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Just Jack Supporting Member of TMP26 Feb 2022 7:55 a.m. PST

All,

Keeping it rolling with some Aussies, for my guys Shaun and Jimmi down under (undah?). I had bougt some Aussies and Brits off a gentleman on Ebay and from Gajo Minis, in the hopes of filling out my forces for the Western Desert, and ended up having more than I needed, so I decided to take the extras and see if I couldn't scrape out an Aussie (or even British) force for use in the Pacific. I'm not really happy with the fact I painted their bases a desert yellow, I wish I'd gone with a medium shade of brown, but the problem is I'd already done my US Marines and Japanese with sand-colored bases, which is good for those tropical, desert-isles, but not so good for the lush jungles of New Guinea, Bougainville, Malaya, etc… In any case, that's what I did, and that's what I've got, so I'm happy with the force, other than that.

These guys were already painted, except it was for the desert, so I actually conscripted my 12-year old son to help me modify them a bit and paint their bases. He did a good job, despite how long it took him, and I just came in and polished them off (sanded the ones that needed to be sanded, applied the inkwash, applied the static grass, and did the matt spray).

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Here's the entire force, consisting of:
-A Commanding Officer
-An Executive Officer or Forward Observer, depending on my needs
-Four Rifle Platoons consisting of three sections and a Platoon Commander (PC)
-An MG Platoon consisting of three Vickers MGs
-A Mortar Platoon consisting of three 3" tubes

Yeah, it's smaller than my other forces, and doesn't have enough command stands, but hey, it was scratched together from leftovers ;)

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Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you Colonel R.E.C. "Jock" Kuppenleiter, from The Outback, of course.

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Some Diggers, with slouch hats on display.

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A Vickers MG team laying down streams of lead.

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And a 3" mortar team.

To see more pics, please check the blog at:
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So that's them. A decent little force, I hope to get some use out of them, just gotta find time to get through all the campaigns I have planned. More forces on the way.

V/R,
Jack

Bandolier27 Feb 2022 1:58 p.m. PST

Nice job!

Just Jack Supporting Member of TMP27 Feb 2022 3:30 p.m. PST

Thanks, Bandolier!

V/R,
Jack

Bismarck02 Mar 2022 6:02 p.m. PST

Jack,
You and your son did a terrific job on the bases. Soil color
and static grass will be perfect. Would have been good colors
for Vietnam as well.

It has been doctor and tests month so I am backed up
looking at posts and eye candy and as for correspondence
and email…."fuuggettaboutit".

You have done a darn good job for WWII with all these
troops.

Semper Fi,

Sam

Just Jack Supporting Member of TMP02 Mar 2022 7:49 p.m. PST

Sam,

Thanks a bunch, and certainly glad to hear you're still kicking! I appreciate it and, as always, Semper Fidelis.

V/R,
Jack

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