is an excellent, action-packed duo of US airborne that could be
racing to find the big guns aimed at the beaches or searching for
survivors in Ste. Mare Eglise. An NCO with a Thompson is running
and pointing off to his left side, directing the movement of his
companion, armed with a Garand rifle. The kit comes with a circular
resin base of uneven "dirt."
troopers wear the distinctive M1942 airborne jumper's coat and trousers,
with the ample pockets crammed with supplies and tied off for support.
Both sport the long rising paratrooper boots. The NCO has an M1910
entrenching tool hanging from his belt, a .45 and magazine pouch,
and canteen (all of which appear to be Tamiya clones). The trench
knife, typically worn strapped to the leg, was broken off the resin
carrier, and thus lost its tip.
other figure has a Hawkins mine strapped to one leg, and carries
a musette bag on his back. He also is equipped with a bayonet, trench
knife, canteen, and pair of hand grenades. Like his counterpart,
he has a square patch on his right arm where the US airborne wore
American flags. None are supplied in the set, of course, so you'll
have to hunt up Hudson & Allen's excellent set of airborne decals
- or get yourself a mighty thin brush!
facial expressions on these figures are excellent! These guys are
definitely feeling some pressure, much to the credit of sculptor
Jeong Ho Seo. The molding for the most part is crisp, though the
second soldier has a bit more flash and seams that need attention.
Both figures have hands molded onto their weapons. A very curious
omission on both helmets is the prominent first aid package that
was taped to the front.
the boys are more along the lines of Tamiya's size -- meaning they're
dwarfed by the other most notable airborne sets from DML and Verlinden
Productions. They match more favorably in size to the new set released
by SOL, which is equally action-packed. I'll be interested to see
how they compare with those airborne figures from Resicast and ADV.
said, this is a sharp, dynamic set.