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Who is this guy?
Posted by Straycat1911 on Monday, December 27, 2021 1:47 PM

I bought these US Navy figures some years ago and am planning on using them for a diorama.
The first three guys are obvious but the fourth (circled), I'm wondering; considering the bag he's toting is he a medic?

 

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Posted by ikar01 on Monday, December 27, 2021 3:14 PM

I've never seen something like that in the A.F. but a rough quess might be a mechanic with a rapid respomse tool kit.  just a guess.

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Posted by cbaltrin on Monday, December 27, 2021 3:15 PM

Interesting. Lots of maintenance guys have bags for tools and for putting RBF flags. However, this looks more like a rolled up  sleeping bag Confused

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Posted by cbaltrin on Monday, December 27, 2021 3:22 PM

cbaltrin

Interesting. Lots of maintenance guys have bags for tools and for putting RBF flags. However, this looks more like a rolled up  sleeping bag Confused

 

Example: https://images.app.goo.gl/w3epS4aMwS36jJ1FA

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Posted by armornut on Monday, December 27, 2021 3:46 PM

   Not a medic. He represents a line mechanic on the flight deck, while overstated his pouch is larger than the flight deck troubleshooters tool pouch. His shirt could be green or red. It is possibke for his shirt to be brown however I do not remember the plane captians tool kit size.

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Posted by Straycat1911 on Monday, December 27, 2021 4:50 PM

armornut

   Not a medic. He represents a line mechanic on the flight deck, while overstated his pouch is larger than the flight deck troubleshooters tool pouch. His shirt could be green or red. It is possibke for his shirt to be brown however I do not remember the plane captians tool kit size.

 

Guess I'll go with green, then. I was thinking the other guy would be the plane captain and the four of them would be discussing a problem in front of an F-14 or A-6. 

Thanks! 

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Posted by armornut on Monday, December 27, 2021 5:31 PM

  You're very welcome, glad to help.Cool

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Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Monday, December 27, 2021 5:45 PM

I don't know, but that looks a lot like a tri-fold med bag. Is there anything in the detail of the cranial (headgear) back panel? I'd bet he (or she) is a corpsman / White shirt.

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Posted by Straycat1911 on Monday, December 27, 2021 7:05 PM

HooYah Deep Sea

I don't know, but that looks a lot like a tri-fold med bag. Is there anything in the detail of the cranial (headgear) back panel? I'd bet he (or she) is a corpsman / White shirt.

 

Here's some shots from the back. A medic was my first thought also; I just wasn't sure if they are regularly on the flight deck.

 

 

 

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, December 27, 2021 7:32 PM

After being on the Midway;

 I am going to take a stab and say Flight Deck Medic!

 

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Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Monday, December 27, 2021 7:55 PM

Oh yeah, corpsmen and 'safety' people are ALWAYS on the flight deck, commonly hanging out with the fire fighting people.

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Posted by Straycat1911 on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 3:20 AM

HooYah Deep Sea

Oh yeah, corpsmen and 'safety' people are ALWAYS on the flight deck, commonly hanging out with the fire fighting people.

 

Medic he will be, then. 

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 11:25 AM

Straycat1911
The first three guys are obvious but the fourth (circled), I'm wondering; considering the bag he's toting is he a medic?

He's a Greenie, the bag is for cat pins and links.

Probably a feature that ought not be mixed with Woodland BDU trousers (no thigh pockets on the sculpt anyway), just the OD trousuers.  Or the blue dungarees.

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Posted by Straycat1911 on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 4:53 PM

CapnMac82

 

 
Straycat1911
The first three guys are obvious but the fourth (circled), I'm wondering; considering the bag he's toting is he a medic?

 

He's a Greenie, the bag is for cat pins and links.

Probably a feature that ought not be mixed with Woodland BDU trousers (no thigh pockets on the sculpt anyway), just the OD trousuers.  Or the blue dungarees.

 

And green shirts do what again? 

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Posted by armornut on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 5:30 PM

   Green shirts are squadron maintenance folks.  As for ships company, greenies are the flight deck catupult and arresting gear crew. Capt is correct, the cat guys carry around bags of hold back fittings. Arresting crew usually went bagless however they were covered in grease.

    Catapult guys had a large " C" on the back of their float coats while aressing guys had "A" or A-Gang.

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 12:42 PM

In the era before thigh cargo pockets the tri-fold Medic bag has no belt attachments, and they all hang weird.

Also, that was the era where the medics had a pull-over smock to designate that they were "on duty."  Back when only the Safety guys got to wear white jerseys. 

I suspect all this is a "Verlinden-level" sculpt issue.  The sculpter may have been shown the items, even given their dimensions--but was not actually given the items to touch or to wear.

So, we may be arguing over nothing.

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Posted by ikar01 on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 1:58 PM

If that's a Verlinden job There's no telling what it's supposed to be.  He lost a lot of credibility with a couple of his dioramas that had errors that stood out.  A good one was a F-105 in a reventmentwith maintennance people near it with the figures job names on the back of their T-Shirts like they were navy and things like a recip engine sitting in the corner with a couple other things that should not be there.  

Only things like crew ladders, extinguisher, a light-all unit, A.P.U unit would be there with the aircraft.  Things needed for maintennance, and then only what was necessary.

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Thursday, December 30, 2021 10:17 AM

ikar01
If that's a Verlinden job

To be clear, I'm not speculating that this is/was a Verlinden sculpt.

My point was that, like a number of Verlinden figures, the details were a bit mixed up, or chronologically inconsistent.

The Verlinden USMC Captain figure being a good example.

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