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Re: Leicester Models now MY Miniatures
I contacted Spirit Games and they still offer the MY models. These can be found in the Figures Catalogue by inserting '1200' in the search feature at the top of the page. Several models are still available, unfortunately there was nothing I had an interest in. I did, however, purchase a 1238 Mamiya from Mick and that is in the mail. I will post a pic of that model when it comes. It seems both Aoshima and Pit Road/Skywave produced 1/700 kits of the Mamiya. There are many pics of these kits as completed, so it should be possible to detail out the locations of masts, ship's boats, armament, etc. From looking at the pics some show the vessel with augmented AA weapons most likely added late war.
The following is from Wiki on the Mamiya:
Mamiya was originally meant to be an oil transporter but was instead outfitted to be a food supply ship. The Imperial Japanese Navy sent her to the Kawasaki Shipbuilding Yard where she was fitted with facilities for carrying enough food for 18,000 men over three weeks, and kitchens to produce large quantities of food including yōkan, manjū, tofu, and konyaku. A number of chefs and pastry chefs were employed aboard and she became part of the Combined Fleet.
Cheers to all my UK friends.