This is an oldie
but goodie from VP: a single generic soldier sitting with his shoes
off, feet bare, reading a map (reading material not included). I've
had two versions of this kit. One is cast in white metal, with the
base in plaster (#M121, out of production). The other version is
cast in resin (#520). The figure comes with both American high-top
boots, such as those for paratroopers, and the long black German
infantry boots. The rucksack is molded into the base, but the helmets
and boots are cast separately in metal or resin.
For use as a
GI, the figure works reasonably well. The jacket closely resembles
the M1943 jacket, except the packets do not have the pointed flaps.
It also approximates a German tunic, but again a bit of attention
to the pockets would make it an earlier version.
I recall the bare legs being separate pieces in the resin version,
but they are molded to the main body on the metal figure.
The figure does
seem a bit on the largish size, probably more toward 1/32 as the
other early VP figures. But it's a nice space filler for your AFV