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Re: Codename: Sherman 16 - Updated 160325
« Reply #30 on: March 25, 2016, 11:37:56 PM »
We have moved this topic from "General Discussion" to "Work in Progress" as the "M4 Sherman T23 Turret" project had been approved for production!













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Re: Codename: Sherman 16 - Updated 160325
« Reply #31 on: March 26, 2016, 12:49:46 AM »
I didn't expect to see this in prototype form...

Everything looks good. What's the plan for making this into a kit?

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Re: Codename: Sherman 16 - Updated 160325
« Reply #32 on: March 26, 2016, 01:01:42 AM »
I didn't expect to see this in prototype form...
Everything looks good. What's the plan for making this into a kit?

No plan for a new kit YET... still a lot of fiddling around before deciding what to do with all these lovely parts.
So many Sherman variants could be done... except for the M4A4 (for now)!  ;)

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Re: Codename: Sherman 16 - Updated 160325
« Reply #33 on: March 26, 2016, 02:53:22 AM »
So many Sherman variants could be done... except for the M4A4 (for now)!  ;)

But that is the one we want ^___^!

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Re: Codename: Sherman 16 - Updated 160325
« Reply #34 on: March 26, 2016, 12:34:54 PM »
The M4A4 is not difficult to draw, just take a lot of extra time and effort to redraw the lower hull and tracks!
The positioning of each individual track takes a long time to do, not something we can afford right now...
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Re: Codename: Sherman 16 - Updated 160325
« Reply #35 on: March 26, 2016, 03:07:52 PM »
But that is the one we want ^___^!

M4A3E2 Jumbo, baby.  I bet WL have a plastic M4A4 in the works (if only as a scaled up PSC kit).

Actually, WL already have a resin Jumbo in development.  But a plastic one from Rubicon would be much better...
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Re: Codename: Sherman 16 - Updated 160325
« Reply #36 on: March 26, 2016, 05:00:24 PM »
The M4A4 is not difficult to draw, just take a lot of extra time and effort to redraw the lower hull and tracks!
The positioning of each individual track takes a long time to do, not something we can afford right now...
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I quite understand, it would just mean that there was a British used tank that could do more than scuff the paint of late War Germans, besides the Coldstream Guards' Cuckoo of course.

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Re: Codename: Sherman 16 - Updated 160325
« Reply #37 on: March 26, 2016, 05:07:36 PM »
M4A3E2 Jumbo, baby.  I bet WL have a plastic M4A4 in the works (if only as a scaled up PSC kit).

Actually, WL already have a resin Jumbo in development.  But a plastic one from Rubicon would be much better...
True, but possibly it would need a revised underframe to simulate the additional weight, there is a nice side view in the Osprey 76mm Sherman modelling book showing the effect on the bogies of the additional weight.

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Re: Codename: Sherman 16 - Updated 160325
« Reply #38 on: March 26, 2016, 08:43:58 PM »
True, but possibly it would need a revised underframe to simulate the additional weight, there is a nice side view in the Osprey 76mm Sherman modelling book showing the effect on the bogies of the additional weight.

I wouldn't expect Rubicon to go that far!  Providing the extended end connectors on the tracks would be enough for me as far as the running gear is concerned. 

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Re: Codename: Sherman 16 - Updated 160325
« Reply #39 on: March 26, 2016, 10:34:04 PM »
I often wonder if we might be a little to picky about companies getting every thing perfect in this scale . How much lower would the Jumbo sit than a vanilla M4 , a couple of millimeters ? Or would we  notice the wheel spacing and six inch shorter lower hull if Rubicon made a M4A4 body to fit the M4A3 hull ? Ok , yes we would  ::) .Personally , to get the versions of vehicles I want , I would not be bothered if Rubicon fudged some of the details . I mean both Rubicon and Warlord have omitted things and simplified parts already . The gamers I know , don' know or don't care . As a modeler , if it bothers me , I'll replace it or scratch build the part . Thoughts ?

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Re: Codename: Sherman 16 - Updated 160325
« Reply #40 on: March 26, 2016, 11:04:12 PM »
As Pinky said, for me the extended connectors would be okay, but the M4A4 would require a new chassis.

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Re: Codename: Sherman 16 - Updated 160325
« Reply #41 on: March 27, 2016, 04:22:03 PM »
I think Rubicon is on the right Track....get it right the first time ....is better to wait a little while longer rather than have to go back and fix it latter...

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Re: Codename: Sherman 16 - Updated 160325
« Reply #42 on: March 27, 2016, 08:24:05 PM »



What about the Hull? The M4A1? Is this coming?

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Re: Codename: Sherman 16 - Updated 160325
« Reply #43 on: April 02, 2016, 12:51:41 AM »
And publication date warning, but as hinted a Sherman V is on pre-order from Nottingham, though the Firefly appears to be a separate kit.

Once we get them though, we might start asking again ^___^.

So, Sherman 2 or 3?
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Re: Codename: Sherman 16 - Updated 160325
« Reply #44 on: April 02, 2016, 04:54:44 PM »
I would like a Sherman v as I can then do more conversions on it, the arv conversion, already made, would fit the new tank easily.
maybe a crab flail for instance.
I do not think just doing a new upper hull to fit the shorter running gear is not an option, rubicon would get slammed for it.
it needs to be done right.