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Offline Artoor_K

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Sherman from 1984 "Tank" movie - 1/35 - WIP
« on: September 16, 2018, 11:50:53 PM »
 Hello,

 

I'd like to start my second tank model in my modelling history. I want to make a miniature of Sherman from "Tank" movie from 1984 with James Garner.  I've planned to get Asuka Sherman but guys on Britmodeller persuaded me not to. I've started with early M4 and converted it with spare M4A3 parts which I get from my friend.
"Tank" was one of the first movies that my parents allowed me to watch from start to begining (next was "Top Gun" and "Final Countdown"). I have a big sentiment to this particular movie. I'm going to make a small dio depicting Sherman on road, based on this shoot from movie:
i153558 by Arti Kapi, on Flickr

So after few surgeries early M4 looks like below. What I've done already:

-new wire handles

-horn above gun

-M4A3 engine deck and rear engine doors

-correct cast surface on divverential cover

-additional sockets for fuel cans on turret

-new rear plate with corrected angle of it

-torsion bar/counterbalanced hinges for engine doors

-late commander cuppola with single hatch

DSCN4919 by Arti Kapi, on Flickr
DSCN4920 by Arti Kapi, on Flickr
DSCN4921 by Arti Kapi, on Flickr
DSCN4922 by Arti Kapi, on Flickr
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Offline Brian da Basher

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Re: Sherman from 1984 "Tank" movie - 1/35 - WIP
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2018, 03:48:47 AM »
You're off to a great start, Artoor!

This one will be a lot of fun to watch!

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Re: Sherman from 1984 "Tank" movie - 1/35 - WIP
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2018, 06:31:55 PM »
Some pretty serious surgery, there. Good start! :smiley:
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Re: Sherman from 1984 "Tank" movie - 1/35 - WIP
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2018, 08:50:08 PM »
A very good start for sure. Clean looking paint job.
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