This is Wee Friends' second set of resin figures;
this time sculpted by Patrick Mondria.
I am quite ignorant when it comes
to IDF uniforms, so I will mainly comment on the sculpting. (The
webbing and gear looks convincing to my eye, but fellow modelers
will probably be far more knowledgeable on this matter.)
You get five figures in typical poses for a foot patrol: two kneeling,
weapon at the ready, two standing, looking around, and a third progressing
warily. All arms and headgear are separate parts (four figures have
the choice between a plain helmet and one with a cover, while the
fifth has a separate head without cover on his helmet.) The weapons
are assault rifles that look like shortened M16s; one has a grenade
The poses are very natural, with the only remark that the legs look
slightly (say 1/4mm) too tall; the facial expressions are very well
rendered and "have an Israeli look". Detail is very crisp
Casting is almost perfect, without any airbubble, a minute amount
of flash, and ever so slight warping for the gun barrels.
Modelers who can comment on the historical
correctness of the figures can always contact us.
Sample kindly provided by Ian Hanratty of Wee Friends.