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3 Shermans in the PTO: «Caesar», «El Toro» and «Davy Jones» (1:35)


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Hi Guys

 

I recently finished my „Three Shermans in the PTO“ - Caesar (Tinian, 1944), El Toro (Guam, 1944) & Davy Jones (Iwo Jima, 1945) in 1:35 scale.

 

I used the newer Zvezda Kit (for Caesar), the older Dragon Tarawa kit (for El toro) and the Italeri USMC Sherman kit for Davy Jones. Individual tracks for Caesar plus duck bills for Davy Jones from Bronco, plus a bunch of aftermarket stuff for all three of them. Some minor scratchbuilding was done on Davy Jones. Decals via Toro Decals. They were painted with Mig's Ammo colours, weathering was done with oils (Abteilung 502) and pigments (Vallejo/AK Interactive). 

 

...looking forward to your feedback!

 

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Three excellent models.

What is the purpose of the spikes on Davy Jones?

I'm guessing it's to stop the enemy getting on the turret.

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Thanks guys; I appreciate the compliments! 

 

 

14 hours ago, Trevor L said:

Three excellent models.

What is the purpose of the spikes on Davy Jones?

I'm guessing it's to stop the enemy getting on the turret.

See illustration below in terms of the purpose of the improvised armor.

 

If you want to read some more on it; there you go: https://tanks-encyclopedia.com/ww2-usa-improvised-armor-on-m4-shermans-in-the-pto/

 

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