I finally made it through the heavy mortar! I must say that some of the crew were either miscast or badly sculpted. One was so bad I tossed it out and added another from a different manufacturer.
The mortar and crew I bought from Warlord Games. The soldier with the accordion is from the Black Tree Design Soviet Character Set II. I bought the set mainly for the guy with his arms crossed, as he's awesome. However, the accordion guy came in handy as a replacement.
If anyone has a spare DShk machine gun from a plastic kit or some other source, let me know! I'd really like to have one for a HMG instead of using the Maxim. :-)
Up next is my mobsters!!!