Friday, October 23, 2009
54mm LITTLE CONTEMPTIBLES FROM NEW ZEALAND
David Jefferis reports
For anyone interested in 1:32 scale aircraft and 54mm figures, New Zealand’s Wingnut Wings provides a bunch of extremely attractive models.
Wingnut’s focus is on World War I, and the aircraft are really quite excellent. But what we’re looking at here are the 54mm figures, named Little Contemptibles. They are nicely sculpted, and are grouped in diorama-like sets - the pair featured above are in the box labelled ‘Under the Line’, and represent a part of trench warfare that must have been ghastly, with constant danger of tunnel collapse being just one of the dangers.
The Wingnut Wings figures are cast metal, so have a good heft to them, and are neatly painted, ready for display.
They are available from the Wingnut website here.