Perry Miniatures have finally released their multi-part plastic US Infantry 1942 – 45. This provides you with enough parts to create 42 figures which can be used to represent troops for the majority of World War Two.
This is a great set of miniatures, with enough parts to create a full strength platoon of three sections with a HQ. The box contains three full size frames and two half frames. The full size frames have 12 bodies in various poses, all wearing the ‘Parsons’ jacket. There are various options, including assault packs, M1 Garand rifles, BARs, Thompson SMGs, additional pouches and scabbarded bayonets.
The half frame offers even more options, with parts to create an officer, more pouches, sidearm holsters, M1 Carbines, M3 ‘Grease’ Guns, parts for a bazooka team and two tripod mounted .30 cal Browning machine guns.
These are very well sculpted miniatures, with a real sense of character and numerous applications. They cry out for some careful assembly and painting. An accompanying leaflet provides guidance on colours, rank and divisional patches. It also provides a brief note with regard to ‘fit’, suggesting that some of the weapons are more appropriate for certain poses of torso than others (e.g. the prone figures may not take some of the rifles very well).
Great value for money and an awful lot in the box, this is a set of miniatures for those looking to maximize their options without having to invest in additional figures.