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Armor and ground forces of the Allied forces during World War II.
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Which Sherman JUMBO ? Tasca or MENG ?
AlfredCZ
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Praha, Czech Republic
Joined: January 03, 2016
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Posted: Thursday, August 06, 2020 - 04:28 AM UTC
Which Sherman Jumbo is better ? Price is -+ similar, Tasca was released a decade ago, MENG is brand new... I prefer "quick build or weekend build" in Tamiya style. But iīm donīt an Sherman expert...
Thank you !
jwest21
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Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: October 16, 2006
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Posted: Thursday, August 06, 2020 - 05:23 AM UTC
I cannot speak to the accuracy, but both kits are nice. Meng has the cast texture on the turret, the one on Tasca is very understated-its basically smooth.
m4sherman
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Arizona, United States
Joined: January 18, 2006
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Posted: Thursday, August 06, 2020 - 10:36 AM UTC
Both models are nice, and are similar in construction. However, on the Meng model the tracks are multi-part, while on Asuka are old type band tracks. Neither kit is a shake and bake like Tamiya.

I have 2 Asuka Jumbo's for sale.
trickymissfit
Joined: October 03, 2007
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Posted: Thursday, August 06, 2020 - 03:31 PM UTC
Spru brothers has the Tamiya M4a3e8 for $42. It's a good kit, and will remind you a lot of a Tasca. Plus there's a lot of aftermarket for it.
gary
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