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1/16 Sherman M4A3E8 Final Reveal (DONE)

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  • Member since
    June 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
1/16 Sherman M4A3E8 Final Reveal (DONE)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Monday, July 3, 2023 10:39 PM

MODEL:               Sherman M4A3E8 "Easy Eight"
SCALE:                1/16
MANUFACTURER:  Andy's Hobby Headquarters (TACOM)
PAINTS:               Tamiya, Testors, Vallejo, MIG, pastels, water color pencils.

Completed by my special needs son and I over a 7 month period. Kit replicates the tank "Attila" of the 18th Tank Battalion, 8th Armored Division, Harz Mountains, Germany, April 1945. The detailed build log can be found within this forum's armor section.

Along the way, there were several aftermarket and scratch items added:

- Peddinghaus 1/16 US Uniform Insignia and Division Officer Badges 
- Archer (90mm - 1/4) Photorealistic Human Eyeball Decals
- 1/16 Scale US Tank Accessory Set C K Ration Boxes
- Peddinghaus 1/16 .30 Cal M19A1 Ammo Can & .50 Cal M2 Ammo Box Markings WWII
- 1/16 Allied Tank Bits #3 - 16-ATB-03 - For Shermans
- MIG 7168 Flesh Tone Paint Set
- Vallejo Rust and Chipping Effects Paint set
- 1/16 Sherman Tank Crew (resin four figure set from China)
- Various shades of Vallejo Textured Mud Paints
- All straps, slings, and tie-downs made from scratch using lead foil and PE spares
- Scratch built microphone sets and helmet cords for tank crew
- Scratch built lower torso's for the driver and hull machine gunner.
- Forearms and hands added to driver and hull gunner 
- Scratch built fuel and water can holders (field modifications)
- Scale rope from hemp colored and used for tie-down of spares on upper hull
- Other stuff I can't remember

Without any more blabbering, here is what Jarrod and I are going to call the final results for our 1/16 Sherman M4A3E8 "Easy Eight". 

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Thanks for checking in on our work.

"Everyones the normal until you get to know them" (Unknown)

LAST COMPLETED:

1/35 Churchill Mk IV AVRE with bridge - DONE

NEXT PROJECT:

1/35 CH-54A Tarhe Helicopter

 

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, July 4, 2023 7:48 AM

Finished up nicely

  • Member since
    March 2007
  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Tuesday, July 4, 2023 8:04 AM

  That is amazing Ben, Jarrod, you fellas did a bang up job. Thank you guys for sharing the build and finish...it was a truely fun ride.

     So what are you gonna build next Jarrod? Maybe a 1/16th Tiger??great work buddy.

we're modelers it's what we do

  • Member since
    July 2015
Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Tuesday, July 4, 2023 8:11 AM

WOW!  That looks amazing and your weathering makes it appear so realistic. You and Jarrod knocked it out of the park with this build!  Happy Fourth of July  

TJS

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, July 6, 2023 10:20 PM

WOW Ben and Jarrod ya'll did a superb job on her! Great job on the tank, storage, figures, weathering, everything!!! 

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

 

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