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Old 12-18-2007, 09:38 AM
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Default Sherman Progress(Finished, just about)

Things are moving along. I got the bogie assemblies built and primed.

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Old 12-18-2007, 10:20 AM
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they look great....don't forget the oil reservoirs. What are you using for tires? I see the ridges.
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Old 12-18-2007, 11:01 AM
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Be sure you have a good amount of CA attaching the piston halves to the arm, also use some Tam grease in the sliding parts to reduce stiction. This can be added after painting.
Old 12-18-2007, 07:10 PM
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I will add the tires once I get it all painted.

The oil reservoirs........ I am looking at casting the WWVS suspension which will fit over the HVVS (or what ever the hell they are called) The stock suspension will work and my castings will just be a dummy part that helps back date the tank. However the oil reservoirs would be in the way, so I left them off until I get this worked out.
Old 12-18-2007, 08:34 PM
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Nice to see you trying something a little different with the casting project, are you liking the assembly of the Tamiya? looks great so far.[sm=thumbup.gif]
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It is pretty typical of Tamiya or Kyosho kits. Good instructions with lots of parts!!!!. If these bogies came all preassembled I would enjoy the kit more. I am not complaining, it is just a change that has come over me after years of modeling and getting older. We only have a finite amount of time, and I am not so sure I enjoying building bogies as much as detailing. Some of these steps are pretty tedious, but hey, it's a kit. Kits need to be built. No doubt it is a quality kit, and I am not going to slag it. It is just a different experience then the Heng Longs have been.

I am enjoying the build, and appreciate the engineering that went into this kit, but you know what, it is kind of like painting by numbers, compared to the Heng Long. With the Heng Long you have fun out of the box and then have a blank piece of paper to re-engineer on your own. You just wing it and improvise as you go. That can be a lot of fun. This kit you follow the instructions and presto you have a very nice tank when you get finished.
Old 12-19-2007, 06:37 AM
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It is pretty typical of Tamiya or Kyosho kits. Good instructions with lots of parts!!!!. If these bogies came all preassembled I would enjoy the kit more. I am not complaining, it is just a change that has come over me after years of modeling and getting older. We only have a finite amount of time, and I am not so sure I enjoying building bogies as much as detailing. Some of these steps are pretty tedious, but hey, it's a kit. Kits need to be built. No doubt it is a quality kit, and I am not going to slag it. It is just a different experience then the Heng Longs have been.

I am enjoying the build, and appreciate the engineering that went into this kit, but you know what, is is kind of like painting by numbers, compared to the Heng Long. With the Heng Long you fun out of the box and then have a blank piece of paper to re-engineer on your own. You just wing it an improvise as you go. That can be a lot of fun. This kit you follow the instructions and presto you have a very nice tank when you get finished.
Painting by numbers, never done that, but yes, I can see what you mean. I enjoy putting the Tamiya's together in much the same way I did with Airfix 2 shilling kits when I was a kid (just takes longer). I suppose the creative bit for me is getting it to the right version (detailing, as you said) and doing the reading/researching around to try to find out about those details/markings and so on. I do find that when I've built a kit, be it sherman or spitfire, I understand about the original somewhat better by the end. Sort of reverse dissection, if you like.
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Old 12-19-2007, 09:12 AM
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Absolutely. There are many different ways to enjoy this hobby, and whether it is a Tamiya or a Heng Long there is a whole bunch of info to wade through when completing any tank.

The bogies are tedious, but when they are done, you have a pretty cool functioning suspension, and they only took an evening so it wasn't that bad. How else are you going to model the Sherman's suspension. I can't see Heng Long ever doing this as a ready to run. IF they do, I'll be very surprised.

Last night I got sidetracked with figuring out a WSS suspension, and never did a thing with respect to putting the kit together. I then decided to put this WSS idea aside and get on with getting this Sherman together. Another evening and I think I will have a running chassis.
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I've probably said it before, but the HVS suspension is, in my opinion, very well done by Tamiya. Looks really good when you're climbing the tank over stuff, sort of the rocking bogey effect of a Bandai Stug IV combined with true sprung suspension and the shocks working ...... 'tis a joy to behold. I spent a lot more time and money on the Tiger 1, but for play value the sherman wins (and I've only got two channel radio in it, be even better with four).
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Old 12-19-2007, 10:24 AM
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That's right Geoff. The HVSS is much more 'functional' than the VVSS, at least in 1/16th scale.
Old 12-20-2007, 02:02 AM
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Rolling Chassis complete.

I've included the some Canadian Armored division decals that will find their way on this tank.
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Old 12-20-2007, 01:44 PM
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[sm=thumbup.gif]It's almost alive
Old 12-22-2007, 12:26 AM
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Well I got it to the painting stage. Here are a few pictures before it goes "under the gun". Pretty much stock, added front tow hooks, and stowage hangers on the turret.
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Old 12-22-2007, 01:27 AM
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Wow, you are rolling right along, it is looking good!

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Old 12-22-2007, 04:22 AM
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Great Job YHR! That is one nice Sherman so far! Welcome to the dark side.

Merry Christmas!
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Old 12-22-2007, 10:02 AM
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A friend of mine who lives in Oshawa Ontario is a member of the Ontario Regiment's Tank Museum and he gets to drive one of the working Shermans they have in the Museum. Every year near here in Coe Hill Ontario they have a parade for vets and they bring the Shermans and other CDN war time restored vehicles and armor there.
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Great Job YHR! That is one nice Sherman so far! Welcome to the dark side.

Merry Christmas!
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I thought it would take longer, but a week of evenings and the thing is ready for detailing. I think this is a good "first" Tamiya tank, and would recommend it to anyone. All those screws were pretty intimidating, but they quickly get used up. There are lots of steps in the manual, but it is deceiving, because some of these steps have very little action required to complete.



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Your Hooked Nice work, YHR
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Thanks
Old 12-23-2007, 12:43 AM
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I changed over the cannon to a 76mm with muzzle brake. and then painted it up for 11th armoured regiment. Working on the crew now and ready to start weathering.

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WOW!! That is so nice!
I have a question for you, I've just finished painting my Panther (sorry no pics yet) and was wondering about weathering.....after putting on your decals do you put on a coat of gloss varnish and then do your weathering? What kind of weathering are you going to do? Could you go over the steps your planning please.

My Panther looks kind of like this (I copied his paint job, looks so good to me). I don't know if he did any weathering.

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Old 12-23-2007, 01:31 AM
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Nice Job so far Duane!

We can show you the weathering steps at the battle day. Its easier to show then tell.
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Nice Job so far Duane!

We can show you the weathering steps at the battle day. Its easier to show then tell.

Should I just put on a coat of satin/gloss varnish then?

Thanks

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Well I worked at my Canadian commander, so here are some shots of McDuff.

I always Dullcoat my paint job, and then start with a wash of thinned acrylics. The dullcoat protects the original paint. If you screw up with weathering, windex will strip it all off rignt down to the dullcoat, and you can start again.

I am going to do a thin wash of grey until I get the paint looking faded and then hit with a wash of black to pop out the details.

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Old 12-23-2007, 11:13 AM
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Very SHARP tank and AWESOME commander!

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