1/35 Tamiya M4A3 "Iwo Jima"

Joined: May 19th, 2013, 2:00 pm

July 7th, 2018, 12:26 am #1

A lot of scratchbuilding on this one. Wading stacks from plastic sheet, the spikes (8 trillion it felt like) are .010 from plastruct, the wood planks are stir sticks with Grandt line bolt heads. Sand bags are combination of millput and Thach Weave products. The chain is from AK Interactive, and the mesh over the intake / exhaust is mosquito netting. Bison decals.
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Joined: March 22nd, 2018, 7:25 pm

July 7th, 2018, 3:07 am #2

Beautifully done.
I'm not retro, my stash got old. ~John Krukowski
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Joined: March 1st, 2005, 4:23 pm

July 7th, 2018, 4:39 am #3

Wow looks great. Always liked those Shermans with some sort of camo. Grenn just does not do it for me. Also what were the spikes for? I am assuming some sort of prevention of the enemy getting on top?

Cheers
Chris
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Joined: January 28th, 2008, 2:15 am

July 7th, 2018, 9:09 am #4

Nice piece of work.  I'm an airplane guy with only a couple of AFVs under my belt, but it's stuff like this that makes me want to do more.
Dave
Portland, ME
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Joined: June 28th, 2005, 12:03 am

July 7th, 2018, 11:22 am #5

Excellent build and finish.

Frank
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Joined: November 15th, 2005, 7:52 pm

July 7th, 2018, 2:16 pm #6

Wow, great work!!

Cheers,
Rick
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Joined: May 19th, 2013, 2:00 pm

July 7th, 2018, 2:38 pm #7

Chris Aleong wrote: Wow looks great. Always liked those Shermans with some sort of camo. Grenn just does not do it for me. Also what were the spikes for? I am assuming some sort of prevention of the enemy getting on top?

Cheers
Chris
Was additional armor against satchel charges (spaced armor on the cheap)  and to make it harder for soldiers to open the hatches, which would give supporting infantry time to pick off the intruder.
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 9:41 am

July 7th, 2018, 10:39 pm #8

Nicely done!
Cheers,
Mark
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Joined: January 11th, 2015, 2:04 pm

July 7th, 2018, 11:58 pm #9

The sacks look extremely realistic. Nice modeling.
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Joined: June 13th, 2010, 2:35 am

July 9th, 2018, 2:35 am #10

Very nicely done!
André.
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