John turned up for last week's Fletcher Pratt game bearing a gift for me. He had spotted on a market stall this slightly down at heel Triang Minic model of the Japanese super-battleship Yamato. Aside from some paint chipping the model has a slightly bent main gun barrel and is missing the two catapults normally found at the blunt end. But for £0.50 who cares? (For readers in the colonies £0.50 equates to 0.80 USD or 0.97 NZD).
John concealed his disappointment well when I told him he couldn't use it in the game....
For comparison purposes the photo below shows the new arrival next to my near-mint example.
I need hardly add that if you ever see these models at such giveaway prices you should snap them up!
More Yamato-related nonsense soon, in what appears to be 'Ship Month' on my blog!