For those modellers who like to animate their aircraft models with figurines it might be of interest to learn that the Ukrainian model soldier manufacturer The Red Box has released 12 limited edition sets of resin figurines of IJAAF, IJN and Kamikaze types in 1/72nd scale, including pilots and ground crew.
The Japanese Army sets:-
Each set consists of three resin figurines as shown here but I understand that the same figures will be released in soft plastic in three sets of 14 figures each later this year as follows:-
RB72052 – WW2 Japanese Army Aviation Pilots and Ground Crew
RB72053 – WW2 IJN Pilots and Ground Crew
The Japanese Navy sets:-
The Kamikaze sets:-
The Red Box are noted for their imaginative Far East subjects and interesting poses and these sets will certainly fill a gap for anyone planning Japanese aircraft vignettes or dioramas.