I haven't had too much time to work on miniatures or much else this week. However, I've got an itch to return to my 28mm WWII project. Those bags of West Wind Japanese Infantry have been staring at me long enough. Time for them to hit the painting table. So I spent most of my available time cleaning up the models, mounting them on bases, and then adding basing texture. They're now primed and ready to go. But I got stuck on the uniform colors.
I've always imagined Japanese to wear khaki colored uniforms. It's probably a Hollywood thing. My research didn't turn up anything in those colors. Basically it's a few different shades of green for either the Pacific Islands or Southeast Asia. For China, uniforms were brown gray. So I imagined my US Rangers to be in the vein of Merril's Marauders. Therefore, the Japanese Infantry should be painted for the SE Asia scheme. But I plan to some day pull together US Marines for the island hopping campaigns. I did test paints for both.
Once I settle on a color scheme. I've got a full rifle platoon to paint.