Keeping it rolling with some Aussies, for my guys Shaun and Jimmi down under (undah?). I had bougt some Aussies and Brits off a gentleman on Ebay and from Gajo Minis, in the hopes of filling out my forces for the Western Desert, and ended up having more than I needed, so I decided to take the extras and see if I couldn't scrape out an Aussie (or even British) force for use in the Pacific. I'm not really happy with the fact I painted their bases a desert yellow, I wish I'd gone with a medium shade of brown, but the problem is I'd already done my US Marines and Japanese with sand-colored bases, which is good for those tropical, desert-isles, but not so good for the lush jungles of New Guinea, Bougainville, Malaya, etc... In any case, that's what I did, and that's what I've got, so I'm happy with the force, other than that.
These guys were already painted, except it was for the desert, so I actually conscripted my 12-year old son to help me modify them a bit and paint their bases. He did a good job, despite how long it took him, and I just came in and polished them off (sanded the ones that needed to be sanded, applied the inkwash, applied the static grass, and did the matt spray).
-A Commanding Officer
-An Executive Officer or Forward Observer, depending on my needs
-Four Rifle Platoons consisting of three sections and a Platoon Commander (PC)
-An MG Platoon consisting of three Vickers MGs
-A Mortar Platoon consisting of three 3" tubes
Yeah, it's smaller than my other forces, and doesn't have enough command stands, but hey, it was scratched together from leftovers ;)
I'm having a hard time remembering what I had my son do; I want to say the uniforms were a very pale color and I had him do them in desert yellow, and I had him do the socks an olive drab color, and paint the helmets green, maybe the backpacks, too?
So that's them. A decent little force, I hope to get some use out of them, just gotta find time to get through all the campaigns I have planned. More forces on the way.