Monday, June 22, 2009

US Army Men

The US Army in WWII had 87 divisions. At one point the US military was 13 million people in uniform. That's a lot of GIs.

As you can see from this photo the Valiant Miniatures have huge heads. The US Army M1 helmet only came in one size. Looking at photos of soldiers in the war, some fill the helmet and some look almost like kids playing army.

The Italeri US Army soldiers are too tall to mix well with most other brands, and yet, when shown with a Valiant Miniatures figure they look small.

The officer figure on the right had a broken off left hand. I repaired him by taking a hand from one of the spare arms.

The standing rifleman is a nice pose and I liked the officer too. Too bad they are so big.


laboratore said...


laboratore said...

That´s a pity the poor honestly of many manufacturers

A great, great blog


Bunkermeister said...

These would be great figures if they were the right size.

Bunkermeister said...

Thanks Laboratore for the good words on the blog. Tell all your friends!