Well, the weekend is here so, time to start something different. Back to WW2 for this fella. As the title states, a British infantryman from 1944, courtesy of our old friend Mr. Verlinden.
I get the feeling that this one might be a little bit challenging. There’s a few things that need correction.
Firstly, the pack is missing, I had to buy the accessories pack to get another (can’t exactly contact the manufacturers anymore). This did give me a couple of options regarding the small arms, namely a choice of Bren and Sten.
The rifle supplied is the Lee Enfield mk3, complete with bayonet. I managed to locate a more time-appropriate mk4 from Reedees. I’ll have to scratch a spike bayonet though if I go down this route.
So, on to the head…… this chap is seriously ugly! Spare head at the ready, again from Reedees.
The last time I saw something that bad, I was watching ‘Dawn of the dead’!
As I said before, this kit has a few things that need correction. I think it’s one that was released when the quality started to go down at Verlinden. There’s a few tell-tales, parts fit not great, moulds worn in a few places, even glue marks left on the masters in places. Even so, there’s a lot of potential here so, let’s see how it goes.