boy, I wish these figures had been around a few years ago when I
did my Hürtgen Forest diorama. This is a very nicely sculpted
set of two medics, or orderlies, taking a pause from the action
on the front line. They are dressed for winter, with the M1943 OD
uniform and poplin cloth hood that was usually worn over a wool
toque. Even the cords for tightening the hoods around the neck are
visible. They wear the canvas leggings over their combat shoes;
even though they were to be replaced by the leather gaiter shoes,
they were often seen through the 1944-45 winter and even to the
end of the war.
standing GI, who scales out to 5'10" in his helmet, holds a
nicely detailed litter complete with the scissors-like support bars
and metal foot pads. He wears the special yoke suspender that carries
the accurately-depicted medic pouches slung on each hip. A canteen
hangs from the back of his belt. The only assembly required with
this figure is attaching the hands molded onto the litter to the
cuffs on the one-piece body, which you might want to do after fully
painting both parts.
seated soldier, enjoying a tasty repast from something that almost
looks like a mess tin, has two M1936 musette bags crisscrossed over
his shoulders. These bags have the Red Cross markings molded onto
them (they were often painted onto these bags), and similar markings
are found on each armband and the prominent bibs worn over the jackets.
This figure comes in four easily assembled parts. (Note that the
ammo box under the seated figure is not included.) You could add
a couple canteens to this figure if you want to personalize him
figures are well rendered with minimal flash and some slight mold
seams along the side of the standing soldier.
is a very simple but highly effective set to accompany Italeri's
Dodge ambulance in a Hürtgen or Ardennes setting. Bravo, Plus