Thursday, 10 January 2013

Airfix US M4 Shermans (Tunisia+Sicily)

Good evening folks!

I got this kit from a friend (Actually it was a Calliope, but I'm not using that on my Sherman.) Luckily, I already had another one that desperately needed a repaint (wich itself was originally a Crab variant, and then a flamethrower tank!) , so it was a "two birds with one stone" situation.


I put way too much weathering powders (that I need to remove). I added some "Hull Rings/Hooks/Loops" that I scratchbuilt from plasticard (bread clips), and cables built from stripped electrical wire.


Decals from the excellent Italeri Sherman III's.



50.cals are once again from the Pegasus LCVP.



I am wondering what to do with the extra Rocket Launchers, any ideas?

Thanks for reading!
FF

4 comments:

  1. I think I have an even dozen of these ugly little ducklings. The slightly underscale turret is probably the biggest deficiency of the kit. Airfix has also recently whacked it into a new box and re-branded it SHERMAN M4A2 TANK. What the ...?

    Anyway, I think yours have scrubbed up rather well as early US M4s. Don't know if I'd worry too much about trying to use the Calliope...

    Cheers, Dave

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    1. M4A2!? They couldn't be more wrong!

      I find the turret to be the worst part, and ruins the "Sherman" image. I think it's because it's not flat enough.

      Thanks for the compliments!
      FF

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  2. Turrets aside its a nice wargame tank I think. Really good work on these mate.

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    1. Thanks Paul. They should look nice next to my upcoming PSC M4A1's.

      FF

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