is a photo in The War in Europe: From the Kasserine Pass to
Berlin, 1942-1945 by J. Phillip Langellier, of a wounded man
sitting on the ground, right leg outstretched, left leg up and bent
at the knee. His left arm is resting on his knee. He has a wound
to his lower right leg. Standing bent over him is a medic appearing
to be unrolling a bandage.
pair is the essence of two figure sets, Verlinden Productions
Medic and this one from YANKS Miniatures. The main difference
between the two is Verlindens wounded man is in a poncho,
and the medic wears overalls. In the Yanks package, both men wear
the M1941 jacket and trousers. The Verlinden figures are more on
the 6 scale in height, while Yanks are more in the 59
quality of the these figures is rather disappointing. The sculpting
is coarse, and the level of detail is fair. The faces are rather
wounded GI seems to have been short-shot in the leg, so to speak.
His right boot is a separate piece, and when attached to the leg
its all significantly shorter than his left leg, even considering
that leg is bent. Its difficult to tell from the package photo
because the medic's boot and shadows are in the way, that there
is some sort of bandaging on the leg that did not get molded onto
my guy. I managed to get by with a dab of Milliput. The fit
of the arms of the medic was a bit of a problem, as the hands do
not come together to give the appearance of unrolling a bandage.
nice thing about the medic is that he has a pair of one of the correct
types of medic bags, and he is wearing the special yoke to which
they were attached. I have not seen either of these items in any
other product. Another nice touch is the separate canvas gaiter
that has been removed from the injured leg.
wants to give this duo higher marks simply because of the dearth
of U.S. figures on the market. As it is, however, it's a useful
set and would work well in a diorama.