I'd be inclined to retrofit and alternative, M1 helmeted-head to soldier #48105, the US Pathfinder w/Thompson model, instead of having the Iroquois style haircut the figure is sculpted with presently (which was distinctive for the Normandy drops, but not at the time of the [cold] Battle of the Bulge).
Any chance of supplying along with this figure an additional head wearing a helmet, to chose for this model, instead of the Indian haircut-style head?
As a customization options, perhaps a DUST Tactics US figure could be cannibalized for a swapping out a head for do-it-yourself modelers.
I like the mini as is, although I would probably want something like a tomahawk on the back of his webbing. (I remember seeing a pic years ago of a us para pathfinder with the haircut, face cam, thompson smg, and what looked like a tomahawk on the webbing belt behind a pistol holster). But everyone will have their own opinion regarding how "they" would like the mini's to look.
But as pointed out by Flyxwire, an additional head, and maybe some add-on pouches/equipment for customization would be good. The mini's from the 1st Ed of 1-48 had either some additional bits for customization.
Good suggestion Recon! There has been a preview of some separately-cast external equipment that will ship with the figure(s) - such as entrenching tool, canteen, grenade, etc., maybe an opportunity here to include an alternative head along with these extra metal bits?
working on the terrain pieces at the moment as I'd like to show at least some of the new ones before the campaign ends... anyway next week there should be a few more figure packs made available if I can manage to do some concept drawings for the poses in time...
Looking forward to the pieces listed for the Battle of Lazerath Ridge; the log command post and pillbox. This is an interesting "mission-based" concept being presented, that is of offering terrain items directly related to a specific, historical game scenario! Of course, the greater possibilities for gamers to try and foresee, would be scenario pieces they can re-use, which perhaps will indicate their overall demand. It would interesting, from a marketing sense, to see which terrain pieces (or "scenario" sets) end up selling the best, as a study of what gamers are most attracted to. From my current perspective, I see cover pieces allowing a handful of troops to occupy as most desirable (the single-figure pieces less so).
yup, will have to see, the "Race for gasoline" and "Battle of Lanzerath Ridge" mission packs have all been well researched and they will be made available as soon as possible as separate expansions even if they do not get unlocked (although unfortunately will have to wait until the rewards have shipped in this case)... but anyway the individual terrain pieces will also be made available to purchase separately like we always do...