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Re: Japanese Heavy Weapons contribution

They look nice.

Might I ask where the machine gunner is from with the prone loader? Couldn't recognize that one.

Re: Japanese Heavy Weapons contribution

Another good contribution there! :+1:
Good mix from different manufacturers also shows how nicely the recent Strelets figures fit in.

The machine gunner in question could be from this Waterloo1815 set.

http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=1229

Re: Japanese Heavy Weapons contribution

Yes, the Waterloo 1815 MG is useless, but the gunner is fine. Similarly, the Esci gunner is useless (as a gunner), but the MG is OK. So I just switched them and used the leftover Esci gunners as more crew members. Incidentally, the Waterloo 1815 "knee mortar" guy works fine as a medium mortar loader (with the mortar cut away). Some of the other photos I sent (of AT teams, infantry gun teams, and other MGs) show a little more of the scenery, but I don't know if Strelets plans to post any more from this set of photos.

Re: Japanese Heavy Weapons contribution

Thanks for the background info - very inspiring, congratulations!

Re: Japanese Heavy Weapons contribution

Yes great figures wish mine looked half as good. Question the mortars hat Austrian heavy weapons and an Atlantic mortar yes????

Re: Japanese Heavy Weapons contribution

The mortars are all from the Strelets heavy weapons set, except for the Type 94. That's an old resin piece from a Canadian outfit whose name I've forgotten.

Re: Japanese Heavy Weapons contribution

Hi John
I like your figs....sure being a PTO/ETO fan :wink:
I'm really interested to know if the ammo boxes are scratched or commercial, i like them and of course the type 92 feeding ammo:grinning: ....in general there is a lack of such things for Japs in the Market.

How i would like to have, 13mm and 25mm loading cartridges, ammo boxes of all sorts (yes indeed the Japs stuff IS different from what we get to buy...no one does it!!)

Thanks for your reply

Re: Japanese Heavy Weapons contribution

The boxes and ammo are just modifications of things found in my leftovers containers. As you say, there seem to be no commercial products available to help with this. I looked at a lot of period photos, some of which include ammo boxes, so these are roughly the right size and shape I think. But the photos also indicate that the Japanese used multiple kinds of ammo boxes for the same weapons.

Re: Japanese Heavy Weapons contribution

Great...really good job!
I'm trying also to reproduce some ammo boxes, loading cartridges for 13 and 25mm AA and of course ...most needed, feeding stripe for the type 92 HMG.
Results for the moment are acceptable but not what I want.....I'm a diorama builder so for me the closer to the real thing the better :sunglasses: