Monday, 24 November 2014

Knee Mortars

The plan for this week is to assemble, undercoat and base the grenade launcher section for the Japanese platoon, consisting of three Type 98 'knee mortar' teams of three men each and an NCO. As you can see, I've finished the last of the LMG teams to complete all of the rifle sections, so I only have the grenade launcher section and a couple of command figures to round off the basic platoon.

I'm going to aim to glue together one three man team each evening, which doesn't sound like much but is all I can manage at the moment due to work. If I can base up a heavy weapons team or even a Chi Ha tank or two, that will be a added bonus. The longer term goal is to get at least some of the platoon actually painted up by the end of term in three weeks time...just don't hold your breath!


  1. Looking forward to seeing these Jim....... and breathe.

  2. they're a myth! it was a Geordie who stated on his debrief that "whay no man, they've got nee morta's".

    Sorry ;o)

  3. Funny, I'm working on the same project as we speak, but in 1/72 plastics.

  4. Best of luck, looking forward to seeing them with paint.