Medic 30th ID US June 1944
Modeling the U.S. Army in WWII


This, the second of Nemrod's medic figure sets, gives us a solitary soldier unwrapping a bandage. The pose is a trifle curious: he seems to be waiting for someone to get hit-or is surveying the scene and can't make up his mind which casualty to treat first.

The medic is carrying his large first aid supply pouch from the unique suspenders with the large yoke over the upper shoulders and back. As with Nemrod's previous medic set, this soldier is in action in June, and has slung through his web belt an overcoat that is either a woolen melton (note the epaulet) or raincoat. Again, if using it as a raincoat, carefully remove the epaulet. Eliminating the coat altogether only requires filling in a small locating hole in the belt. He also wears the second patter field jacket and HBT trousers with the large cargo pockets (do not remove the seam along the outside of the trouser legs; that's a feature of the pants and not a mold seam).

Other gear includes the M6 gas mask carrier, which can be painted either a light or dark OD color, a pair of canteens and bandage pouches, and an M1910 entrenching tool (badly warped in my set).

This kit has some of the proportion issues that I found with Nemrod's previous medic set. The head is small for the figure's body and I'll probably replace it with a Hornet head. The feet seem similarly too small, but that would probably be not too noticeable (how many of us have told our wives, "Nobody's going to be looking at my shoes"?) The figure as delivered stands about 5'6". There is an armband and insignia for the 30th ID molded onto the sleeves, which you can remove if you want to assign him to another unit with markings from Archer Fine Transfers or Hudson & Allen.

Aside from the relatively minor proportion issues, the figure is nicely sculpted and casting is accomplished with minimal seams or flash.

Overall this is a very good figure, though you might need to work a bit on his relationship to other figures in your scene.



Modeling the U.S. Army in WWII © 2002—2007 Timothy S. Streeter