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darreng
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Posted: Sunday, January 13, 2008 - 08:36 AM UTC
It's Trumpeter's M4A1 76(w) Sherman.

It's in the markings of the 1st Polish Armoured Division in Holland during September 1944.

I hope you like it.









Thanx for looking.

Cheers Daz
darreng
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Posted: Sunday, January 13, 2008 - 09:11 AM UTC
Well thanx Derek.

I think it makes a change from something non-US or German.

And I do admire the Poles after what they went through.

Cheers Daz
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Posted: Sunday, January 13, 2008 - 11:03 AM UTC
Nice one Daz.
I like the weathering as well
S'cuse my ignorance but what scale/size is this, as its hard to tell from the photos
Nige
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Posted: Sunday, January 13, 2008 - 08:41 PM UTC
As Nige said

Nice one Daz, up to your usual standards. got to agree with you about respect for the Poles after what they went through.

Andy
darreng
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Posted: Monday, January 14, 2008 - 05:36 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Nice one Daz.
I like the weathering as well
S'cuse my ignorance but what scale/size is this, as its hard to tell from the photos
Nige



Hi Nige

This is 1/72 scale.
darreng
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Posted: Monday, January 14, 2008 - 08:18 AM UTC
Thanx Andy.

Hopefully this will be at Milton Keynes if the Bulldogs are still attending.

Cheers Daz
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Posted: Monday, January 14, 2008 - 08:54 AM UTC
Nice one Daz, I too like to see stuff in Polish markings, my uncle was Polish and served in the RAF

Mal
darreng
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Posted: Monday, January 14, 2008 - 08:56 AM UTC
Thanx Mal.

I'm glad you like it mate.

Cheers Daz
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Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2008 - 08:28 AM UTC


Nice on mate it looks good, I have to take my hat off to you guys who build in '72 scale, way too fiddly for me.
When I got back into modelling 14/15 years ago, I didn't like the Sherman at all, but over the years I've come to like the them, I even built one about 5 years back.
AlanL
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Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2008 - 09:41 AM UTC
Hi Darren,

Nice build.

On the tail lights the RHS should both be black and the LHS Top Red, Bottom Black.

Don't know much about the M4A1 (76) but the shell ejection port looks odd. Did they have this indented feature around it? Haven't seen that before, but never say never with a Sherman.

Enjoy the show.

Cheers

Al
darreng
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Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2008 - 07:01 PM UTC
Hi Al.

The indentation around the shell ejector port should not be there as it's a moulding fault on the crappy Trumpeter turret, but it's been corrected. As have the tail lights. Piccies to follow.

And I will enjoy the show, and this little beastie will be there.

Thanx for the comments.

Darren.
darreng
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Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 04:32 AM UTC
Right then guys after the comments from Al, and muchly appreciated they were too!
Here are the piccies of the updated Sherman IIa.
I think it looks better.








See I do listen.

Cheers Daz
Littorio
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Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 06:41 AM UTC
Very nice Daz can't wait to see it in the flesh at MK.

Ciao
Luciano
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Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 09:06 AM UTC
Hi Daz,

good luck at the show.

Al
darreng
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Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 09:11 AM UTC
I took what you said onboard mate. And I hope it looks better now, I certainly think so.

Thank you for the comments mate.

Cheers Daz