I found this Sherman in a book I bought at the Moson Show. And I plan on building this Sherman using the Tasca M4A3(76)w. But I would love to get some help on identifying the Sherman and also help with identifying all the pieces applied to the tank.
The image caption reads: "US 8th Armoured division Shermans pause at Bergerhausen, Germany. "
So my questions are:
1. Witch markings should I use?
2. Is it wooden plankings applied with bolts to the tower?
3. Have they salvaged plating from a German tank with camouflage intact for the side armour? And how would the have fasten it, because it dousent look welded on?
4. Is it Growlers hanging in front of the sandbags, are there any manufacturer of these in 1/35th scale?
Thanks a lot. No copyright infringement intended.
It's not from 8th Armored Division. It's the tank of Lt. Charlie Looney, 3rd Platoon, Co. C, 740th Tank Battalion.
Lester Plaskitt did a lovely rendition of this tank which won at MFCA some years ago. I think it was entitled "Looks like rain again". He covered the model in detail in Military Modelling Vol. 40 #11. This model used to be in the COnstructive COmments section of ML, but I think the photo links are dead by now.