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M4 Sherman - M4A2 Decal Sheet (Final) 170822
« on: January 22, 2017, 07:53:15 PM »
Because of the extend for each M4 variant is getting increasingly more in contents,
with 3D drawings, prototypes, and starting to see some TS plastics; we have decided
to split them up into new topics so that people can follow them much easier!

NOTE: Common sprues, like the road wheels, tracks, suspension, and turrets will
still be posted under the original topic: Codename: Sherman 2016

This one is for the M4 Sherman.

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Re: M4 Sherman
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2017, 07:57:12 PM »
Moving this 3D Prototype post from the original "Codename: Sherman 2016".










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Re: M4 Sherman
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2017, 10:19:10 PM »
As mentioned in the other thread, this M4 didn't exist.  The all-welded large hatch M4 hull was only built with a 105mm gun.

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Re: M4 Sherman
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2017, 10:23:09 PM »
As mentioned in the other thread, this M4 didn't exist.  The all-welded large hatch M4 hull was only built with a 105mm gun.

This M4 (large hatch) version will come with the 75/105 turret sprue, so is not a problem for the final product.
Just the way it is being assembled and market.  We will take special care when doing the marketing material.

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Re: M4 Sherman
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2017, 01:40:51 PM »
This is the small hatch M4 Sherman prototype (with British sideskirts)...













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Re: M4 Sherman - Small Hatch M4 170124
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2017, 09:13:47 PM »
Are these British pattern sand shields?  They look like the standard pattern, although the rivets are a bit oversized.

The mid-production hull wouldn't normally have a high bustle turret, unless it was a rebuilt vehicle.  It was introduced specifically for the large hatch hull (to avoid fouling the hatches). 


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Re: M4 Sherman - Small Hatch M4 170124
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2017, 09:48:10 PM »
Are these British pattern sand shields?  They look like the standard pattern, although the rivets are a bit oversized.

From what we know, these are standard pattern sand shields, but found mostly on Sherman under British use.


The mid-production hull wouldn't normally have a high bustle turret, unless it was a rebuilt vehicle.  It was introduced specifically for the large hatch hull (to avoid fouling the hatches).

No worries, we only have a few prototypes printed, so is a mix and match thing, when it comes to a few snapshots.  Will get these sorted out when we do the assembly instructions.

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Re: M4 Sherman - Small Hatch M4 170124
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2017, 09:52:23 PM »
Is the example turret one with the cast in cheek piece? I noticed an undercut effect on this picture.
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Re: M4 Sherman - Small Hatch M4 170124
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2017, 09:56:04 PM »
From what we know, these are standard pattern sand shields, but found mostly on Sherman under British use.

Yes - the US tankers almost always removed them.  There were a couple of earlier types that only the British used.  The factory-installed pattern had some additional details, like a vertical slot on the middle panel.
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Re: M4 Sherman - Small Hatch M4 170124
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2017, 10:40:37 PM »
Is the example turret one with the cast in cheek piece? I noticed an undercut effect on this picture.

I think that's a moulding seam. It looks similar to the turret in the discontinued kit.
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Re: M4 Sherman - Small Hatch M4 170124
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2017, 10:52:09 PM »
Is the example turret one with the cast in cheek piece? I noticed an undercut effect on this picture.

@UVS & Pinky - there is, in fact, an undercut on almost all 75mm turret.  It is not a moulding seam.

It was an engineering remedy to strengthen a "thin spot" on the turret, it was supposed to be a thickened cheek like feature, but because of injection mould issues, we can only make an indent like feature to represent it.
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Re: M4 Sherman - Small Hatch M4 170124
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2017, 11:52:23 PM »
@UVS & Pinky - there is, in fact, an undercut on almost all 75mm turret.  It is not a mt was an engineering remedy to strengthen a "thin spot" on the turret, it was supposed to be a thickened cheek like feature, but because of injection mould issues, we can only make an indent like feature to represent it.

I know about the thickened cheek, but I thought that indent was a mould seam.  So I filled it  :)

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Re: M4 Sherman - Firefly IC 170125
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2017, 01:55:06 AM »
Probably the most anticipated prototype of all... the Sherman I (M4) conversion... Firefly IC:















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Re: M4 Sherman - Firefly IC 170125
« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2017, 02:52:21 AM »
Very nice.

The leaf spring across the rear door is good, I do not think it relates to the vehicle's suspension.

The appliqué Armour on the right hull looks like it varies with some having the "corner" cut off, others not. As it is a separate piece that is not too much of an issue.

Okay, this is going to be "The One" for my "Hercules" Firefly project.


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Re: M4 Sherman - Firefly IC 170125
« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2017, 03:38:03 AM »
The "rear spring " is a tow bar . Sort of the same thing ( but smaller ) seen on the Uni Carrier and IRC the Field artillery Tractor ( FAT ). Was it used to tow ammo trailer for the tank  ? I've seen pictures of Brit tanks with the  bar , and no  bar but the mounts on rear hull ( removed to access engine ? )l , but never saw a picture of a tank towing any thing . Now some one post a picture  :D



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