Dragon 1/35 M4A1 DV Sherman Tank
It could be said that there is a Sherman for everyone, with so many variations on the theme as the design developed over the course of WW2 and into the postwar period.
With so may to choose, both from manufacturers and their versions, one can’t really be stuck for choice:
My contribution to this well trodden path is Dragon’s 1/35 M4A1 DV.
Markings are for an example from the 66th Armoured Regiment,
2nd Armoured Division on Operation Husky, Sicilly 1943.
Can I say that I’m always intimidated by the part count on your average Dragon kit.
However, once you get cracking into the build you’ll soon realise that almost half the plastic on the sprue trees will be relegated to the burgeoning spares box.
It is over-engineered in places, but as it’s one of their recent releases the fit is perfect.
No filler was harmed in this build.
No aftermarket was used either.
It’s all out of the box.
An enjoyable build, some crazy engineering…the articulated working suspension is of particular note.
It is a pity that with all those plastic parts no interior detail has been provided by Dragon.
Nevertheless if you’re after a kerbside model of a Sherman this one comes recommended.
Surface detail is very fine. Decals are good quality.
Instructions are a bit naff, not helped by having the wrong ones in the box, so some downloaded jpeg’s are used instead.
I did manage to stuff up one part and the eagle eyed & nitpickers amongst you will have already noticed the shovel on the rear engine deck is the wrong way round…So once again no cigar for me.
Tracks are a most welcome one piece moulding and makes a refreshing change from the billion part individual component set up they have on their previous offerings.
Tracks are nice quality and come up good under a coat of paint and some weathering.
Comments as always are most welcome, but in the meantime thanks for looking.