Miniature's 120mm "American Parachutiste Normandie 1944"
online at Squadron.com
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||Stock No. FN1202 - "AMERICAN
Parachutiste Normandie 1944
||120mm (1/16 scale)
|Contents and Media:
||8 resin parts; 18 white metal parts
||Crisply cast; minimal pinholes and
seams; helpful locating indents for packs and equipment; well detailed;
impressive touches including netting on helmet
||One tricky crescent-shaped seam on
right side of face.
Fonderie Miniature's 120mm American Paratrooper is supplied in 8 resin and
18 white metal parts.
The resin is very crisply cast with minimal imperfections, although there is
a visible ridge/seam on the right side of the Paratrooper's face that will need
The resin has a chalky texture, but this does not detract from the detail.
The body and legs are supplied as one large casting. This is an impressive
piece. It includes moulded-on webbing and pockets, but the remaining details are
supplied separately in white metal. Fonderie Miniature thoughtfully provides
foolproof "pockmarks" on the body casting to help locate packs and other
The white metal details are also very well done. They are contoured for
specific locations on the main body part, so fit should not be a problem. I
particularly liked the hand grenade, the Thompson sub-machine gun and the chin
strap for the helmet.
Instructions are supplied in the form of four colour views of a completed
figure from all angles. These pictures leave little doubt about the location of
the Paratrooper's equipment, and will provide some inspiration for the paint
The pose of the Paratrooper is quite defiant. He has his Thompson gun raised
in the crook of one arm while he reaches back for his trenching tool (either
that or he has an itchy leg).
Fonderie Miniature's 120mm American Paratrooper is an impressive figure that
will be equally at home as a standalone modelling subject, or as part of a
It would certainly make a nice companion to Tamiya's recently revised 1/16
scale M4 Sherman!
Thanks to Squadron.com
for the review sample
Review and Images Copyright © 2001 by Brett
Page Created 02 October, 2001
Last updated 22 July, 2003
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