Fortunatelly, Stewart Griffin and his team haven't been idle either and I've therefore received the castings of the greens shown last time.
Here they are with nothing but a quick ink job to show of the details better (apologies for the bad photos :-/ ):
RJ-J01 Japanese officers & NCOs
RJ-J05 Japanese troopers firing I
RJ-J06 Japanese troopers firing II (with gassai-bukuro)
RJ-J07 Japanese casualties and medical orderlies
RJ-R02 Russian troopers advancing
RJ-R03 Russian troopers firing
Here's also a photo mock-up of the Japanese 'command upgrade' set available for those, who have already bought the original command set before the reorganisation of the moulds:
Paul has also been busy and is currently working on the Russian officers and NCOs, one of each to accompany the advancing and firing troopers respectively.
Important note for those thinking about ordering: To ease the handling and not to put those on a disadvantage who would like a different ratio between their troopers and command miniatures, the 'unit set'-deal is no terminated. It is replaced by a '5-4-less' resp. 'five for less'-deal. This means you can pick just any five sets priced 7.50 Euros (that includes all the current sets) and get them for 35.- instead of 37.50 Euros.
I'll post two comparison photos with Russian and Japanese troopers as a seperate post shortly, to keep it easier to navigate through the blog.
As always, any comments (good or bad) are welcome!