Being a platoon medic during my National Service time, I definitely could relate to Eugene "Doc" Roe from the HBO Band of Brothers mini series.
When DID announced that they were releasing the 101st Airborne Combat Medic with Shane Taylor's likeness (the actor who portrayed Eugene Roe), I knew I had to get it.
I remembered Doc Roe best in Ep 6 (Bastogne) but DID's version was far from it! No blame could be attached to DID as the 101st Airborne Combat Medic was never meant to represent Eugene Roe...(they even changed the name to Gilbert Roe).
Regardless, the combat medic by DID had already sparked the inspiration and desire to have a Eugene Roe (Bastogne) figure in my collection. So I started to collect the necessary items to kit- bash my own Doc Roe!
This being my first real attempt to kit-bash a figure, I know there is more room for improvement. However I am just happy I have a Doc Roe (Bastogne) in my collection now.
I will continue to improve on it.
If you want to read the review on DID 101st Airborne Combat Medic, please hop on over to the Rebel Page for a great review!
A very lovely prayer by Eugene Roe in Ep 6 of the BOB
series. The prayer basically covers how he felt during the time
at Bastogne, one of the darkest time for Easy Company 101st Airborne
The likeness to actor Shane Taylor, who played Eugene Roe,
is there but I think the jawline is too wide.
My feeble attempt to create his medical pouch