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Heedless Horseman Supporting Member of TMP04 Apr 2021 8:38 a.m. PST

Have been idly looking for a manufacturer for Japanese MGs. etc…preferably in 1/76 to add to/convert old Airfix figs.(The set with a Nambu gunner is rare and don't want more 'others' just for that pose! Matchbox… just try to find!)

SHQ do not have a 'small arms' set for Japanese, although they do have figure sets which would, I'm sure, be excellent. Curious.

BillyNM04 Apr 2021 11:25 a.m. PST

Have you tried SHQ Miniatures or Early War Miniatures?

Heedless Horseman Supporting Member of TMP04 Apr 2021 9:07 p.m. PST

Thanks, BillyNM. Neither has Japanese Small Arms sets, but will see how EWM figs go along with 1/76. MG / Mortar teams should 'fit' ok, anyway! Trying some of their other items, too!

SHQ do good stuff… already have Tank Commanders and some small arms packs for other nations.

fantasque05 Apr 2021 12:53 a.m. PST

Maybe something in Friendship Models 'wee friends' range?

Hornswoggler05 Apr 2021 3:29 a.m. PST

Matchbox… just try to find!

4 boxes of Matchbox Japanese @ £7.00 GBP each here:


Heedless Horseman Supporting Member of TMP05 Apr 2021 8:02 p.m. PST

fantasque : again, no Japanese weapons but LOADS of 'useful stuff' "Gah!" :)
Hornswoggler: Applied for membership.
Thanks, both.

Monophagos08 Apr 2021 4:30 a.m. PST

Esci's old soft plastic set included the MMG which looked a lot like a French Hotchkiss – perhaps it would be worth looking at French equipment at a pinch, three foot rule and all that for 20mm. Also Brens for the Jap LMG?

Heedless Horseman Supporting Member of TMP09 Apr 2021 9:28 a.m. PST

Had been considering Bren and Hotchkiss… but, thanks to Hornswoggler's link, I will have LOADS of Japanese stuff! :)

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