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Re: M4 Sherman - M4 Hybrid Prototype 170405
« Reply #30 on: April 06, 2017, 02:55:20 PM »
All I need now is a lot of 28mm Churchill track  ::)
Something for the next allied stowage set?

And individual Sherman links for the turret?

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Re: M4 Sherman - More M4 Hybrid Images 170406
« Reply #31 on: April 06, 2017, 03:58:29 PM »
As promised, more M4 Hybrid (composite) photos...

























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Re: M4 Sherman - More M4 Hybrid Images 170406
« Reply #32 on: April 06, 2017, 04:12:01 PM »
I feel a squadron of these in my future....

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Re: M4 Sherman - More M4 Hybrid Images 170406
« Reply #33 on: April 06, 2017, 05:57:57 PM »
The Ic Hybrid looks wonderful.  It's probably too late to change (as I think you've already done the turret sprue), but it would be good if you could fix the minor details on the Firefly radio box mentioned above.

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Re: M4 Sherman - More M4 Hybrid Images 170406
« Reply #34 on: April 17, 2017, 02:34:02 AM »
I know it's probably been mentioned before, but what is the plan for the 75mm/M4A1 kits?

Will they come out as their own box or as an expansion pack?
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Re: M4 Sherman - More M4 Hybrid Images 170406
« Reply #35 on: April 17, 2017, 12:46:00 PM »
One other thing on the hybrid.  It's important that the turret applique armour is a separate piece, as it doesn't seem to have been a feature of the Firefly version.  In fact most Fireflies of all types don't seem to have had this.

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Re: M4 Sherman - M4A2 Large Hatch 170816
« Reply #36 on: August 16, 2017, 09:44:28 PM »
Have not updated our project progress for a while.  The M4A2 moulds are done and are now going through QC.
Unlike our M4A3/M4A3E8, there will be two products for the M4A2:

280054 M4A2(76)W - mounted with a 76mm gun, this kit can be assembled with an early or late T-23 turret.
And by using the spare tracks from our M4A3/M4A3E8 (280042), you can convert this Sherman into an
M4A2(76)W HVSS too!

280055 M4A2 Sherman / Sherman Mk III - mounted with a 75mm gun, this kit can be made into either a small
or large hatch M4A2.  It can also be assembled into a British M4A2, the Sherman Mk III, as well.









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Re: M4 Sherman - M4A2 Large Hatch 170816
« Reply #37 on: August 17, 2017, 12:06:11 AM »
Looking forward to both versions of the M4A2 - especially the Sherman III.  But what do you mean by "small hatch" 76mm version?  And will the 75mm version have both low bustle and high bustle turrets?

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Re: M4 Sherman - M4A2 Large Hatch 170816
« Reply #38 on: August 17, 2017, 01:25:47 AM »
But what do you mean by "small hatch" 76mm version?

Oops, typing too fast without checking.  Should be about the turret, not the hatches... Now corrected!


And will the 75mm version have both low bustle and high bustle turrets?

Yes, both will be included, plus numerous mantlets and gun shields.

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Re: M4 Sherman - M4A2 Large Hatch 170816
« Reply #39 on: August 17, 2017, 08:49:24 AM »
Yes, I thought it might be a mistake.  Both kits sound excellent.  Hopefully they will also have some crew and accessories, like the M4A3E8.

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Re: M4 Sherman - M4A2 Large Hatch 170816
« Reply #40 on: August 17, 2017, 09:50:27 AM »
Agreed, excellent coverage of these tanks. I hope you have the sales to match. You deserve them.

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Re: M4 Sherman - M4A2 & Sherman III 170817
« Reply #41 on: August 17, 2017, 09:07:40 PM »
Preceding the M4A2(76)W is the M4A2. Equipped with a 75mm M3 gun,
a total of over 8,000 units were produced between Apr 42 and May 44
by five manufacturers. Almost all M4A2s were sent aboard on Land-Lease
for Allies use, including USSR, Britain, New Zealand, Poland, and Free
French Force. No US Army combat use except by the USMC (PTO). The
British M4A2 designation was Sherman Mk III.



















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Re: M4 Sherman - M4A2 & Sherman III 170817
« Reply #42 on: August 17, 2017, 10:21:19 PM »
Your 3D drawings look great!! When you release the kit,are you going to include the three piece transmission cover with the small hatch M4A2 hull? The earlier M3 suspension with the chevron -less track would also be a nice addition to your M4A2 kit.
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Re: M4 Sherman - M4A2 & Sherman III 170817
« Reply #43 on: August 17, 2017, 10:54:30 PM »
The one-piece transmission cover seems to have appeared quite early on the Sherman III.

Rubicon - on the British version, the additional panels on the hull for stowage were fabricated from the sand shields.  So you won't normally see a Sherman with both these fittings and a complete set of sand shields.  This addition was largely unique to one unit - I mentioned this before.

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Re: M4 Sherman - M4A2 & Sherman III 170817
« Reply #44 on: August 17, 2017, 11:01:07 PM »
The one-piece transmission cover seems to have appeared quite early on the Sherman III.

@Pinky & HOffmn - That's true. We are including the one-piece version for the M4A2.  The 3-piece transmission will appear on our upcoming M4A1 with the early M3 bogie as an option.  And, of course, all these will be interchangeable between kits.


Rubicon - on the British version, the additional panels on the hull for stowage were fabricated from the sand shields.  So you won't normally see a Sherman with both these fittings and a complete set of sand shields.  This addition was largely unique to one unit - I mentioned this before.

We just wanted to show what can be "added" to make the M4A2 to become a Sherman Mk III.  Will be up to the modeller to decide how to assemble the kit.