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Postby Ad Lav » Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:42 pm

Been plodding along quietly building this for a friend.

Tamiya chassis

Nick Aguilar cast hull

Tamiya Super Sherman turret

Lots of brass, schumo, aber and 3d printed bits.

Hope you like my progress :)

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Postby c.rainford73 » Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:53 pm

That is awesome keep it up
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Postby 43rdRecceReg » Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:04 am

A very attractive hybrid, Adam, that is already packed with great potential :thumbup: It's also an optimal 'pic'n'mix' of bespoke tank parts and components :)
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Postby SCHWEREPANZER » Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:33 am

Unlimited potential on this great looking build, Adam. This will be interesting. Those brackets add a very nice tough, Nicely done.

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Postby PainlessWolf » Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:56 am

Ad Lav,
This is beautiful work. Also, I saw this and thought of your build. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRuQEHvr-_8
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Postby Ad Lav » Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:29 am

Thank you gents!

She's been fun to build although still a lot to do on the turret.
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Postby Ad Lav » Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:40 am

Nice video painless! Thank you!
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Postby Ad Lav » Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:41 am

Here is a photo of the actual tank this build is based on...

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Postby Ad Lav » Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:55 am

Texture paint and primer coat done last night.

Turret details next.

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Postby c.rainford73 » Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:58 am

Incredible work sir
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:51 pm

Sure must be handy to have a real life template to help out eh !! :haha:
Looking in mate :thumbup:
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Postby Ad Lav » Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:39 pm

Quite convenient to pop round and check stuff!

THanks :)
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Postby Ad Lav » Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:31 pm

Sherman evolution...

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Postby SCHWEREPANZER » Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:42 pm

Beautiful work, Adam. Love those brackets!! The whole tank just hangs together so nicely. Keep it up.

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Postby flamme » Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:46 pm

Nice team..

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Postby Ad Lav » Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:10 pm

Thank you :)

Working on the mantlet... canvas cover not my idea of fun!
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Postby c.rainford73 » Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:16 pm

Ad Lav wrote:Thank you :)

Working on the mantlet... canvas cover not my idea of fun!
Adam is this the famous Isherman ? Does this version have the French 75mm gun or the larger gun version? Just curious
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Postby Ad Lav » Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:20 pm

This is an M51 Sherman - modified T23 turret with 105mm gun :)
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Postby c.rainford73 » Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:26 pm

Ad Lav wrote:This is an M51 Sherman - modified T23 turret with 105mm gun :)
Got it. The m50 had the French version of the 75mm Panther gun correct? What I like about all these unique tanks is the history associated with the model
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Postby Ad Lav » Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:29 pm

Exactly - they modified a lot of Sherman's before switching to centurions.
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