Post by Jeff the 57th on Nov 6, 2015 15:31:37 GMT -5
Started this build last night.
I've been wanting to build a French 2nd Armoured Division Sherman since I've returned to the hobby. Last month in the hospital I got through Philippe Leclerc's biography (Good read) and I am VERY much in the zone for this build right now.
Plus it's been about 3yrs since I've built a Sherman and that just won't do.
Post by Jeff the 57th on Nov 9, 2015 11:26:35 GMT -5
Thanks for the encouragement.
It seems like with Sherman's people are either "Meh one is enough" or "Well they made about 50,000 Sherman's so the 40 M4 kits in my stash is entirely reasonable.'.
Made some progress the last couple days.
From here on out I don't know if I'll build any future Sherman's that aren't a Tasca/Asuka kit. Not a huge fan of the foam rubber bogie inserts, but otherwise no complaints. The lower tub is an 8 piece (at least) assembly versus the 1 piece molding you get from DML/Tamiya kits and despite all the potential for misalignment or gaps it still comes together nicer.
I'm planning on placing the kit on a small base, but sort of spitballing ideas.
I'd go with the first stowage option myself Jeff. Have to remember that those grates on the rear deck were there to feed air to the engine, so if they were blocked up too much, the engine could overheat. That and the first option has a more symmetrical/cleaner look to it from an aesthetic perspective IMHO.
Post by bullardino on Nov 19, 2015 17:06:37 GMT -5
I think Bill's right. I wouldn't go for a load that covers the grille. I've seen M4A3 with some stowage on the sides of the grille. If I were you, I'd put the larger one on the back and the longer and leaner one on the left of the grille.