Released today is the noble figure of Baron Takeichi Nishi, tank commander in the Imperial Japanese army.

Nishi was a Gold medallist in show jumping at the 1932 Olympics, as well as being an officer in the Imperial Japanese army who commanded the 26th Tank Regiment in the battle for Iwo Jima. You may recall him making an appearance in the 2006 film, Letters from Iwo Jima.


The model comes with a second head, so if you don’t want him to represent Nishi himself, you can use him as a striking but more generic Japanese Officer,  as shown here:


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What better way to honour this remarkable man (and horse!) than have him at the head of your Imperial Japanese army?



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