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REVIEW
M4A3E8 Stowage set
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Posted: Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 11:30 AM UTC
An in box review of the very comprehensive new Legend update set for the M4A3E8 1945 Sherman tank or Fury.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
48thscale
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Posted: Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 05:13 PM UTC
I actually got one of these and yes, very nice indeed.
But reading your review I realised there was something missing in my package...that very nice piece of paper that tells me where everything is supposed to go...

H.
Tojo72
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Posted: Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 06:32 PM UTC
I picked one up myself,pricey,but very nice.Going to pair it with the Tamiya/Tasca kit and try to make "Fury"
jwest21
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Posted: Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 07:54 PM UTC
How common (in the real world) was it for Shermans to have the log armor on the sides? I have seen it on Finnish StuGs but haven't noticed it on Shermans before (other than in the movie Fury)
jwest21
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Posted: Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 07:54 PM UTC

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I actually got one of these and yes, very nice indeed.
But reading your review I realised there was something missing in my package...that very nice piece of paper that tells me where everything is supposed to go...

H.


Legend never includes directions for stowage.
Tojo72
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Posted: Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 08:52 PM UTC

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I actually got one of these and yes, very nice indeed.
But reading your review I realised there was something missing in my package...that very nice piece of paper that tells me where everything is supposed to go...

H.


Legend never includes directions for stowage.



Actually I was surprised to find them in mine
jwest21
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Posted: Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 11:03 PM UTC
that's good news. Use to be the only instructions were found in their conversions and updates sets. Stowage was always "figure it out yourself"
fox
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Posted: Monday, October 19, 2015 - 12:45 AM UTC
it is good to see my hard work pays off in the review,
to start with I just email legends to see if they where up for a Sherman update set called "fury" and they where, so I sent all the pictures I had to them with info and this is what the out come was, but they still need to add some items but we could not as of legal issues.
the “Menu” boxes are right as this is haw they look on fury.
I also got a set of decals done by echelon http://www.echelonfd.com/firstfrontier/D356189.htm
dave
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Posted: Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 08:44 AM UTC
Heya, Dave,

Nice work on the research --- looks like a very complete set!

What items could you not add for legal reasons? My guess would be a decal with the name "Fury" but what else would be prohibited by copyright law? Just curious as what might be considered typical U.S. Army vehicle stowage (and thus in the public domain) vs. what might be considered specific enough to get an aftermarket company sued...

Got this one on my list for the new year.

With Regards and Aloha,

Johnny B.
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Posted: Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 04:42 AM UTC
I picked up one of these too - it's a great set. I also completed my "Fury" build using this set - took about six months altogether, but it was worth it!
GeraldOwens
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Posted: Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 08:23 AM UTC

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How common (in the real world) was it for Shermans to have the log armor on the sides? I have seen it on Finnish StuGs but haven't noticed it on Shermans before (other than in the movie Fury)


I've seen it on a few photos. The logs may only be armor in an incidental sense. The logs were often roped together and used for self recovery when the vehicle became bogged in the mud (the autumn of 1944 was very wet and cold).
One significant item that is missing from the stowage is the air recognition panel. Pretty much universal on the rear engine deck from the Normandy Breakout onward, to prevent friendly aircraft from attacking.
fox
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Posted: Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 07:16 PM UTC
hi johnny
the name was one big thing and the other was the tank from tank museum as sony had all the rights.
the items you need to make a full fury set is
1. new engine deck http://www.royalmodel.com/it/catalogo_dettaglio.php?id_art=45
2. new rear vent grill under stowage rack
3. new rear mud guards
4. drivers side at the rear next to the engine deck there is a tool rack.
dave