maybe it's because we're all macho guys, or because in our modeling
we all portray macho guys, but what's with the bare hands here?
Doesn't anyone listen to their mother and put their gloves or mittens
on before going outside in the winter to play? You've got to wonder
if these boys are really that keen on resting their bare hands on
frozen steel. Brrrr!
from that glaring inconsistency (to a Minnesotan, at least), this
is a super set of four hatch dwellers. They all wear the winter
combat trousers, either over or under their winter jackets. The
driver has on a soft wool winter helmet under his steel pot. The
figure in the center rear of the box photo is adapted from the "U.S.
Tanker (Taking a Coffee Break)" figure: new arms, but same
torso and head. He could probably use a hot mug of joe to warm up
his numb hands
sculptor is not identified for this set, but his work is top notch.
Assembly is straightforward, but you might want to test fit the
figures as you glue their arms on so they rest properly on the cold
surfaces of the tank. The figures slip into their hatches like
in a glove.
be using this fine crew to outfit DML's Battle of the Bulge Sherman.
Perhaps I can get my wife to knit some little mittens for them
wait for real gloves made out of Dragon's Generation Five Elastic
Plastic. True, those will be German gloves for "Willy Schnitzel's
Tiger Crew, La Gleize, 1944" but I'm sure they will be 3-in-1:
full gloves, gloves with half-fingers, and gloves with no fingers.
Just have to paint them OD instead of mousy grey. Maybe have to
reverse the stitching
check the thread count and loops per
or pick up a set of spare hands from Verlinden, which
offers a pair of paws in fine warm gloves.