my knowledge, this was the first GI KIA offered to modelers. Since
then, Verlinden has produced a few but other manufacturers seem
reluctant to touch on this gritty element of AFV modeling.
sculptor has given us a realistic pose. This unlucky fellow is lying
on his stomach, his left arm bent back and upward, his right arm
outstretched. He has a musette bag strapped over his shoulder.
His facial expression looks, well, dead.
wears the longer M1943 coat in olive drab, but the sculptor erred
in giving him the cuff tabs that found on the M1941 jacket instead. The
low-rise leather gaiters will place him in dioramas from the autumn
of 1944 onward. The pants can be painted either a woolen brown
or HBT olive drab. The sculpting is a bit coarse. The
arms dont lay flush with ground and must be fiddled with. The
man is more on the scale of Verlinden and Warriors figures.
package photo shows an M1 carbine propped against a concrete dragons
tooth. The GI wears a cartridge belt. So one might think
this weapon would be included, but it is not. The only additional
equipment is a shovel. You'll need to provide any other weapons
or gear .
is a somber but worthy subject and a reminder of the ultimate cost
that many GIs paid in the defense of freedom.