Parachutistes Américains, 1942–1945

Revue de Figurines d'ESCI au 1/72

Parachutistes Américains de la Seconde Guerre Mondiale, 1942–1945, 1/72 Figurines ESCI P-209

Parachutistes américains only seconds into the painting process. Humbrol No. 31 (slate gray) has been drybrushed lightly onto the dark green plastic figurines. It is very fortunate that ESCI decided to cast these figurines in a much darker shade of the uniform colour. No undercoating is required. The highlight colour can be brushed on directly, allowing the dark plastic to remain visible in the folds of the uniform, et around equipment items. The actual coat of drybrushed paint is very thin, it does not chip et flake off. This painting technique falls into the realm of speedpainting, it is simple et very effective.

Contenu

48 Figurines en 13 poses – 24 mm correspondent à 173 cm hauteur de corps

  • Mitrailleur parachutiste avec .30 cal MMG (2)
  • Assistant de mitrailleuse (2)
  • Parachutiste, boarding avion (2)
  • Parachutiste, collapsing Chute (2)
  • Parachutiste, avançant avec BAR (3)
  • Parachutiste, avançant, bareheaded (5)
  • Parachutiste, avançant avec pistolet mitrailleur Thompson (5)
  • Parachutiste, avançant avec carabine M1 (5)
  • Parachutiste, avançant avec fusil (3)
  • Parachutiste, en jetant grenade (3)
  • Parachutiste, avançant avec grenade (3)
  • Parachutiste, tirant (5)
  • Parachutiste, a genou, tirant (5)
  • Parachutiste, couché, tirant (3)

Évaluation

  • Exceptionally well sculpted figurines avec crisp detail et striking faces.
  • The troops are shown in fighting order, without packs. Ammunition pouches, canteens, fighting knives et entrenching tools are carried correctly, et consistently. This alone makes the set unique.
  • The BAR is modelled correctly, without bipod ou carrying handle. The automatic rifleman is a superb figurine.
  • Personal weapons are modelled very accurately, et they may be used for conversion projects.
  • Cast in a dark green semi-gloss plastic, these figurines lend themselves well to speedpainting, a simple technique which uses the colour of the plastic as the base coat.
  • There are no squad leaders ou officiers immediately in evidence, although some poses could be easily converted to fill that role.
  • Le parachutiste avançant avec une grenade in his right hand is posed strangely, he has both arms raised as if he wanted to surrender. The figurine itself looks great, et the pose may be saved by attaching more suitable arms taken from another figurine.
  • The Garand rifle of the para couché seems to be too long.
  • Mortiers, bazookas et radios are not included in the set.

Déploiement Historique

  • US 82nd & 101st Airborne Division
    • Sicily, Juillet 1943
    • Normandy, Juin 1944
    • Arnheim, Septembre 1944
    • Ardennes, Décembre 1944
    • Allemagne, Mars 1945

Possibilités de Conversions

  • Parachutistes de la Légion Étrangère Française, Diên Biên Phù, 1954

Ces parachutistes américains define the standard against which other figurine sets must be judged. Crisp detail, realistic folds in clothing et accurate equipment make these miniatures a joy to paint et collect. This is a much better boîte de parachutistes américains than the one produced by Revell which was released years later.

Exemplair par ESCI/ERTL

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Figurines de Parachutistes Américains de la Seconde Guerre Mondiale, 1942–1945