Full Metal Miniatures in the UK have begun to offer some unique Vietnam War miniature sets. One of their latest is a six-part casualty evacuation party, something that would be perfect for a vignette or as an objective.
This is a typical medevac team based upon the types of scenes witnessed during the period that the US Marines were fighting in Hue during the 1968 Tet Offensive. The set contains 1x wounded Marine on a stretcher, 4 x Marines and 1 x Corpsman with plasma bottle.
The level of sculpting and overall ‘look’ of the miniatures is almost straight out of photographs taken at the time. Each element looks like a ‘real’ soldier of the period, with varied kit layouts, and the attention to detail is fantastic. Bulging pockets, the figure holding his helmet on his head with one hand, the scissors in the Corpsman’s helmet band, this is a sculptor who knows the period and has worked hard to create something special.
Once again, Full Metal Miniatures have ‘dared to be different’ by offering something fairly unique amidst the current slew of Vietnam era releases. These are pleasingly ‘large’ 28mm figures, and match nicely with not only others from the same company but those from The Assault Group and Gringo 40s.