American Marines WW2 Pacific Ocean (Machine Gunners)
Modeling the U.S. Army in WWII

Evolution Miniatures

These are a couple of tough gyrenes on the move. Once again Sergey Traviansky sculpts expressive figures with a wealth of details: the M1944 herring bone twill utility uniforms are tattered and torn. The man carrying the .30 Browning has washboard abs that are the closest most of us are going to get to owning. He also has a pair of asbestos mittens, one between his shoulder and the heavy gun, the other hanging from his belt. His right hand is molded to the machine gun as is the other Marine's hand that grasps the tripod. Additional gear includes three ammo boxes, an M1 carbine for the assistant, a .45 Colt, and a couple M1910 canteens with the crossed flaps. All of the necessary details are in place, and the undercuts for the open shirt and torn trousers are convincing.

The heads are keepers—fortunately, since it would be a challenge to remove them from their torsos and graft replacements to the exposed upper chests. The men scale a bit over 6' with their helmets on.

This is a superior resin offering that could be the centerpiece of any diorama or vignette.

Review sample provided by Evolution Miniatures.




Modeling the U.S. Army in WWII © Timothy S. Streeter