1/6 M4A3 105mm Howitzer

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Postby orntar » Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:15 am

This was a Dragon kit.
M4A3 105mm Howitzer - 8th Armored Division 80th Tank Battalion

Here are some of the mods…
ECA proper turret blowers (the kit had blowers for the 75mm)
ECA fluid caps and travel lock
Milliput welds, added hex bolts to the super structure
added cast texture and lettering
Hinged all hatches and fender ends
Added wood handles to tools, Armorpax and 6thscaleicons tool clamps, 6thscaleicons wire cutters
Scratch built working rear stowage rack
Armorpax 50 cal accessories, scratch built 50cal mounts
Homemade stencils for airbrush work


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Thanks for looking!

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Postby orntar » Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:16 am

Here is the build thread for those interested.

http://www.sixtharmygroup.com/forums/sh ... hp?t=20740

Too bad about those pesky photobucket watermarks. I stopped using them.

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Postby c.rainford73 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:19 am

Wow what a spectacular tank!
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Postby square4 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:13 am

Very nice indeed :clap: :clap:
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:50 am

Wow, this is fantastic. It certainly floats my boat.

Just one thing, and only one thing, that white string at the back, it screams out, "be dirty with me" ;)
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Postby BarryC » Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:34 pm

Utterly FANTASTIC !! :clap: :clap:

I've got one of these in my "stash" and intend to build it into a M4A2. I hope mine turns out half as nice as yours.

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Postby cannedheat » Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:03 pm

that old chap is subtle ,very subtle ,without being OTT as some are , clean lines ,ete great give it FIVE now send it to me
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Postby PainlessWolf » Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:51 pm

Good Morning,
A Lovely and Industrial Sherman! Which motors and electronics are you using to drive that baby around with? Pics of the Build are always appreciated as well.
regards,
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Postby orntar » Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:02 am

Thanks guys! Painless, it's a static model actually. I don't think the styrene tracks could handle rc.

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Postby mutt71 » Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:35 am

Fantastic Sherman, Orntar! You have done an outstanding job on this! I second Son of a gunner's thought on the "string" rope. Another truly constructive thought, is that you might want to tone down the rusty color of the metal guide horns and the duckbills. Unless they sat for an extended period of time, they would not have rusted that much. If you were to paint them a metallic/steel color first and then dry brush them with a rusty color. This would give you more realistic finish and bring out some more of the details of both. Other than these two suggestions, this is a spectacular Sherman. Please don't take my suggestion as a criticism, as I surely do not intend it to be anything other than constructive. Thank you for sharing all of your photos of it. Jack Cherry

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Postby orntar » Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:21 am

No offense taken. I agree, I should have done more with the duck bills and links. It's been on display in my office since, so I just need to bust out the paints.

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Postby Shootermcgraw » Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:24 pm

Great job! Reminded me of the up close and personal Sherman pic I took in Griffith Indiana....ImageImageImage

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