French sherman markings help/advice needed

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French sherman markings help/advice needed

Joined: May 11th, 2006, 2:14 pm

August 15th, 2012, 11:14 am #1

Dear Friends.
Im looking to do a few french sherman models.I have an old Tamiya magazine from 2008 and the m4a2 in this magazine had a tank named Dieppe.I want to know if anybody has any idea of the manufacturers of the markings?.Also does anybody know if there are markings available for the French m4a4 called Vesoul??.I have the Bison sets of decals and also archer.Did the old verlinden set have any good schemes out of the norm??.
Any help,thought,advice is most welcome.
Many thanks from Richard.
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Joined: December 7th, 2003, 8:11 pm

August 15th, 2012, 11:58 am #2

Have a look on charsfrancais.net
IIRC one of the old Dragon M4A4's had markings for Vesoul.

best regards,


Marc Brandes

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Joined: March 21st, 2006, 4:00 pm

August 15th, 2012, 2:24 pm #3

Dear Friends.
Im looking to do a few french sherman models.I have an old Tamiya magazine from 2008 and the m4a2 in this magazine had a tank named Dieppe.I want to know if anybody has any idea of the manufacturers of the markings?.Also does anybody know if there are markings available for the French m4a4 called Vesoul??.I have the Bison sets of decals and also archer.Did the old verlinden set have any good schemes out of the norm??.
Any help,thought,advice is most welcome.
Many thanks from Richard.
Hi Richard,

The old Verlinden set [289] also contains markings for VESOUL, a well known M4A4 in Marseille.
I have no idea if Verlinden kept printing this set over the years, or that you have to find an old set as these old dry transfers [289 was probably printed during the eithies] probably won't stay 'fresh' forever.

Theo
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Joined: May 11th, 2006, 2:14 pm

August 15th, 2012, 5:02 pm #4

Have a look on charsfrancais.net
IIRC one of the old Dragon M4A4's had markings for Vesoul.

best regards,


Marc Brandes

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Dear Marc.
Thanks for the info.The french char site doesnt havent any images of dieppe unfortunately.
Appreciate your assistance.
Thanks from Richard.
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Joined: May 11th, 2006, 2:14 pm

August 15th, 2012, 5:04 pm #5

Hi Richard,

The old Verlinden set [289] also contains markings for VESOUL, a well known M4A4 in Marseille.
I have no idea if Verlinden kept printing this set over the years, or that you have to find an old set as these old dry transfers [289 was probably printed during the eithies] probably won't stay 'fresh' forever.

Theo
Dear Theo.
Many thanks for the information.I will hunt down the verlinden set.I was told that the first m4a4 Dragon boxing has vesoul in as well.
Regrards from Richard.
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Joined: May 11th, 2005, 3:10 pm

August 16th, 2012, 11:10 am #6

Dear Friends.
Im looking to do a few french sherman models.I have an old Tamiya magazine from 2008 and the m4a2 in this magazine had a tank named Dieppe.I want to know if anybody has any idea of the manufacturers of the markings?.Also does anybody know if there are markings available for the French m4a4 called Vesoul??.I have the Bison sets of decals and also archer.Did the old verlinden set have any good schemes out of the norm??.
Any help,thought,advice is most welcome.
Many thanks from Richard.
Richard,
My company, Decalcomaniacs! makes a set for LOTS of Free French vehicles. It's not on the webstore right now (I'm in the process of reworking my website), but you can purchase them from me. Here's a pic of the sheet:



Please note that the lettering in black prints white (part of the printing process). I sell them for US$22.50 per sheet plus shipping (US$4.90 domestic, US$4.50 international). You can contact me at: decals@decalcomaniacs.net

Regards,
Georg Eyerman
Decalcomaniacs!
http://www.decalcomaniacs.net
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Joined: May 5th, 2005, 2:36 pm

August 17th, 2012, 11:29 am #7

Hi Georg,

Happy to see some French WWII markings on the market but :
*the french maps for the 2eDB are VERY approximative,
*There is no space between F and abert, between T and ours,
*This VALENCIENNES and not VALENCENNES, JOUBERT and not JOURBERT, IENA and not JENA,
*I don't think it's Général WelVert but Welvert,
*I can't see on the picture if you've drawn the little ['] on the Revolutionary Flag "FRANCE D'ABORD",
*The prefix IC on the registration plates are only for vehicles sent to IndoChina.

That's what I see at first glance.

I think you can have better infos through :
http://www.colleurs-de-plastique.com/fo ... s-blindeux
http://www.network54.com/Forum/140188/
http://www.chars-francais.net/
http://www.colleurs-de-plastique.com/fo ... ncais-WWII.

Hope it helps,
Cheers,
Patrice.
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