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Sherman M4A4

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The base kit is the M4A4 Sherman from dragon. This kit has been reboxed with the new and correct upper and lower hull from Dragons latest firefly. I've used a lot of after mark sets to complete this model. For a start I've replaced the turret with a resin turret from Trakz. The boggies were replaced with the VVSS set from AFV club but I still used the Dragon wheels and the 3 bolts on the bogies. The tracks were from Modelkasten and were the most challenging work of this project. Iíve also added some AFV club duckbills for a finish touch.

The upper hull was getting some extra details as well. Some PE parts form ABER. The small hatches were replaces by resin parts from Tank Work Shop. The tools came from Formations and the towing cable and .30 cal barrels are from EurekaXXL. Some small scratchwork has been done to the armor plates by the hatches.

For painting I used Tamiya acrylics. XF-61 Dark green for a preshade. After drying I highlighted it with XF-21 Sky. After the highlights I nuanced the color differences with a mixture of XF-21 Sky and XF-31 J.A. Green. to get the final color. Iíve used the Utracast decals because I wanted to build a Canadian Sherman V. The weathering has been done with MIG Filters green and grey. A dark wash of black and brown was used for the deep parts. The final touches has been done with MIG pigments Sand, Allied fading and Europe dust. The stowage is a mixture of Plusmodels with a camo net from Verlinden. The oil can and bucket (from PE) are form PlusModel as well.
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About the Author

About Martin Visser (MVisser)
FROM: UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS

Starting to make 1/35 armor models at the age of 17. Before that I've been building some 1/72 armor and airplanes. My current interest are WWII US armor and some german tanks


Comments

Very nice. A good looking build, and it looks very canadian as well.
AUG 23, 2009 - 03:47 AM
hi marin, wow...sherman season is up..! very nice..i like the stuffs and gears. the camo netting looks real. thanks for sharing. ed
AUG 23, 2009 - 04:27 PM
Martin Awsome build and finish on the Canadian Sherman. love it How were the extra armour tracks held on to the front of the hull? Great model outstanding detail on the turret and added storage Cheers for sharing Geraint
AUG 24, 2009 - 08:33 AM
Hi Martin, Grand looking Mk V, nice work. Al
AUG 26, 2009 - 06:13 AM
THAT IS VERY COOL i LIKE THAT HOW LONG DID IT TAKE VERY GOOD JOB
AUG 27, 2009 - 03:46 AM
Thanks you guys, I really appreciate it. This is my first On Display on the main Armorama site and I'm glad you like it. @ Geraint, In real life the extra tracks were welded to the hull. @ Bobby, The greatest challenge was to put the Modelkasten tracks under the tank. Those tracks are made of 9 part per tracklink. But overall I thing 5-6 months work is in this piece. Martin
AUG 28, 2009 - 06:16 PM
You're towing cable looks fantastic. Nice, natural drape to it. How did you accomplish this? What did you use for the cable?
AUG 28, 2009 - 07:45 PM
Nice work Marin. The broken track gives the model a great, in service feel, as does all the stowage. Excellent paint too. Monochromatic schemes are so hard to make interesting, your is very well done in deed.
SEP 04, 2009 - 07:50 AM