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Sherman Bad Weather Hoods
Resicast – Sherman Bad Weather Hoods
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by: Alan McNeilly [ ALANL ]


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Introduction

Tanks get driven in all weather, and for a large part of that time, the driver and co-driver are exposed to the elements. An interesting item has just been released by Resicast: a set of Sherman Bad Weather Hoods.

The set

Packaged in the normal Resicast style for small items, the set contains 2x bad weather visors; 2x bad weather hoods; 3x sets of two wipers; 4x clear vision screens for the visors; and 3x sets of wing nuts.

Cast in a light grey resin, the parts are expertly done and have excellent detail. The provision of the clear vision screens, wing nuts and wipers all add to the detail of the set. The hoods are also expertly finished.

Conclusion

This is not a must-have set, but a specialised one that may be vehicle-specific or used more widely to add an alternative finish to your Sherman tank. The parts are quite delicate, but the provision of additional wipers and wing nuts is a plus. The clear vision screens are also very nicely done.

So if you have a wintry or wet scene in mind, or just want to add something slightly different to your finished build, then this set may be of interest to you. These will also be very handy for those who wish to model a specific vehicle shown with this attire.

If you love detail and like the unusual then here’s something else to add to your inventory.

Update November 2010

There has been a modification in the way the bad weather driver hoods have been cast and presented. They now include two folded hoods, that means 2 x 3 different hoods.

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SUMMARY
Highs: Excellent casting and another very useful Sherman accessory.
Lows: None I can think of.
Verdict: Highly Recommended
Percentage Rating
90%
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: 35.2327
  Suggested Retail: 15.50 euro
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  PUBLISHED: Sep 17, 2010
  NATIONALITY: United Kingdom
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 88.73%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 90.29%

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About Alan McNeilly (AlanL)
FROM: ENGLAND - EAST ANGLIA, UNITED KINGDOM

Greying slightly, but young at heart. I've been teaching adults off and on for most of my life. Left the services in 85 and first started modelling in about 87 for a few years. Then I had a long spell when I didn't build anything (too busy) and really just got started again during the summer of ...

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Comments

Alan, A nifty (but pricey) accessory! I assume they only work for the early "small hatch" Shermans, as the later hatches were set at an angle... Any idea if the front windscreen portion could fit a TD (M10, M36?) with a modified canvas hood? Tom
SEP 17, 2010 - 10:50 AM
I agree with both of your comments Alan and Tom. Nifty, but not a got to have. If I really get into Shermans, then I may pic up a set as it would be a nice way to add some personality to a build.
SEP 17, 2010 - 06:14 PM
Hi Guys, I have received the following update on the hoods from Resicast, so have amend the review to reflect this change: "There has been a modification in the way the bad weather driver hoods have been cast and presented. They now include two folded hoods, that means 2 x 3 different hoods." Al
NOV 01, 2010 - 06:00 AM
On the real thing they made them for both hatches. I think it;s a good detail to have available. - Jeff
NOV 01, 2010 - 06:27 AM
   

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