general reminds me of George C. Scott's rendition of Patton. The
figure is posed as if surveying the movement of his armor through
the treacherous terrain of the Ardennes. However, Patton was a three-star
general at the time of the Bulge. The face does not quite capture
the hawkish visage of the general, either.
wears a brown leather jacket typically described as a "bombardier's
jacket." The woolen collar and slash pockets was different
from the "flying jacket" which, while still brown leather,
had a plain leather collar and external pockets with pointed flaps.
Sculptor Brian Stewart has given us a sharply designed figure. The
casting was clean save for a chunk of resin in the crotch (that
must hurt!). I'll take care in carving that away.
There is not
much to this figure (him being a general and all). The pistol and
ammo pouch are molded to the one-piece torso. The right arm includes
both hands molded onto either side of the binoculars. Dry fitting
showed no problem mating this piece and the left arm to the body.
The head is separate from the helmet, so you can try to find a more
Patton-link noggin, or shave off a star or two and make him the
officer of your choice.
It's quite a good figure for its limited use. If you can swap some
different arms to create a more unique pose, you might be able to
find additional uses for this general.