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U.S. Paratrooper 101st Airborne

by Alex Castro

U.S. Paratrooper 101st Airborne , Pathfinder Group,101st Abn.Div,Normandy ,1944
Close-up 1/6th Scale, resin ,Sculptured by John Rosengrant S&T Products , Painted by Alex Castro, Private Collection of Mr. Stoner

This model was a given as a gift to a WWII veteran. The figure was placed on a more elaborate base taken from a different kit. Minor custom work was needed on the model such as straps, webbing for the helmet, a strap for the Thompson machine gun and scratch details for the machine gun. I made empty bullet casings that are spread around the figure’s boots. In addition, I made a bullet dent in the helmet giving the impression that the figure is looking at it with relief that he escaped death. The main concern here was the painting of the face, getting the Mohawk hair effect and carefully researching and painting the face markings used by this

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Brian Miller May 19, 2009 at 4:24 am

Great figure. Detail is amazing.

The Filthy 13 and 4 others that jumped on D-Day was the only stick to have the Mohawk hair cuts and face paint. Jake McNiece their leader is alive and well and living in Oklahoma. I am involved with a project with him and the other 3 surviving members of that D-Day stick. We will have them together at the Reading, PA air show on 6/5/-6/7. Your figure is a tribute to him, their stick and all the other paratroopers. Thanks

Best Regards,
Brian Miller

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