Friday, 1 April 2011

Japanese Infantry

As I have mentioned in earlier posts, while sorting out a few Japanese officers to accompany the Kurogane field cars, I ended up painting enough figures for another infantry division.  These lads are all metal figures and are from a number of manufacturers - but I'm not sure which.  There are 22 figures in all - 1 HQ stand, 1 engineer battalion and nine infantry battalions.  I have included photos of a few of the stands below.
HQ stand (left) and the engineers.  The HQ orderly looks bemused while his boss waves his sword around excitedly. 
A pair of infantry battalions - represented here by MMG and LMG teams.  I think there may be FAA figures.   Interestingly (well I thought so) the gunners have their caps on backwards.  Early gangsta rappers perhaps?
Two more inf btls.  The figures on the right stand are particularly nice castings, although one appears to have forgotten his shirt.
Coming soon - Jap artillery.

15 comments:

Paul´s Bods said...

A great set of Japanese...and very well painted.
Cheers
paul

Al said...

Nicely painted there Tim, what rules are you using?

Don M said...

They look good enough to shoot...nice job as always Tim!

Tim Gow said...

Paul's Bods
Thay have turned out rather well. Good old ink wash and drybrushing!

Tim Gow said...

Al
These guys will be used in Megablitz games. A particularly fine set of rules.....

Tim Gow said...

Don M
Oh yeah? Come on then!

Paul said...

Dang hot in th jungle...Dang hot!

Nice all round set of bases. Great work.

Biff Tanner said...

Ditto Don M

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Good investment in metals Tim

:)

Nice to see that you are giving the Jap formations the same TLC

Often they seem to get second best from wargamers

Beccas said...

Great looking figures. Good paint work.

Tim Gow said...

Paul
I gather it is rather warm in the jungle, but I suspect the chap with no shirt is shivering in the wind and rain we have here today.

Tim Gow said...

Biff Tanner
So you want to shoot them too?

Tim Gow said...

Geordie
The best bit is that pretty well all these figures were bought cheaply at shows a few years ago. It's worth taking a bit of trouble over Japs 'cos they'll never appear in vast numbers like my Russians do.

Tim Gow said...

Beccas
Thanks - I wish I could tell you the makers of the figures. Plenty more to follow.

afewroundsmore said...

The figures are a mixture of FAA and S&A. See here:

http://afewroundsmore.wordpress.com/2011/07/04/more-dipped-japanese/

http://afewroundsmore.wordpress.com/2011/06/08/speed-painted-japanese/

http://afewroundsmore.wordpress.com/2010/02/21/faa-japanese/