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Hobby Boss 1/48 scale Shermans at Hobby Lobby

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  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Hobby Boss 1/48 scale Shermans at Hobby Lobby
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Saturday, July 6, 2019 10:55 PM

Just a heads up, but I was at my local Hobby Lobby and they had the 1/48th scale Hobby Boss M4A3 (76) and Korean War M4A3E8 on clearance for $6.74 and $6.99 respectively.

They had other plane, ship and sci-fi kits on clearance around the same price.

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Sunday, July 7, 2019 7:48 AM
Never tried them,but thats a good thing.I really liked their 1/48 T -34/85 with the interior,was very nice

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    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Sunday, July 7, 2019 9:54 AM

Hello!

It's worth noting that the early Shermans from Hobby Boss feature from some serious dimensional problems:

https://www.perthmilitarymodelling.com/reviews/48/hobbyboss/hb84802.htm

Fortunately, the later ones are a lot better, according to the same reviewer:

https://www.perthmilitarymodelling.com/reviews/48/hobbyboss/hb84803.htm

Good luck with your modelling projects and have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Sunday, July 7, 2019 10:06 AM

Pawel

Hello!

It's worth noting that the early Shermans from Hobby Boss feature from some serious dimensional problems:

 

But at less than the price of a McDonald's meal, they are a steal.

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, July 7, 2019 10:34 AM

Rob Gronovius

 

 
Pawel

Hello!

It's worth noting that the early Shermans from Hobby Boss feature from some serious dimensional problems:

 

 

 

But at less than the price of a McDonald's meal, they are a steal.

 

Worst case, they are great mules for testing techniques upon. Especially at those prices!

 

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  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Sunday, July 7, 2019 5:43 PM

This thread is about correcting the hull errors. If the dimensions bother the modeler, it really doesn't look like a whole lot of work to correct.

I built an earlier version when they first came out; it was a decent kit and I didn't fix anything on the tank.

https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/track48/viewtopic.php?f=433829&t=6699&p=75495&hilit=hobby+boss#p75495

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, July 20, 2019 11:50 AM

I went by my local HL last week, looking to grab one or both (at best one for me, and one to hold for our AMPS meeting gift exchange in December)... no such luck... all gone.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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