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  • From: Rifle, CO. USA
Asuka M4A3E2 Jumbo
Posted by M1GarandFan on Saturday, November 03, 2018 12:09 PM

Anybody out there have any opinions or advice on the Asuka Sherman Jumbo? I understand that the Tamiya version is not so good. The Asuka version seems to be hard to find also. Any comments are appreciated.

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  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Saturday, November 03, 2018 3:36 PM

The Tamiya kit adds extra armor to their old M4A3 kit and a new turret. While it looks like a Jumbo, many experts have picked it apart. Tasca/Asuka's kit has rave reviews.

http://www.finescale.com/product-info/kit-reviews/2011/07/tasca-m4a3e2-jumbo-sherman

  • Member since
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  • From: Rifle, CO. USA
Posted by M1GarandFan on Saturday, November 03, 2018 11:19 PM

Thank you, Rob. I appreciate the info.

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    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, November 05, 2018 11:37 AM

I built the kit a few years ago and found it excellent. A little fiddly in places but nowhere near as bad as most Dragon kits. 

Sorry all my photos were on PhotoBucket and I can't get to them now. Guess I should pull the thing out and retake some photos of her. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, November 05, 2018 12:01 PM

Photo bucket photos are available again. They are allowing third party viewing once again. Go check some of your old threads.

 

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  • Member since
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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, November 05, 2018 12:21 PM

Thanks SP! I found the original posts and the photos, I'll see about getting them posted here this evening. I built her for a GB and was going to put her in a diorama and then post her over here and then never got around to finishing the dio... Sad

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  • Member since
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  • From: Rifle, CO. USA
Posted by M1GarandFan on Monday, November 05, 2018 12:40 PM

Gamera,

Thanks for the comments on the kit. Sounds like one I want to try. If it's no worse than the Dragon kits, I think I can handle it. Except for my gripes about the hull crew hatches on the Dragon M4 105, the kit came out ok and I was happy with the results.

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, November 05, 2018 4:30 PM

Well, the photos are linked and now with a huge PhotoBucket watermark. I tried to copy them and then tranfer them over to ImageShack but am having no luck. It's dark and I really don't feel like digging out the kit so if you want to see the photos I'll post a link to the GB here- they're about halfway down the page.

If you can handle a Dragon kit Tasca/Asuka should be a snap!

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/29/t/159642.aspx?page=18

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Rifle, CO. USA
Posted by M1GarandFan on Monday, November 05, 2018 6:53 PM

Gamera,

Don't dig out the kit. I'm fine with the info you have provided me. Don't worry about any further bother on your part.

I can't get the link to work and don't know how to copy and paste with this phone. I'm a complete Luddite when it comes to most tech and can barely navigate this site. I don't do Facebook or Instagram and don't post any photos anywhere. I'm just slightly able to send e-mail and text.

Thanks for your insight on the Asuka/Tasca Jumbo.

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