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Re: Codename: Sherman 2016 - M4A2 Sprue Layout 171114
« Reply #315 on: November 18, 2017, 06:47:39 PM »
Yeah, considering that the US only took delivery of six M4A2 76(w), it did seem strange to have US crew. That said, they would needed to have created a brand new spruce for the Russians and I understand the costs and stuff.

The Russian Tank Crew blister will soon be available, so there will be no shortage of Soviet tank crews in the very near future!  A recap if you have seen them yet...


Fair enough, they do look good! How soon is soon though?  :P

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Re: Codename: Sherman 2016 - Decals for the M4 171129
« Reply #316 on: November 29, 2017, 11:48:18 PM »
WIP waterslide decals for the M4 Sherman and Firefly IC...





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Re: Codename: Sherman 2016 - Decals for the M4 171129
« Reply #317 on: November 30, 2017, 04:40:20 AM »
Hmmm, I would want the M4 as tanks, but then would need the Sherman IC sheet for the decals.

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Re: Codename: Sherman 2016 - Decals for the M4 171129
« Reply #318 on: November 30, 2017, 08:53:31 AM »
What do you need smurf ? A paticuler Division sign , Tac sign , or Registration ( T ) number ?  Both  Rubicon's Aliled decal sheets have a good variety of these ( need more Tac numbers IMO ) . Or maybe one of us could find some in our spares boxes and send them off to you

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Re: Codename: Sherman 2016 - Decals for the M4 171129
« Reply #319 on: November 30, 2017, 12:18:35 PM »
If there are no more comments, will send them off to the printer over the weekend.  There are some minor cosmetic changes, other than that, the layout will remain the same.

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Re: Codename: Sherman 2016 - Decals for the M4 171129
« Reply #320 on: November 30, 2017, 02:49:01 PM »
This is the M4 Composite, right?  If so, the US Army markings look pretty good (any chance if some more variants on the dice markings?).  But the Commonwealth markings include quite a lot of inappropriate stuff, bearing in mind the late stage of the war in which the M4 Composite entered service.  A lot of them are 1943- period markings.  Also - I don't have my references handy, but I don't think the Free French used this type.  They certainly didn't use the Firefly.

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Re: Codename: Sherman 2016 - Decals for the M4 171129
« Reply #321 on: November 30, 2017, 04:56:30 PM »
Thanks Ripley.

My comment was just general, the M4 was used by Commonwealth forces but there are no markings for them. I understand that it is impossible to cover everything.  As an aside, I have seven sets of Warlord M4 decal sheets unused, I used a couple of numbers off one sheet on the flame fougasse markers.

I have not done the research on who was using M4s in Normandy (not the Guards tank division which is how my Warlord M4s are marked).

Probably there will be suitable division and tactical signs on the Sherman III sheets.

I have a Warlord registration number sheet I am working my way through.

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Re: Codename: Sherman 2016 - Decals for the M4 171129
« Reply #322 on: November 30, 2017, 04:56:54 PM »
Also - I don't have my references handy, but I don't think the Free French used this type.  They certainly didn't use the Firefly.

We have two reference books on the Free French.  Both 501 RCC and 12 Cuir had M4 and M4 Composite.

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Re: Codename: Sherman 2016 - Decals for the M4 171129
« Reply #323 on: November 30, 2017, 05:04:56 PM »
Last minute research - Sherman I June 1944 Normandy.

The Oliver book states 79th Armoured Division (First Army Tank Brigade), 33rd Armoured Brigade and the ARG.

On the other hand there were just two Sherman ICs listed in the Oliver book but I am sure there are some amongst the plates in the Fortin book.
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Re: Codename: Sherman 2016 - Decals for the M4 171129
« Reply #324 on: November 30, 2017, 05:41:10 PM »
The Sherman III sheet has the 33rd Armoured Brigade Diablo and the First Northamptonshire Yeomanry tactical sign (up to August 1944). With some judicious application of mud (or a steady hand and some white paint) it will also get you the two RAC regiments.

So I will have to buy as many Sherman IIIs as Sherman Is. Cunning marketing ^__^.

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Re: Codename: Sherman 2016 - Decals for the M4 (Final) 171203
« Reply #325 on: December 03, 2017, 01:37:54 AM »
This is the waterslide decal sheets that you will be getting for our upcoming "M4 Sherman / Firefly IC" plastic kit. You get not one, but TWO decal sheets - one for the American and one for the Allies... talking about value for money (cartoon and graffiti humour included)!



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Re: Codename: Sherman 2016 - Decals for the M4 (Final) 171203
« Reply #326 on: December 03, 2017, 02:20:41 AM »
Yay!

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Re: Codename: Sherman 2016 - Decals for the M4 171129
« Reply #327 on: December 03, 2017, 02:33:33 AM »
The Sherman III sheet has the 33rd Armoured Brigade Diablo and the First Northamptonshire Yeomanry tactical sign (up to August 1944). With some judicious application of mud (or a steady hand and some white paint) it will also get you the two RAC regiments.

So I will have to buy as many Sherman IIIs as Sherman Is. Cunning marketing ^__^.

Maybe they’ll release them in blister packs like the German ones?
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Re: Codename: Sherman 2016 - Decals for the M4 171129
« Reply #328 on: December 03, 2017, 02:57:42 AM »
The Sherman III sheet has the 33rd Armoured Brigade Diablo and the First Northamptonshire Yeomanry tactical sign (up to August 1944). With some judicious application of mud (or a steady hand and some white paint) it will also get you the two RAC regiments.

So I will have to buy as many Sherman IIIs as Sherman Is. Cunning marketing ^__^.

Maybe they’ll release them in blister packs like the German ones?
They are supplying both sheets in the M4 box!

Most excellent!

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Re: Codename: Sherman 2016 - Decals for the M4 (Revised) 171203
« Reply #329 on: December 03, 2017, 03:50:47 PM »
From feedback, we have revised the Allies sheet with the inclusion of the Guards and added "gun sight calibration markings" to the design.



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