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Postby Rob1970 » Mon Dec 06, 2021 7:50 pm

I picked this up for €50,-...

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Should I laugh? Cry? Start questioning my life choices?

(And as you might have notices; I've stopped counting...)
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Postby SCHWEREPANZER » Mon Dec 06, 2021 9:01 pm

Yes, cry with satisfaction of a piece well bought. Congrats on the find.

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Postby Herr Dr. Professor » Mon Dec 06, 2021 9:32 pm

HVSS, metal hull (and how much more metal?), stowage...yeah, you stole it.
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Postby stu_the_flat » Mon Dec 06, 2021 9:41 pm

Looks like fun. Well done.
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Mon Dec 06, 2021 11:38 pm

So theft is not a crime where you are then ??!! 8O
Paint looks great, a nice BOTB Sherman :thumbup:
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Postby tomhugill » Mon Dec 06, 2021 11:45 pm

I'll double your money ;)

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Postby 43rdRecceReg » Tue Dec 07, 2021 12:38 am

A Tamiya Sherman in Winter disguise- a decent one at that...
:O That's a steal :D
What number is this Rob? More unbridled tank retail therapy, methinks :haha:
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Postby c.rainford73 » Tue Dec 07, 2021 12:39 am

That's the deal of the year for sure :wave:
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Postby Rob1970 » Tue Dec 07, 2021 1:19 am

43rdRecceReg wrote:A Tamiya Sherman in Winter disguise- a decent one at that...
:O That's a steal :D
What number is this Rob? More unbridled tank retail therapy, methinks :haha:


Uhm... 22? maybe 23...
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Postby Kaczor » Tue Dec 07, 2021 7:20 am

What a bargain! Now only change the turret for 76mm and you have proper Sherman ;D
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Tue Dec 07, 2021 7:31 am

Kaczor wrote:What a bargain! Now only change the turret for 76mm and you have proper Sherman ;D


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What he said ;)
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Postby Topper » Tue Dec 07, 2021 7:35 am

Hi
Whoever painted the Sherman did an amazing job,
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Postby Rob1970 » Wed Dec 08, 2021 11:50 am

Yay! The postman delivered it this morning!!

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Very nicely painted and weathered. I am sooo going to try and preserve all this. Don't think I could do any better.

Also; Booh! The postman managed to break it!!

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The victims; MG mount, visor cage, one exhaust and a hubcap... Oh well, I've seen worse...

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Plastic upper, but a very nice metal lower hull. I love the HVSS gear, and it seems to work well. And lo and behold; is that a Heng Long gearbox!?

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Seems all they needed to do was file a flat side to the drive axle? Sweet...

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Some washers were added to the axle, but I think they're not needed...

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Some new mounting holes were drilled...

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...and the sheet-metal of the gearbox needed a bit of shaving to clear the gearbox cover... But it looks good. Wonder if I can just pop in a TK6.0 and take it for a run... ;D

So, I have a HL Sherman turret going spare from the BARV and Grant build... so there is some transplantations planned in the future. Because.. you know... I really needed another project... :/

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Postby Topper » Wed Dec 08, 2021 2:12 pm

Hello
I do not think the postman broke your tank, , parcels are transported in yorks of 250kg each, if the parcel is not well packed ,it may get damaged.Was your parcel insured?
Its a thankless job thesedays and too many people point the finger at postmen (women) walking around for 5 hours in all weathers with no thanks at the end of the day.

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Postby Herr Dr. Professor » Wed Dec 08, 2021 3:30 pm

Slightly off topic. The word york in "yorks of 250kg each" has me intrigued. Of course there is the historical "House of York" and York is the name of a town or two around the world. But what is a "york" in this context? I could not find it in a few dictionaries. (Well, once a late colleague of mine used "york" (to york up) to describe what happens when a large dog gets into a supply of caramel sauce.)
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Postby jarndice » Wed Dec 08, 2021 4:18 pm

Royal Mails U framed"York" has a brother in the Logistics world it being the 4 sided dismantable "Cage". :clap:
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Postby tankme » Wed Dec 08, 2021 10:56 pm

I would guess that this was one of the older clutch driven Shermans which is why it got converted to the HL gearboxes. Awesome find though and you didn't have to pay for a bunch of stuff you aren't going to use.

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Postby 43rdRecceReg » Thu Dec 09, 2021 12:37 am

Herr Dr. Professor wrote:Slightly off topic. The word york in "yorks of 250kg each" has me intrigued. Of course there is the historical "House of York" and York is the name of a town or two around the world. But what is a "york" in this context? I could not find it in a few dictionaries. (Well, once a late colleague of mine used "york" (to york up) to describe what happens when a large dog gets into a supply of caramel sauce.)

The City of York, in Yorkshire (formerly 'Jorvik' under the Vikings, and 'Eboracum' under the Romans) was once the capital of much of England, or at least the greater portion of it, ruled by the Danes under 'Danelaw'.
It's almost 2,000 years old, and populated by folk who say things like:- "Ee, by Gum"; "Where's there's muck there's brass"; 'Thou" and "Thee" are still in use, (and other anachronisms, particularly for 'foreign' cricketers :shh: :haha: :D ) and they like to sing:"
"On Ilkla Moor Baht 'at" (On Ilkley Moor without a hat...). 'New York', of course derives from it, but no one says 'EE, by Gum!", there- to cite a significant difference. Another is that you're not allowed to carry guns in Yorkshire, whether concealed, or on display. Also Yorkshire gave rise to The Bröntes, Captain Cook, and-quite possibly, Robin Hood. The Song, Scarbourough Fair, also relates to a coastal there.
But, sorry, I digress.
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Thu Dec 09, 2021 12:47 am

Well be damned if that didnt fill in a few gaps in the General Knowledge Mr 43rr!!
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