NEW SHERMAN JUMBO FAST BUILD FROM ITALERI....

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NEW SHERMAN JUMBO FAST BUILD FROM ITALERI....

Joined: April 18th, 2005, 11:59 pm

July 18th, 2011, 8:48 pm #1

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Joined: May 1st, 2005, 8:47 pm

July 18th, 2011, 10:06 pm #2

Now if that was a normal kit with separate tracks and wheels, I would have commented that the tracks were not properly fitted to the sprockets. There is little excuse for that when they are made in one piece. Pity there are no guide horns too. Otherwise looks nice.

Chris
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Joined: December 12th, 2003, 12:44 am

July 18th, 2011, 10:20 pm #3

1. Add armor plate to the front, and sides
2. Make transmission cover thicker with epoxy putty
3. Add duckbill extended end connectors
4. Add details to tracks
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Joined: April 18th, 2005, 9:06 pm

July 18th, 2011, 10:22 pm #4

I will buy some when they turn up at my LMS, for wargames of course. I will need to do a bit of work to get it up to spec though.
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Joined: April 5th, 2004, 3:57 am

July 19th, 2011, 7:01 pm #5

The turret looks good,
but the rest of the kit is just their M4A3 hull etc.
(how hard woud it have been to add the front & 2 side armour plates?
The worst part of those kits is the solid front sprockets,
they should have made them separate piece's too.
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Joined: March 8th, 2005, 3:16 am

July 21st, 2011, 6:13 am #6

you are about to upset the whole 'war-gaming' world with all of this talk about extra parts...........Dan(smilin' all the way to the lhs)
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Joined: April 5th, 2004, 3:57 am

July 21st, 2011, 8:44 pm #7

Hi Dan,
The main thing is the turret, & it looks like a good job.
Here is a Extratech one I just added armour with plain plastic sheets
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the suspension is really nice too so I cut the tracks off
as each unit has its own locator pins. as I didn't like the solid sprockets & will use
spare DML ones.
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Cheers Elliott
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Joined: March 8th, 2005, 3:16 am

July 22nd, 2011, 1:10 am #8

some really nice work,Elliott. The Jumbo really looks good. I'm waiting on the DML Jumbo......Dan
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