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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: Friday, May 01, 2020 - 11:12 AM UTC

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Love your photos please continue as your build progresses.



I'm sorry, but my build is finished.
I just posted the link to the location where all the exterior build photos are.
This kit was the earlier one without the interior parts.
I hope these pictures help with the exterior construction of either the older, or newer with interior.
Regards.
Donald
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Posted: Friday, May 01, 2020 - 09:58 AM UTC
Love your photos please continue as your build progresses.
OldWarloke
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Posted: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 11:47 AM UTC
https://1drv.ms/u/s!ArouE_A-TfGGgaU1lcVMFskHV6Lqfg?e=buo2vB

Hey I don't want to steal anyones thunder, but this looks like RFM s new sherman with interior.
Above are the Pics from the build without interior.
It should be the same ?
Regards.
Donald
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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
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Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 05:56 PM UTC
Fantastic review and build article,well done indeed.
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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.
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Posted: Sunday, August 18, 2019 - 09:34 AM UTC
Love the build, kit purchased and thanks for all the info.
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: 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 - 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 - 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
M4A1Sherman
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Posted: Thursday, August 01, 2019 - 03:04 AM UTC

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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...
M4A1Sherman
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Posted: Thursday, August 01, 2019 - 03:00 AM UTC

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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?"



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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?"
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
OldWarloke
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Posted: Thursday, August 01, 2019 - 02:33 AM UTC
You'r Welcome.
Regards.
Donald
M4A1Sherman
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Posted: Thursday, August 01, 2019 - 02:30 AM UTC
Hi, Donald!

VERY NICE! Thanks for sharing with us!!!
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Posted: Thursday, August 01, 2019 - 02:29 AM UTC




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




OldWarloke
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Posted: Thursday, August 01, 2019 - 02:22 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 - 02:15 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: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 05:36 AM UTC
I almost forgot the Turret Ring, another part pointing to an interior.


You still have to paint the edge as it can be seen with the Turret in place.



Now it's just the final assembly and touch up painting.
Regards.
Donald
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Posted: Monday, July 29, 2019 - 08:38 AM UTC
Hi Ron,

Looking at the detailed back of the main gun mount, I'd say it is begging for a "field replacement" diorama, except you'd need the interior of the gun mount/recoil system, and of course something to fill the big empty void you'd see through the big hole in the turret face! Still, we're definitely seeing the bar getting raised yet again.

Oh, and the top of your 50cal barrel has a nasty seam to scrape - don't you just love macro photography?
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Posted: Monday, July 29, 2019 - 04:13 AM UTC
Today I present the Pioneer Tools. The ones in the kit are nice, but I like the ones from Formations better ( Not shure if they are still in business. I purchased about 20 of them years agoe Still using them.
Well here's a shot of the kit Sprue.

Here's the ones from Formations.

With the Formations tools being resin you have to separate them from the pour blocks. It's not too hard to do.



With the Kit parts you will need some belts with their hold down parts to make it look right.
Well on to more painting
Donald
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Posted: Sunday, July 28, 2019 - 10:34 PM UTC
Awesome build log as always Donald ! The way you take photos and note your builds are great and an excellent reference for anyone wanting to do the same build. Keep up the great work mate.