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Offline Poiter50

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Re: 28mm Figures for World War II
« Reply #30 on: February 05, 2017, 02:55:16 AM »
There was an article in WI that covered the Aleutian Islands campaign. Also if you search WWPD posts, I think one of them did a Japanese force using Soviet greatcoated figs for winterised conversions.

Does anyone know of a manufacturer of 28mm winter gear IJA suitable for Manchuria and China during the 30's/40's?
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Offline Ingmar

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Re: 28mm Figures for World War II
« Reply #31 on: February 05, 2017, 09:42:02 AM »
@ Poiter50

Thanks for your reply. I think you mean WI351, containing an article called "The land of the 50 mph fog", in which the author basically says "splice together some warlord games plastics" to get wintercoat Japanese.
 
Though suitable for some (I have seen one of the contributors of boltaction.net use this method), I should clarify what I'm really looking for. Metal models in 28mm scale of Japanese in wintery conditions; preferably greatcoats and the like, as seen in the illustrations of Stephen Andrews.

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Re: 28mm Figures for World War II
« Reply #32 on: February 22, 2017, 09:06:03 AM »
Eureka: Australians for the SW Pacific. About a dozen or so in mid-late war uniforms and slouch hats so far. Tin hat versions and support weapons due soon.
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Re: 28mm Figures for World War II
« Reply #33 on: May 28, 2017, 11:51:09 PM »
I'm looking forward the tin hat versions.
I used to be with it, but then they changed what it was. Now what I'm with isn't it anymore and what is it seems weird and scary.

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Re: 28mm Figures for World War II
« Reply #34 on: May 29, 2017, 09:35:03 AM »
I'm looking forward the tin hat versions.

Just picked up the first lot. SMG's, Brens and specialists to follow. I understand that there will be both helmet and slouch hat versions of most, if not all, figures, save for maybe some of the specialists and bareheaded ones. If you haven't kept up with the releases there's also a flamethrower operator, radio operator with separate radio and crate to mount it on as well as two slouch-hatted figures with walkie talkies, ideal as platoon commanders, FO's etc.


By the by the Warlord Games tin hats from their British infantry fit on the bare heads quite well, I've just converted the spotter for the sniper pair by sticking a helmet on the figure.  Worth picking up one of the Italeri boxes as there are plenty of useful items to customise the figures, 2" mortars, packs shovels etc, etc.

Hopefully, I should have a second platoon in tin hats before long, this one for Buna-Gona.

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Re: 28mm Figures for World War II
« Reply #35 on: July 15, 2017, 07:50:04 PM »
I'm looking for British in winter clothing. Any around?

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Re: 28mm Figures for World War II
« Reply #36 on: July 16, 2017, 09:33:10 AM »
Gorgon Studios do British infantry in greatcoats and leather jerkins for the Norwegian campaign but suitable for other locales.

https://gorgon-studios.myshopify.com/collections/world-war-ii-british

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Re: 28mm Figures for World War II
« Reply #37 on: July 20, 2017, 11:52:32 AM »
Sorry, my mistake. Looking for figures for the 1944/45 period.
But thanks for answering.

Offline Greuthungi

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Re: 28mm Figures for World War II
« Reply #38 on: October 29, 2017, 01:12:31 AM »
Siberia Miniatures should be mentioned as well, although their WW2 line is tiny.

Soviet Union mid-war infantry
http://siberia-miniatures.ru/product_info.php?cPath=41_39_93&products_id=332
In addition, their Cossacks and boy scouts are useful. I use the first for Osttruppen and the second for H-youth.



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Re: 28mm Figures for World War II
« Reply #39 on: March 22, 2018, 08:29:47 PM »
Elite Wargames and Models have some Female Luftwaffe flak crew and Resistance Figures with figures coming soon
https://elitewargamesandmodels.com/
Only the enemies figures are in the front of you now a good time to get some good dice throws

 

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