Soft Skin Vehicles
Shapeways model of pre-war US light tank
Early GHQ M3
Might actually be the UK "Honey" version, but not current production either way
Another GHQ model, using Reaper Miniatures 3-paint shading system
A 2014-15 GHQ model of later version of Stuart. I messed up the wash; there was some sediment in it apparently (the white stuff)
Early version of the M5 from CinC
Marmon-Herrington CTL Light Tank
Originally ordered by the Dutch for service in the Netherlands East Indies, a few saw service with the US early in the war. A 3D-printed model from Masters of Military. This is a really, really small model.
CinC Version -- probably more to scale, but doesn't look as good as the GHQ version
A very cool model, well done with lots of baggage. Really gives the model character.
A 3D-printed model from Masters of Military of the early US medium tank. I realize now that this item suffered from some inadvertent spray. (Later note: turns out this is a common problem with Shapeways models if they are not primed well enough)
GHQ Models, GHQ decals
GHQ M4A3/75mm models with slightly different paint jobs
CinC model sold under the rubric M4M34
CinC M4, not sure which one (M4A2?)
CinC model, quite nice
M4A3E8 With Sandbags
A CinC model -- it shows what a top-flight company can do to make "battlefield" models when they put their minds to it.
GHQ Model, looks to have 76mm gun
A fine model from GHQ
ISM model of late-war tank with sandbag armor. Note that I'm not sure that the ID is correct...
M4A3E8 with Turret Sandbags
M4A3E8 With Sandbags
Various version of the ISM model
M4A3E8 with Camo Netting
An ISM model. Photos are not the best.
M4A3E8 With Wooden Slat Armor
M4 Duplex Drive Tank
M26 Heavy Tank
And even more of them, painted slightly differently
M26 CinC Version
Experimental version of the M6 heavy tank, with 90mm gun. Perhaps on two produced. Model is from Kaja, and while it lacks many details of the original, it is still a very cool model.
M32 Armored Recovery Vehicle
ISM model (missing several bits)
A much better version, complete with all the parts (plus some I made myself...)
Sherman "Aunt Jemima" Mine Clearing Vehicle
From Masters of Military
Self-Propelled Tank Destroyers
M3 75mm SPAT Gun
CinC Model of early war tank destroyer
Not really in the same league as the GHQ model
Same models, now based
CinC version, just not up to the same level as the GHQ model
ISM's version of the late-war 90mm armed tank destroyer
GHQ's Version of the M4 Sherman-based version of the M36, the M36B1
M6 37mm Tank Destroyer
Early US tank destroyer from GHQ
CinC model, with GHQ US seated infantry. Decals from I-94.
More CinC models with GHQ passengers
Several other models
ISM M3 Halftrack
Not a great model, but tire on front is a nice touch
This is a UK model, but I don't know the manufacturer.
Same model, now with a base
M4 Mortar Carrier
Decked out with figures from the GHQ crew pack, along with items from the half track accessory pack.
M4 Halftrack With 81mm Mortar
M3 Halftrack with 20mm AA Gun
Kind of a random conversion
Halftrack With 75mm Gun
Early war tank destroyer -- served in Tunisia. Excellent model is from CinC. Stars are from I-94.
M16 SPAA Halftrack
Halftrack with 40mm Bofors AA Gun
GHQ Model -- Halftrack with 37mm AA Gun, 2 .50 Cal HMGs
Lots of Halftracks
White Scout Car
From a British company, not sure which. HMGs are from CinC, decals from GHQ.
GHQ M8 Scout Car
M20 Scout Car
GHQ's model of the ubiquitous command and scouting vehicle
ISM M20 Command Car
An interesting model
ISM Model., but not a very good one -- far too small, more like 1/350 (see comparison with GHQ model at end)
M4 High-Speed Tractor
Older model from ISM
37mm AT Gun
GHQ model from the light AT weapons pack
57mm AT Gun
Close-up of 57mm Gun
57mm towed by a Dodge Weapons Carrier
75mm Pack Howitzer
75mm Pack Howitzer
H&R model and crew
105mm Pack Howitzer
H&R model and crew
From CinC, GHQ crews
105mm Howitzers, with H&R Crew
H&R model and crew
CinC model, GHQ crew
GHQ Model - the current version. I should have painted the ammunition.
Old version - not nearly so good
A comparison between the two
GHQ model, a bit rough because it is an eBay rebuild
M8 Howitzer Tracked Motor Carrier
M34 Ammo Carrier
Manufacturer unknown, but probably ISM
M51 Maxson Quad .50 Caliber Mount
A horde of infantry from GHQ -- variously from the Infantry pack, Infantry #2 pack, and the heavy weapons pack.
A full regiment of infantry, lacking the support weapons (for now)
A Platoon-Scale Rifle Company
Command and Recon Teams
60mm Mortar Teams
From the GHQ Light AT Pack, with a brick wall from CinC.
