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Old 11-06-2008, 12:15 PM
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My first vBench - M4A1 (76) W Sherman [Finished!]

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Iíd like to welcome all great modellers from planetArmor, this is my first post in vBench blog, and first work after a 3 years break in modelling.
What I want to show you is Sherman M4A1 (76)W from Dragon Ė 1/35 scale.
I think that there is no need in telling about Sherman history, because everyone knows this tank from many Second World War battlefields, so I can move on to describing my work with this model.
At the beginning I had a big problem with making decision about what kind of Sherman I want to make. There are many Sherman variants so itís hard to choose one, but finally Iíve decided to make M4A1 (76)W tank, because itís easy to find documents and publications about it that can really help in making a model which closely corresponds to historical facts. Of course Iím sure that I could make some mistakes, and I hope that you can tell me what I made wrong.
For the most time I used an S. Zaloga publication "Modelling the M4 (76MM) Sherman" - it have really helped me to avoid some serious mistakes.
I was very disappointed after opening a box, because the body of tank havenít got a right shape and the turret comes from M4A3 version instead of M4A1, so I was forced to change casting numbers place. I have also rebuilded split hatch. The hardest part was to fill some holes that I found between lower hull and tank body.
Here are the photos where you can see the results of my work, please about your comments and opinions!




























The most difficult thing to do was making a covers for periscopes (They are soldered from copper wires) and whole drivers hatch.










Using the same technique as for periscopes I have also made stowage rack. All photoetch parts are from Aber.







Best regards
Robert Ruszczyk
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Old 11-06-2008, 12:32 PM
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Looks like you still got the chops! Too bad your first vBench has to be a Sherman though.....(I kid)
What kind of soldering gun is that BTW?
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Old 11-06-2008, 01:07 PM
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It's a gas soldering gun Iroda - great quality for cheap price.
Here's a photo:
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Old 11-06-2008, 01:17 PM
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Great work and realy nice detailing.

pawel

PS. Swietna robota zeby nie bylo.
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Old 11-06-2008, 02:05 PM
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Excellent work.

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Old 11-06-2008, 03:10 PM
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Great work!
And thanks, itīs a Sherman!

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Old 11-06-2008, 03:38 PM
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Very nice and clean work!
I love those periscope guards!

Peter,
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And thanks, itīs a Sherman!
thatīs sooooo typical
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Old 11-06-2008, 04:17 PM
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Thank you for all positive feedbacks
I know that Sherman is very popular, but personally I'm a fan of this tank, so that's why I choose it.
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Old 11-06-2008, 04:47 PM
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Hello hello my friend!
Nice to see you here on PA! I'm glad to finally see your Sherman! I hope to see the paint on it soon!
Again-welcome and best regards!
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Old 11-06-2008, 06:02 PM
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Great stuff, OK what's your source on that Soldering past?
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