USMC Command Conference Set #1
Modeling the U.S. Army in WWII

Warriors Scale Models

These two Marine officers wear the common two-piece herringbone twill uniforms and helmet covers (which are depicted as camo pattern cloth, which was introduced in 1943). Sculptor Bill Chilstrom has captured the baggy fit of the trousers and jackets, and the pockets are nicely bulged by the objects they carry. Befitting their roles as command staff, the men are lightly burdened, possessing canteens, belt pouches, and M1 carbines. The slings are not provided, but neither are they molded onto the figures, which will be appreciated by modelers who want to adapt these men to other uses. The man on the radio also carries a .45 on his belt.

Chilstrom excels at capturing the nuances of the human form. The officer with the binoulars twists his body slightly to the left, suggesting something has captured his attention. The man on the radio has his weight shifted to his left leg. The faces, in particular, stand out from others, convincingly capturing the older age of the officers. The casting is good, with minimal flash and seams to deal with.

This is a fine set that can be included with its other command conference counterpart or adapted for other uses by swapping parts with other Marine figures. No pun intended, but these figures really stand out!

(Okay, the pun is intended.)



Modeling the U.S. Army in WWII © Timothy S. Streeter