I didn't want the figures to look fully civilian nor fully militarized, so thought the communist student militia packs offered a good balance between the two. Since my Chinese army is actually Nationalist, I decided to paint the figures as such rather than mix in a new faction.
To add variety to the unit, I went with a pack each of the peaked caps and peasant hats. The design of the communist caps is a little different than that of the Nationalists, but for 28mm, I think they are close enough.
|Empress, Pulp/Crucible, Copplestone, Brigade Games|
Overall, the Pulp/ Crucible figures are good. The castings had minimal flash, though a few figures had pronounced seam-lines that couldn't be fully removed without destroying critical details on the figures. The sculpting is similar to Cobblestone, though I feel the details are flatter, particularly when it comes folds in the fabrics. This made them a little more challenging for my particular painting style, but I am happy with the final results.