So first up, a group shot of the entire platoon. Granted, no Heavy MGs or Mortars (or tank support) yet, but still a good start for a skirmish game.
And squad 1 next up.
The command squad with a some really nice sculpts by Brigade Games. The other more cartoony guys are made by Artizan. Both mix well, but I prefer Brigade as they have a more "Rodin" feel to them somehow.. Maybe its the lack of eyeballs. I dunno.
I have kept my squad ID numbering system, so you can see Squad 3 here with an MG as one of the corporals/fireteam leaders. The main reason I do the MG labeling is because the Bren guns these guys are carrying aren't the most obvious. You can also see on the middle guy a white powdery looking effect on his base. More on this in a moment.
Squad 3. You can see the white powder on the middle guy... grrr
Here's a close up of one of the worst. This happened before when I'd finished painting my 2nd squad. I dullcoat sprayed 'em, and it looked like they had just come in from a light snow storm = HORRIBLE looking. It looks worse in real life.
Anyway in case anybody out there has run into this "white powder snow dullcoating disaster", I looked it up on the web and found that it sometimes happens with dullcoat, either because of humidity, or over shaking, phase of the moon etc. etc. Here are a few links that hopefully should help. I'll probably try spraying one guy again with dullcoat to see if I can't get rid of the snow. Quite bummed about it because these fig sculpts are so good, and I want to get moving on their Japanese counterparts.