Saturday, 23 April 2011

Shermans Work In Progress Part Two

I have been doing some more work on my 1/72nd scale Italeri Fast Build Shermans and have taken a few pictures. I also got a bit carried away and did a repaint of an Easy Models pre-assembled/painted Sherman M4A1 76mm- attempting to turn it into a British Sherman IIa. Most of the vehicle markings are handpainted apart from the allied stars on the turret tops- I used the FoW website as a reference for the 8th AB markings & their positions on the tanks. All vehicles have had aerials added using a heavy gauge fishing line. The Sherman in the primer stage has had a lot more stowage applied, with a variety of boxes, tarps made from paper, a couple of wheels from another old kit, applique armour, blanket boxes, some miliput sand-bags and there's even a bucket from a Revell Nap Brit Artillery set. Just visible hanging off the blanket box on the painted tank is a British helmet and backpack which were cut off a spare infantry figure. I have included an image of what the Easy models tank looked like prior to painting (found on F&S Scale Models website). None of these models have been varnished yet. I shall post some more when all three are finished. Your comments are welcome.



5 comments:

  1. Top conversion and painting Jacksarge but beware of those paper tigers!

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  2. Nice, they're not so bad with paint and stowage on.

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  3. Thanks Dan, I have finished painting them all and hope to take some pictures on the weekend & post.

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  4. Jacksarge, what stowage did you use?

    GReg

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  5. GReg- the boxes come from spares I had in Napoleonic 1/72 kits plus a couple I made out of balsa and plasticard, the tarps are made from paper tied with thread, sand bags from miliput, the bucket is from a Napoleonic artillery kit, the spare wheels came from a broken Airfix kit, and the applique armour is made from plasticard. Whatever I had laying about really.

    jacksarge

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