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Armor and ground forces of the Allied forces during World War II.
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M4A2 Wading kit
Echo9Sierra
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Alabama, United States
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Posted: Sunday, December 22, 2019 - 11:44 AM UTC
I'm looking to buy the 1/35 scale Tank Workshop M4A2 wading set with the 55 gal drums as stacks. Also interested in any other wading sets available. Tank Workshop appears to be out of business. Contact me at [email protected]
m4sherman
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Arizona, United States
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Posted: Sunday, December 22, 2019 - 01:54 PM UTC
The web site is still there, but it says it is for sale. The price is interesting. Have you contacted the owner?
petbat
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Sunday, December 22, 2019 - 02:20 PM UTC
The business was sold to Brian a couple of years ago:
http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=25084&mode=thread&order=0

His own Resin2detail website shows he is under pressure supplying his main business aircraft parts after taking up a full time job in in September 2019
http://resin2detail.com/

So at a guess, the TW stuff is unlikely to be produced until a new buyer is found.
Echo9Sierra
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Alabama, United States
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Posted: Monday, December 23, 2019 - 05:00 AM UTC
I've tried contacting the owner and no joy. No response. I was hoping someone would have it in their stash and would be willing to sell.
Echo9Sierra
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Alabama, United States
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Posted: Monday, December 23, 2019 - 05:03 AM UTC
I could scratch build it but I would need some plans.
165thspc
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Kentucky, United States
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Posted: Monday, December 23, 2019 - 05:23 AM UTC
Why has no one come out with a series of wadding trunks for the different Shermans?????

Seems like a no brainer.

There are several limited use versions intended for the Marine Shermans but what about the D-Day Normandy applications?

I am currently attempting to scratch build a set for my Normandy landing diorama but with less than exciting results.
Frenchy
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Rhone, France
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Posted: Monday, December 23, 2019 - 06:41 AM UTC

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what about the D-Day Normandy applications



Eduard makes a PE set for the M4A1 :

https://www.eduard.com/out/media/36289.pdf

The manufacturer's website lists it as "discontinued" but you can still find it...

IPMS USA review

H.P.
Echo9Sierra
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Alabama, United States
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Posted: Monday, December 23, 2019 - 11:46 AM UTC
Tank Workshop had a few sets for Sherman's and I believe and M5 and M3. But as stated before they are out of business. There are a few 1/35 scale Sherman's out there with trunks and 1 in 1/72. I may resort to changing the period and version and do something else.

I would love to see a version for the M10 TD

Echo9Sierra
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Alabama, United States
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Posted: Monday, December 23, 2019 - 11:48 AM UTC
I am the former owner of Michael Roberts Ltd Miniature Company. I have all the assets to cast these parts. I would love to purchase some of these masters and produce them. (at a reasonable price that is.)
marcb
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Overijssel, Netherlands
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Posted: Tuesday, December 24, 2019 - 02:33 AM UTC

Resicast make the regular one.
https://www.resicast.com/

You could buy some fuel drums in plastic.
Echo9Sierra
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Posted: Tuesday, December 24, 2019 - 06:53 AM UTC
Thanks.
m4sherman
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Posted: Tuesday, December 24, 2019 - 08:29 AM UTC
There is a manual for setting up a tank or armored vehicles for deep wading. I've lost the copies I had during a storm that blew off part of my roof. I had a look through my copies and no joy.

The Marine kits were not the standard version, being more of a use what you have on hand if I recall, but followed the basic pattern.

One of the more interesting statements in the manual was to use spare strips, or pieces, of steel and weld these in place to cover gaps and hold the structure in place. I suspect some of the odd metal parts welded to the rear of some tanks was used on the deep wading trunks.