Three figures as above, standing dropping bomb into tube, kneeling with bomb at the ready and running with bomb carrier pack and rifle; as above separate heads are provided. All comments about these figures are as in the review of I5 Italian Breda LMG teams, except a couple of major quality control issues.
I ordered pack I7 (Brixa 50mm mortar team) and whilst this pack is clearly marked I7; it is certainly NOT;
there was no 81mm mortar in this pack just the figures and heads!
These sculpts were formally from Reiver Castings which Gary now owns and sells under his Sgt`s Mess brand. You get four figures, a two-man prone firing team and a two-man moving team, the figures wear standard Italian uniform: jacket, trousers, boots w/puttees and carry light kit: haversack, water-bottle and belt pouches. The figures come without heads allowing you to use them as different units. You also get a couple of strips of heads (mine were either standard tin helmet or Bersaglieri tin helmet with feathers). The figures are OK, maybe not so detailed as some of the more modern sculptors (with my painting it makes little difference); there was however quite a bit of flash.
Two prone figures wearing 1916 era US cavalry uniforms and equipment with Baden Powell hat, They crew a M1909 Benet-Mercie machine gun as they used in Mexico. Nice figures no flash, you also get an ammunition case and spare rifle.
Two soldiers with full kit wearing greatcoat and Adrian helmet, posed carrying a wounded comrade on a stretcher. The wounded guy is similarly dressed, his coat tails hang below the stretcher (nice touch), he has no head allowing you to give him whatever unit headgear you wish (you get a couple of variants in the pack); the bearers have armbands sculpted on (again a nice touch). The whole group looks the part, though I may paint these up to join my SCW medical unit rather than my French one.
Two prone figures wearing greatcoat, trousers and puttees/boots with full field kit – water-bottle haversack, and belt pouches. One is posed firing an FM29 LMG, the other his No2; you get separate heads so you can have them as either Senegalese (Chechia fez) or North African (Rexa turban), you also get a spare rifle. Nice figures, no flash.
In this pack you get a ready built resin Kubel, with white metal wind-screen, tilt and two crew figures.
The Kubel is smashing, though there were a few holes which had to be filled, the white metal tilt shows nice “cloth” detail, there was a little flash. The two crewmen – driver in side cap and passenger in helmet with MP40 as tidy enough and fit well into the vehicles cramped interior.
In this pack you get two limbers, both 3-part white metal models – main caisson including towing arm plus two wheels. Dead easy to assemble, there was a tiny amount of flash and some faint mound lines which needed cleaning before undercoating. Both models took literally sixty seconds to assemble, great for the modeller who has no time or hates multi-part complicated kits.
First saw this on their Facebook page, but may have bought it via their Ebay store – waylander.2012
You get a very neat 2-piece resin casting – the vehicle basically cut in two. Obviously this makes for a very quick build as all you need to do is match up the two halves, check the fit (mine needed some light sanding) and glue. There were some holes in the resin and a little flash to be cleaned away (wheel arches and among the stowage in the rear), nothing too drastic and when done the finished piece looked excellent.
This vehicle would make a great addition to your desert forces, I think you could also use it in France 1940 also.