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Sherman Progress(Finished, just about)

Old 12-27-2007, 12:53 AM
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First off let me thank you all for the nice comments. A lot of you made some suggestions that I used to improve the effort. I changed McFlurry's facial expression was one of them Still need to add a spare wheel. and I want to install periscope guards.

I added a bunch of stowage, some sand bags, and Panzer IV tracks for protection. This crew has been around the block and don't care much for what they are supposed to do. They know the added weight may cause them mechanical grief in the future, but all they care about is the next mile down the road.

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Old 12-27-2007, 04:53 AM
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Looks very good, I'm loving all these M4 builds as I am going to be starting mine very soon.

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Old 12-27-2007, 08:10 AM
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Beautiful! The tank crew really bring it to life.

One day I would love to do a Korean War era Canadian Sherman easy 8.
Old 12-27-2007, 04:42 PM
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Well done YHR, another Canadian Sherman joins the ranks
Old 12-27-2007, 06:52 PM
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Sweet YHR, excellant Job! And that crew dod not mind the extra weight because I know that you Canadians know how to stay warm in the winter, no doubt a few of those containers are full of white lighting!(Everclear)[sm=shades_smile.gif][sm=shades_smile.gif][sm=shades_smile.gif]

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Old 12-27-2007, 10:08 PM
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Looks great but are you going to run it?
Old 12-28-2007, 07:37 AM
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Absolutely. Dug some 2 channel radio gear out last night, and willl have the thing running tonight.
Old 12-28-2007, 09:35 AM
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YHR, is this a specific tank you've modeled? I didn't know Canada used the 76mm, I thought they only used the 17pdr but I could be wrong, haven't investigated it too deeply.
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YHR, is this a specific tank you've modeled? I didn't know Canada used the 76mm, I thought they only used the 17pdr but I could be wrong, haven't investigated it too deeply.

I used creative licence. The Canadians didn't get any Shermans like this until after the war.

It has the Markings of the 1st Canadian Armoured Brigade, 11th regiment that fought it way North from landing in Southern Italy. If my VVSS turns out OK, then this will be a more involved project. I'll model the 17 Pdr, loose the side fenders, extend the turret, and run modified Bulldog tracks on it. Everything hinges on the VVSS. I am hoping to do the masters this week. I took time off over Christmas, so hopefully I can get this done.

I included an image of a post war Sherman that is the 76 mm.



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Old 12-29-2007, 06:07 AM
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Dan, what you've posted is a picture of an M4A2(76)W HVSS with markings of "A" Squadron, Fort Garry Horse (Militia) as used in Canada for training; the regimental name was for recruiting rather than tactical purposes. It's on permanent display here in Winnipeg outside the McGregor Armouries.

There's another Firefly --Unit Unknown--on Display here outside the Charleswood Legion, which the Legion Members INSIST is equipped with a 17-pounder..... (God bless all those "Gate Guardians" !)

In 1946 Canada purchased nearly 300 of M4A2(76)W HVSS tanks from the US Army at a cost of $1460 USD each. Original cost was something like $55,000 USD apiece. They were used throughout the Canadian Army for Training purposes.

BTW there's tons of Detailed Markings for Canadian armour, in every theatre, located at [link=http://www.armouredacorn.com/index.html]Armoured Acorn.[/link] These are in huge PDF files under "Reference".
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That is a great site. I have to question the triangle markings. On the reference I used it was pointy part up. I also saw a restored gate keeper with the triangle pointed side up. This is opposite to this reference. You wouldn't happed to know for sure which way the triangle was aligned? Maybe they did it both ways??

The 173 from Ontario that fought in Italy is exactly the regiment I was attempting to model.
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The tank whose picture you've posted I've taken many photos of, with the yellow triangle "point up". If you go to the [link=http://www.rclwinnipeg100.ca]Charleswood Legion Home Page [/link] you'll find another .pdf on their own "Sherman Memorial" with a white triangle also shown "point up" --which means its from a different Garry Squadron or Troop.

I know these folks -- and if those markings weren't "Correct" in every respect, they'd be screaming Blue Murder....!
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Looks very VERY NICE!!
Great job!!
Old 12-29-2007, 11:25 AM
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ORIGINAL: killick64

The tank whose picture you've posted I've taken many photos of, with the yellow triangle "point up". If you go to the [link=http://www.rclwinnipeg100.ca]Charleswood Legion Home Page [/link] you'll find another .pdf on their own "Sherman Memorial" with a white triangle also shown "point up" --which means its from a different Garry Squadron or Troop.

I know these folks -- and if those markings weren't "Correct" in every respect, they'd be screaming Blue Murder....!

So are you saying that the point up is the correct way,and the artist rendition on the first link is incorrect or that yes indeed it could be either or?
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as far as I know--all triangular markings have the point UP on any armour that I've seen....
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Yes me too. That drawing reference was the first I have seen that had the point down. I thought I might have to break out the airbrush and paint over a mistake.

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