torso is a repop of the U.S. Infantryman 1943-45 sculpted
by Brian Stewart somea number of years before. Which disappointed
me when I discovered that as I'd thought about pairing the two together!
The MkII version
now comes with new limbs to hold the shouldered Garand and a helmet
that appears to be a liner without the steel pot. The surface of
this helmet is smooth, not textured as the one in Stewart's original
feature is the haversack molded onto the figure's back. The other
parts to add are the standard canteen and bandage pouch.
One could suspect
that since no sculptor's name is on this new version, Stewart had
nothing to do with it. However, with the exception of the helmet,
it's a good reworking and gives a fine depiction of an infantryman
taking a moment's pause.