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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!


  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

    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!

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

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