is a good companion to VP's "Cornered"
(#2012) for portraying squad members in a tight situation.
touch with the soldier in the prone position firing his Garand is
the inclusion of a rain coat tucked through his web belt. Only VP
and Nemrod have seen fit to include this basic piece of gear with
their figures; paint it a mixture of dark green and rubber to give
it the proper look. This GI also has a well rendered M1928 haversack
on his back. The box art shows a musette bag hanging from his side,
but there is no sling evident on his body so you can use or discard
as you please (the bag is on the same carrier as the separate boot
and leggings for the BAR gunner, so perhaps the musette is actually
intended for that figure).
other soldier is a BAR gunner, blowing out dust from a new magazine
clip as he reloads (remember to remove the magazine that is molded
to the weapon). He is equipped with special suspenders to support
the heavier BAR ammo load, seen on previous Verlinden BAR gunners.
However, this item doesn't show up in my references, so I don't
know if it is accurate or post-war issue. If in doubt, cover it
up with the musette bag.
GIs wear the 1941 khaki combat jacket, woolen trousers, and canvas
leggings. As such, they can be used practically anywhere, from the
Kasserine Pass to the Cologne. The unidentified sculptor has paid
attention to the details and the uniforms are correct in appearance.
There are surprisingly few of the usual assortment of VP gear-no
entrenching tools, grenades, or pistols.
is typical for Verlinden figures, with pour plugs on the undersides
of the main body parts and the simple addition of arms and heads
to the main bodies. The Garand is oversized, and replacing it with
one from Tamiya or DML will be challenging because the hands are
molded to the weapon. This should only be an issue, however, if
you mix these figures with non-Verlinden soldiers.
in all, this a good set for dioramists who want to create an action