partial figure is leaning out of the hatch of his AFV, gloved fingers
entwined around one another. Cast as one flawless piece with two
separate heads, the crewman is wearing the winter combat trousers
over his combat jacket, with a scarf around his neck. The crisp
sculpting of Taesung Harmms captures the way jackets bunch in the
back over the shoulders, especially in contrast to the straining
tautness of the upper back of the combat trousers.
this figure's heads-one in an M1 helmet and the other in the leather
tanker's crash helmet-seem undersized in proportion to the body.
I found a few Warriors heads that looked better, but many of the
other spares were too large. Alpines heads are nicely sculpted and
should come in handy for other smaller-sized figures, such as Tamiya's.
(When mixing heads, remember that-unlike the Germans-the U.S. only
had one standard size for the steel pot helmet, and I think there
was only one size for the tanker's helmets as well. Keep those consistent
among your figures and you'll be all right.)
are very few available G.I. figures with gloves on, so this nice
Alpine product should be quite welcome by all you guys who picked
up Dragon's Battle of the Bulge Shermans this winter.
sample kindly provided by Alpine Models.