little vignette was likely replayed hundreds of times across the
snowy fields around Bastogne as the 101st Airborne was reinforced
after a ten-day siege. The defender, perhaps just having emerged
from a frozen foxhole or windswept barn, has a bandaged drawn over
one eye. His melton overcoat has holes in it. Other than his Garand
and canteen, he has no other gear. There is a little separate piece
of scarf to attach over his left shoulder, a nice touch.
other GI, perhaps from the 4th Armored Division , is similarly clothed
and equipped, only he's a BAR gunner. Some nice additions from the
scrap box would be an M1928 haversack, entrenching tool, and grenades,
which he'd likely be carrying on his march. That would further help
differentiate the two figures.
by Seo Jeong Ho is crisp and precise, with excellent undercuts around
the collars and where the legs emerge from the coats. Heads are
molded to the body; arms, feet, and the hands grasping the weapons
are separate. There's only a faint trace of mold seam. The faces
have good expressions. The rim of one helmet was cast too thin,
however, and was broken in the bag; however, it will be easy to
replace with a Tamiya part if I cannot fix it the original. The
BAR is particularly delicate. The figures scale under 6'.
set comes with a resin base 4" in diameter and 1 ¼"
tall and weighing nearly three pounds. Well, maybe not quite three
pounds, but it's a heavy hunk of resin. You could probably pour
15 or 20 figures with what they dumped into this mold. While figure
aficionados may have a use for it, it's just an expensive paperweight
this is an imaginative pair of figures, and versatile enough to
adapt to other poses as well.