So imagine my surprise when I stumbled across German maxim gunners in Old Glory's Spanish-American War line.
There's a "fantasy pack" of German maxim gunners, secreted amongst the Cubans. Why they are not cross-linked to the OG Boxer line is a mystery to me. Apparently, Spanish soldiers would lie awake at night while deployed in Cuba, dreaming of German maxim gunners. To each his own, I suppose.
Anyway, the uniform was similar, aside from a soft bush hat which was more-or-less easy to fix with some head swaps from extra German marines in sun helmets, and so a conversion was born. Trying to match the field-drab-grey of the Osprey illos was a bit more difficult, and required a base coat repaint.
Also, the Old Glory text is unclear about quantity - there are two gun teams of three, with a gun each, per package.
Overall: 4.5 out of 5
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