is a fine quartet of figures from sculptor Rendall Patton, conveying
the sense of both urgency and caution as they bail out from a stricken
used as suggested, the two figures assisting the wounded crewman
will need to be strategically positioned on the deck and turret
of your Sherman.
wounded man wears second pattern herring bone twill coveralls and
a winter combat jacket. The tanker helping him is kneeling atop
the turret, and wears the winter combat trousers. The wounded tanker's
left arm is molded onto the shoulders of his teammate, whose right
arm is molded into the back of the wounded man. The pieces fit together
other figure helping the injured crewman is an infantry soldier.
While an unusual inclusion in what could have been a set solely
comprised of four Sherman tankers, it was common for infantry to
fight right alongside armored support. He wears the M1941 cotton
poplin field jacket, woolen trousers, and canvas leggings, and is
equipped with the M1928 haversack, canteen, M1943 entrenching tool,
and a bandolier slung around his chest. His M1 Garand can be set
against the tank or atop the hull. None of his body parts are attached
to the injured tanker, so you can opt not to include him in your
scene if you prefer.
fourth figure stands ready with his Tommy gun. In the box art he
looks up toward the sky as it waiting for the return of a Messerschmitt,
but you could easily position him on the ground, looking up towards
the window where a panzerfaust was fired at his tank. His body twists
backwards convincingly. The Thompson is a separate piece that fits
nicely into the figures hands, but care will be needed fitting it
to the arms and assembling the arms to figure's torso. He wears
the second pattern HBT coveralls under his combat jacket.
sculpting is sharply defined, and Jaguar's molding is crisp and
bubble-free, though there is some cleanup from the carriers and
slight mold seams. The figures scale in the 6' range. They would
mix and match well with Verlinden's two "Bailing Out"
sets if you wished to have a little variety.