Sherman M4A1(75) late 1/16 - I Love Kit

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Sherman M4A1(75) late 1/16 - I Love Kit

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The Chinese company I Love Kit announced a new static 1/16 model in spring - Sherman M4A1(75) late version. Box art contains a few errors (including sprocket wheel from HVSS) but it was similar with their 76mm Sherman where the pictures weren't very accurate but the sprues were quite OK.
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Small hatch 8O ???
But is that a low bustle turret?

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And a cast hull...nice.
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IF that does make it the market( and I hope it does), I'll bet we'll see a whole bunch of M4A1 builds on the forum!
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Oooh! Cast hull/cast turret: the Sherman of my childhood dreams. Me gotta get one!
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Is the turret a low bustle?!

Sprocket is correct it seems.
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Ad Lav wrote: Wed Mar 20, 2024 3:37 pm Is the turret a low bustle?!

Sprocket is correct it seems.
If it isn't, but with the top looking correct, it would only be a matter of some plasticard under the bustle with a bit of filler.

For the record, the two small hatch cast hulls that I know of in 1/16th are already around £100 plus shipping, and both needing a correct engine deck, it's only Nick that does the low bustle 75 turret, along with Dean's low bustle firefly turret.
Making this kit a rather desirable purchase.
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I am imagining that upper hull and turret on a Taigen lower hull. OOOOH! AHHH!
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Son of a gun-ner wrote: Wed Mar 20, 2024 3:51 pm For the record, the two small hatch cast hulls that I know of in 1/16th are already around £100 plus shipping, and both needing a correct engine deck, it's only Nick that does the low bustle 75 turret, along with Dean's low bustle firefly turret.
Mato turret is also low bustle.
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