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M4A3E2 JUMBO
edouble
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Arizona, United States
Joined: January 21, 2006
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Posted: Monday, April 16, 2012 - 01:05 PM UTC
Got my latest project in paint. Tamiya Sherman Conversion to M4A3E2 using Mato metal VVSS suspension, scratch-built armor and engine deck, converted T23 turret, scratch mantlet, custom metal barrel, and thickened trans cover.

Paint this time around is actually Krylon Camo colors Black base coat and Olive color coat. I have the privilege of being able to play with the only working Jumbo on the planet here in Chandler, Az and they use those colors to touch up any damage.

Model is built to match turret no. 111 AKA 3032928.

Jumbo paint1 by edoubleaz, on Flickr


Jumbo paint4 by edoubleaz, on Flickr


Jumbo paint9 by edoubleaz, on Flickr
edouble
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Arizona, United States
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Posted: Monday, April 16, 2012 - 04:23 PM UTC
Full Build here

http://www.desertarmor.com/DAK_PROJECTS/JUMBO.html
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California, United States
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Posted: Monday, April 16, 2012 - 05:32 PM UTC
Nice work on your model.

I hope you guys are taking good care of "our" Jumbo.


Chris "toadman" Hughes
Volunteer, Military Vehicle Technology Foundation
MVTF
Toadman's Tank Pictures
edouble
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Arizona, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 11:46 AM UTC
I love this tank Chris, you can ask Chad.... I have fondled the real one....

P.S. Typo on the hull number, I know it is actually 3082928
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California, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 05:03 PM UTC

Quoted Text

I love this tank Chris, you can ask Chad.... I have fondled the real one....

P.S. Typo on the hull number, I know it is actually 3082928



It was and still is one of my favorite tanks that belongs to the MVTF. I covered the restoration of it up until it was transfered to Chad last year and was there when he drove it onto the low-boy.

BTW, Chad did tell you that it is hull number 6 with the differential housing being somewhere on the high end of the s/n range? Essentially, that Jumbo is made up from 3 different ones.

Continued best wishes to you on the build.

Chris "toadman" Hughes
Volunteer, Military Vehicle Technology Foundation
MVTF
Toadman's Tank Pictures
edouble
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Arizona, United States
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Posted: Monday, April 23, 2012 - 01:19 PM UTC
Marked and in battle with DAK in Phoenix. Limited run time due to a motor wiring issue (my fault) so beauty pics will have to due!


Untitled by edoubleaz


Untitled by edoubleaz
edouble
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Arizona, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, October 09, 2012 - 01:29 PM UTC
In action 10-6-12

Untitled by edoubleaz, on Flickr