HL M4a3 76mm

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Postby AshMann » Mon May 13, 2019 1:21 am

I've been working on this HL M4 for a few months now, I've gotten a bit further than I expected. I've got a clark board installed, and a few cosmetic things like the infantry telephone and some basic cast texture on the turret and transmission cover. I'm trying to get this tank battle ready before June.

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Postby AshMann » Tue May 14, 2019 12:04 am

Wardog wrote:Its my birthday in June,but I'm sure its not for that reason.
Will definitely follow your build :thumbup:

I'll try to remember to post whenever anything major is done to the tank :thumbup:
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Postby AshMann » Sun May 26, 2019 10:58 pm

While ironing out some electric issues and having to settle with the metal barrel insert from a HL M41as a place holder for the 76mm, I decided to try making the turret cheek armor that some shermans had. Not the most accurate but it's the best I could do. I tried modeling in some slight battle damage, though I don't think it shows, as the most noticeable one is the deep gouge on the lower part of the armor, which i tried to make it look like a 75mm or 88mm glanced off the armor somehow
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Postby AshMann » Mon May 27, 2019 2:43 am

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Postby AshMann » Mon May 27, 2019 2:54 am

Wardog wrote:That's going to show,that's depending on how much damage? :thumbup:

Damage from light anti tank guns and one deep gouge keft by a 88mm glance hit
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Postby AshMann » Wed May 29, 2019 12:17 am

https://youtu.be/Tde2HBU4NFw i got most of the turret functions working
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Postby AshMann » Wed May 29, 2019 12:25 am

Wardog wrote:Sounds good

There's a slight issue with the servo getting stuck sometimes but other than that, its pretty much battle ready
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Postby AshMann » Fri May 31, 2019 12:44 am

Got to priming the hull and other bits, i finished painting the road wheels and suspension units a few days ago, will post when i get to the turret and when i finish painting
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Postby AshMann » Fri May 31, 2019 2:11 am

Wardog wrote:I loose a lot of paint from the can each time I spray,not like the normal sprays.Wilde spread coverage.fine if your spraying the bonnet of your jeep,not a 1/16 model.

I don't understand?
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Postby AshMann » Fri May 31, 2019 6:56 am

Finished the base paint job, now i need camouflage, markings, and fixing some minor electronic issues, then I can get to the stowage
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:30 pm

Looking great young man :thumbup:
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Postby AshMann » Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:36 pm

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