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Offline buzzbomb

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Re: M4A3E8 UCV
« Reply #30 on: May 04, 2015, 06:22:00 AM »
The turret alone gives it a whole new, fresh look.

The tracks really do pop

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Re: M4A3E8 UCV
« Reply #31 on: May 04, 2015, 12:06:50 PM »
Very nice, Claymore! Very nice, indeed! :)
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Offline Claymore

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Re: M4A3E8 UCV
« Reply #32 on: May 04, 2015, 06:57:42 PM »
This is looking really right! I would keep the applique armor and mount the ERA around it. Just my $0.02. I agree side skirts would be nice but I won't want to cover up all the nice suspension work either.
The RWS would look good on an engineer or recovery version.
Have you considered a new engine? You may be past that point by now.

Thanks.  I have pretty much decided that this will be an IDF vehicle and as such. I really need to have it mounting the Cummins diesel as a minimum. Hey ho, outwith the welding torch and once more into the valley of...  ;)
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Offline Claymore

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Re: M4A3E8 UCV
« Reply #33 on: May 04, 2015, 07:09:00 PM »
The turret alone gives it a whole new, fresh look.

The tracks really do pop

Very nice, Claymore! Very nice, indeed! :)

Thanks guys... why is there always so much more to do than first meets the eye?
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Offline kerick

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Re: M4A3E8 UCV
« Reply #34 on: May 04, 2015, 09:43:03 PM »
This is looking really right! I would keep the applique armor and mount the ERA around it. Just my $0.02. I agree side skirts would be nice but I won't want to cover up all the nice suspension work either.
The RWS would look good on an engineer or recovery version.
Have you considered a new engine? You may be past that point by now.

Thanks.  I have pretty much decided that this will be an IDF vehicle and as such. I really need to have it mounting the Cummins diesel as a minimum. Hey ho, outwith the welding torch and once more into the valley of...  ;)

I was thinking the same thing a little while ago and looked up the Israeli M-50 and M-51 versions. They would have the Cummins diesel engine but the price of the kits was a little to much for me. If I already had a Sherman in the stash I would be going your route right now. We'll see what the future holds.
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Offline Claymore

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Re: M4A3E8 UCV
« Reply #35 on: May 05, 2015, 04:28:05 AM »
Having decided that the UCV will be an IDV vehicle left me with a small problemette - all late IDF Shermans had their engines replaced with diesels and most commonly the Cummins. Although, I don't have to model the engine itself, the rear deck was significantly different to the standard US M4A3E8. So out came the cutting torch and ta da!





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Offline kerick

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Re: M4A3E8 UCV
« Reply #36 on: May 05, 2015, 05:00:23 AM »
Did you scratch build that or was it a drop in conversion piece? Looks awesome!

Offline Claymore

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Re: M4A3E8 UCV
« Reply #37 on: May 05, 2015, 05:32:35 AM »
Did you scratch build that or was it a drop in conversion piece? Looks awesome!

Thanks, it's scratch built...
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Re: M4A3E8 UCV
« Reply #38 on: May 05, 2015, 05:33:23 AM »
Darn fine job sir!   8)
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Offline Claymore

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Re: M4A3E8 UCV
« Reply #39 on: May 05, 2015, 05:44:10 AM »
Darn fine job sir!   8)

Most kind!  :)
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Offline kerick

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Re: M4A3E8 UCV
« Reply #40 on: May 05, 2015, 05:47:29 AM »
Did you scratch build that or was it a drop in conversion piece? Looks awesome!

Thanks, it's scratch built...

I saw what appeared to be white plastic and said damn!

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Re: M4A3E8 UCV
« Reply #41 on: May 05, 2015, 08:56:35 PM »
Looking real good. The engine deck looks the part, love white plastic !!
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Re: M4A3E8 UCV
« Reply #42 on: May 06, 2015, 02:16:45 AM »
Did you scratch build that or was it a drop in conversion piece? Looks awesome!

If you wanted to avoid the scratch-building on the engine deck you can get that part and other items from Tank Work Shop.  TWS has enough individual items to build a complete Sherman from their parts.  I would imagine the price on that would be astronomical but it is possible :)

The M51 Sherman engine deck is listed at the top of this page

There might be another company that offers that part but I do not recall the name. 
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Offline Claymore

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Re: M4A3E8 UCV
« Reply #43 on: May 06, 2015, 03:28:39 AM »
...sadly, the deed is already done but thanks Jeff that is an excellent site and I can see myself making good use of them in the future.  :)
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Re: M4A3E8 UCV
« Reply #44 on: May 06, 2015, 05:37:44 AM »
...sadly, the deed is already done but thanks Jeff that is an excellent site and I can see myself making good use of them in the future.  :)
Any product that can save you the time of scratch-building is always a good thing.  :)
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