I noticed since the 1/72 Revell U-boat was released, there are numerous
German crewmen available, in both resin & white metal, all in beautiful
action or relaxed poses. does anyone make similar figures for US navy
sailors for a 1/72 PT boat? I would really like some with the typical white
sailor caps instead of the steel helmets, but have not been able to find
these guys anywhere.
Hecker & Goros, which makes a number of 1/72 U Boat figure sets, also
make a set of US Figures. They are designed to be used with a landing
craft but could certainly be used for a PT. They have steel helmets,
Milicast makes a number of figures which could also be used. There are
two sets of US Amtrack crews which could be used. These also have
helmets. Milicast has also introduced a couple of landing craft crew
sets which could be useful, one US, one UK. Both sets offer seperate
heads including sailor caps as an option.
A number of wargamming companies, including Battlefield Miniatures,
offer landing craft crewmen, all with helmets.
Finally, there are figures supplied not only in the Revell PT kit, but
in the Tamiya PT-15 which could be used for PT crew. Again, these have
helmets except for one officer that comes with the Revell PT.
My suggestion for sailor caps would be to perform transplants using the
heads from figures from the Tamiya Vosper, Airfix Vosper and Revell
Hope this helps.
Thanks for the info Mark.
The guys that came with the Revell PT kit look terrible, stiff as boards and
not a wrinkle on their uniforms. I think that the Milicast landing craft
crew sounds the best bet, or at least to use thier heads. Amyone have any
extra crewmen from the Revell Vosper, Tamiya torpedo boat or Revell Corvette
they don't need? I'd consider using them, but don't want to purchase the
entire kit to get them.
also, anyone know where to buy the Milicast figures in the US or online?
If milicast dont ship, or below min ship value to US let me know, i can get
some from them and forward them to you. Im saving up for a couple of sets
of items myself.
Its none of that xmas festive spirit crap, i hate xmas etc but dont min
dhelping you out.
Milicast has its own website. I've been ordering from Tom at Milicast
direct for years and have never had a problem with shipment to the USA.
I also order Milicast from Philip at Tracks N Troops. Again, never had
a problem with his service to the USA.