Resicast continue to add to their excellent range of WW2 British Infantry figures. This latest release is quite likely linked to the release of the 7.5 ton recovery trailer.
The figure was sculpted by Gerard Detroeye and the painting on the reference picture was done by Christophe Nachtergael.
The figure comes packed in the standard Resicast format , the main part being contained within a small plastic zip bag and the contents in a further large zip bag with a paper insert showing the product details and a colour picture for painting reference.
The figure is moulded in a light cream resin and consists of 5 parts. The body is cast as a whole with separate arms and the choice of two alternative heads.
The figure depicts a standing soldier leaning forward in the act of directing a vehicle. Dressed in Battle Dress Serge37/40 pattern the blouse has the pleated pockets and is open from mid chest to collar showing the standard undershirt underneath, a nice touch I thought. The figure wears no webbing and in the right hip pocket are a pair of gloves. The battle dress is nicely sculpted with good folds and creases in the cloth and has all the right pockets in the right place. A pair of anklets and ammo boots complete the figure.
The arms, which come as separate items, are designed to be directing a vehicle and have the cuffs of the battle dress turned up with the undershirt sleeves visible, another nice touch.
You get a choice of heads: one without headdress showing the face of a mature man with a good head of hair and a moustache, and the other showing a similar face with a cap comforter perched on top of his head. The facial detail is very good.
The figure has good body proportions and a natural active looking pose.
There may be a small seam to remove on the left leg.
Another grand figure from Resicast, I like the more relaxed order of dress with the open Battle Dress Blouse and turned up cuffs. The pose should look good when linked to a vehicle and being very generic in dress this chap could turn up in most instances where directing or loading a vehicle occurs.
A very useful diorama figure and he may well be of interest to those who build figures as stand-alone items.
The detail is excellent and the choice of alternative heads a good plus.
I've enclosed a couple of WIP pictures of the unfinished figure, to put the pose in context, at the bottom on the review, although I've altered the footwear to suit my own purposes.
About Alan McNeilly (AlanL) FROM: ENGLAND - EAST ANGLIA, UNITED KINGDOM
Greying slightly, but young at heart. I've been teaching adults off and on for most of my life. Left the services in 85 and first started modelling in about 87 for a few years. Then I had a long spell when I didn't build anything (too busy) and really just got started again during the summer of ...