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Hi All,

 

I'm going start off with the Dragon kit of an early-war Sherman.  If things progress nicely then I'll have a go at a mid-war Sherman and then a late-war Sherman - so many variations so little time.

 

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It's a nice looking kit, first build of 2018.

 

Dave.

 

 

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Should be good, and very ambitious at a try of three Shermans - I'm already worried to be able to have just the one done myself in the given time frame.

 

regards,

Jack

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Good choice, always had a soft spot for desert subjects.

Seems as if at least 3 of the gun tanks I have are being modelled already, I may have to break out the Academy 'Achilles', plus extras, I got on a well known auction site, if allowed ?

 

Davey.

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Happy modelling!

I see you have clear plastic for the headlights etc. I have the Tamiya Easy 8 in 1/35th. It's been in my stash waiting for a couple of months now but I have no idea if it comes with a clear sprue as I haven't even opened the box.:lol:

 

Rearguards,

Badder

 

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Hi All,

 

I've got most of the hull and turret together now.

 

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The .50 Cal. is from an Academy Stuart kit - this photo indicates it should have one.

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The next job will be to put on the PE.  The side-skirts will need careful bending - hmmm!

 

Dave.

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Aye up Dave.

 

Lovely job. Got this one in the stash and it was a contender for the GB.Good luck with the etch :yes:

 

Regards.

 

Steve

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Hi All,

 

I haven't forgotten this one - just doing other things.

 

The sand skirts are mostly on, but the front section will need to fitted when I've got the tracks and wheels on.

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...and with black primer.

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I should be able crack on with the paint work now.

 

Dave.

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Hi All,

 

I've made a start on the painting - a base coat of Tamiya XF57 - and put on the wheels and tracks.

 

 

The tracks are bit loose, so I'll try gluing them to the return rollers.

 

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So next I'll glue the top and bottom halves of the hull together and add the front sections of the sand shields and then it should be ready for camouflaging.

 

Dave.

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Hi All

 

I've made very slow progress on this mainly due my procrastination and the PE, which was a pain in posterior to put on, not helped by my ham-fistedness when I managed break pieces off several times.

 

There's a photo of this tank and it appears to have the camo hand painted - but it's a black and white photo, so I can't tell what colour it should be.

 

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So I'm practically out time, I need to clean-up the paintwork, put on the tools and weather it.  Hopefully it'll all go well tomorrow.

 

Dave. 

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