WD Models 4mm (1/76) WWI Figures
Finding good figure models in small scales can be quite challenging (even more challenging, try finding 1/72 cars). Moving beyond the standard scale modeling realm, though reveals a large array of 4mm/1ft scaled items, including figures. The 4mm scale is a model railroad scale that comes out roughly to 1/76. This is about five percent off of 1/72, which might be a problem with vehicles and such, but works out fine with figures. They're just shorter people, is all. Mixed in with regular 1/72 figures, the result is a more realistic balance of figure height that will lend itself well to a varied diorama scene.
The other challenge to 4mm figures is finding ones that match a military subject. WD Models has answered that call with these alloy metal figures aimed at First World War modelers. A wide range of subjects are provided, and the level of detail is quite good. While most are one-piece or just have separate heads, there are some with positionable arms, allowing for some variation.
WD3 – Light Railway Brakemen (Gunners)
WD7 – American Engineers
WD10 – Royal Flying Corp Set
WD15 – French Infantry – Standing – In Full Kit & Officer
WD16 – 1917 American Infantry – Relaxed Poses
These are really quite nice figures, and the great variation, coupled with the slightly smaller size, will really help integrate them with other figure sets for a realistic diorama setting. WD Models has quite an extensive line of figures and other accessories in this scale. Visit their website to see just what they have in stock and upcoming in new releases.