Old 05-06-2012, 03:49 AM
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Tasca Sherman casting marks advice sought

Hello my first post here....

Currently building the 1/35 Tasca Sherman..."Battling Bitch" with the hedgerow cutter attached.

Qu 1 ,does anyone have a photo showing whether one or two central prongs (part R1) were fitted to the hedgerow cutter.

There is a widely available picture of this Sherman on the internet but it doesnt show this detail.

Qu2: can anyone tell me what the casting marks should be?

I have the Archer Casting marks resin decals, but dont know what yhe correct foundary marking should be. What if any should be the casting numbers on the turret?

Again the photograph on the internet shows a crew member sitting on the turret so this area is obscured from view.

The number of the tank was 3036792, would some of these numbers appear on the casting marks indicating the unique identity of the tank?

My most grateful thanks to anyone who can answer any or all of my questions.

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Old 06-10-2012, 01:46 AM
Humphreythebear Humphreythebear is offline
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So no-one has any idea what the casting marks should look like?

No pictures exist of the Tasca subject with the hedgerow cutter...."Battling Bitch"?

An internet search turns up one picture of the actual tank. Another exists in a museum but seems to have been painted with the serial number and name. There are other significant details which differ incuding the turret and absence of side armour on this museum example.

Has anyone seen any pictures of BB other than the one on the internet?

Where did Tasca get their info from?

Any help much appreciated.

H the Bear
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Old 06-15-2012, 06:58 AM
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Old 06-18-2012, 02:36 AM
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Tasca Sherman

Thanks Dan,

link much appreciated.

Best wishes,


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Old 06-22-2012, 10:59 PM
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That web site is great for Sherman info.
The archer set comes with a key for the casting marks as well, but you have to have a pretty good knowledge of Sherman's to make sense of it
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