Italeri 1/72
American Infantry

Reviewed April 2015
by Timothy Dike
The 1st Infantry Division , better known as “the big red one”, represents the prototype of U.S. Infantry troops during World War II. It took part in Operation Torch (November 1942), the landing in Sicily, the landing in Normandy (June 6th, 1944), the battle of the Ardennes and the final advance into German territory in 1945. The models in this kit are represented with the typical equipment of American infantry: the M1 Garand rifle, the B.A.R. automatic rifle, the M3 “Grease Gun” submachinegun and the famous Bazooka. 
This set of 50 figures are molded in a tan vinyl like material. Fifteen different poses are provided. The figures have nice well defined features and are molded complete with no assembly required. Just snip them from the sprue and paint to finish.  Click images
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The back of the box includes painting instructions for the figures. 

This set can be used for scale model dioramas or for wargaming. A great way to add action to your model scene. Thanks to Hobbico Model Distributors for the review sample. It is listed as kit #6046 1/ 72 American Infantry with a list price of around $15.00 US.

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