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Offline JudgeDredd

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The next build...
« on: October 07, 2017, 04:49:56 AM »
I fancy some armour, so why not the M4A3E8 Sherman Easy Eight




The sprues - not alot to do here...
As always with Tamiya, the quality of the plastic is fantastic














Alot of people don't like the rubber tracks - I've never had a problem with them. I can see why individual link tracks are beneficial for vehicle with sag on the tracks (Tiger).



Some information on the M4A3E8


The instructions






















Two models possible - 5th Armoured Division, Germany April '45 and 4th Armoured Division, Bastogne Jan '45.
I suspect most people would automatically gravitate to the Bastogne version - so I'm going to go with the 5th Armoured Division in Germany in April '45




I might get some after market stowage to stick on the tank like this


As for method - normally I make sections and paint them then start piecing together, however this time I might use Andy's method (Andy's Hobby Headquarters - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChnAgeghaNKLdftbfJY8zNA) where he makes the model THEN paints it...he always does this with armour and I have to say, they always look top notch.


I'm not sure when I'll be able to complete this as my daughter wants me to setup Star Wars:Rebellion boardgame again and that takes my modelling table away....at least until i get my BillyOh Riley shed (yep - it's a thing - and not necessarily this one)
https://www.gardenbuildingsdirect.co.uk/log-cabins/billyoh-riley-log-cabin-summerhouse

But this is the next one I'm committing to
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Re: The next build...
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2017, 12:33:03 PM »




























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Re: The next build...
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2017, 01:48:54 PM »
You know, because of your posts, I've been damned close to pulling the trigger on the Tanks! game miniatures, or even Flames of War. I should probably try a larger model or two before I try to get into minis games.

I've actually been eyeing this Akagi aircraft carrier model, which is reasonably priced...

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Re: The next build...
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2017, 01:51:28 PM »
Well thanks to you I'm thinking about getting the Tanks! game!  :knuppel2:
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Re: The next build...
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2017, 01:53:35 PM »
 :2funny:

Well that's what we're good for 'round here is enablement, innit? ;)

The Tanks Starter Set is only $22 USD. My only issue is getting a bunch of minis I won't play with (see: X-Wing Minis, lol).

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Re: The next build...
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2017, 02:40:42 PM »
Getting there. Alot of fiddly bits, but it's going together well. After me praising rubber tracks (or at least saying I didn't mind them), these snapped and I had to staple them together.













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Re: The next build...
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2017, 03:35:51 PM »
You could leave off the turret and turn it into a Kangaroo APC.
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Re: The next build...
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2017, 03:37:36 PM »
And then he could buy a Kangaroo model and use the turret on that
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Re: The next build...
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2017, 03:39:50 PM »
He could, couldn't he?
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Re: The next build...
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2017, 03:49:41 PM »
Watching this closely JD. This kit is on my to-do list. Working on a Panther D right now and a Jagdpanther!

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Re: The next build...
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2017, 02:10:07 AM »
You could leave off the turret and turn it into a Kangaroo APC.
But I want the turret  :'(
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Re: The next build...
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2017, 02:06:55 PM »
That's it built....now to the scary task of painting when it's built!!

I'm not deciding whether to keep the crewman in the tank or not, hence why the hatch isn't on yet. I'll decide when I paint him - see how he turns out.



















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Re: The next build...
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2017, 07:22:34 AM »
She's in the booth ready for her primer.



The commander is done obviously and I'll stick him in when I get the tank paint on.
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Re: The next build...
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2017, 11:53:33 AM »
Primed

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Re: The next build...
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2017, 03:09:40 PM »
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