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ether drake Supporting Member of TMP24 Jul 2017 6:23 a.m. PST

This is my first squad painted up for Bolt Action and other WW2 rulesets. They are intended primarily for use in Malaya and the Pacific theatre, perhaps mainland China far down the line.

This was an experiment to find satisfactory colours; one that I am fairly pleased with, though I wouldn't say I ended up with quite what I had in mind. Miniatures are by Warlord plastics.

Happy to hear other people's thoughts and experiences with painting Japanese for WW2.

My workstation lighting needs some improvement. Under a daylight bulb the minis come out a little too shadowed. They looked much better on the tabletop.

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WarWizard24 Jul 2017 7:38 a.m. PST

I think they look great. Almost any color of faded khaki or green should work for these. I think you came up with a very good color scheme.

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP24 Jul 2017 8:24 a.m. PST

I've used Vallejo Japanese Uniform washed with sepia, also a faded khaki color so as WarWizard says almost anything in faded khaki works. The naval landing forces (marines) were in a green uniform.

ether drake Supporting Member of TMP24 Jul 2017 9:01 a.m. PST

Thanks @WarWizard!

@ZULUPAUL I do have some of that VMC Japanese Uniform. I may use it for jungle troops and a China theatre unit.

John Leahy24 Jul 2017 4:37 p.m. PST

They look nice! thumbs up Who makes the figs?



ether drake Supporting Member of TMP24 Jul 2017 5:35 p.m. PST

Thanks, @John. They're Warlord's plastic IJA kit. The faces are rather crude but they come together nicely. Lots of options.

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