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DML is still the champ of affordable styrene figure sets, and they have not
lost that laurel to anyone else yet. This is another one of their all-too-few
Allied WWII sets, and this time the choice of subjects should be appreciated by
The figure set provides six figures in late war US Army uniforms, which
translates as M-1943 field jackets and brown combat boots. One figure is provide
with an overcoat, nicely done with a four-piece skirt; all others are in field
jacket and field trousers, and three helmets with netting are also provided.
Two figures compose an observation team with an observer with binoculars and a
radio operator. The latter carries a very nicely done SCR-300 (predecessor of
the AN/PRC-25 and AN/PRC-77) manpack radio set.
Three figures are infantrymen, as noted one in overcoat and two in field
jackets. The poses are casual and relaxed, and look to be very good for "sizing"
an armored vehicle (e.g. posing next to them to get a sense of scale.)
The last figure is that of a field medic with all of his kit bags, which should
prove a nice touch to many model kits (such as the old Peerless Max/Italeri
The kit provides a wealth of details in various ammo pouches and carriers, and
even throws in two cigarettes. These are about the size of scale cigars, but
considering some other manufacturers had tried this before and produced what
appeared to be caricatures chewing on carrots, this is a nice try.
Since these figures are late war types, they have the additional advantage that
they are also suitable for Korea, and can be used in that setting as well. (As a
point of fact, the two weapons sprues included with the kit are from Korean War
Overall this is a good choice and will be appreciated by modelers. (But I can
hear the Commonwealth fans muttering "when do we get one, too?" under their
Thanks to Freddie Leung of DML for the review sample.
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