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Armor/AFV: Allied - WWII
Armor and ground forces of the Allied forces during World War II.
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Building the RFM Sherman
OldWarloke
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Posted: Thursday, August 01, 2019 - 02:15 AM UTC
Last construction Pic.


There's a ring that holds the clear parts for the Cupola. Make shure the parts are dry then just snap and glue in place. There's a small cut out in the ring, it should line up with a spot in the upper part.
OldWarloke
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Posted: Thursday, August 01, 2019 - 02:22 AM UTC
Just finished it all, I just gave it a light dusting , no heavy weathering of course I never do that any way.
Here are the Pics.




OldWarloke
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Posted: Thursday, August 01, 2019 - 02:25 AM UTC




OldWarloke
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Posted: Thursday, August 01, 2019 - 02:29 AM UTC




M4A1Sherman
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Posted: Thursday, August 01, 2019 - 02:30 AM UTC
Hi, Donald!

VERY NICE! Thanks for sharing with us!!!
OldWarloke
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Posted: Thursday, August 01, 2019 - 02:33 AM UTC
You'r Welcome.
Regards.
Donald
OldWarloke
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Posted: Thursday, August 01, 2019 - 02:46 AM UTC
Just some Thoughts.

1 I used some after market parts to enhance the kit, you don't really need them as this is a really nice kit.
2 This kit looks a lot like the Tasca kit it's easy to see their influence in it.
3 The way the parts are laid out it's easy to see a lot of different shermans coming.
4 The most difficult , and rewarding part of the build was the Track Runs.
5 If you do them the way I showed you shouldn't have a lot of problems with them.
6 The hardest part with them is the clean up on all the tiny parts.
7 Finally i just wish this would have been a 16Th. Kit with an Interior.
8 It's hard to get my Sausage like fingers to hold the small parts.
Regards.
Donald

Here's a Link to all the Pics.
Hope it works.

https://1drv.ms/u/s!ArouE_A-TfGGgaU1lcVMFskHV6Lqfg?e=N4Fb48
Bravo1102
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Posted: Thursday, August 01, 2019 - 02:46 AM UTC
Very nice. Thank you.

I can just see an instructor standing in front of the tank addressing his trainees.

"This is the M4A3 76mm HVSS medium tank. It is the tank I will be training you how to use. This vehicle does not care who it kills. Do something stupid and it will kill you. Am I clear?"
M4A1Sherman
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Posted: Thursday, August 01, 2019 - 03:00 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Very nice. Thank you.

I can just see an instructor standing in front of the tank addressing his trainees.

"This is the M4A3 76mm HVSS medium tank. It is the tank I will be training you how to use. This vehicle does not care who it kills. Do something stupid and it will kill you. Am I clear?"



M4A1Sherman
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Posted: Thursday, August 01, 2019 - 03:04 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Just some Thoughts.

1 I used some after market parts to enhance the kit, you don't really need them as this is a really nice kit.
2 This kit looks a lot like the Tasca kit it's easy to see their influence in it.
3 The way the parts are laid out it's easy to see a lot of different shermans coming.
4 The most difficult , and rewarding part of the build was the Track Runs.
5 If you do them the way I showed you shouldn't have a lot of problems with them.
6 The hardest part with them is the clean up on all the tiny parts.
7 Finally i just wish this would have been a 16Th. Kit with an Interior.
8 It's hard to get my Sausage like fingers to hold the small parts.
Regards.
Donald

Here's a Link to all the Pics.
Hope it works.

https://1drv.ms/u/s!ArouE_A-TfGGgaU1lcVMFskHV6Lqfg?e=N4Fb48



Hello, Don and Everyone else!

For me, the biggest selling point of this new RFM -E8 kit is the inclusion of "Indy-Links". This alone will sway me to buy the RFM kit over the TASCA/ASUKA offering. It's not like I would want to finish this thing in one night of glue-sniffing, anyway...

PS- Thanks for the photo-link; it worked just fine, for me...
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Posted: Thursday, August 01, 2019 - 04:35 AM UTC
Getting ready to build one very good info. I would like to replace the barrel. Do you have any info for a aftermarket one that would fit. Thanks
OldWarloke
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Posted: Thursday, August 01, 2019 - 05:29 AM UTC

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Getting ready to build one very good info. I would like to replace the barrel. Do you have any info for a aftermarket one that would fit. Thanks



The RB Models one is really nice and not too expensive.
I have a few of then.
Donald

Ps. DEF Models has 1 too, just you don't get the Muzzle Brake with it.
The Kit Gun isn't too bad, it even has the 4 little bumps on the front of the Brake.
tonmoc
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Posted: Thursday, August 01, 2019 - 05:48 AM UTC
do you rb model item #'s
thanks
OldWarloke
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Posted: Thursday, August 01, 2019 - 08:50 AM UTC

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do you rb model item #'s
thanks


The RB Models Number for the Gun is
35B10 76.2mm M1A2 for Sherman M4
Regards.
Donald
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Posted: Sunday, August 18, 2019 - 09:34 AM UTC
Love the build, kit purchased and thanks for all the info.
SCAMELL
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Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 05:49 PM UTC
Why has no one mentioned the cotton tow cable supplied in this kit?, or did i receive a 'pirate' version from Lucky model after waiting two months on pre order.
SCAMELL
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Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 05:56 PM UTC
Fantastic review and build article,well done indeed.
OldWarloke
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Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 10:31 PM UTC

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Why has no one mentioned the cotton tow cable supplied in this kit?, or did i receive a 'pirate' version from Lucky model after waiting two months on pre order.


Hey I forgot about that. The Tow Cable ends are solid so if you want to add a wire like I did above you will have to drill them out or find an after market Cable the right size.
Good Luck on that.
Donald