I had to do it :) After getting the Dragon Models Limited (DML) 1/6th scale Private First Class "Cappy" - World War II US Army Ranger (2nd Battalion, France 1944) 12-inch military action figure (see earlier post), I wanted a group shot of the 1/6th scale cast from "Saving Private Ryan" that I have in my 12-inch figure collection. Not all of them are here but enough to make an impression for me :)
Let's see who I have in 1/6th scale so far (from left to right): Vin Diesel as Private First Class Adrian Caparzo, Barry Pepper as marksman Private Daniel Jackson, Tom Hanks as Captain John H. Miller and Matt Damon as paratrooper Private First Class James Francis Ryan
Closer look at 1/6th scale Tom Hanks as Captain John H. Miller. This is the DID released WWII US Army 2nd Ranger Battalion - Normandy June 6, 1944 1/6 scale collectible figure Captain "Millers".
Check out my reviews and lots of pictures HERE, HERE and HERE :)
1/6th scale Barry Pepper as marksman Private Daniel Jackson. DID released WWII U.S. Army 2nd Ranger Battalion Marksman "Private Daniel" in 2009. Private Daniel Jackson is a marksman / sharpshooter and NOT a sniper.
The main difference between a marksman and a sniper is that a marksman is usually considered an organic part of a team of soldiers, whereas snipers tend to work solitarily or with other snipers. Full figure reviews and pictures posted earlier HERE and HERE :)
Dragon Models (DML) World War II US Army Ranger 2nd Battalion 1/6th scale Vin Diesel as Private First Class Adrian Caparzo which was only released recently.
Full figure reviews with pictures HERE and HERE
And then there's 1/6th scale Matt Damon as paratrooper Private First Class James Francis Ryan of Baker Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, missing in action somewhere in Normandy after D-Day (June 6, 1944).
1/6th scale WWII U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division Uniform and Accessory Set is by Toys City (all pictures posted HERE) and the 12-inch figure is by ACI Toys (see original figure in suit HERE)
Lastly, there are all the "extras" in the movie and there are also these "extra" troopers / soldiers in the 1/6th world too ;p This is the 2007 released BBi Elite Force WWII 63rd Anniversary of D-Day Limited Edition Private Vince Neiheisel "Vince", a 1/6 scale 12-inch combat engineer with the 29th infantry division.
While the characters from Saving Private Ryan were fictional, Private Vince Neiheisel served as a combat engineer with the 29th infantry division. He landed at Omaha Beach on D-Day and served for 335 consecutive days throughout the European theatre. Among the decorations he received during his service were a distinguished unit Badge, the European campaign medal with 5 bronze stars, and a presidential citation for the Roer River crossing.
Full review and pictures of BBI Elite Force Private Vince Neiheisel (D-Day) Commemorative Figure posted HERE