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Old 03-22-2004, 11:18 AM
tazz tazz is offline
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hi guys i put a bid on the Tamiya M4 Sherman Medium Tank - Early Production .
have any of u built this kit.
because i have heard this is a nice kit of the m4.
so tell me what you guys think
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Old 03-22-2004, 12:16 PM
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Hi Chris,

That is a great Sherman kit! I have built a it and used it as a basis for a conversion. It is still available from shops and online dealers (modelmecca.com) so don't pay too much.

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Old 03-22-2004, 01:17 PM
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Tazz, I've had two of these kits and each time I've used them as trading material to get another kit I needed right away. From looking the kit over in the box I think it's a great kit. One nice thing is it includes plenty of extras, like on board storage, that you can either use on the model or add to your spares box. The casting of the model looks very nice to me.

Here is a link from Modeling the US Army website on some things you can do to the kit to make it more accurate. Modeling the Tamiya Sherman
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Old 03-22-2004, 01:44 PM
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Excellent link Rodger and great article to boot, thanks!
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Old 03-22-2004, 03:01 PM
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well i was out bid on it lol,
but my hobby shop has it for 34 dollars is this to much money for this kit
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Old 03-22-2004, 03:25 PM
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Tazz, too bad you missed out on it. I get mine at Hobby Lobby when they're on half price sale. Their regular price is $38.99 so I can get it for $18.50. They just had one of these sales but it ended Saturday and their next one probably won't be for another three or four months. Hobby Link Japan shows it for $26.20 plus shipping but it's backordered.
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Old 03-22-2004, 09:45 PM
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I like the kit. And to brag a little I just picked one up for $10 at our local club meeting :lol: . Some guy was selling some Tamiya kits to clear out space (also picked up a Cromwell kit for $10 as well).
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Old 03-23-2004, 02:55 AM
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hey tazz,

as has been said already its a great kit. ive built two or three

however its not an M4 early, its a remanufactured M4. it needs some corrections to make an M4 early.

ootb its fine as a remanufactured one, as long as you raise the hull weld beads

cheers

joe
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Old 03-23-2004, 09:24 PM
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As others have indicated, a wonderful kit of a re-built/repaired/whatever early Shermie.
Be advised that there are many spares included from from their 1st Sherman - the standard-setting M4A3W. These sprues are starting to show their age from the amount of flash, while the main sprues of the newer "early" are just fine.
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Old 03-24-2004, 07:26 PM
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i picked up the kit,
its really nice,
i hope 2 start to build it in a few weeks,
iam geting the sherman boook
sherman in action.
and i might get teh sherman stogae set from vls
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