This is one
of the first resin figures I bought when I got back into the hobby
in 1990. I think it may have even been out of production at that
time or shortly after. It presents a very dramatic situation, as
a medic tends to a severely injured solider.
are well sculpted and convincingly posed. The wounded man is one
piece, his body lying on a rumpled blanket. (If you don't want the
blanket, it can be removed with some careful sawing.) Along with
the bandage around his chest, he has a splint on his leg. Delicately
rendered dogtags on a chain are draped from his neck. His shredded
trousers are generic, as are the boots.
The medic has
a couple canteens hanging from his belt, but no medical packs or
supplies. The red cross insignia is sculpted into his helmet and
armbands, which makes painting simpler, but the raised surface of
the cross doesn't look as realistic as a good decal or dry transfer.
The pieces are
cast in brittle mustard-colored resin. The advertised scale is 54mm-1/35,
and the wounded GI measures about 6'5", but since he's lying
down his height is not much of an issue.
I've assembled and painted the figures but have not been able to
decide on the right diorama setting for this pair. The fact that
the soldier is bandaged and has a splint on his leg suggests he's
been tended to for a bit of time at least, as opposed to being freshly
wounded. So he's not quite right for the initial minutes of the
assault on Omaha Beach, for example. But when the light bulb goes
on in my brain and the right setting presents itself, this pair
will be a compelling element of the action.