Terry's crawlspace yielded up a couple of boxes of British 8th Army troops. Some are Esci soft plastic and some are a harder plastic set. There are also a few Matchbox guys thrown in. All told, there are 63 of these guys--36 based in fours and the rest as singles.
I'd forgotten how good the Esci detail was and how frustrating the soft plastic's paint repelling qualities could be. These are sealed six ways to Sunday so I'm hopeful they will survive!
I recall that the fellow who introduced me into WW2 gaming in the mid-80s used green stuff to turn the hard plastic figures into NW Europe Canadians by adding pant legs and sleeves. This was impressive at the time (green stuff was a big city product you had to go to Edmonton to get!). In retrospect, I think using the Airfix bBitish army figures would have been a lot less work!
Up next: I have a Panzerjager 1 in France 1940 colours underway. Not sure If I will do more WW2 or maybe turn my attention back to some HO-scale buildings.