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Nutsplanet`s new release 'U.S 101 AIRBONE'

Discussion in 'Figure News' started by Nutsplanet, Jun 6, 2014.

  1. ellie A Fixture

    Fantastic! they just get better & better, who cares weather it's Hollywood or fact it's still a great piece of work. I'm sure they did research the bust and has been said it could have happened the people who know are the men who were their. what ever the opinion, it's still a fantastic piece of work and will be even better when painted, and will do very well indeed. the bar keeps getting Higher which has to be good for everyone who loves this hobby of ours.

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  2. Jim Patrick Active Member

    Anyway, I never said it's a horrible figure. Just pointing a very common mistake most manufactures make. Didn't realize I was going "against the grain". That used to be what pF was about. I see that's changed...


    Jim Patrick
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  3. Jim Patrick Active Member

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  4. Helm A Fixture

    It looks fine to me. speaking from personal experience I'd say it wouldn't be unusual to find a shell dressing on the helmet as it's a out of the way but easily to hand place to put it, along with fags, can openers and marker pens all of which I've seen on helmets probably none of which can be found in a photograph *shrug* then again I'm no expert on WWII but I go with if it looks right it is right school of modelling
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  5. Jerry_Groschke Active Member

    great sculpt! impressed face, folds, pose .....
  6. Martin64 A Fixture

    Hi all!
    What a likeness!! I feel tempted to add the legs.
    About the special first aid pack attached to the helmet: The illustration of Ron Volstadt on the title of Osprey`s Elite Series no. 31 maybe was setting the trend for the many models on our market. The comment inside the book says that this was a common practice during the Normandy drop. If you start looking for references the contemporary pictures showing this practice seem to be quite rare nevertheless.
    Being an Ex-(German)-Para I would not do it during a drop because of the risk that it gets lost. To get an idea why you can try to stick your head (with helmet and first aid pack attached) out of the window of a car going at high speed....
    Once on the ground I have doubts about it`s effect on concealment.

    -Whatever I found some footage - Airborne General Maxwell Taylor did it!
    Maxwell Taylor.jpg
    -and some servicemen stuffed equipment beneath their camo-nets on the helmets before the drop
    - and the Hollywood-Dick-Winters seems to have done it after the drop...
    Dick Wintersx-large.jpg

    Most probably the first aid pack will come as a seperate part so everybody will be happy again.

    Cheers, Martin
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  7. BobLff257 A Fixture

    Absolutely superb. Such a high quality sculpt, raising that bar even higher than the B of B pilot, wow. One to get (y)

  8. housecarl A Fixture

  9. swralph A Fixture

    Excellent bust and sculpting
  10. brian A Fixture

    Not my era,but and a big but,what a bust this is. I've bought a couple of Nutsplanet busts and the quality is second to none.This bust is amazing!!!!
    I'd be tempted to buy it just to ogle over the quality of the bust.Maybe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  11. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Not my era either, but this is superb and could be my first WW2 bust.

    Cheers David
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  12. Uruk-Hai PlanetFigure Supporter

    A question comes up with releases like this. Are we going to judge accuracy in regard to the TV-series, the book or the real person?
    Id say the TV-series in this case as they have choosen the well know likenes of the actor rather than the real Winters.


    Janne Nilsson
  13. Grod A Fixture

  14. montythefirst Well-Known Member


    no that's the censor going overboard with the white fluid to get rid of unit markings as the same colour is all over the left sleeves to get rid of the unit patch
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  15. Barke02 Active Member

    Love that photo Monty, it shows the stick from 'C47 315087 'CHALK 2' which carried part of the comms section/HQ Comp/3rd Batt/506th PIR . On the left Lieutenant Alex Bobuck, 2nd from left in the line is Medic Newell, another 3 along from him is the pigeon carrier Rinehart. I'm in the purist camp rather than a fan of Hollywood, but that don't matter when you see such STUNNING sculpting talent on show!

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  16. Jim Patrick Active Member

    The "white fluid" on the helmet was there to cover up rank and unit markings. Interesting though as the consor missed at least one unit patch.

    Jim Patrick
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  17. flart1943 Active Member

    They just get better and better.
  18. Alex Long A Fixture

    It's the "nuts" for sure, brilliant sculpt. I like the fact that they've gone for the Damien Lewis likeness, which has been pulled off extremely well. Not massively into the subject matter but I am into well sculpted models and this is one of them. Superb.

  19. Barke02 Active Member

    The censor has covered over the playing card insignia on the helmet, which for the 506th was 'spades', and for Lt. Col. Wolverton's 3rd Battalion should also have carried a small tick (dash) mark in the 9 o'clock position, although due to a goof up the 3rd Battalion in Normandy had theirs in the 3 o'clock position (indicating 1st Battalion).
  20. Panzer Active Member

    Great looking figure!
    I for one didn't serve during WWII and haven't seen every image; however I do have an extensive collection of militaria and references; having an optional helmet would resolve this issue.
    I can't wait to get my hands on the bust.
    as far as the sniper bust that was mentioned; it had many issues including one that got past everyone, the ammo pouches were so small that I didn't purchase the figure due to this and the rifle looking way to small.

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