1/35 Meng - Sherman Jumbo

February 8, 2022 · in Armor · · 20 ≡

I lost count on how many Shermans I've built. But, it was a true pleasure to build this kit. Good fits and well-designed.
The movable tracks are, of course, troublesome to build. But I gotta say it paid off with a more natural and better look.
I'm actually pleased to the finishing product. It illustrates as a milestone on my scale modeling journey. I'm working on a M4A3E8 from Tamiya now, stay tuned!

Main OD - Tamiya Acrylics
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20 responses

  1. Looks really great, Arthur!
    Excellent weathering!

  2. This Sherman is beautifully build, Arthur @arthurko
    Nice idea to put the chalk writings as well.

  3. That is a great armor build Arthur! Super result with some very nice details! ?

  4. Very convincing finish...thank you for sharing!

  5. The result model looks good. Damn, it looks like another model kit gets put on the wish list.

  6. Hello, Arthur! Your "Jumbo" is excellently done! @arthurko

    I noticed the markings as one of the tanks of 4th Battalion, 37th Armored Tank Division, commanded by Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Creighton Abrams. My first Army posting in 1978 was to A (Alpha) Company, 1st Battalion, 37th Armor (194th Armored Brigade.) Later in my career I was posted to D (Delta) Company, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry in Fulda, (then) West Germany - as in the "Fulda Gap." My Squadron commander there was LTC John N. Abrams, the son of that famous former WWII Commander, & later Chief of Staff of the US Army.

    It's a small world sometimes.

  7. Really fantastic weathering and attention to the small details that give a Big Result.

  8. A great looking build!

  9. Marvelous job on your Sherman Jumbo! Definitely putting this one on the wish list.

  10. Spectacular build! Is the writing on the side a decal or did you scribe it yourself?

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