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Old 12-14-2013, 06:36 PM
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Sherman II Questions

Hello Sherman aficionados,

I need help with my Dragon Models El Alamein Sherman 1/35 model build. Mainly I don't know which of the optional parts I should use.
It is very nice of Dragon to provide optional parts but they don't give you any advice on which ones you should choose.

But first a couple of questions about the markings and paint scheme.My plan is to build this tank of "B" squadron 3rd RTR.

This illustration below is from the Bison Decals sheet (Which I am using) but differs slightly from the Dragon instructions. Dragon shows the red squares on the turret tilted forward while, as you can see Bison suggest they are level. Which is correct?
Secondly, is the demarcation between the camo colours hard (brush painted) or soft (sprayed)?
I also note that Bison show this vehicle without the POL can rack on the left front fender and minus the .50cal mounted on the cupola. Does this match photos?

The optional parts are circled below
Which type of grouser / air intake should I use? F11 or F1?

The engine deck has depressions at the corners of the engine access doors. Dragon have parts to fill these. Which should I use? G14 or G13 or none or both?

You are also given the option of barrels, B10 and C26. Which one is correct?
Another option is for the antenna base parts. B8 or B32/33?
I am also wondering if I should add the straps on the rear of the turret box?

Finally, should I add the lifting loops on the suspension bogies? And If so should they face up or down?

Any other suggestions and points to make the model better would be appreciated. Thanks for taking a look at this and for any help you can offer.

Thanks and All the Best,
Dave
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