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Postby xhelfix » Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:51 pm

Hi,

at the weekend i build an Tamiya sherman......into a not often seen tank.

I get the chassi from an kollege, ist modifyed with an other gear, t66 tracks, and some upgrade parts.

I was not shure what i want to build, i have somme more Shermans already, with long and short guns....so i want something thats not common and maybe not green, want an M4 with camo ore something.
So i search the internet for somethimg and ....found it.... :thumbup:

In germany on the tank-gun-shot-testgrounds in Meppen ther was an M4 modifyed, to look at the rounds that come to the targe. To have a closer look If they "in" ore not, but with some protection.
So the M4 is without gun and in screamy colours, that the tanks dont think its an target.....

So here is the original:
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Some more picture n the museum:
https://www.strijdbewijs.nl/tanks/sherm ... man10c.htm

I dont want to build it scale.....just look a bit like the one.
I use an realy old and use upperhull, and an old turret...but the turret was not complet, and i have no sherman kuppel left, so an M41 kuppel finds its way to it.

The start:
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And with colour and wethering:

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I think its an cool M4, not standart 8)

Greetz, Andy
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Postby jimbo_wa » Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:51 pm

Great idea Andy!

You’ve made it look the part and at breakneck speed too


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Postby PershingLover » Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:24 pm

German is wonderful, isn't it :haha:
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Postby Estnische » Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:07 pm

Haha! Initially I thought it was a fire-fighting panzer, maybe one used by Red Adair. Nice work and fast too!
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:52 pm

Wow, all that to make fun of allied armour. . . .

At least us Brits treated our captured Tunisian Tiger with respect, and 77 years later it is the only working Tiger 1 in the world. . . .

:haha: :haha: :haha: only joking, that looks great :clap:
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Postby Tiger6 » Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:38 pm

I'm almost afraid to ask why the M41 cupola is a shocking shade of pink in that one picture :wtf:

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Postby PershingLover » Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:50 pm

There is actually some interesting stuff built on Shermans: Cranes, bulldozers, etc.

That means it had an automotive system that worked :haha:

The pink cupola is interesting, maybe we should show Herman... Maybe he will start that Pink Sherman?
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Postby X82d Pathfinder » Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:14 am

Just don't drop the soap!
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Postby Xiaoshan_Sailor » Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:11 am

I like it! Hard to miss on the range. :D
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:39 am

PershingLover wrote:There is actually some interesting stuff built on Shermans: Cranes, bulldozers, etc.

That means it had an automotive system that worked :haha:

The pink cupola is interesting, maybe we should show Herman... Maybe he will start that Pink Sherman?



Well ain’t that a blast from the past!!
And heeeeeeeeellllllll NO to pink tanks, especially a Sherman
That’s one of Alphas DNA disorders I shall never get over :haha: :haha: :haha:
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Postby jarndice » Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:36 am

Without Forum's such as ours this kind of information would be unknown,
(I am talking of the M4 not its "PINK" Cupola :/ )
Good on you Andy for an interesting and swift build :thumbup:
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Postby PershingLover » Wed Apr 22, 2020 2:23 pm

Now Hermna, you must be trapped at home, right? You've held out for years now, it's the perfect time..
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Postby Exhibitedbrute » Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:49 pm

I think I have some paints I can mix up a batch of pink with if needed

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Postby xhelfix » Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:40 am

good morning together,

oh jes...the pink cupola......ist an M41 cupola...i get some years ago from a friend the m41 turret in this color, it was a gift...so i cant say "No" :crazy: ...it dissepears as fast as possiebel in the last corner of my Part-storrage......
And when i was looking and searching for an M4 cupola, and can not find annything, but want to got vorward with the M4 build, i decieded to take the M41 one.....not scale, but i was shure i never need the M41 turret, cause i have 2 good working M41. And the Pink color....i think it was an Lady´s Tank some time ago.... :thumbup:

here you can see the turret:

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Grreetz and thanks for your comments :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: Andy
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