WWII U.S. Chaplain and GI
Modeling the U.S. Army in WWII

Warriors Scale Models

This is an unusual pair, an Army chaplain blessing a GI who kneels before him. The chaplain wears a khaki M1941 jacket with a white stole draped over his shoulders (remember to paint the gold crosses on each end). He wears trouser than can be either brown wool or olive drab, and boots with the buckled leather gaiter. One hand holds an open Bible (you’ll need to fill in some tiny writing here) and the other hand is raised in benediction. A nice touch is that he’s bald on the top of his head, and his face has the appearance of a middle-aged man.

The other soldier has his right knee raised, upon which rests his arm and helmet. He also wears the M1941 jacket and trousers but with canvas leggings. His head is bowed in prayer.

Brian Stewart’s sculpting is flawless and the pieces fit together well. This set works nicely as a reflective vignette, or you could try to find some other kneeling or standing figures and work them to accommodate a squad of GIs getting a final blessing before going into battle.





Modeling the U.S. Army in WWII © 2002—2007 Timothy S. Streeter