WWII German Landwasserschlepper (LWS) crew

Kit # WF72002

Preview by Rob Haelterman heman_148(at)hotmail(dot)com

Wee Friends has started to re-release CMSC's metal figures. This used to be set DF02 and is now in Wee Friends' catalogue as WFM72002.

We can be very happy that Friendship Models chose to resurrect this line as these are wonderfully sculpted items (by Tony Boustead). As with almost all metal figures a seam line is present, but this should be easy to remove with a hobby knife. No other casting defects were found. Detail is abundant and facial expressions among the best I have seen in this scale. About the scale: they are labeled as 1/76, but the figures measure approx. 20mm without heads, and their anatomy leads me to believe they would be better suited for 1/72 than for 1/76.

As you can see in the pictures you get separate and optional heads. Two with a visorless cap and two with a steel helmet. While the latter seem identical, the former have distinct faces.

Both figures wear a life vest, but of different type. One is holding a rope, the other binoculars. The latter has a separate arm, which looks like he is holding on to something.

The only regret I have about this set is that I am afraid that no LWS kit is currently available in our scale. They might pass for Kriegsmarine personnel though, but I am no expert on that matter.

Sample kindly provided by Ian Hanratty of Wee Friends.

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Article Last Updated: 11 March 2010