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Armor/AFV: Allied - WWII
Armor and ground forces of the Allied forces during World War II.
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Building the Meng Sherman
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Posted: Monday, October 28, 2019 - 11:47 AM UTC
It was my mistake the Drivers Hatch didn't fit, there's a small filler part that goes in the hinge area you have to get this in right or the hatch doesn't fit.


Here we have the backs of the Engine Hatches You could leave them off as they don't do anything and can't be seen, that is unless you have an engine and its compartment.

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Posted: Monday, October 28, 2019 - 11:53 AM UTC


I think I'll give this a coat of paint then start on the Turret.
Finished for now.
Donald
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Posted: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 11:29 AM UTC
I have the main Gun assembled.
The instructions aren't really clear where and how some of the parts are installed.


Note the tiny pad and notch, this is where the Co-axle
Mg, goes.


The completed gun.


That's all for now.
Donald
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Posted: Saturday, November 02, 2019 - 07:31 AM UTC
I have some more assembled
The Loaders Hatch.


This looked wrong to me but after checking the Son of Sherman Book there's a Pic. in there showing this Periscope.

The instructions show the Commanders Hatch assembled this way (of course we all know this is wrong)

We all know it really goes this way, You can position it at what ever angle you like but it has to be glued in place.
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Posted: Saturday, November 02, 2019 - 07:40 AM UTC
The inside view.




Ready for some Paint.

That's all Folks (for now) Haaaaaaa
Donald
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Posted: Monday, November 04, 2019 - 08:37 AM UTC
I have the base color on and ready to join the uppet and lower together.


A little weathering to the top of the Tracks.

Just snap in the front.

Then the rear.
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Posted: Monday, November 04, 2019 - 08:44 AM UTC
The next Pic. shows that there's not much space to fit the track with the upper hull in place,


Just glue it together any where you can.


Finished for now.
Donald
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Posted: Thursday, November 07, 2019 - 01:32 AM UTC
A little more done.



Now the install of all the small parts then the Detailing and slight weathering.
Finished for a while.
Donald
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Posted: Saturday, November 09, 2019 - 08:08 AM UTC
The Tow Cable is from the spare parts box, the one in the kit is way too heavy. You will need to enlarge the opening in the end parts to fit what ever Cable you use.
I used a total length of 169mm you could make it longer if you wish, but to get it to fit from the rear point to the front clip you need at least 169mm.



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Posted: Saturday, November 09, 2019 - 08:12 AM UTC
The Commanders Cupola

I painted the clear parts with a mix of Tamiya clear blue & clear green.

There's a nice ammo box for the turret top Mg.

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Posted: Saturday, November 09, 2019 - 08:18 AM UTC
The kit pioneer tools.




Finished for now.
Donald
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Posted: Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 06:44 AM UTC
Well It's finished finally, here are the Pics. of the finished Model.




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Posted: Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 06:49 AM UTC



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Posted: Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 06:53 AM UTC




Here's a link to all the pics. hope it works.
https://1drv.ms/u/s!ArouE_A-TfGGgagZXbUbj5rQmeQwQQ?e=5lWRM8
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Posted: Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 07:03 AM UTC
This was a really long build.
The only thing that I really didn't like about the kit is the Track, I've had less trouble with the Bronco Tracks.
I'd like to hear any of your thoughts on this build, any thing you think i could have done differently?

Regards.
Donald