medic is tending to a GI with a wound near his knee. He holds a
pair of scissors in his right hand, ostensibly to cut the GI's trousers
and facilitate aid. (The end of the scissors were broken off the
figure in my set, but was found in the bits of resin debris in the
zip-lock baggie-be careful when you empty yours out).
medic is equipped with two large first aid supply pouches which
are hung from the unique suspenders with the large yoke over the
upper shoulders and back. (The pouches could be shortened to half
their size by lacing together the two flaps with grommets on the
front and back sides.) Kudos to the unidentified Nemrod sculptor
for making both bags unique, rather than the second being a copy
of the first as in Dragon's Remagen set.
the box states these 30th ID soldiers are in action in June (they
fought in Normandy), the medic has a woolen melton overcoat or raincoat
hanging through his web belt. It seems kind of early for soldiers
to have been issued meltons (many did not have them even at the
time of the Battle of the Bulge), but it clearly has a shoulder
epaulet as seen on the meltons and not on the raincoat. If using
it as the latter, carefully remove the epaulet. Unfortunately, it's
not clear where the coat is supposed to attach to the figure, as
there are no locating pins and it doesn't show on the box art. My
assumption is that it hangs below the M6 carrier that the medic
has strapped over his back. The medic is also equipped with a pair
of canteens and bandage pouches.
the medic and wounded figure have some proportion issues, to me
at least. The heads are a bit small for their body sizes, perhaps
accentuated by the barrel-chested physiques of both men. The legs
seem spindly, and the feet even smaller. The medic's head is easy
to replace, but the wounded guy's noggin is molded to his body and
would need some careful surgery to remove without disturbing the
nicely defined collar. Our casualty has taken off his web belt,
which is a very delicately cast resin piece from which you hang
his pistol, canteen, fighting knife, an ammo pouch for the M1 Thompson,
and an M1 ammo/grenade pouch.
men wear the late pattern M1941 "Parsons" field jacket,
woolen trousers, and combat shoes with canvas leggings. Both have
the M6 gas mask carrier (which may have contained the mask or just
a supply of rations and extra socks), which can be painted either
a light or dark OD color, and M1910 and M1943 entrenching tools
(both slightly warped in my set).
are well defined, though not quite as sharp as seen in Warriors
figures. There's some small amount of cleanup involved (it's up
to you whether to remove the seams from the sides of the field jackets,
which were not quite so prominent in real life).
let the few quirks dissuade you from buying this set. I hope Nemrod
follows up with a few more choices for us, such as a medic crawling
to a casualty or running with a litter.