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Simon Nagorsnik
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M4A1 (76) W Sherman- Operation Cobra, France Summer 1944 (1/72)

December 7, 2022 · in Armor · · 7 Comments

A nice little kit but it also has a few disadvantages.
Here I also use the opportunity to reduce my inventory of conversion parts a bit;).

There are two options for the bogies included- a one-piece, simplified version and one to assemble.
I had no problems with the fitting accuracy of the parts and the alu barrel from Aber also fitted without any reworking.
The included rubber tracks look quite passable (for rubber tracks;))

Disadvantage: All lifting lugs are solid, the protective brackets for periscopes and lamps are missing and the screw connection on the hull front is not shown particularly accurately.

I also removed the rear side vents and added some from Dragon's .
And I also added a few other small details.

If you are looking for quick fun, you should still be well served.

Only the fit of the OKB tracks wasn't quite as perfect.
Although they fit together with the teeth of the drive wheel but this had to be widened.

In order to attach the equipment and the sandbags, I quickly removed all the underlying details.
Since the set is intended for the Dragon kit, I had to fill a few gaps around the sacks in the back.

Used Items:
07222, BlackDog T72085, Hauler HLH72028, Aber 72L32, Part P72-121, Calibre72 72008, Eureka XXL ER-7216, Armory AC7240, Master GM-72-001/ 002, OKB Grigorov S72130

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7 responses

  1. Great build, especially in 1/72, it could easily pass for 1/48 or even 1/35.

  2. Amazing job, Simon! Quite a number of nice extras used!

  3. This Sherman shows your excellent modelling skills once more, Simon @s-nagorsnik
    All the extras are a great addition.

  4. Impressive, as always. Well done!

  5. Very cool lil' dio, and a fine looking tank Simon @s-nagorsnik! Great work in any scale dude! πŸ˜€

  6. Thanks for all your kind comments! 😁

  7. That's a great model Simon very nice πŸ‘

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