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MrT
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M4A3E8 SHERMAN
Posted by MrT on Sunday, November 27, 2016 11:44 PM

Started this M4A3E8 Sherman from Tamiya.  The lower hull is built and primed with Tamiya Nato Black.  Let the painting begin.

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Posted by ridleusmc on Monday, November 28, 2016 2:01 AM

It looks like such a nice kit.  It's highly reviewed.  Are you making any adjustments to the kit parts, or are you adding any aftermarket stuff?  

-Chris

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, November 28, 2016 7:55 AM

She's lookin' good so far! Yes

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

MrT
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Posted by MrT on Monday, November 28, 2016 9:00 AM

ridleusmc

It looks like such a nice kit.  It's highly reviewed.  Are you making any adjustments to the kit parts, or are you adding any aftermarket stuff?  

-Chris

 

Yes I will be adding some things to the kit.  The kit so far is typical Tamiya fit and is going together very well.

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MrT
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Posted by MrT on Monday, November 28, 2016 9:01 AM

Gamera

She's lookin' good so far! Yes

 

Thanks!

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Posted by T26E4 on Monday, November 28, 2016 2:15 PM
Nice work. Remember to omit part K41 Engine Crank. That part does not belong with this version of Sherman -- an oft-repeated Tamiya mistake on all its M4A3s for some reason.

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MrT
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Posted by MrT on Monday, November 28, 2016 2:45 PM

T26E4
Nice work. Remember to omit part K41 Engine Crank. That part does not belong with this version of Sherman -- an oft-repeated Tamiya mistake on all its M4A3s for some reason.
 

Thanks Roy!

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Posted by disastermaster on Monday, November 28, 2016 7:31 PM

 Oh yes....  http://www.laie-smileys.com/aplaudir.gif

Of course I'm gonn'a be watching.

This is going to be grand I'm sure.

 
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Posted by Harrytheheid on Monday, November 28, 2016 7:42 PM

MrT

 

 
ridleusmc

It looks like such a nice kit.  It's highly reviewed.  Are you making any adjustments to the kit parts, or are you adding any aftermarket stuff?  

-Chris

 

 

 

Yes I will be adding some things to the kit.  The kit so far is typical Tamiya fit and is going together very well.

Smile

 

Yeah, it's a brilliant kit. I'm following with interest.

Cheers

MrT
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Posted by MrT on Monday, November 28, 2016 11:36 PM

Thanks guys!

Done some painting and shading.  Put on a wash and some dry brushing.

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Posted by ridleusmc on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 12:06 AM

That shading looks quite good.

 

MrT
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Posted by MrT on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 7:44 AM

ridleusmc

That shading looks quite good.

 

 

Thanks!  This is really just some first steps.  There will be some pin washes and track painting to come.

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 11:41 AM

Yeah, the shading looks great. The bolt-heads really 'pop' on the wheels, they'll look even better when you hit 'em with the pin-wash. Yes

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

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Posted by GlennH on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 3:57 PM

Looking great. Thanks for posting pics that open large too.

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Posted by TigerII on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 5:14 PM

That is some really nice work on that suspension.

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MrT
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Posted by MrT on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 7:37 PM

Thanks guys!

MrT
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Posted by MrT on Thursday, December 01, 2016 7:44 AM

The M4A3E8 has tracks now.  I painted them with Tamiya Dark Iron and dry brushed with a little silver.  Also added a pin wash to the running gear.

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Posted by Toshi on Friday, December 02, 2016 4:23 AM

Excellent detailing!

Toshi

 

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ON THE BENCH:

Revell B-17G Flying Fortress 

NEXT BUILD:

Mrs. Toshi just purchased for me a Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61 via eBay, when it arrives, as always, I’ll do a WIP.  Thanks to M.Brindos and Model Maniac for the heads up and the inspiration in obtaining this kit for my next build.

MrT
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Posted by MrT on Friday, December 02, 2016 7:05 AM

Toshi

Excellent detailing!

Toshi

 

Thank you!

MrT
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Posted by MrT on Friday, December 02, 2016 7:17 AM

I have added a dark brown pigment wash to the tracks of my Sherman.

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, December 02, 2016 7:42 AM

I really like that, nice ground-in dirt look to the tracks. Yes

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

MrT
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Posted by MrT on Friday, December 02, 2016 7:57 AM

Gamera

I really like that, nice ground-in dirt look to the tracks. Yes

 

I like to be subtle with weathering adding a little at a time.  I don't like to choke the model with to much.  There will be more as time goes by.

Thanks!

MrT
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Posted by MrT on Saturday, December 03, 2016 11:55 AM

Added another pigment wash for the tracks and black oil wash to the tires.  Now it's time to move on to the upper hull.

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Posted by M. Brindos on Saturday, December 03, 2016 12:37 PM

You've got a couple extra steps in there that I think I will be adding to my repertoire for the T-90. I REALLY like the way that looks!

- Mike Brindos

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MrT
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Posted by MrT on Saturday, December 03, 2016 1:00 PM

M. Brindos

You've got a couple extra steps in there that I think I will be adding to my repertoire for the T-90. I REALLY like the way that looks!

 

Thanks!  If you have any questions feel free to ask.  I sometimes don't explain what I'm doing very well.

 

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Posted by M. Brindos on Saturday, December 03, 2016 4:52 PM

MrT

 

 
M. Brindos

You've got a couple extra steps in there that I think I will be adding to my repertoire for the T-90. I REALLY like the way that looks!

 

 

 

Thanks!  If you have any questions feel free to ask.  I sometimes don't explain what I'm doing very well.

 

 

I understand that far too well. I also somtimes don't articulate my thoughts very well.

- Mike Brindos

Figure Painting Moderator -- Genessis-Models

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Posted by Harrytheheid on Sunday, December 04, 2016 3:34 AM

Looking really good. Lots for me to learn here....Geeked

Cheers

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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Sunday, December 04, 2016 7:42 AM

This is a fun thread!  A course in how to build armour.  I love it!

Toshi

 

Retired due to work related injury

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

ON THE BENCH:

Revell B-17G Flying Fortress 

NEXT BUILD:

Mrs. Toshi just purchased for me a Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61 via eBay, when it arrives, as always, I’ll do a WIP.  Thanks to M.Brindos and Model Maniac for the heads up and the inspiration in obtaining this kit for my next build.

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Posted by usmc93 on Sunday, December 04, 2016 9:39 PM

Looks amazing. Just finishing building this kit myself, yours looks much better :)

MrT
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Posted by MrT on Monday, December 05, 2016 11:26 AM

Harrytheheid

Looking really good. Lots for me to learn here....Geeked

Cheers

 

Thanks!

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