WWII US soldier Jeep driver Winter 1944-1945 Ardennes
MK35 Editions 1/43 series of resin military figures includes WWII US soldier Jeep driver Winter 1944-1945 Ardennes.
It is crisply cast as a single piece.
Cast in a light green resin the model is sealed in a zip-lock baggie. Included is a paper 'box art' label and painting guide. The figure is cast complete and held on a pour block. The figure and clothing are cast sharp and clear.
MK35 WWII military figures are 1/43;
For military miniature vehicles such as Dinky Toys, Atlas, Solido, De Agostini, Victoria, Schuco etc... - MK35
They are compatible with model railroad O scale in Britain and continental Europe. In 1/48 O scale this figure, posed sitting relaxed, is approximately 6-foot 2-inches tall from boot bottom to eye level (39 mm). Such tall soldiers served in WWII, thus this figure can be used with 1/48 models so long as the modeler is happy with the ratio of the helmet and other equipment. Some carving and sanding may
be necessary for it to fit into a 1/48 jeep.
The GI is sculpted in an unconcerned pose. He is clothed with Boots, Service, Combat M1943 (Double Buckle), waist-length "tanker jacket" (Jacket, Combat, Winter), and M1 helmet.
The helmet straps are pulled over the flared rear helmet rim and the bill. He is packing a M1911 Colt .45 Automatic Pistol in a M3 shoulder holster.
Facial detail is muted as half of the face is under the helmet overhang. Good facial structure - cheeks, nose, lips, eye sockets - are sculpted.
Humbrol is the sole paint brand referenced. However, MK35 presents special painting ideas by including the mixing of special effects using Winsor & Newton oils, as well as using pencil lead. They also list a mix for the flesh tones.
This figure is one of several models in a series of US soldiers, Ardennes Winter 1944-45. It's nicely cast with a convincing pose and gear for a driver. It looks properly proportioned.
I appreciate this model and look forward to painting and displaying it, and recommend it.