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1/6 Monster Sherman from Dragon
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Posted: Friday, May 17, 2013 - 01:05 PM UTC
We recently got the new 1/6 Sherman from Dragon and Ernie Gee and Jim take a look at this new behemoth of a model.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
armourguy
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Posted: Friday, May 17, 2013 - 04:33 PM UTC
Great review guys, The sprue parts are for the 75mm. These sprues are a carry over from their pre built version which was the 75. A lot of people are happy that they did that because they wanted the 75mm version over the 105 support tank.

The squadron Sherman walk around book is also a nice choice.
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Posted: Friday, May 17, 2013 - 04:51 PM UTC
Yes, great video Ernie & Jim, very informative and nice to actually see the size of that kit! The first words out of my mouth were holy $%&*# that thing is huge, you guys looked like Hobbits next to it.

As Ernie said, this looks good out of the box and a great base platform to get into some real detailing too. Keep us posted on the build progress Ernie.
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Posted: Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 01:15 AM UTC
Incredible kit and one can only wonder how much the molds cost to cut! That said, this would perhaps have made far more sense to have been made in 1/16 and thus maximise potential sales? Gary
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Posted: Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 01:50 AM UTC
wow, that's going to take a few litres of extra thin to stick together
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Posted: Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 04:41 AM UTC
As I noted, the back of the roadwheels is open.So I will have to make a cast of one road wheel, and make resin faces.Also,the engine deck, and other locations, have ribs for handles.And I need to scratchbuild tow cable ends, and guides,and attachment points.
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Posted: Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 05:52 AM UTC

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Great review guys, The sprue parts are for the 75mm. These sprues are a carry over from their pre built version which was the 75. A lot of people are happy that they did that because they wanted the 75mm version over the 105 support tank.

The squadron Sherman walk around book is also a nice choice.



Yes we did realize our mistake on calling it the 76mm gear after the fact. I meant to notate that in the video so I will do that now for those watching it from this point forward.

Thanks!
Jim
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Posted: Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 10:24 AM UTC

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wow, that's going to take a few litres of extra thin to stick together


Now that's funny right there.
The point about a 1/16 kit was good, too. I'd buy one, if it was priced in line with Trump's big-scale stuff, and it would be my first 1/16 scale kit.
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Posted: Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 12:21 PM UTC
You know what Ernie REALLY wants to do is turn that thing into a water feature in the backyard, or maybe just a bathtub, it's about big enough!
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Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 05:14 AM UTC
I'm going to have mine sitting on the front lawn. Put some weight inside of her so she doesn't run away.
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Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 06:51 PM UTC
I love 1/16 but that is just crazy big, couldn't get it through my doorway.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 05:54 AM UTC
I hope you checked your track bags, Jim. I had a few short shots

rfbaer
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Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 06:24 AM UTC
A pic of one of those track blocks next to say, a 1/35 Sherman would be kind of neat...
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Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 09:18 AM UTC
Jim,

You gonna ride it to work?
sauron
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Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 09:52 AM UTC
Thanks, Carl, good heads-up. Just checked my kit and found 170 ZA and 166 ZB parts plus 6 bad shots and an extra ZA. It looks like you need 165 links total (81 per side + 3 spares) so, overall, there's just enough good ones to make do.
Hope you weren't short.

Rick
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Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 03:04 PM UTC
I have 82 for each side plus the short shots I will cast a mold from a good, to make the spares in the rear from.
Going to shoot a comparison shot tomorrow
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Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 12:00 AM UTC
I hope I order enought Olive Drab for this tank. I got the Tamiya coming in. 12 bottles for my airbrush. This is going to be a riot to build. Going to Canadianised it to Korea War. Lord Strats Regtiment.

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Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 02:55 AM UTC
1/16th M4(105) RC by Tamiya,turret only of the Dragon uberSherman, 1/35th Dragon M4A3(105)


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Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 03:16 AM UTC
Oh my....
It really is that big. I wonder if my wife would object to that in the house, or if I'd have to keep it in the garage with the cars?
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Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 05:45 AM UTC
Been thinking about the tow cable too. I'm sure they vary in length some but I recall seeing a figure of 20' x 1.125" diameter somewhere. That's 3'-4" x 3/16" at this scale. I'm gonna look at HD this weekend and see if I can find something suitable. Got a couple ideas for cast texturing the turret and finishing the tracks as well. If they pan out I'll share em.
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Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 12:46 PM UTC
Oh, this will need a scratch built socket for the 50 pintle on the TC's cupola ring. Also, there are no lifting rings for the back positions on the turret.But I did have a small bag stuffed in the main box, with 3 extra siren brush guards.
I have finished casting the roadwheel backs, and am cobbling together some sub assemblies, before I try painting.
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Posted: Friday, May 24, 2013 - 10:28 AM UTC
Here you go... My son and I unboxing the Tank at my man cave for Dixon Hobbies.

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Posted: Saturday, May 25, 2013 - 03:41 AM UTC
Tom, love the sound of the loose track parts sliding out of the lower hull, and into the box!
I will start my own build thread in a day or so.
sauron
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Posted: Saturday, May 25, 2013 - 04:09 AM UTC
Hey, Carl, I just tried simulating the rubber track pads using Rustoleum LeakSeal in black. Looks really good at this scale and feels like rubber too. It takes paint well so you can weather it up a bit if you want. Just a thought.

I'm going to try some Rustoleum multicolor textured spray paint on some scrap to see if it resembles a cast finish at this scale after you put an OD coat on top of it. I would hate to have to buy a gallon of Mr Surfacer.
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Posted: Sunday, May 26, 2013 - 01:41 AM UTC
It's really big...