Soviet AFV crew

Kit # WFM72008

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 DF11 and is now in Wee Friends' catalogue as WFM72008.

We can be very happy that Friendship Models chose to resurrect this line as these are wonderfully sculpted items (by Tim Neate). As with almost all metal figures, a seam line is present, but this is very minor and should be easy to remove with a hobby knife. No other casting defects were found.

This is a very small set, with only two figures, or better 1+3/4 figures:
- a seated crew member raising his right arm; the lower arm is a separate part.
- a 3/4 figure apparently looking out of a hatch.

I am no expert in Soviet post-war equipment, gear or uniforms, but I've been told these figures would fit in the 1970-1990 time-frame. Uniforms are quite bland. I don't know if this is due to the sculpting or that they were just rather plain in reality. Facial expressions are very good, and the detail that is present is nicely rendered as well. I'll leave further judgement to the better informed viewers.

Sample kindly provided by Ian Hanratty of Wee Friends.

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Article Last Updated: 10 May 2010