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Tamiya Sherman/Pershing any good?
11Charlie
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Posted: Friday, March 19, 2004 - 09:46 AM UTC
Are the Tamiya Sherman - Early Production and Pershing worth buying? I'd liked to get some input (even if they are half price) before I go to my local Hobby Lobby (again) and buy one, or two, or three...thanks! :-)
Kencelot
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Posted: Friday, March 19, 2004 - 09:59 AM UTC
Simply put, yes. Both are worth the price of admission, especially if it's half off!

The early Sherm needs a few corrections to be an accurate "early". Go here for a run-down:

U.S. Army Models

The Pershing is a nice kit OOB.
JPTRR
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Posted: Friday, March 19, 2004 - 11:16 AM UTC
IMHO (I am not a rivet counter), anything by Tamiya since the mid-80s is worth having.

Though usually on sale (I am a cheapskate ).
Partsman
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Posted: Friday, March 19, 2004 - 12:05 PM UTC
I have built the M4 out of the box and it is nice I have the M26 and the M4 with the 105. Both I got at the Hobby Lobby sale. Both look very nice in the box. The M26 has seperate engine covers which is nice if you want to add an engine.

Jeff
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Posted: Friday, March 19, 2004 - 01:33 PM UTC
Yep nail each one especially the Pershings!!
I have again picked up a 105 MM Sherman from Tamiya!!
Kind of wish they had some T-55's amd Famo's stuck in their!!
11Charlie
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Posted: Saturday, March 20, 2004 - 01:13 AM UTC
Thanks All...My local Hobby Lobby had quite a few of each, also the M4A3 and the M3. Now I have to see if the wife will let me go spend some more money, since this is the last day of the sale...
keenan
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Posted: Saturday, March 20, 2004 - 01:30 AM UTC
Yeah, I am going back for the second time in about an hour. Probably grab the Hobby Craft Chally 2 and Marines M1A1 for about $20.00 total.
I have 2 of the Tammy Pershings and haven't started either one yet but they look great in the box. You can find a review of the Pershing at the link below.
Shaun

http://pmms.webace.com.au/reviews/vehicles/tamiya/tam35254.htm
11Charlie
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Posted: Saturday, March 20, 2004 - 09:45 PM UTC
Must be my day...the Mrs. let me go pick up an M4A3, M26 and M151... :-)