set depicts an all-too-familiar situation during the early days
of the Battle of the Bulge: an American soldier walking with his
German captor close behind, his MP40 held at the ready.
GI wears the long wool Melton overcoat, sans any gear. His arms
are up and behind his head, his hands clasped around the back of
his helmet. He wears the M1943 leather boot with attached buckled
gaiters, as well as a frustrated look on his face.
German figure has a long stride, and sculptor Brian Stewart has
given some nice undercuts to the long winter overcoat that is worn
under a camouflaged smock. Hanging from his belt are separately
molded map case, magazine pouch and bread bag. The figure's hands,
clad in heavy mittens, are molded to his machine gun. The delicate
folding wire stock is separately attached; two are provided in case
of breakage. The barrel of the gun is also an individual piece on
the same carrier as the helmet. Some careful fitting will be required
for these items.
set also comes with a base, a couple fence posts and a discarded
M1910 entrenching tool --- nice if your modeling focus is on figures,
pretty useless if it isn't.
figures scale out a bit over 6'. The GI's head and helmet are a
bit smaller than comparably sized figures from Verlinden, Warriors
and YANKS. But they should blend pretty well with others in a setting
of those grim days in the Ardennes.