Kits and Reviews
Modeling the U.S. Army in WWII

1/35 Construction BattalionHornetPV Figures

Academy Hobby Model Kits

Hudson & Allen Studio Real Model
Accurate ArmourImrie/Risley Resicast
ADVInfinity Shape RESINation
AFV ClubItaleri (also Bilek, Heller, Peerless Max, Testors & Zvezda) Revell - Monogram
AirfixJaguar Roy Models
Alpine MiniaturesKirin Royal Model
Andrea MiniaturesLegends & Lore S-Model
Archer Fine TransfersLegend Productions S&T Products
ArmorscaleLincoln County Line Scale-Line
BelgoLionMarc Model Designs Scale Model Accessories
Blast LZ Models Shanghai Dragon
Bronco Models M Model Skybow
C.G.M. Products Manta Figurines Soga Miniatures
Corée Mantis Miniatures SOL Model
Corpus Master Box, Ltd. Soldati
Corsar Rex Masters Productions Tamiya
Cromwell Models  Michael Roberts Ltd. Tank WorkShop
Custom Dioramics MiniArt Tasca
Czech Master Kits (CMK)

Minuteman Models

Doug's Original MK35 Ted Dyer
Dragon Models Limited (DML) MK Models The Body
Dynasty Scale Models Modelcraft - Nitto Tiger Model Designs
Evolution Miniatures Mustang Productions Tristar
Firestorm Models Nemrod Trakz
Formations Neo Grade Trumpeter
GCLaser New World Miniatures Ultracast
General Issue Panzershop Valiant Miniatures
Harper Castings Platoon Verlinden Productions
Hasegawa Plus Model Voyager Model
Helo Miniatures Precision Models Warriors Scale Models
Hobby 37 Preiser Wolf
Hobby Boss ProfiKIT YANKS
Hobby Fan Propaganda Kompany Yoshi
  PSP Models  

NOTE: This website does not sell any items. It is merely a reference source.

This is a guide to U.S. AFV kits and figures in 1/35 and 1/32 scale. Nearly all are WWII Army, but I've included some Marines, pilots, and Korean War sets that can be adapted to WWII use with varying degrees of adjustment. For each manufacturer I’m familiar with, I’ve given some background on the company and an overview of their products’ strengths and deficiencies. Where possible I've created links to the manufacturers websites for your convenience, and stock numbers are provided. You’ll also find links to a couple hundred product reviews, including accessories, conversions, and upgrade sets, from myself and other knowledgeable modelers.

I note in the text whether particular items, to my knowledge, are "OOP" or currently Out Of Production. But that doesn't mean they're necessarily impossible to find. Many such kits collect dust on hobby store shelves or in modelers' closets. You might be able to track them down via the modeling websites or on E-Bay. Some manufacturers, particularly Tamiya and Italeri, often will stop production of a kit for a period of time and then reissue it—just about the time you've paid $70 for a $15 kit on E-Bay!

I know some modelers are interested in what particular Army units are represented in a kit's decals, so I've listed those when I've had the information. If you can fill in any of the blanks, please send me the information!

Ideally this site would include comprehensive lists of upgrade and conversion sets on the market, but there are too many to track and they can easily be found by checking with such vendor websites as Squadron Mail Order.

Click on a link to each manufacturer and find what's available out there! If you have any information on other kits I have missed, or details on kit decals, please let me know on the Feedback page.


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