Not a ‘Fury’
Started in 2018 after a good friend realised he just wouldn't be able to 'do it justice', he also included the Legend resin stowage set - which is huge !. Build began in October that year, then I put it to one side in early 2019 to pick-up another project.
So after spending most of last year on the 'Shelf of Forgetfulness' I brought it back to the bench in November, and have grabbed a few sessions here and there since then.
This was the first time I'd used Mig acrylics - the full OD modulation set, also included by my friend - not surprisingly I was VERY nervous about this entirely new (to me) way of painting an AFV, but by watching a number of excellent YT tutorials and having a new bottle of 'brave pills' to hand I simply tried it and... well I think I got lucky, first time out. After the decalling I simply weathered and faded the model in the usual way with a pin wash, overall washes, oil-dot filter and finally pigments (ughhhh). Used another 'new' product for the final matt coat - Migs' Ultra Matt 'Lucky' Varnish (A.Mig 2050). Really scary when I tested it on the underside, as it immediately went-on 'milky', but after ten mins it dried so matt, that light simply falls into it - nil reflectivity, bl**dy marvelous stuff but only apply in VERY light mist coats.
One of Tamiya's very best and an utter joy to build. Won't be to everyones' taste and definitely will upset some Shermaholics I'm sure. No matter please feel free to ask any questions, make any comments or pass-along any criticisms.
Happy New to all here at iM, best from NZ.
I agree with Robert ! Your Sherman looks great...
Great to see the paint progression on this one Ian!
Hey - I have no problem going camping with a tank! Load it up (where's the lawn chair?). Looks great!
I have done it for real... LOL Gone "camping" for up to 45 days at a time in the desert. After a while it gets old, trust me. Imagine living in a refrigerator or freezer !...They will freeze you out in the winter, and bake you like you were in an oven in the summer.
But they have their good points too... They were fun to drive, and I literally had a "blast" during live fire gunnery exercises.
Our fellow friend Jeff Bailey would probably agree...
Fantastic build. Very realistic result.
Did you scratch build the cable?
No Matt, I used the thread from the Legend stowage set.
Primed, then sprayed NATO black and dry-brushed in progressively dark-to-light metal tones.