Verlinden have stuck to what they know best this month – three solid releases – two accessories and figure sets on 35th scale and a large well sculpted figure in 1/16th resin. Let’s look at them in brief before their release this month..
Verlinden items for September
The two mechanics are seen in simple overalls with a side forage cap whilst their pilot is seen in his officer’s peaked cap or “Schirmmütze”, short flying jacket and pants with flares on a belt on the lag – he is a typical late war pilot.
The engine they are working on looks pretty good as well – a DB601 engine with all of the major parts disassembled ready to be repaired and rebuilt. To help them do just that the mechanics have a large thick table with all manner of tools, vices and anvil, and a tool box. To further set the scene there are several “Jerry” cans, 44Gal drums and other tins as “Scatter” for your dio.
This Para of the British armed forces – a “Red Devil” as they were called, would look very much like he was out for a walk if it were not for his large Lee Enfield .303 rifle, camo gear and helmet! His Thick moustache seems to scream “English Gent”
At 1/16th scale this figure is made up of sixteen pieces of cream resin. The figure itself is wearing a rounded regular issue “P-H4” Airborne Helmet with a small brim and camo netting over it. His “Denison” smock was popular with the soldiers and this one has a scarf inside the neck. He also wears parachute pants tucked into his boots with galoshes wrapped around them.
On his back he carries a pack and on his front spare ammo packs for his .303. He also carries a water flask and forage bag.
90 parts in cream resin – depicting two German tank men having a good old cook up! From crates stuffed with food – sausages, bread buns, apples, cabbage, lettuce, peaches – you can see them all here in beautifully cast resin. You can see all of the food details and make them all out - there is some wonderful casting of resin in this set
That isn’t all – there is a big block of cheese and a big knife to go along with it, several tins of canned fruit, thin rolls of bread, bottles and packets of food – this is going to be a feast!
There are two tankers of course – and I think they are probably talking about dinner! Both wear panzer uniforms and one holds a carving knife whilst the other one is probably saying “where is my tea?” Francois has added two jackets of the panzer men in a way that they are seen hanging off a point – the jackets hang down beautifully.
There are several bits of equipment as well – German “jerry” cans, several canvas packs and sacks, a bucket half full, there are two small mess containers and a large circular cooking tin as well as the soldier’s personal equipment – gas masks binoculars