TARAWA Series Action Figure 1/6 Scale
Major Jim Crowe
Goddam it,you'll never get the Purple Heart hiding in a foxhole! Follow me!
-Lt Colonel Jim Crowe (1899-1991)
One of the most famous members of the 8th Marines in WW2 was Henry Pierson, Jim Crowe.
Captain Crowe landed with the 8th Marines at
Promoted to Major and a Batt
Crowe stayed in the Corps and
Crowe retired from the USMC in the late 1950s and later served as Chief of Police of the
All items are DML
Uniform from Windt
All heavily washed with acrylic wash and later dry brushing with Tamiya acrylics.
HS is from the old Dragon BAR gunner Sean with Milliput mustache added on.
Shot gun from recent Barney Marine figure.
Used altered M1 carbine ammo pouch as pouch for shot gun ammo.
Craig style bonocular case and map case
Regular water bottle, crossed strap type came later.
Time Magazine November 1944
Paul Bunyan Of The Marines
The Paul Bunyan of the Marine Corps has pulled through again: 45-year-old Jim Crowe has persuaded the doctors to let him go back to war. Leading his batt
Kentucky-born Jim Crowe came up through the ranks. He was an enlisted man up until 1934, when he became a Marine gunner (warrant officer). After
Crowe received the Silver Star for his actions on
Jim just smiled.
Major Crowe is reaching for more ammo!
Used DML M41 Carbine ammo pouches as the pouch for the shotgun cartridges.
Placed some cut down german flare cartridges to represent the shotgun ammo.
Added a Milliput mustache to the DML Sean HS
Maybe went overboard with the large size of the mustache, but who knows, it seems that it is hard to go overboard with this larger than life Marine!
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