USMC Command Conference Set #2
Modeling the U.S. Army in WWII

Warriors Scale Models

Complementing the pair of officers surveying the battlefield in set #1, these men appear to be support staff, but they easily could be used separately from the officers. It would not take much effort to rework these figures into vehicle crew, mechanics or artillery crew members.

Again, sculptor Bill Chilstrom has captured the baggy fit of the two-piece herringbone twill uniforms that appeared through most of the war, including Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima. The men are are lightly equipped with canteens with the crossed flaps and M1 carbines. The man with the map has a canvas map case attached to his belt. One helmet has a camo cover. You'll have to supply your own map and slings for the carbines. Care will be needed to remove the fragile barrels of the carbines from their carriers.

The casting of the figures is good overall, with minor seams and flash to clean up. My standing figure, however, has a large wad of resin between his legs where the mold has become deformed, and bits of mold embedded in his canteen and under his helmet. But his hands convincingly rest on his hips.

This is a recommended set for Marine fans and offers versatility that diorama modelers will appreciate.



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