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Re: Codename: Sherman 2016 - Works continue... 180422
« Reply #375 on: April 22, 2018, 11:26:44 PM »
Yep!
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Re: Codename: Sherman 2016 - Works continue... 180422
« Reply #376 on: April 23, 2018, 03:00:05 AM »
Would be nice to get a small and large hatch version

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« Reply #377 on: April 23, 2018, 03:14:24 AM »
And the same request when you get around to doing the M4A3 (75) too..
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Re: Codename: Sherman 2016 - Works continue... 180422
« Reply #378 on: April 23, 2018, 09:57:35 AM »
Rubicon have indicated that they are doing the parts for an early M4A1 (vertical bogies, bolted transmission housing), so we could be looking at different M4A1 hulls - early small hatch with direct vision ports, later small hatch, perhaps with applique armour, and large hatch (76mm) version.  If there is an early M4A1 in the works, I would hope it also includes the British pattern sandshields, although that might be asking for too much...

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Re: Codename: Sherman 2016 - Works continue... 180422
« Reply #379 on: April 23, 2018, 12:19:03 PM »
Would the sand shields be the same as on the  SF sprue that's  found in the M4 and M4 hybrid kit ? If so its just an easy add to the M4A1 kit .  Really looking forward to the A1 , my fav version of the Sherman . Got an urge to build one with the twin bow machine guns

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« Reply #380 on: April 23, 2018, 03:15:33 PM »
They were different (I can't post photos so I can't put up an example). But now you mention it, it looks as though the sandshields fabricated by the British for the Sherman were fairly quickly replaced by the factory installed type (i.e. the ones on the Rubicon sprue).  So I guess there's no real need for another set of sandshields in an early M4A1 kit.
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Re: Codename: Sherman 2016 - Works continue... 180422
« Reply #381 on: April 23, 2018, 11:00:03 PM »
Would they have had the REME guys copy the ones from the Grant ? The Brits  were pretty good at fabricating stuff they found they needed in combat , the sun shield fake canvas / steel  truck body for tanks , the NA 75 Churchill and the Firefly conversion late war to name 3

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Re: Codename: Sherman 2016 - Works continue... 180422
« Reply #382 on: April 23, 2018, 11:55:12 PM »
Same pattern as the Grant.  Here's an example:



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Re: Codename: Sherman 2016 - Works continue... 180422
« Reply #383 on: April 24, 2018, 04:15:21 AM »
We'll just wait for the Rubicon Lee / Grant then ....they going to make one soon  I hope  :)  Actually I want one now ! ::)