are the bane of any soldier, and this pair of figures suggests what
can happen if you step into one's sight.
are a couple of quirks with the unlucky figure in this set, however.
He wears the high Corcoran boots that were standard for U.S. airborne
troops, but the rest of his uniform, including the M1941 OD jacket,
is clearly that of an infantry soldier. Did he swap his footwear
with a paratrooper buddy? Did he win them in a crap game? Or pick
them up from a casualty? Or is he really a paratrooper who lost
the rest of his uniform and
well, you'll have to come up with
your own story for this guy, or find him some canvas leggings or
buckle boots like his friend has. The other thing to be aware of
is the color of his jacket, as portrayed in the box art. It should
be a tan or khaki color, as opposed to reed green.
other GI wears the M1943 jacket, which appeared in the autumn of
1944. There are a handful of standard Verlinden accessories for
the figures, included the oversized M1 Garands. The hands are molded
onto the rifle held by the observing soldier, so it will be difficult
to swap out with a Tamiya Garand, which is in scale.
is no flash or mold seams on the figures, but the detail is softer
than one finds with offerings from Warriors or even DML. The hands
of the injured soldiers are particularly stiff and could be replaced.
I didn't assemble the figures but expect them to be oversized, as
is typical with Verlinden's soldiers.
is an interesting set, even with its anomalies.