The older single-casting GHQ bazooka team, which still comes in the US Armored Infantry Combat Command
GHQ Heavy Weapons
The following weapon teams are from GHQ's US Heavy Weapons pack. They are older and smaller than the current line up of GHQ infantry, but currently, all they offer for medium machine guns and 81mm mortars.
CinC Machine Gun Teams
These are from their "Squad Leader" range, and are a good addition to any US force, given the lack of an equivalent GHQ model.
Heroics & Ros US Heavy Weapons
H&R actual offers a couple of heavy weapons sprues, which contain a wide variety of US heavy weapons. The casting is not great, but they are very useful models.
.30 Caliber Machine Gun Teams
.50 Caliber Anti-Aircraft Guns
Soft Skin Vehicles
Probably a GHQ model, if not a CinC one (long since forgotten)
Includes one with a 75mm recoilless rifle
Excellent model from GHQ
Dodge Weapons Carrier
From GHQ, with 57mm gun
WC52 3/4 Ton Truck
3/4 Ton Dodge Communications Truck
1 1/2 Ton Truck
GMC 2 1/2 Ton Short-Wheel Base
GMC 2 1/2 Ton Truck
6-Ton Corbitt 50SD6
Both the cargo and the bridging version of the heavy truck. GHQ model.
Dodge K41 Signals Van With Trailer
A fine model from ISM
Big amphibious truck from GHQ
GMC Two And Half Ton Truck
GHQ and CinC Version
Two And Half Ton Fuel Truck
A fantastic model from CinC
Dodge 3/4 Ambulance
ISM model, really quite nice
Excellent CinC model
ISM Model of late Warhawk
ISM's P-47s, which come (came?) complete with a ground-attack loadout. Lots of decals from I-94 and GHQ.
Alternate paint scheme. Should have used decals for the nose; looks good at a distance but bad close up.
A fantastic model from CinC -- assembles easily and looks great.
Repainted Scotia(?) models I got off eBay. Didn't come out very well. Decals, which are not very good, are from GHQ.
Same model, different paint jobs
A pretty good model from H&R, complete with I-94's specialized P-38 declas
A less good model from Scotia's CollectAir line. A significantly smaller model than the H&R version, perhaps as small as 1/330 or so.
H&R model of early war aircraft. First are colors used by USMC in defense of Midway, second is USN pre-war scheme
Skytrex (I believe) model
A very fine model from Raiden, now put out by I-94 Enterprises. They also make the decals that adorn the side, which are specific markings for squadrons -- quite a nice touch.
The ISM Version
F4U Vought Corsair
Plastic model from Yujin, quite a good one
Another plastic model from Yujin, quite nice
This is the Raiden version, not quite as good but still quite serviceable.
P-61 Black Widow
A really bad model in very soft lead from Skyraider
A fine model from CinC, of absolute exquisite manufacture. Construction of the multi-part model was reasonable, rather than horrifying (as has been the case with other CinC aircraft). Final model is quite good, though the props are rather fragile. In real life, the black wash does a better job showing off the panel lines, which are well-etched.
A model of a later version from H&R. I attempted to paint a toothed grin on the nose, to little effect. Playing card decal is from I-94.
I should have tried to add brass wire guns.
This guy is a bit different. It is a pre-painted plastic item that comes in a pack of 6 for about $10. Its actually 1/350 (officially, seems smaller than that though). Overall, a pretty good early B-25 model, which would likely be better with a light wash of black paint to highlight the cockpit detail and other indentations. Also, the rear turret would do well painted silver.
A decent model from ISM. I used brass wire to add the machine guns, which really added to the overall quality of the finish. Decals are from I-94.
Another version, without the guns
The model on the left is a plastic one from Yujin, the other is the B-17E from ISM
This shot shows some of the cool decals from I-94 -- the big bomber tail markers and the playing card symbol on the nose.
I believe the manufactuer is Skywarrior/Skyraider, but I'm just not sure. I added the prop hubs, made from plastic rod, and the machine guns, made with brass wire. The model was really poorly cast, and required a ton of filling with GW's Liquid Green Stuff (with requisite snading) to make serviceable. The decals are from a specific set made for B-24s, but I can't recall the manufacturer off hand.
Excellent and reasonably priced model of the key allied transport from Raiden Miniatures. Decals are from I-94 and the Luftwaffe '46 range.
A far worse model from an unknown manufacturer. In truth, I'm not even sure it is a C-47...
H&R models, with plastic card struts
A key part of the US Army Air Corps bomber fleet in the 1930s, complete with my rather sad attempt at a period paint scheme. Model is from Shapeways, and done in White, Strong & Flexible (Polished). The polishing costs on a bit more, but is well worth it.
Here is the Dutch version, which served in the Dutch East Indies in 1942. I included it here because a) I don't have a Dutch WWII section and b) it mainly worked with the US.
US Armored Combat Commands
These are shot of various US Armored Combat Commands drawn from Light Armored Divisions, circa 1944-45. The equipment varies by battalion.
Armored Infantry Battalion
M4A3E8 76(W) Battalion
Combat Command HQ
Tank Destroyer Company
Anti-Aircraft Automatic Weapons Battery