W^D Models

British Tankers (in overalls)

Kit #: WD11 Review by - Al Magnus

This figure set comes in a small plastic bag with a paper insert. Basic instructions are printed on the reverse of the paper and only consist of a warning to be careful cleaning up the castings to avoid damage and to de-grease the figures before priming. Also there is declaration that the parts have been cast in some sort of alloy metal with no lead content. A small colouring guide would have been nice for those, like myself, that have little or no references or knowledge of World War One uniforms anbd their colours. Paint manufacturer recomendations would also be helpful.

Parts exhibit next to no flash and just a hint of a seam. Clean up effort should be minimal.

You get 5 bodies in various poses. Arms and heads come separate. There are 3 arms, two of which appear to be identical. Heads come with helmets (5) or hats (5). For the helmets there are two with the chin strap across the brim of the helmet and the other three having the strap run under the chin. With 5 bodies and 10 head versions the modeller has quite a few options when mixing and matching the body parts.

Scale is listed at 4mm to the foot, which works out to 1/76 scale. I measured the parts to see how tall a completed body would stand. Using my trusty dial calipers I measured the longest bodies, which came to 0.80in, and each of the heads, which were about equal at near 0.19in. When added together this comes out to 0.99in which is just a tad under 6ft tall in 1/72 scale. When one considers that the average height of a US soldier in World War Two was 5ft 8in (I found this on aweb site someplace), and I would suspect that World War One soldiers would be not too different, making these Brits toward the tall side for service men and should be more than acceptable for most applications.

Preview sample provided by Barry Williams of W^D Models.

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Article Last Updated: 12 January 2011