completed the Fury tank crew with the third kit of the series. Last kit B6-35110 U.S. Tank Crew(3) 1944-45
, includes two tanker figures one sitting on the turret and other standing on the hull in typical World War II U.S. uniforms.
Figures come in a brown cardboard box labeled with a photo of the assembled and painted figures. Body and other parts like heads and arms are inserted seperately into two small plastic zip-lock bags.
Each figure is sculpted in crisp details and cast in grey resin as four pieces - body, head and two arms. Resin quality is very good and casting is superb. No air bubbles, flesh resin, casting mistakes or visible seamlines. Cleanwork is NOT required other than removing casting blocks easily, maybe a short sanding for the outside of arms. Note that some attention is needed to remove the M3 grease gun for the fragile barrel.
FIGURE - A
Posed standing on tank hull, he wears M37 Uniform
of wool shirt, wool trousers and GI belt. Over his uniform, he has a waist length Army field jacket, not sure but it can be a Parsons jacket. He carries a scarf on his neck and a M1911A1 in M3 Shoulder holster
on the left side. As the outer garment, he wears a 2nd pattern Tanker Jacket
with slash pockets, wool knit collar, waist band and sleeves. Details of the clothing are all well sculpted in crisp details. Footgear is ankle boots and M38 leggings
laced up outside and with a strap passing under the boot.
Facial details are good showing great alikeness to Boyd 'Bible' Swan
acted by Shia LaBeouf.
Arms are posed to be on both sides of the body. Cloth folds, wool knit sleeves and arm patch to paint 5th Grade Technician
for this figure are well defined.
FIGURE - B
Posed to sit on the turret of Sherman, he wears a Khaki color shirt and knitted wool Army Highneck Sweater
with 5 buttons in front. Over his sweater, he has OD color M43 Field jacket
and M43 field trousers
. Jacket has 2 flap breast pockets with flap covers, 2 slash waist pockets with flap covers, shoulder straps and internal drawstring on the waist. Cloth folds and uniform details are well defined. As for footgear, he has M43 Combat boots
with two-buckle ankle gaiters.
Facial details are well represented. Vladimir exactly captured the babyface look of Norman Ellison
acted by Logan Lerman.
Arms are posed to put his hands on his thighs and show nice cloth folds.
A .45 caliber M3 Grease Gun
is given as a seperate part to place on the lap of the figure.
Now the crew is ready and M4A3E8 Sherman - Fury has to be built. Both figures absolutely look like the characters on the movie. They are great figures to create a Fury movie scene and they can also be used as any WW II tank crew with a head replacement as heads are supplied as seperate parts.