German crew for Sd.Kfz.9 in mixed summer dress
Kit # WFM72009
|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 DF28 and is now in Wee Friends' catalogue as WFM72009.
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 is very minor and 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 their anatomy leads me to believe they would be perfectly suited for 1/72.
You get five sitting figures, alll
with separate heads:
You also get six rifles, which will at least give you one spare.
While labeled as an Sd.Kfz.9 crew, these figures can actually be used in any setting with a warmer climate, while some can even be used more widely. Only one figure has a flattened lower back, which means that (without some resculpting) it's the only one that actually needs to be placed in a seat or on a bench.
The set comes packed in several plastic
bags. In the pictures I've grouped the items like arms, bodies and
heads together per bag, as I suppose these are meant to belong together,
although I guess you can easily swap arms and heads.
Sample kindly provided by Ian Hanratty of Wee Friends.