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Richard B.
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Shermans

Post by Richard B. »

Another two models that were part of the care package sent to me by Bill Krieg

A pair of venerable Airfix Sherman,

I had to strip down the track units (still not brilliant but functional), I than stowed both up using a variety metal, plastic and resin bits. I added turret AAMGs fitted suitable crew heads into the driver position hatch.

A quick simple paint job and these will match up with my existing NWE Shermans

Tank 1 (the crewman here is one of HAT Industrie US tank riders set)
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Tank 2 (this crewman was Britannia Miniatures from their M10)
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Both together
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"“Sir with the compliments of my officer, your shooting was excellent – you killed four of our men”!
Un-named Traillieur to an artillery officer at R`Fakah, Morocco, Feb. 29th, 1908
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Good work on a venerable vintage kit. Nice!
David Reasoner
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Post by David Reasoner »

There is a certain joy to recycling old and veteran models, isn't there? :D

David
billk
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Post by billk »

Richard, you really brought those kits back to life!

Is the wire coil a scratchbuild or someone's commercial product?
Richard B.
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billk wrote: 08 Mar 2021, 13:30 Richard, you really brought those kits back to life!

Is the wire coil a scratchbuild or someone's commercial product?
Very kind the wire coil comes in a pack of cable drums, wire coils from Sgt`s Mess - they do loads of consumables/stowage/guns - just wonderful stuff

https://sgtsmess.co.uk/product-category/modifications/
"“Sir with the compliments of my officer, your shooting was excellent – you killed four of our men”!
Un-named Traillieur to an artillery officer at R`Fakah, Morocco, Feb. 29th, 1908
billk
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Just purchased some coils from EWM.
Next time around will look at Sgts Mess; they have some interestng stuff.
Also been looking at some S&S bits.
Richard B.
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Re: Shermans

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billk wrote: 08 Mar 2021, 14:04 Just purchased some coils from EWM.
Next time around will look at Sgts Mess; they have some interestng stuff.
Also been looking at some S&S bits.
S&S do lovely big bits (the bundles on the Sherman rear decks are theirs :D

Sgt`s mess do great tools and national stowage packs :)

EWM do some nice bits also, as do SHQ :D

Check out Andy Grubb`s own packs - US halftrack stowage, German Stug/tank stowage - well worth it

If you can find then resin/plastic by Value Gear - http://valuegeardetails.com/UniversalStowageS2.html highly recommended
"“Sir with the compliments of my officer, your shooting was excellent – you killed four of our men”!
Un-named Traillieur to an artillery officer at R`Fakah, Morocco, Feb. 29th, 1908
CarlL
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Post by CarlL »

Great work Richard, love that drivers head bobbing up from the hull !!
CarlL

PS Thanks also for the many links / sources for baggage listed in your last post.
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