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even more Japanese

Actually finished these last week, but a trip up north precluded their being photographed.

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More dipped Japanese

Against my better judgement I am fast becoming a convert to the Army Painter way of life painting – why spend half an hour working on one single figure when you can do twenty? At this rate I should have a regiment ready by the end of the month, now that I’m finally back in the painting saddle.

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The figures  are from the old IT Figures range, which is currently available from S&A Scenics. While they aren’t stellar, unlike some other makes (Kelly’s Heroes and FAA immediately spring to mind) they are perfect for dipping/washing.

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Speed painted Japanese

In my haste to complete another battalion the figures were given the Army Painter treatment. Really chuffed with the way they turned out… that is, until I noticed the amount of frosting on them. Can’t be bothered to fix them however, as that would sort of defeat the purpose.

DSC_0007S&A Japanese Infantry

DSC_0011-2A Type 38 Field Gun, packeted by SHQ as a “75mm Arisaka Field Gun” (code FBG 82)

Here’s a run down of the colours used:

Uniform VPA Highlight US Army Tank Crew
Webbing VMC Iraqi Sand
Helmet VMC English Uniform
Leather VMC Saddle Brown
Flesh GW Dwarf Flesh

workbench peek

Nothing much I can say about the Grubby Tank’s new Japanese range, apart from the fact that they are absolutely brilliant and have displaced their Combat counterparts as my Japanese infantry of choice.

Britannia Japanese Infantry

These were done long ago for the Britannia-sponsored build over at the Guild.  I’ve got about another forty of them to complete, including a couple of guns. People either love or hate Britannia – personally, I think they’re fantastic.

With this lot I’ve decided to change my basing style. Inspired by examples from the following link, the bases were first given a coat of GW Graveyard Earth and then drybrushed with GW Bleached Bone. Noch static grass and Silflor tufts were then used to liven things up.

SHQ Japanese infantry

These guys are tiny!  You don’t often see people using SHQ these days, especially their Japanese. The range is quite comprehensive, with everything from casualties to proper light machine gun teams (with assistants carrying proper, rectangular ammo pouches), all done in the usual slim SHQ style.

Eureka Japanese

Another batch finished in 2007; they’re organised into a 12-figure company for use with Rapid Fire. In early 1942 the average IJA coy numbered 177 men, although the figure was much higher at the start of a campaign (e.g. the companies in 55 Division’s 143 Regiment had strengths of 200 or more men when it crossed the Thai frontier into Burma).