I have now found how to drive oneself batty. I recently finally got in my Canadian Infantry models; two platoons of BR812 and the late-war Command HQ blister. Had I known the contents of the BR812 blister, I would not have needed the Command one! Rather than the expected 37 figures, with two blisters totalling 74, I got a bonus 26 figures and a couple extra bases! As near as I can tell, the blisters each contain enough to do a command section for the Guards Rifles as well.
The up-shot of this is it means I now have enough leftover figures to do the baby pioneer platoon!
The Guards Rifle Platoon in BR812 is almost perfect for Canadians. They have the Mk. II helmets that were more prevalently what the Canadians wore in Normandy, have the same stowage and armament, and have a similar tilt on the helmets many Canadians (and perhaps all British soldiers) seemed to wear them with. In 15mm there's no way to depict the toques often worn by Canucks, but I should be able to imitate the jerkins they favoured, not with conversion but with painting.
That said, there are two (or three) big differences between Canadians and the blister.
These following photos (taken from www.canadaatwar.ca) may show some of the more eagle-eyed among you the difference!
But there is still that problem of the camo strips, field dressings, and un-tucked trousers...
Here's what I was facing to do this conversion:
Also among the dressings, sometimes they were under the webbing, sometimes tied to it, so I likewise varied to have some dressings appear attached to, and in others attempted to make the dressing appear to be bulged out.
Well, a hundred figures hence, one platoon has been sorted out for basing, and undercoated. I am still deciding if I want to do all of both platoons in one shot, or do them by platoon. I'm getting a bit behind on my painting-to-converting ratio (and waaay behind on my painting-to-purchasing ratio) but I'm hoping to get a bunch done this next week, and my Dystopian Wars fleet just needs some final fiddly details painted before it's ready to see a table!