Two years ago I wrote about the Samurai miniatures I had as a kid. I loved those small metal models and still have them, although some parts have broken off over time.
There was another metal model Samurai that I always wanted back then but it was just too expensive. It was made by Taisho and appeared on the cover of Military modelling magazine in 1973.
Further Samurai and Ninja action was to be had in the magazine's first annual in 1974.
It contained a mesmerising article about creating a Ninja attack on a clan Lord's house from scratch. There are Ronin, swords and even a decapitation! My modelling skills were never any good so I didn't have a go but I do still flick through the annual every now and then remembering how much I wanted to.
As soon as I dig it out of the attic I'll post pics of the article.
Did you have any Samurai models readers?