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Vidgrip Supporting Member of TMP17 Nov 2021 6:07 a.m. PST

I am considering using 6mm for a new project, the 1939 border wars between Japan and the USSR (Nomonhon/Khankhin Gol). I need Japanese infantry in helmets. I found pics of GHQ, but their figures are in caps. The other manufacturer websites I checked do not have pictures of their figures. Any suggestions?

williamb17 Nov 2021 8:29 a.m. PST

I have Heroics and Ros Japanese and they have helmets. The GHQ Japanese individual heavy weapons set appears to have helmets.

H and R17 Nov 2021 1:27 p.m. PST

Yes JR1 infantry pack is helmets

Valderian17 Nov 2021 1:55 p.m. PST

Scotia Grendel

Mark 122 Nov 2021 10:59 p.m. PST

Most of the figures in the GHQ Japanese Individual Infantry pack do indeed come with fatigue caps. Only a few are modelled with helmets. Similarly most of the Individual Heavy Weapons appear in fatigue caps.

I like the GHQ individual infantry quite a bit. The figures are exceptionally well detailed. But if you are set on helmets, I can see your reason for looking elsewhere.

I have had very good experiences with H&R infantry. If you look in my "Recent 6mm Work" thread ( TMP link ) you will see many pictures of my US infantry, which are older H&R castings. My continental French infantry (and my motorcycle infantry) are also H&R figures, as are many of my gun crews. I find them to be robust, with a very useful combination of poses and weapons. I would describe the detail as … adequate.

If you look at my postings on my Italian infantry you will see some of the newer H&R figures. These are quite good. Really very very good. Detailed as well as GHQ, but again with combinations of poses and weapons that are really useful. I was so impressed with the new Italian H&R figures that I also added some new US infantry (new US only available as "parachute infantry" at this time) to play the role of a US Mech Infantry company I am building.

In my thread you will also see, near the bottom of the first page, a bit of info on Scotia Grendel infantry. In particular another poster, Mirrorbird, posted a pic or two of the Scotia Japanese Infantry that he painted up. The figures look very nice, and they are indeed sporting helmets. But I would caution some consideration of the size of the figures. They appear to be a bit larger than even the GHQ infantry (which are sometimes accused of being too large). I have posted one pic of Scotia and H&R French Infantry on a single base to compare the sizes. I have tried Scotia infantry and backed away, preferring GHQ and H&R (new or even old) over Scotia.

All just opinions. Your mileage may vary.

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Vidgrip Supporting Member of TMP23 Nov 2021 10:58 a.m. PST

Thank you everyone. I think I'll go with H&R for infantry. I want to get all infantry and guns from the same manufacturer and it seems that Scotia Grendel doesn't do Soviets. Hopefully the H&R figures won't look too small beside the GHQ vehicles.

Mark 123 Nov 2021 9:42 p.m. PST

Hopefully the H&R figures won't look too small beside the GHQ vehicles.

I haven't had anyone refuse my mix yet!

Here is a deployed platoon of US Armored Cavalry (also Mech Recon -- same ToE) from my current forces, with US Army infantry from H&R (older models) and jeeps and M3 Armored Cars from GHQ. I have no hesitation to mix and match as suits my force needs.

Your tankage may vary.

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