1944 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
Awesome painting there of the biggest battleship ever, perfect in every way :)
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zulumike Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When I see these magnificent ships, I always look at another perspective of the engineering, machinery and manufacturing it takes to build these ships. The skills of the shipyard workers of the world was amazing. 
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uncledon Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
Sir I am pleased to see you pay respects to the brave men who served aboard these mighty ships regardless of their nationality. As a combat veteran who has survived to long enough to learn a thing or two I can tell you that the real victors in any conflict are those that live to see the end of it.
I think this background is perfect. Gives the sense of a slightly heavy day under way without detracting from the ship.
I hope that some of those who served in the IJN and the JMSDF find this work and others you have done. I'm certain they will be most pleased as well by the honor you pay them.
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zulumike Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the kind words.
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blanket86 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so amazing! Very interesting and beautiful work! Congratulations!
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zulumike Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank  You.
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LyokoWarrior4ever Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
Yes!  i am a huge...thats an understatement....hmm...a dedicated loyal fan...or well you know what i mean...i love the yamato and all her glory...and morn her lose each yeah, this is an amazing piece of work you've made
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zulumike Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I appreciate it.
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maryjayne530 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow- the detailing in this whole thing is awesome- from the sky to the ocean.. and that boat... amazing!
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zulumike Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank You. The BG for me sets the mood. I like to use skies from Mayang.com then edit them with my own Gimp brushes. The water is from previous art that I custom made using wave brushes. Cheers.
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Hunter2045 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
Nice picture.

There were to be three more ships of that class. The third, Shinano, was converted to a carrier in 1942. She was sunk by the USS Archer-Fish (SS-315) in November 1944, with just 4 torpedos. She was lost due to a combination of: Japan's overzealous desire for secrecy, design flaws, incomplete condition, inept commander, and inexperienced crew. The fourth, Hull No.111, was never completed and scrapped after the war. The fifth, Hull No.797, was never laid down.

Two more battleships were ordered by Japan, but never laid down. Hull No. 798 and 799. They were to have built to the A-150 design. Standard displacement would have been 70,000 tonnes+, and they would have carried an armament of 50cm (19.7 inch) guns.
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zulumike Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the feedback. See my gallery for the Shinano and  Archerfish. Cheers.
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Hunter2045 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
I will.
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Midway2009 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful sketch! It looks almost real. :D
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zulumike Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Appreciate the feedback.
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Midway2009 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome.
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Blue-Jedi Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
Cool  :)
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Sev808 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
AWESOME!
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zulumike Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you much.
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zulumike Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank You.
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Panzerfaust45 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Although not my favorite of the WW2 battleships, She was definitely an awesome feet of engineering!! The fate she met was so sad, and not worthy of the awesome ship!! 
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