American Tanker Officer
Modeling the U.S. Army in WWII

Warriors Scale Models

This figure, casually having a smoke, is a nice change of pace as it features a soldier wearing shirt with rolled up sleeves. Ostensibly, this would be the "shirt, cotton, khaki" as having the sleeves rolled suggests warm weather; the similar flannel OD version would be worn during cool or cold weather. The insignia molded to his collar and helmet is for a first (sliver) or second (brass) lieutenant, but there is nothing that specifically denotes this figure as armored. You could easily use him as infantry from North Africa to Normandy.

I like Brian Stewart's sculpting a lot, but the very large hands detract from this figure. I might try to whittle them down some and better define the wrist. The left hand does have the cigarette molded between the fingers, so you don't need to hunt down a thin piece of plastic rod. The binocular case is molded to the web belt, as is the .45 pistol.

This GI originally appeared in as part of a trio in U.S. M-12 S.P. Gun Crew (#35338).



Modeling the U.S. Army in WWII © 2002—2008 Timothy S. Streeter