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M1 ‘Super Sherman’ 2 months 1 day ago #1

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Hi,

I hope you have all been keeping well.

I’m currently working on Tamiya’s M1 Super Sherman. It’s for a radial engined GB over on Britmodeller..

It’s gone together nicely so far. I replaced the kit barrel for one from aber and I’m currently using some Panda plastics tracks... I gave the Kaizen tracks a go but bailed out on those...

Here is the boxing...



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The hull features a one piece trans cover but the hull is designed for a 3 piece so I had to fill the gap with some plastic card..



Construction was pretty straightforward after that..





The kit is typically Tamiya and not a cutting edge as Dragon or Tasca but ok.

I added the AM barrel...



And sculpted a mantlet cover out of epoxy putty



And tweaked the track guards with some plastic card..



Gave it a primer coat of earth brown



And made a tow cable out of lead wire



I’m now in the process of doing the tracks...



It’s been enjoyable thus far and not overly taxing and getting the panda tracks has moved it along. I was loosing faith with the Kaizen tracks...

Cheers

John

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M1 ‘Super Sherman’ 1 month 4 days ago #2

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Hola,

The Sherman is finished.. I enjoyed the build and the painting and weathering.

Here are some images.




I made the ID panels and stowage out of thinly rolled milliput. Most of the weathering is a mixture of enamel washes and ground pastels..

ID Markings were masked and painted.

Thanks for looking

John
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M1 ‘Super Sherman’ 1 month 4 days ago #3

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I like that very much. I really like the stains down the sides of the engine deck.

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M1 ‘Super Sherman’ 1 month 2 days ago #4

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Very nice job John:)

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Thanks for the feedback guys much appreciated.

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Excellent paint and weathering and a super mantlet cover
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Oooh that's nice, I missed this one. Love the weathering and subtle colour modulation.

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Thanks guys. Much appreciated.

I’ll bring it along on Saturday and stick it on the table .

Cheers

John

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M1 ‘Super Sherman’ 2 weeks 4 days ago #9

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Hi John
I missed this one, nice weathering.
Looks awesome.

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