Battle of the Bulge M4A3E8 Sherman U.S. 4th Armoured Division Bastogne.
Here's a vignette of my M4A3E8 Sherman that I built using Tasca's excellent Sherman kit. I wanted to model a picture of an "E8" during the battle of the bulge and I found a picture of one that was taken just outside Bastogne, Belgium in January 1945. This particular Sherman was positioned hull down protecting one of the roads leading into and out of Bastogne. I used Tamiya acrylics on the tank and Vallejo paints for the figure and stowage with the exception of the yellow air recognition flag on which I used Tamiya acrylics. The winter grass is from Noch's grass set. I weathered the tank with a pin wash using Windsor and Newton oils then a general wash. Mud and dirt effects were achieved using Mig pigments. The snow is from Hudson and Allen's scenic line.
Hope you like it.
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