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Old 02-18-2019, 12:19 PM
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Default Possibly Tamiya FO 1/16 Thunderbolt

When Iíve finished my Twin M4A1E8 project, I thought that they were the last Shermans Iíve built. But I bought another partly built Tamiya Sherman already with T66 tracks and lot of Schumo bits, including T23 turret. For now I think itíll be the Thunderbolt. And here we go:

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And there are some photos Iíve found on the internet from the beginning of the building this model. Iíve to admit, that it was made by very tallanted modeler - the real Master...

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Old 02-18-2019, 07:47 PM
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Your craftsmanship is amazing.
are the fuel caps scratch made or schumo? Your exhaust pipes are awesome.
Are the metal hatches and metal exhaust grills schumo?

Fyi, Thunderbolt 3 (I think it was) the EZ8 in qustion, would not have had the torsion bar assist hinges on the engine deck intake grills. That was a post war modification to the EZ8s.
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Old 02-18-2019, 09:57 PM
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Thanks! But till this point the Sherman was already built by some another modeler - I’ve bought it in the condition You can see on the photos.. I’m only now starting to work on it.
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Still nice work,
where did those parts I asked about come from?
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Nice project!!!
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