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Yep, I'm going for: TAMIYA'S 1/35th SHERMAN M4A3E8 with my first serious attempt at Photo-Etch. And why not go for a diorama while I'm at it? EASY PEASY!!!! EDIT: Now that work has started, I have decided to model my Easy 8 on a photo supplied by @Sgt.Squarehead. That photo shows a Sherman with additional armour plate added to the front of the tank. I thought that was something my limited skills could handle. Subsequent closer inspections shows that the uppermost armour 'plate' is actually an entire glacis, cut from another (presumably destroyed) Sherman and 'plonked' on top to give this one a new 'face'. Hence the title change, with reference and a special thanks to Mssrs John Travolta and Nicholas Cage. Don't worry, it won't be a Sherman shooting rounds up the rear end of a Tiger I, nor a Sherman sat disabled at a crossroads with 200 crack SS troops failing to overcome it for many, many, hours. What it will be is a winter camo Sherman, in a winter setting, somewhere near Bastogne, January 1945. Although there is no reference to 'winter camouflage' in the painting diagrams, there MUST have been some Shermans wearing it. I received the Eduard PE set for this Sherman today, and have bought a soldering iron. My previous attempt at PE was a complete disaster. ME+PE+CA = brass-plated fingers. For the diorama I am going to use the building I started making for my 'Ever Evolving Diorama' - the one made from the MiniArt Ruined Village House kit and the plaster casts which I took from it. TFL Rearguards, Badder