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Dragon M4A1(76)W VVSS

2nd Armoured Regiment - Polish 1st Armoured Division - Holland 1944

This was my entry in the Radial Engines Rock GB. It followed hot on the heels of my Toon Sherman in the Blitzbuild GB

It was actually a really enjoyable build and I reckon the details are really nice for this scale.

The M4 Sherman was the most numerous medium tank used by the United States and some of the other Western Allies in World War II. It was found to be generally reliable, relatively cheap to produce and available in great numbers. Thousands were distributed through the Lend-Lease program to the British Commonwealth and Soviet Union. It was named after the American Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman.

The M4A1(76)W VVSS Sherman was fitted with the Continental Wright R975 Whirlwind 9 cylinder radial gasoline engine.

 

The WIP can be found here.

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Some on my Spitfire display shelf with grass matting:

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Finally I made a bit of a display base using a small picture frame from Wilkos as a starting point:

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And then, surprise, surprise - I took some more photos of it on this base:

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And did I mention that the model is quite small? It's the 1/72nd Dragon Kit:

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And finally - one with the Toon Sherman:

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Thank you to the host of the GB and everyone who took the time to comment in my thread. As usual I will post some black and white images when I get chance.

 

Comments and suggestions welcome.

 

Kind regards,

 

Stix

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Excellent build again Stix, really nicely painted & weathered as usual! Good surprise at the end too - I'd assumed I was looking at a very neatly done Dragon 1/35th jobbie...!!

 

Cracking braille scale Sherman!

 

Keith

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Excellent 1/72 Sherman indeed.

 

Sensational composition with sky and ground.

 

Regards

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7 hours ago, Vince1159 said:

Great job Stix and i hadn't seen the 'toon one before,you gotta love 'em :yes:...

Thank you very much Vince, most kind :thumbsup:

Yes the Toon Sherman was great fun!

Kind regards,

Stix

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I only realized at the very end that it was a 1/72nd scale model :o ... very nice job indeed !!

 

E

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I don't believe...1/72nd scale???, it looks almost 1/48 or even 1/35 scale. Serial numbers on the top of the  turret is a amazing detail,

I have a 1/35 kit that does not have it ...

Very nice pics compositions.

Nice in all aspects :goodjob:, cheers Stix :yes:

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22 hours ago, keefr22 said:

Excellent build again Stix, really nicely painted & weathered as usual! Good surprise at the end too - I'd assumed I was looking at a very neatly done Dragon 1/35th jobbie...!!

Cracking braille scale Sherman!

Keith

Hi Keith and thank you very much for your very kind comments. I must admit I was quite surprised how it looked like it was a bigger scale in the photos. I think a lot is down to the very fine detailing from Dragon. They did do a really nice job. I'm hoping their Pz.III Ausf.L with Winterketten is equally nicely detailed as I'm building one at the moment......it's my first Dragon 1/35 kit!

Kind regards,

Stix

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That 50p looks nice and shiny, impressive work on the Sherman Stix. :yahoo::worthy:

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Good job with this. I wasn't sure on the beginning what scale it was. That means you did it right. 

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Lovely work, I don't think my peepers would be up to that level of detail in 1/72.

 

Pete

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Geez, even with my optivisor I still couldn't work on this.

 

I too thought it was at least 1/48 as some of your later efforts were that scale but once again you amaze me.

 

Wonderful, I really like the low angle shot on the little display base with the gun pointing off to about 10 c'clock.

 

Lloyd

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On 10/2/2017 at 16:19, Bullbasket said:

Nice one Stix. The hairy stick strikes again.

John.

Thank you John. You are very kind. :thumbsup:

Kind regards,

Stix

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On 10/2/2017 at 20:44, Carius said:

Excellent 1/72 Sherman indeed.

Sensational composition with sky and ground.

Regards

Hi Carius. Thank you very much for your most kind comments.

Kind regards,

Stix

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On 10/3/2017 at 03:51, Etienne said:

I only realized at the very end that it was a 1/72nd scale model :o ... very nice job indeed !!

E

Thank you very much Etienne. :thumbsup:

Kind regards,

Stix

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On 10/3/2017 at 09:44, FrancisGL said:

I don't believe...1/72nd scale???, it looks almost 1/48 or even 1/35 scale. Serial numbers on the top of the  turret is a amazing detail,

I have a 1/35 kit that does not have it ...

Very nice pics compositions.

Nice in all aspects :goodjob:, cheers Stix :yes:

Yes it is 1/72! Dragon really did do a nice job with this kit - if you enjoy building tanks in this scale I can certainly recommend it.

Thank you for your kind comments Francis.

Kind regards,

Stix

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On 03/10/2017 at 14:46, Ozzy said:

That 50p looks nice and shiny, impressive work on the Sherman Stix. :yahoo::worthy:

That 50p took a lot of work and is actually huge! ;) Thank you Ozzy!

Kind regards,

Stix

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Excellent result and well presented.

It is also a great kit, i have done mine for the Achtung Panzer Gb in 2015, since that the DS tracks have started to disintergrate, hope yours will stay longer on.

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On 10/3/2017 at 14:49, Kris B said:

Good job with this. I wasn't sure on the beginning what scale it was. That means you did it right. 

Thank you very much Kris! Most kind! :thumbsup:

 

Kind regards,

Stix

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On 03/10/2017 at 16:19, Buzby061 said:

Lovely work, I don't think my peepers would be up to that level of detail in 1/72.

Pete

Hi Pete and thank you very much. I understand what you mean although I am currently building a 1/35 Pz.III from Dragon and some of the parts I'm dealing with are smaller than the parts in this 1/72nd kit!:hypnotised:

Kind regards,

Stix

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1 minute ago, PlaStix said:

Hi Pete and thank you very much. I understand what you mean although I am currently building a 1/35 Pz.III from Dragon and some of the parts I'm dealing with are smaller than the parts in this 1/72nd kit!:hypnotised:

Kind regards,

Stix

Ah Dragon. Never knowingly under engineered.

 

Pete

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On 03/10/2017 at 20:47, BlackMax12 said:

Geez, even with my optivisor I still couldn't work on this.

I too thought it was at least 1/48 as some of your later efforts were that scale but once again you amaze me.

Wonderful, I really like the low angle shot on the little display base with the gun pointing off to about 10 c'clock.

Lloyd

As I said to Pete, above, some bits of the 1/35 Dragon kit I'm currently building seems to have far smaller parts than this 1/72 kit. 

Thank you four your comments Lloyd. :thumbsup:

Kind regards,

Stix

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