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M51 Super Sherman F/O
edouble
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Arizona, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, September 08, 2010 - 05:26 AM UTC
Apparently Tamiya will be releasing a 1/16 Full Option M51 Super Sherman with a release date sometime in November. Of course, I have been scratch-building one since Feb so naturally a kit is forthcoming.
edouble
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Arizona, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, September 08, 2010 - 11:45 AM UTC
My progress to date.



jaberwaki
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Georgia, United States
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Posted: Monday, October 11, 2010 - 07:42 AM UTC
your scratch build looks great. how durable are the rc tanks?
edouble
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Arizona, United States
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Posted: Monday, October 11, 2010 - 03:24 PM UTC
My oldest is from May 2005 and it still runs great. 35 battles.
edouble
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Arizona, United States
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Posted: Friday, March 09, 2012 - 01:10 PM UTC
I guess I need to update my stuff more often.....

M51 conversion on the field in Phoenix by edoubleaz, on Flickr

http://www.desertarmor.com/DAK_PROJECTS/ISHERMAN_M-51.html
Tojo72
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North Carolina, United States
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Posted: Friday, March 09, 2012 - 11:42 PM UTC
I will be building the 1/35 Tamiya one,what brand and color paint did you use ?
edouble
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Arizona, United States
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Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2012 - 03:17 AM UTC
I depicted mine in a late service (just before 1990s retirement) IDF Grey scheme. I used a few colors to get the shade I liked so don't use mine as a 'definitive' color.

Base coat is Testors Rattle Can SAC Bomber Tan.

Color coat is Testors Acryl IDF tan airbrushed with my Iwata. I used sludge washes and just a hint of Tamiya desert yellow for modulation and weathering.

My advice for an early M51 as the new Tamiya kit is.... Tamiya desert Yellow!