casually having a smoke, is a nice change of pace as it features
a soldier wearing shirt with rolled up sleeves. Ostensibly, this
would be the "shirt, cotton, khaki" as having the sleeves
rolled suggests warm weather; the similar flannel OD version would
be worn during cool or cold weather. The insignia molded to his
collar and helmet is for a first (sliver) or second (brass) lieutenant,
but there is nothing that specifically denotes this figure as armored.
You could easily use him as infantry from North Africa to Normandy.
I like Brian
Stewart's sculpting a lot, but the very large hands detract from
this figure. I might try to whittle them down some and better define
the wrist. The left hand does have the cigarette molded between
the fingers, so you don't need to hunt down a thin piece of plastic
rod. The binocular case is molded to the web belt, as is the .45
This GI originally
appeared in as part of a trio in U.S. M-12 S.P. Gun Crew