Saturday, August 31, 2013

Preview DID 1/6 scale USMC Force Recon Brigadier General "Frank" 12-inch figure

The Rock is a 1996 action film that primarily takes place on Alcatraz Island and in the San Francisco Bay Area. It was directed by Michael Bay, director of Bad Boys and Pearl Harbor, produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, producers of Top Gun and Crimson Tide, and stars Sean Connery, Nicolas Cage and Ed Harris.

A group of rogue U.S. Force Recon Marines led by disenchanted Brigadier General Frank Hummel (Ed Harris) seize a stockpile of deadly VX gas–armed M55 rockets from a heavily guarded US Navy bunker, reluctantly leaving one of their men to die in the process, when a bead of the gas falls and breaks. The next day, Hummel and his men, along with more renegade Marines led by Captains Frye (Gregory Sporleder) and Darrow (Tony Todd), seize control of Alcatraz during a guided tour and take 81 tourists hostage in the prison cells.

Hummel threatens to launch the stolen rockets against the population of San Francisco unless the government pays them $100 million from a military slush fund containing money from illegal arms sales, which he will distribute to his troops and the families of Recon Marines who died on clandestine missions under his command and whose deaths were not honored.

DID 1/6 scale USMC Force Recon Brigadier General "Frank" 12-inch figure will come with 1/6 scale life-like head sculpt, New all-era 12-inch body, Three pairs of hands, white shirt, black tunic, pair of black trousers, pair of white trousers, US Marine Corps General Hat, pair of white gloves, pair of black socks, black belt, shoulder belt, small American flag, Medal of Honor, Marine Officer sword with carrier, 15 types of medals and insignia, bunch of white roses (paper and plastic), grave stone (resin), One piece of emulated lawn, pair of leather shoes

IMHO this looks to be the BEST 1/6 scale Ed Harris head sculpt so far

The Uniforms of the United States Marine Corps serve to distinguish Marines from members of other services. The Marine Corps dress uniform is an elaborate uniform worn for formal or ceremonial occasions. Its basic form of a blue jacket with red trim dates back to the 19th century. It is the only U.S. military uniform that incorporates all three colors of the U.S. Flag.

The most recognizable uniform of the Marine Corps is the Blue Dress uniform, often seen in recruiting advertisements. It is often called "Dress Blues" or simply "Blues". It is equivalent in composition and use to civilian black tie.

Blue Dress "A" has a long-sleeved midnight blue coat (enlisted members have red trim) with a standing collar and white web belt (with corresponding by rank gold waistplate) for enlisted; midnight blue for officers with a gold M-buckle, white barracks cover (a peaked cap), plain white shirt, sky blue trousers (midnight blue for general officers), white gloves, and black dress shoes and socks. Full-size medals are worn on the left chest, with ribbon-only awards worn on the right.

This is certainly a very elegant looking ceremonial uniform if I ever saw one :)

And DID's quality has always been rather top notch so I think this will be very nicely done indeed

Not sure if the placement of the medals are correct. There has been some rumblings on the forums regarding this.

1/6 scale Marine Officer sword with scabbard

Nicely done display base with artificial turf / grass

and grave stone (so that you can create your own diorama base with cemetery headstone)

plus flowers (white roses) and small United States of America flag

"Once a Marine, Always a Marine"

You can also check out Dragon Models Limited (DML) Ed Harris headsculpt HERE. There was also the Hot Toys WWII German Wehrmacht Officer with Ed Harris head sculpt as well (pics HERE)

Related posts:
September 2, 2007 – The Rock (1996) with Sean Connery as CPT John Patrick Mason (posted HERE)
August 15, 2010 – 1:6 scale Sean Connery as John Mason in The Rock (pictures HERE)
August 16, 2010 – Between a rock and a hard place (comparison pictures of two 1/6 scale Sean Connery head sculpts)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure, but it seems that in movie beginning Harris is wearing wrong uniform - with lighter blue pants worn by junior officers and nco's. It's difficult to see clearly because of heavy rain.