I tried out some paint schemes for USMC for a future project on the Peleliu campaign. I would like to run a series of connected skirmish scenarios some time later this year using the Operation Stalemate II scenario book and Disposable Heroes. I tried painting some Revell plastic marines which are okay, albeit with the usual plastic foibles (flat awkward poses, inevitable flash, poor mix of weapons, etc...):
These are probably the best USMC plastics around, that's not saying much, so I have secured some metals in a Bartertown exchange. The choices for Japanese are actually very good in plastic right now, I have a pile of Esci, Airfix and Matchbox kicking around, and Waterloo recently released some excellent new sets that are surprisingly 3-dimensional.
Now, I just need to wait the requisite 40-50 days or so it seems for anthing to arrive in the post (WTF! I'm waiting 2 weeks for something from Ontario now! %$%$@%#$^@$!!!). Over the weekend I ordered a box of plastic IJA artillery from Taiwan and plastic palm trees from China. I wager they get here before stuff from Ontario and the US ordered earlier.