Along with the new Tamiya Yamato kit, I've got an old Tamiya Yamato that I'd atttempted to do a backdate/upgrade on a while back and a partial new Tamiya kit that I got as a preview sample. What to do?
Well, the full new kit is being backdated to the Dec. 1941 configuration.
With the help of a cast resin copy of the superstructure, the old Tamiya kit is being converted to a fantasy super Musashi with twin 80cm main guns replacing the triple 48cm guns (the Japanese got a bad case of big barrel envy when they learned about the Dora and Gustav superguns) and the partial sample kit will become a carrier/battleship with an added flight deck aft and twin take off decks flanking the superstructure.
I LOVE IT !
Do carry on.
DO NOT confuse the two !