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  • Member since
    September 2006
  • From: Dripping Springs, TX, USA
Modeler's ADD, Sherman version.
Posted by RBaer on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 11:36 AM

 IMG_5940 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

From left to right: Dragon M4A1(DV) with Tasca/Asuka tracks, mostly Tamiya M4, and from Monday one of the new-ish Tamiya M4A3E8 kits with Friuls. I mentioned in the M50 post that I was finding all kinds of stuff squirreled away while hunting M50 parts, so I gave in to the urges and started putting together these three; the first two because I'd hdd it in mind to do them for quite some time, the 'E8 because I have a stack of them in the closet and wanted to try one. I'm glad I did. No matter what the super-detailers say, it's a wonderful kit: great engineering, lots of nice detail and typical later Tamiya ease of assembly. I've found enough leftover parts from other Dragon and Italeri kits to build a very early E8, one with the split loader's hatch and extra lift ring, I believe from the very early CDA production run, just 'cuz. I have my "Son of Sherman" book handy......

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  • Member since
    February 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 6:10 PM

Think you are becoming a shermaholic Whistling

 
  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, January 14, 2021 8:59 AM

Ohhhhh, they look good all lined up like that! Heart

 

It's like an all-you-can-eat buffet of Shermanise. 

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  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Saturday, January 16, 2021 12:17 PM
You could build a couple of dozen Shermans from kits available on the market, and not build the same variant. They have so many differing details, versions, manufacturers, it's dizzying.
  • Member since
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  • From: Dripping Springs, TX, USA
Posted by RBaer on Saturday, January 23, 2021 12:49 PM

Too true, bait for a sucker like me.

And then there's the stuff I've had hidden away for a while. Again, looking through old boxes, I found a hull, reasin Varlinden upper and Tamiya M3 Grant lower, missing a turret and lots of small bits, and in another box a resin ADV/Azimut low bustle turret. It's a natural, right? The hull is at least 20 years old.

 IMG_6141 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

Also in the pic is a Tamiya M3 Lee lower hull I've decided to build up. I've had the kit in the box, still wrapped, for well over 15 years, and thought "why not?" So it's started too, with an Italeri rear plate ssince Tamiya modeled the M3A3 diesel engined tank and I want a straight up M3. It'll get lots of corrections using Sherman bits. Right now I've started the engine access cover fix and am also making the idler mounts less "toy like".

I have a Panzer Art turret, not completely correct but better then the kit part.

And the 'E8: the Tamiya kit has a very nice mantlet mount, so I did some hackery and put it on a Dragon split hatch T23 CDA turret, added the third lifting ring and took the rear MG storage brackets off. I think it'll work.

 IMG_6137 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

 

 

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