are among the first resin paratroops to be offered in the 1980s,
and in spite of the 1:35 label on the box, are typical 1:32 figures
from VP, standing around 6'6" and carrying the Airfix weapon
two wear the M1942 airborne uniform seen during the D-Day drop.
The sculpting is crisp but stiff the uniforms have a starched
appearance that can be softened by carefully carving some folds
near the hem of the jackets. Unlike any other paratroop figures,
they have the top button of their jackets buttoned, which also lends
a peculiar neatness to them.
soldier with the Garand has a bandolier over his chest and trench
knife tied to his leg. Both have the elbow and knee reinforcing
patches that were sown onto many uniforms in the days before the
invasion of France.
figures come with the usual assortment of VP accessories: two M36
musette bags, grenades, two canteens, entrenching tools, pouch for
the machine gun magazines, handy-talkie, and one holstered pistol.
figures will work best with those of similar size, but can be used
carefully with other paratroopers if you use correctly scaled weapons
and pay attention to head and helmet sizes.