"A man only dies when he is forgotten"
|These walking Medics appear to be carrying a heavy load. As you can see, a stretcher fits into their hands and a bandaged soldier lays on this stretcher. The man's jacket is unbuttoned, his torso is wrapped in bandages and you can even see how they slit his trouser leg to bandage up a leg wound. They must be rushing him to the nearest field hospital. Not something you see in plastic army men nowadays.|
In a desperate anger, this man has run out of ammo and, as he lunges forward, looks like he is about to club somebody with his M1 Garand. His face is drawn in a sneer.
Then I have this guy, who's apparently just been shot. He's staggering backward and his helmet is flying off his head. His mouth is open in pain or surprise. This is not something you see in a plastic army man set these days. Little plastic army men don't die. No, sir.
|This green soldier is about to hit an enemy with the butt of his rifle. The detail is so fine, you can even see the netting on his helmet.|
|I think these might have come from a D-Day packaged set. They appear to be wading ashore. Look at the serious face of the officer with the life vest, his pistol is drawn. I have one of the plastic LST landing craft in the background.|
|The three "casualty" poses in the collection, the man who's been shot, a man clutching his chest and crawling to safety, and perhaps the same man lying down.|
|Running at full speed. Again, not something you see in a modern army figure set. The tan one has a boot off the ground. The action poses of these things are fantastic.|
|Two grenade-throwing poses. The one on the left clearly is holding an M1 Thompson submachine gun in his other hand.|
|Same figures viewed from behind.|
|Four heavy weapons poses. Two bazookas, a mortar and a machine gun on a tripod mount. Again, you can see the wrinkles of the fabric camouflage cover on two of their helmets which could indicate they are USMC. The varying colors show they are from different sets, but they are all about the same age.|
|This guy is paddling a rubber boat!|
|There are some plastic tanks as well, two US and one German. There are plastic wheels hidden inside the treads. These are hollow inside to make them lightweight. The turrets revolve a full 360 degrees.|
|An American tank and a German tank face off. The grey German one has marker on it because I tried to color it in with magic markers when I was very young. It was in my fish tank for awhile too.|
|A super-detailed Sherman tank! I want to write "Fury" on the barrel. The turret and the 50-cal on the top swivels.|
|This is a 105mm Howitzer that could be towed behind a vehicle. The detailed wheels spin freely. The L-shaped metal rod coming out the back was to "fire" it. There's a spring inside, and I guess a shell could be loaded into the barrel and then pulled back and fired. This is a larger scale than the figurines and was originally a silvery grey plastic. I painted it awhile back to look genuine.|