Before I jump back to the Canadian M113s (which are nearly done) I have managed to finish the mechanised infantry platoon that will use them as rides. All the figures are from the Elhiem Figures website and are selected from the NATO - FN FAL, MAG section of the webstore.
It's really great to have a figure range that covers the Canadians so well. Everything you need to complete a platoon is there and hopefully there maybe even more figures in the future that will cover a couple of things I think are missing. Hopefully!
Anyway - on with the show.
First up, here's a front and back set of pics of my 5 man Platoon Command Section.
This is followed by a Light Mortar Team of 2 guys and a 60mm mortar I dodgily put together rather than stump up for an actual model...
The figures in these 2 shots make up the First Section. The top pic has from left to right the NCO armed with a Sterling SMG, a soldier with a Carl Gustav, another with a FN C2 LAR (a heavy barreled SLR used as a LMG) and a soldier with a C1 Assault Rifle (more commonly know as a FN FAL or SLR). The second photo is of 4 riflemen with C1 assault rifles. All the sections that follow are laid out the same way.
This is the Second Section.
And here is the Third Section.
I also have a couple of these guys from Elhiem's LAW Gunner set. I haven't assigned them to a particular section - and would use them to signify use of a LAW in a game, before replacing them with a standard SLR armed figure.
Here's my Blowpipe Team. I have another Blowpipe chap and may end up painting up a second team.
And finally here is the Forward Observer Team. Nice and straight forward, although I am thinking of putting a radio on the back of the chap holding the phone receiver.
And this is everyone together.
This is the majority of the infantry side of this project complete. I will add 1 or 2 80mm mortar teams, and I will attempt to undertake a conversion of a figure to get rid of his SLR and exchange it for a Browning MMG. I'd love Elhiem to do proper Canadian MMG and .50cal HMG teams - that would really top off my infantry project. I may also do a Recon Patrol - basically another section. Not sure...
So that's it for now. Back to the M113s shortly