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WWII was a major conflict and as such there are many model kits and miniatures out there.
However it has always struck me as odd that there are so few Japanese forces made.
Sure, there are some airplane kits, and some Chi-Ha tanks and a few infantry kits.
But is like they were a minor force if we compare it to the abundance of German, Russian and Allied troops.
I mean you can buy models from a lot of regular trucks, half tracks and such, but the Japanese only get a Tank or two?
Maybe I've been looking at the wrong places. And I must admit I haven't been following new releases for WWII kits.
But lately I got a little interest again.
So I'm curious, I prefer 28mm metal miniatures for this, what is out there depicting Japanese WWII forces?
Anyone know of a few nice metal kits?
I'm getting back into WWII skirmish gaming so that, of course, meant that I needed a new "army". I opted for a more elite force this time and started off with British Airborne troops nicknamed the Red Devils for the maroon beret that they wore. These particular minis are from Warlord Games for their Bolt Action WWII rules. I'll be using Chain of Command from Too Fat Lardies instead. I like the "feel" of Chain of Command better and it has some interesting game mechanics.
The British Airborne camouflage jacket is known as the Denison smock and consisted of a slightly greenish yellow base colored cloth painted using large brushes with green and brown swatches. This meant that literally every smock was different. The first section of troops along with a supporting machine gun are done, although they still need to be based. I ended up having to order bases which might arrive this week, I received a notice that they were shipped today.
From start to finish:
And the WIP progress on my blog for those that are interested:
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