Monday, September 6, 2010

Japanese at Waterloo?

Waterloo 1815 has a new Japanese WWII set out in soft plastic.

You get two sprues like this with one small 70mm gun. The plastic does not accept glue but the part of the gun fit together perfectly without glue.

Gun and crew of two. There is a third officer figure with binoculars you can add to the crew.

Five parts to make up the gun go together without glue about as fast as you can get the bits off the sprue.

A rifle grenade launcher, a lunge mine and the observer. Lunge mines were shaped charge on a pole. To use one you have to be very dedicated to your work, empathise the dead part. This set will seriously upgrade your Japanese infantry who until now greatly suffered from a lack of heavy weapons.


In quest of the ultimate. . . said...

A kit worth buying!


Karcuss said...

If they were at Waterloo, they would be making a mess of the Guards, and that would be dependent on which side they ended up on.

look good but if i go Pacific it will be Metals Platoon 20.

But if we could get some of those Matchbox Anzacs and Japanese they were quite well done....and Esci??

Hello Revell again they must have the molds????

Cheers Karcuss

Bunkermeister said...

Thanks for reading Ultimate! The gun is really nice.

Bunkermeister said...

Hello Karcuss, between all the new plastic Japanese sets out there you may want to consider the Platoon 20 for the specialized troops and plastics for the main body.

Karcuss said...

i think if i get into it
it would be all the Metals i can get (Sgt Major, SHQ, F.A.A etc). And as it is what $10 a box
(as example Ok $8-$15 then) a pop might as well get the Plastics. Am doing an army
of 1/300 Japanese at present for a commision (about 150 stands of Infantry Artillery and Trucks and Tanks etc. So have a little research to do. If i do it will the same for U.S.M.C (and Army) get one of everything.
as for reviews of them in pictures
(just go to Bunker Talk Blog)

cheers Karcuss

Bunkermeister said...

Despite their age, the old Airfix USMC set is very good. The second edition.