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Re: The all NEW M4A3 Sherman - Decal Templates 170210
« Reply #60 on: February 11, 2017, 12:35:07 PM »
In the case of Allied vehicles the photographic records are fairly good - British armour perhaps less so than American.  German subjects can get more speculative, especially in the late war period.  But it's a good point; maybe the best approach is a mixture of decals without anything too specific (apart from the names - no harm in using actual names).  Then include a couple of templates as indications of where the different markings normally appeared, without trying to represent a specific vehicle.

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Re: The all NEW M4A3 Sherman - Decal Templates 170210
« Reply #61 on: February 11, 2017, 03:20:53 PM »
The final pre-release photo of our M4A3/M4A3E8 Sherman (280042):




With our "Mix & Match" design, you can swap parts to create your own
M4 Sherman variants once the required parts are released.  In this case,
a M4A3(105) with duckbill extenders:



Enjoy!
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Re: The all NEW M4A3 Sherman - New Product Photo 170211
« Reply #62 on: February 11, 2017, 04:37:11 PM »
They look really good.

The turrets look extremely good.

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Re: The all NEW M4A3 Sherman - New Product Photo 170211
« Reply #63 on: February 11, 2017, 04:49:13 PM »
We are very proud of both turrets.  Had put in a lot of efforts by our design staff to make them easy to assemble while keeping them as accurate as possible.

We did tweak the hull a bit (both engineering and details) to sure it is compatible with our new "Mix & Match" design.  We also make the hatches open.  The tracks are totally new!
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Re: The all NEW M4A3 Sherman - New Product Photo 170211
« Reply #64 on: February 11, 2017, 07:47:21 PM »
Yes, the turrets are excellent.  As does the HVSS suspension.

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Re: The all NEW M4A3 Sherman - New Product Photo 170211
« Reply #65 on: February 11, 2017, 11:04:28 PM »
They look really good .

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Re: The all NEW M4A3 Sherman - Decal Update 170212
« Reply #66 on: February 12, 2017, 01:29:31 AM »
A decal design update based on feedback from you guys!



Any more comments?
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Re: The all NEW M4A3 Sherman - Decal Update 170212
« Reply #67 on: February 12, 2017, 02:29:18 AM »
Looks good to me - still think "Sad Sac" is a mistake though...

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Re: The all NEW M4A3 Sherman - Decal Update 170212
« Reply #68 on: February 12, 2017, 02:30:41 AM »
Looks good to me - still think "Sad Sac" is a mistake though...

Can't change it... no space in between the decals to add an extra alphabet!  :(

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Re: The all NEW M4A3 Sherman - Decal Update 170212
« Reply #69 on: February 12, 2017, 03:09:20 PM »
Can't change it... no space in between the decals to add an extra alphabet!  :(

Remove the exclamation mark...

Here's the name on a training vehicle (from the Sherman Minutia site):


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Re: The all NEW M4A3 Sherman - Decal Update 170212
« Reply #70 on: February 12, 2017, 03:55:36 PM »
We are talking about a different tank...

This is a M4A3(76)W HVSS with a different vehicle number... can't recall where we scanned this one for references!



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Re: The all NEW M4A3 Sherman - Decal Update 170212
« Reply #71 on: February 12, 2017, 04:17:26 PM »
I realised it would be a different vehicle.  I'm saying I think it's wrong i.e. the illustrator was mistaken. It happens a lot - it's hard to read b&w photos, and the illustrators aren't necessarily knowledgeable.  Tanks Encyclopedia has a depiction of "Flat Foot Floogie" (the tank in the photo above) with the name mis-spelt. 

Of course there may be a photo proving it's right.  Anyway, it's your call. 

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Re: The all NEW M4A3 Sherman - Decal Update 170212
« Reply #72 on: February 12, 2017, 04:23:42 PM »
True!  No reason to argue over a mis-spelt "K vs !".  Going back redoing it takes time... being lazy... would rather do something else, lol.

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Re: The all NEW M4A3 Sherman - Decal Update 170212
« Reply #73 on: February 12, 2017, 06:17:10 PM »
Is Sad Sac used post war or during wwii?
Can you remember?

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Re: The all NEW M4A3 Sherman - Decal Update 170212
« Reply #74 on: February 12, 2017, 10:32:13 PM »
A little white paint and a very fine brush or tooth pick will change that ! to a k .  The more we nit pik the longer it will take to get the kit to market , and I want one NOW ! lol