fine pair of figures from Hobby Fan, this one is notable for its
action poses: a rare GI actually firing his BAR (and from a seated
position), and a soldier firing his Garand from a prone position.
Both figures wear the M1943 jacket and canvas leggings, making them
suitable for late summer 1994 through to the end of the war. The
prone figure has an M1928 haversack. Both he and the BAR gunner
have canteens and first aid pouches. You might want to scrounge
in your spares box for some suitable entrenching tools, grenades,
or knives to dress them up a little more.
poses are realistically rendered, particularly how the BAR gunner
is seated with one leg under him. Sculpting and casting are excellent,
a trademark of Hobby Fan's quality. The usually tricky part of mating
two arms holding a weapon is easily accomplished due to clearly
defined attachment points on the torso. The BAR is quite delicate,
and includes an integrally-molded bipod attached under the barrel.
Some careful surgery is needed to eliminate the mold plug from the
underside of the helmets.
pair comes with a heavy resin base that is suitable for the vignette
as pictured, or something to use to develop your scenery skills
if you want to deploy the figures to a larger diorama.