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Ad2408

1/72 Sherman with sandbag armour

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Hello all, I'll be starting my build tomorrow (or the first as I plan to do a couple as they don't take long in this scale)

A Sherman in 72nd with sandbag armour to the turret and sides, and I've already hit my first hurdle - I had decided to use a Revell M4A1 as the donor kit as I thought that it would be waste to use a dragon kit and the Revell actually looks pretty nice

Now the problem is that the sandbag armour is designed for M4A3 - does anyone know if I can use an it on M4A1? Is this something the armour could be could be fitted to?

Not really a problem as I have a couple of others in the stash but....

Anyway onto the initial sprue shot (though this may change if I dig up anything or you guys shout at me :evil_laugh: )

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Thanks

Adam

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Doesn't the M4A1 have the cast hull, i.e. rounded rather than slab sided? I suspect the rigid sandbag parts wouldn't look right. There are a lot of subtleties about the Sherman hulls - that one looks rather like a hybrid to me (cast front, welded rear). Are no sandbag parts provided for the front of the hull? Cromwell did a resin M4A3E8 that carried them there. I suspect that the best place to ask is on Braille Scale (Missing Lynx)

http://www.network54.com/Forum/47210/

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I think you be right, however I have found the below picture showing (supposedly) an A1 with sandbag armour.

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Not entirely sure if this is correct as it is a model as well so the maker could have 'made-do' ummm.... Have to have a think....

The resin detail didn't come with a front which is a bit strange so I would need to have a go at scratching that (it's the black dog resin set btw)

Think I may have a look which other variants I've got in the stash.

Thanks for the reply!

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Tried to join the missing lynx forum above but it's very confusing actually how to get to post (keeps saying i need to join more things or ask for revision access???) so I may just carry on looking elsewhere!

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Ok, having decided to use an M4A3 kit I had a rummage in the stash only to find that I don't have one (with a 76mm gun, only one I've got is 105mm) so annoying - so I'm going to scrap (or put on hold) the sandbagged Sherman idea and move onto something else.... But for that I'll start a new thread...

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