Ain't it Cool?
Meet SGT Roberts, RTO of the LRRP Team!
The M1937 BAR Belt I got from Toy Soldier Brigade (http://www.toysoldierbrigade.com/). Not sure if they still have them. The BAR Belt was used a lot to carry M16 Mags by Spec Ops and LRRP. Found a lot of pictures of soldiers using them with the M1956 "H" harness.absolutely awesome figure man. i love the PRC in the pack and the BAR belt and the gloves. whered you get the BAR belt?
LOL, I know what you mean. I have a book on US Army uniforms of the Vietnam War. In it are several pictures of soldier wearing the cap and a couple with RTOs (were I got the ideal). The cap that was the mainstay of the Vietnam War period by the Cap, Field (Hot Weather) which is styled like a baseball cap and was worn with the jungle fatigues. I remember that cap when I first went in the service and hated it. So, I did not want to use that. The OG-107 Boonie hat did not come into theater until Aug 1967. By then the war was five years old.Nice looking figure. :thumb IMO, that hat gives this figure a modern Ranger feel. I would change it to boonie cap.
Grizzer, the cap is 21C. Now when I first got that cap back in 1998 (Remember Small Blue Planet?), I was thinking it really s**k. I could not do a darn thing with it and it looked terrible on a figure. Then 21C came out with their BDU version. By this time I was doing more with my figures then just suiting them up and I wanted to make the BDU cap with the Ranger look which, took TAC-glue and Hair Spray (Extra Hold). That effort made me go back and re-look the M1951 Cap from 21C.Great figure and detailing!! Where did you get the cap?
One of the major problems I have with figures are hands and the connecting joint. Most of those gloves and hands that are available look so oversized on a lot of figures. And of yet, I don't have a real solution. I don't want my figures to become statures with a fixed hand joint. I like being able to change their position as I please.Looks more USSF than LRRP but still a great bash. Nice use of the 21 C parts.
Just one thing, the Nomex gloves were a rarity before 1969-70. Black leather 'Recon' gloves would be more appropriate.
And, BTW, it might be a type but the M1951 has a shorter peak (visor) than the M1943.