This is the first of three posts covering the ground crew figures I have for use in Megablitz games. With a game area that can sometimes run to a scale 200km long, airfields do sometimes appear on table. This gives us the excuse (and assuming we want aircraft to make more then one sortie, the need) to field ground crew figures.
This post will look at some (by by no means all) of the figures from the USAAF Ground Crew set. This was the second of the Airfix ground crew series to be launched - in 1974. Further posts will cover the RAF and Luftwaffe sets. For some lovely photos (not mine then) of the Airfix NATO Ground Crew set, have a look at Paul's Bods - http://paulsbods.blogspot.com/2011/01/airfix-nato-ground-crew.html
I painted these chaps a few years ago but have recently had to re-base them as the original plastic bases had warped into comical but not very useful shapes. They are based as pairs on 30x30mm bases and are seen here shamelessly posed on one of my airfields tending to a couple of P-38 squadrons.