Modeling the U.S. Army in WWII

MiniArt Ltd. is a Ukraine company that began to establish a presence in 2005 with a line of injection molded building and diorama sets, as well as an eclectic assortment of Soviet, German, and British AFVs and figure sets. The U.S. component has remained limited but interesting: The Bantam jeep, which was relegated to a minor early war role as it was eclipsed by the Willys and Ford jeeps, and the 2010 release of the Harley Davidson WLA motorcycle. The Bantam jeep crew is offered seperately; the seated figures need some work to be used with the Tamiya jeep (and likely for the Italeri as well). Subsequent figure sets have confirmed MiniArt's ability to offer fresh approaches and maintain a high standard of quality—and get a lot of mileage out of a motorcycle!.


35042WWII Drivers (6 figures, one American standing with overalls)
35047U.S. Jeep Crew and MP
35070 U.S. Tank Crew NW Europe
35089 U.S 101st Airborne Division, Normandy 1944
35126 U.S. Tank Crew
35135 Close Combat U.S. Tank Crew
35180 U.S. Drivers (5 figures)



U.S. Truck Bantam 40 BRC w/Crew

No units identifiedLimited use by U.S. Army in stateside training and 1940-42 in Philippine Islands
35080 U.S. WW II Motorcycle WLA82nd Airborne ETO, 1944-1945
35085U.S. Military Police with Motorcycles No units identifiedETO, 1944-1945
35101 U.S. Motorcycle Repair Crew 2nd Armored Division, 66 Armored Regiment, Headquarters ETO, 1944-1945
35166 U.S. Military Policeman with Motorcycle    
35172 U.S. Motorcycle WLA with Rider    
35176 Rest on Motorcycle    
35182 U.S. Soldier Pushing Motorcycle    

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