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Old 10-06-2008, 03:24 AM
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1st vBench: Soviet Emcha, "Death to the German Occupiers"

A group of friends and I are doing a group build, quarter scale Shermans. I wanted to do something a little different, so I decided to build a Soviet Sherman (called Emcha's by their crews because symbol for 4 looked like the Cyrillic character for ch--Ч--"cha"), which we mostly M4A2's. Oh silly me, no such critter at 1/48 scale, so I have to do a lot of converting.

I'm starting with the HobbyBoss M4A3 (76)


I've got two Hauler photo-etch kits. One for the skids and one for the M4A3.



Because the particular tank I want to build has T49 tracks, I got the T49 resign kit from Fighting48th.com. No good photos, sorry. I'll have to take some with the digital.

Lastly, I got the resin M4A2 conversion from Steve Faxon.


I'm still waiting for my LionMarc 76mm barrel (with ring protector)


Here's the tank I want to build


Lastly, thanks to Toadman, for answering my questions and pointing me in the right direction.
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Old 10-06-2008, 10:24 AM
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So, first question: what color primer was used on Shermans?
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Old 10-06-2008, 10:45 AM
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And the barrel is here. Huzzah!
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Old 10-06-2008, 11:46 AM
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So, first question: what color primer was used on Shermans?
Red oxide primer for Shermans. Nice project, I will looking at this.
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Looks interesting...
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Old 10-09-2008, 11:33 AM
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Here's a bigger version of that image. BTW, "Death to the German Occupiers" is what is written on the tank.



Now, decision time. Sprue A and N both contain bogies. Sprue N is what the directions say is to be used. The main difference between the two sprues is a defined line across the top on N, and a much more faded line across the top in A. But, there's two different types on A, also, where one set has a deeper bevel on it's lower arms. Oye.

Sprue A


Sprue N
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Old 10-10-2008, 10:45 AM
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I don't see these differences but as far as I see, the sprue N contains the raised return roller arms and the A contains the straight ones. Though the picture was taken just from an angle where the parallax effect can foul you, I would vote for the straight arm bogies on this Sherman.
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Old 10-10-2008, 05:57 PM
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AM goodies

Hauler PE and the LionMarc barrel


Steve Faxon's M4A2 resin conversion kits


Fighting 48's T49 tracks




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Old 10-11-2008, 01:33 PM
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Does anyone know where I can get a picture of the underside of a Sherman? Should the front bulge and the bottom have a gap like the one on the right? I'm thinking no, but I don't really know. Leave it or fill it with putty?

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Old 10-12-2008, 03:12 AM
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As the front "bulge" (the transmission cover) was attached to the body by a row of large screws on both side, and there were no gaps, a gap this wide on the bottom is very unlikely, that part was fitted quite snugly.
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