- Published on Tuesday, 29 December 2009 12:53 Administrator
Master Box – “Women at war – Luftwaffe Helferinnen”
Ages: 14 and over
From Ukrainian model makers Master Box comes a new set – “Women at war – Luftwaffe Helferinnen” This is a great little set which portrays four different Luftwaffe figures – two men and two women, plus a dog.
Helferinnen were German equivalent of the English WAAFs they were drafted in to fill some of the gaps in the German non combatant force, duties such as operating search lights and to operate sound detection and radar sites.
There are not many Luftwaffe ground crew figures currently on the market, and certainly not many women figures – this adds a dose of realism as there were many female support crew for the pilots during the Second World War, and this set could really set your diorama apart from the rest.
There are only 3 figures represented on the box so having a fourth inside is a bonus! All of the figure are very well represented in a tan styrene on a single sprue witch is free from flash and detritus.
Two of the figures are represented lighting the cigarette of the Luftwaffe Helferinnen, so you may only be able to use one of the male figures in this diorama. That is fine there are always more to use a spare figure on!
The figure of the dog is also a welcome sight as well.
The only drawback for me about this set is that they aren’t in 32nd scale – but it wouldn’t worry me enough to warrant not using them with my 32nd scale aircraft (I am primarily an aircraft modeller). They do however work very well with 35th scale anti-aircraft sets and the like. This is such a negligible difference in scale it’s almost not worth mentioning. There also are no instructions but a kit like this doesn’t really need them, there is however an excellent set of illustrations on the back detailing how each can be portrayed.
So what do we think?
Overall this is a great kit and I am hoping Master Box will make more like this. Great stuff!
Many thanks to Master Box for the review sample used here.