Mechanic #2
Modeling the U.S. Army in WWII

Verlinden Productions

This was the second in a trio of figures with a generic uniform that could pass—with some generous leeway-—as U.S., British, or German.

Though, like the other two figures, this soldier wears a shirt, it has no breast pockets as seen in the product photo below (nor is the bar in the soldier's hand included). So you might want to take some two-part epoxy and create some pockets yourself.

The figure is leaning forward and you can adjust the arms a bit to suit your needs. As sculpted, he is quite broad shouldered and has a skinny waist; some people might think the proportions are off, but I'll give him credit for spending his free time exercising his upper body and shoulders.

Again, three heads are provided in soft caps: the OD utility cap for the GI, a beret for an English soldier, and the soft cap for the German. And again, the heads are quite large and the packaging labels the figure as "54mm-1/35 scale." You'll want to look for a suitable substitute if you're going to use this with 1/35 scale figures. Even though he is large, it helps that he's leaning over and could work with figures that are more truly 1/35..

It's nice to have a set of figures in plain fatigues and no web gear, but it will take a bit of work to give this guy the accuracy and sense of scale that is lacking.



Modeling the U.S. Army in WWII © 2002—2008 Timothy S. Streeter