is a very interesting pair of Marines, walking a dog. With their helmets off and
smiling faces, they are clearly in a safety area behind the lines, perhaps on
their way back from patrol.
wear the M1944 herring bone twill utility shirt and trousers and rough-side-out
field shoes. The Marine walking the dog has a leash in his left hand and an M1
Thompson submachine gun in the other . He also has a captured Japanese sword hanging
from his belt. The other man is toting an M1 Garand with bayonet fixed. A strip
of lead foil is provided to create straps for the weapons and leash for the dog.
Fido resembles a pit bull, and wears a bandage pouch on his collar.
sculpting by Sergey Traviansky (Menelay) is impeccable. One man's trousers are
torn over the thigh and the inner pocket is visible. The knee of the other fellows
trousers is ripped. This ear and tear gives great authenticity to the figures
that is rarely seen in others. The faces are nicely rendered and there is no need
to hunt for aftermarket replacements. Or, you could trim down the heads if you
wanted to put helmets on them to make them different from other modelers.
kit could be paired with Evolution's equally commendable American Marine Machine
Gunners to create an interesting vignette in the later days of the war in the
sample provided by Evolution Miniatures.