Friday, 9 November 2012

Yamatos beyond measure

In my recent post on my much appreciated 'free' Yamato, I hinted that there was worse to come.  So here it is.  As less numerically challenged readers will already have gathered from the photo above, I actually now have five of these battlewagons!  Only two were completed as battleships (and a third as a carrier).  Though this state of affairs may cause weaker souls some anguish, I am suffering no loss of sleep.  Working all five into a game may be a bit of a challenge.  But don't rule it out.  Any volunteers to be on the other side?  Actually five of the class were planned so I'm only bending history a bit.
From left to right are the 'new' 50p Triang Minic model, a near-mint version of the same, two balsa scratchbuilds (see here) and one flung together from the Revell plastic kit.
 For comparison purposes - Triang Minic (front) and Revell.
 Triang Minic again and balsa scratchbuild.

15 comments:

SAROE said...

Might I suggest the StarBlazers option?

Space Battleship Yamato!

We're off to outer space.
We're leaving Mother Earth.
To save the human race.
Our Star Blazers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5oniErmeuE

Tim Gow said...

SAROE
Well it's certainly an option! Thanks for the link. But I think I'll stick with a slightly warped version of WW2 for now.

Don M said...

This might help...)

http://www.combinedfleet.com/kaigun.htm

Go for it!

SoA Shows North said...

:( I feel my 2 Minic Yamatos hardly cut it around here ... however, if you ever run short of Yamatos, Tim, drop me a line (I can lend you a couple) ...

Phil

Al said...

You have the coolest collection Tim. Are those golf tees you use for hit markers?

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

What if the 1922 Naval Treaty failed with the Japanese,GB and USA reaching an impasse

Now we know Tim, bring out the Lion's and Montana's

18" versus 16"
Who will win?

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Oh and simply I dare not ask how many Bismark's/Tirpitz's (Plan Z+) you have ;)

Tim Gow said...

Don M
I saw this years ago - great stuff!

Tim Gow said...

SOA shows north
Thanks for your kind offer - I'll bear it in mind!

Tim Gow said...

Al
The hit markers are all hand carved from antique ivory. But I agree they can look a bit like golf tees in a certain light!

Tim Gow said...

Geordie
Your suggestion reveals a fevered mind. Sorry, another fevered mind...

Paul said...

And I thought I had a problem...Hats off to you Admiral.

Chris Kemp said...

Tim, self-help groups are available for this sort of addiction. They are called "local wargames clubs". :O)

Anyway, why wouldn't you want five Yamatos?

Regards, Chris

Tim Gow said...

Paul
You just have a (slightly) different problem.

Tim Gow said...

Chris Kemp
Isn't that rather like sending a junkie to a crack den?