I've jumped back into my 28mm WWII project over the last two weeks. I've been interested in trying out War Against Japan, and I can't do that with all my Japanese infantry stuck in bags. So I busted them out of their plastic prisons. Here's a full rifle platoon all completed. Click the picture for a better view of them.
So totally that brings me a full strength platoon of 41 Japanese infantry. Here is a detail shot of some of the men, and one of the leaders. I gave leaders red headbands for their caps to distinguish them from rank and file men.
These are all West Wind models. I still have more models to add. I have three mortar teams, two HMG teams, as well as 8 "Jungle Fighers/Snipers." Once those are completed, I could pick up a tank and call this completely done.
But right now I'm filling in gaps in my US and German forces. This week I managed to complete three German Riflemen with grenade launchers, as well as a one Panzerfaust and a German NCO.
Victory Force miniatures. I have to say that these Victory Force miniatures are outstanding. I absolutely love these models! I stumbled on them because only Victory Force sold single models with grenade launchers. I wanted these for my German forces. I also picked up a few for my US Rangers. When I got them, they looked too thin and tall to mix in well. But after I painted them, I was amazed at how good these look. Also, while being a little bit on the tall side, they mix in with my Crusader models nicely. I like these enough to consider doing my Russian army (which I haven't started) all in Victory Force and supplementing with Crusader. But cost may actually prevail in that argument.
So that's all for now. I'll polish off the fourteen or so models I have for the US Rangers and then probably move back to terrain. I've got a lot of terrain sitting on my work table that I'd like to move to the game table soon.