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Dermo245

Meng M4A1 Sherman 'Toon' tank

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So after getting the ok from the Sarge (thank you), I'm in with this one..

 

39633979384_3e11ca4590_b.jpgMeng M4A1 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

Just three sprues, two vinyl tracks and some decals

 

40300073912_c016375e82_b.jpgMeng M4A1 contents by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

Going to add a couple of Tamiya figures, kindly donated by club colleague and Sherman guru Pat. He also sold me the kit (cheers Pat).

 

39448115885_e778fe2fa5_b.jpgTamiya crewmen by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

I know it doesn't have a scale and looks a bit odd in this company.....but thought it might be something to have a bit of fun with!

 

Cheers,

Dermot

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Welcome aboard Dermot, looks like a nice bit of fun.

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1 hour ago, Graham Boak said:

Presumably you'll paint it with black and white stripes?

Custom paint job planned Graham!

1 hour ago, Robert Stuart said:

This will add a bit of interest, it's a little different ...

It's little alright, fits in the palm of my hand :clap:

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It's a lovely little kit - I built mine a while back, no real pitfalls to note and it fits really well.

 

Enjoy!

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So some more done on this one.

 

39920593844_c78eaaeb6f_b.jpgMeng M4A1 Toon Sherman_hull_3 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

Coat of primer and drilled out the for the machine gun in the mantlet.

 

39920594714_6a924ab83a_b.jpgMeng M4A1 Toon Sherman_primer by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

And then painted up - this is Bronze Green instead of Olive Drab, based on the final finish I've planned for this one.

 

40630886071_2380fa0d41_b.jpgMeng M4A1 Toon Sherman_paint_2 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

More silliness later!

Thanks for looking.

 

 

 

 

Edited by Dermo245
forgot photos

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11 minutes ago, Dermo245 said:

this is Bronze Green instead of Olive Drab, based on the final finish I've planned for this one.

 

40630886071_2380fa0d41_b.jpg

Interesting, I wonder what finish you have in mind ...

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Bit more done with the Toon Sherman.

 

Running gear and vinyl tracks added. I've painted the tracks Panzer Grey and they still need to be weathered.

 

40131777734_fddbe80610_b.jpgMeng M4A1 Toon Sherman_tracks by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

Side of the turret got some spare 'track' which I hacked out of plasticard.

 

26970324618_4273c229b1_b.jpgMeng M4A1 Toon Sherman_turret2 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

And the essentials for an oddball Sherman like this will be.....a barrel extender and loudspeaker!

 

40840255941_ea9f6d447d_b.jpgMeng M4A1 Toon Sherman_extras by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

Woof woof!!

 

Cheers,

Dermot

 

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Just catching up Dermo, looking good.

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So a bit more done on the Oddball Sherman Tribute 'Toon..

 

The Turret with speaker and crewman added. Sheesh......I thought my figure painting was ok until I saw this!

 

39106783080_f25a44b95e_b.jpgMeng M4A1 Toon Sherman_turret3 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

The hull with the barrel-extender added and some homemade stowage too. The tracks also got a coat of dark earth pigment.

 

27045640248_2c02aec27e_b.jpgMeng M4A1 Toon Sherman_hull_4 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

And both with some panel-line weathering.

 

40207897294_28be24566b_b.jpgMeng M4A1 Toon Sherman_hull_6 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

And then drying with a Flat Coat of varnish.

 

27045640428_982bab6b76_b.jpgMeng M4A1 Toon Sherman_hull_5 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

Will try my hand at a dot filter later to make the colour a bit more interesting.


Thanks for looking.

Dermot

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Stop with this negative vibes man, nice job Dermo does it fire paint rounds?

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Well she's done. Will make up a base to display her properly but for now, happy how the Oddball Sherman turned out.

 

41139889181_b9d65f5146_b.jpgMeng M4A1 Toon Oddball_Sherman_Done by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

41139891731_bf235680d7_b.jpgMeng M4A1 Toon Oddball_Sherman_Done (7) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

Just a bit of fun really and thanks for allowing this one to mix with the great Sherman and M3/M4 builds here. I don't build Armour kits (as you can tell) and to those that do, I salute you and am always impressed by your builds.

 

40428029754_68c47aa2b3_b.jpgMeng M4A1 Toon Oddball_Sherman_Done (8) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

Will post some more pics in the Gallery, thanks to the Sarge for leading this GB and in the words of Oddball himself......

 

WOOF WOOF!

 

Cheers,
Dermot

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Nice build dermot, Odd ball would be proud. 

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That's really dinky and the weathering looks a treat. Nice job on this interesting outliner of the GB.

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On 3/31/2018 at 12:03 PM, Dermo245 said:

I don't build Armour kits (as you can tell) and to those that do, I salute you and am always impressed by your builds.

That's mighty fine for a somebody who doesn't build armor kits!

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