The last days I've been naging alot on you guys for help on my sherman project, sorry for that... So now it's time for me to finally show you my progress on my project.
It started out with one sherman that I bought at the local IPMS (Vestfold) meeting around christmas last year. It had been a long time since my last sherman, and I feelt like building one again. In the kit there where also some PE from ABER. And after collecting as much goodies as I could, I started working on it.
What I've done with it so far is to replace the kit boggies with new ones from AFV Club, replaced the barrel (needless to say) with the ABER barrel, added surface texture (both cast and rolled steel), scratchbuilt some minor details, and added welds and drainingholes where needed.
There are ofcourse more to come, like adding AKs resin lightlenses, and the infamous US stowage seen on nearly all US shermans from the war.
While I was building this sherman I stumbled upon a sherman that I built over ten years ago, and at first I tought I would use it as a donor kit. But after closer inspection I found out that there where no reason this couldn't be restord back to a nice little gem. But this time I would change out the old turret with a heavier T23 turret. This is where all the nagging comes in, and I'm so greatfull for all the help I've recived from you guys on this one. It is really heartwarming to see how many out there who is willing to help when a fellow modeller asks for it. My hat of to you:)
But now I feel like it's enough talk! Here are some pics!
Used these as guides...
And the real thing...
And the M4A3 76 (without the turret)...
And both of them together...
So now you all know what I've been up to. Feel free to comment, good or bad.
Thanks for looking.
Especialy on the 75mm hull and turret,
Only comment is that these didn't use the bogie with horizontal return roller arm, they used the same one you use on your 76mm gun hull.
Keep us posted.
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