This was another
early 1980s VP set that tried to give the modeler some versatility
with a generic uniform that could passwith some generous leewayas
U.S., British, or German.
For U.S. use,
the shirt suggests the herringbone tweed look, though in actuality
the breast pockets were longer (more like chest pockets). But they'll
do here because most modelers aren't as finicky about pockets as
they are about sprockets! Add a button on each pocket flap and down
the front of the shirt for a little more accuracy. The illustration
on the packaging shows front thigh pockets on the trousers, but
they don't appear on the actual piece.
stands casually with his legs crossed; this is a pose that seems
to challenge sculptors to portray convincingly, but Verlinden's
unidentified sculptor accomplishes it pretty well. As seen in the
box art, he hold a cigarette in his left hand and a welding torch
is in his right hand, but no such items are included in the kit.
heads are provided in soft caps: the OD utility cap for the GI,
a beret for an English gent, and the soft cap for the German; there
is no head with the goggles as on the package. The heads are quite
large; the packaging labels the figure as "54mm-1/35 scale,"
typical for these initial VP figures. You can probably substitute
a less massive head from Warriors, but Hornet heads are way too
While tall and
not quite state-of-the-art, this is a decent addition to a casual
scene if he doesn't dwarf the figures around him.