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Hello gents,

 

thanks for all you comments, I made some progress on the second Sherman, building 55 gal stacks ...

 

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Still have to finish the other one :blush:

 

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Collecting USMC AEF 1917-18 & PTO 1941-45, US Navy PTO 1941-45.

 

Most seeked items : USMC dog tags from 1915 to 1945, USN corpsman dog tags and other identified items, USN id'd M1 helmets.



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Hello gents,

 

late update about the M4A2 ... the model is almost finished, still needs dust and grime ^_^

 

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Collecting USMC AEF 1917-18 & PTO 1941-45, US Navy PTO 1941-45.

 

Most seeked items : USMC dog tags from 1915 to 1945, USN corpsman dog tags and other identified items, USN id'd M1 helmets.



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... another build in my Sherman's serie, a 5th Tk Bn M4A3 on Iwo Jima this time ... sorry to all historians, the camouflage pattern, markings and added protections are all fictional, inspired and based on real photos but I wanted to avoid the "too often seen" commercial decals ;)

 

The ID # on the wood planks and wading stack are stenciled ...

 

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Collecting USMC AEF 1917-18 & PTO 1941-45, US Navy PTO 1941-45.

 

Most seeked items : USMC dog tags from 1915 to 1945, USN corpsman dog tags and other identified items, USN id'd M1 helmets.



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... still in need of chicken wire on the hatches and sand bags / crew's paraphernalia on the engine deck :wacko:

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Collecting USMC AEF 1917-18 & PTO 1941-45, US Navy PTO 1941-45.

 

Most seeked items : USMC dog tags from 1915 to 1945, USN corpsman dog tags and other identified items, USN id'd M1 helmets.



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That is a very nice build "E". I like it that you took creative liberties with the decals. I know some sites can be sticklers for such stuff.

I like the camo and the wooden planks look great.

 

Semper Fi.

 

Manny

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Tremendous work! Impressive

Looking for: Fourth/ Seventh Rhode Island Infantry items


Purple Heart : Robert L. Freitag KIA ETO 2/11/45


Any US/German items with the last name "Freitag"


also, war-related posters



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Thank you all for your comments ;)

 

 

That is a very nice build "E". I like it that you took creative liberties with the decals. I know some sites can be sticklers for such stuff.

I like the camo and the wooden planks look great.

 

Semper Fi.

 

Manny

 

Being a long time collector, I really think that authenticity is a key concern when it comes to militaria ... but in modeling, I think a little bit of liberty easily compensates the lack of historical evidences :P

 

The M4A3 received its load of sandbags ...

 

 

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Collecting USMC AEF 1917-18 & PTO 1941-45, US Navy PTO 1941-45.

 

Most seeked items : USMC dog tags from 1915 to 1945, USN corpsman dog tags and other identified items, USN id'd M1 helmets.



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Hi,

 

I finally got time to finish the weathering and took outdoor shots of the Shermans ... ;)

 

First one, 5th Tank Battalion tank with rear wading stack (the engine deck's one was often discarder just after landing) and protection add-ons, 16-penny nails on TC hatch, chicken wire on other hatches, sandbags and wood planks armor on hull's sides ...

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Collecting USMC AEF 1917-18 & PTO 1941-45, US Navy PTO 1941-45.

 

Most seeked items : USMC dog tags from 1915 to 1945, USN corpsman dog tags and other identified items, USN id'd M1 helmets.



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Next, two 3rd Tank Bn tank from Company A, the first one got a mix of fieldmade (front) and standard wading stacks seen sometime ... and the second one has a set of fieldmade stacks, built to receive 55 gallons drums in wading configuration ...

 

 

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Collecting USMC AEF 1917-18 & PTO 1941-45, US Navy PTO 1941-45.

 

Most seeked items : USMC dog tags from 1915 to 1945, USN corpsman dog tags and other identified items, USN id'd M1 helmets.



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PS : this Co.A Sherman is not totally accurate, as I found some period photos of "Ann" on Iwo Jima and she should have standard wading stacks ... sorry for the historical inaccuracy, I already planned to build another "Ann' that will be correct ;)

 

 

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Collecting USMC AEF 1917-18 & PTO 1941-45, US Navy PTO 1941-45.

 

Most seeked items : USMC dog tags from 1915 to 1945, USN corpsman dog tags and other identified items, USN id'd M1 helmets.



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Collecting USMC AEF 1917-18 & PTO 1941-45, US Navy PTO 1941-45.

 

Most seeked items : USMC dog tags from 1915 to 1945, USN corpsman dog tags and other identified items, USN id'd M1 helmets.



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Etienne,

 

some of the finest paint & weathering jobs I have seen here for a while. Excellent Shermans, thanks for sharing your projects.

 

Lars

 

P.S.: Congratulaitions for winning the FIFA world cup 2018. It was a pleasure to watch the French team playing!

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Etienne,

 

some of the finest paint & weathering jobs I have seen here for a while. Excellent Shermans, thanks for sharing your projects.

 

Lars

 

P.S.: Congratulaitions for winning the FIFA world cup 2018. It was a pleasure to watch the French team playing!

 

Thanks Lars for your comment :) ... still have two other Sherman in the "assembly line", probably one for the Marianas campaign, and the other for Okinawa ...

 

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Collecting USMC AEF 1917-18 & PTO 1941-45, US Navy PTO 1941-45.

 

Most seeked items : USMC dog tags from 1915 to 1945, USN corpsman dog tags and other identified items, USN id'd M1 helmets.



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Just fantastic Etienne! Many hours invested in those masterpieces!!

Hello Graham,

 

glad to read from you... this Iwo Jima Shermans project took me 6 months but it was very interesting to bring together scale modeling and militaria ?

 

Cheers, E

Collecting USMC AEF 1917-18 & PTO 1941-45, US Navy PTO 1941-45.

 

Most seeked items : USMC dog tags from 1915 to 1945, USN corpsman dog tags and other identified items, USN id'd M1 helmets.



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Outstanding.Such great work aand dtail.Always like seeing tes and additions of your work.

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WOW!!! I've tackled a couple Iwo Jima Shermans myself (4th and 5th Tk Bn), but yours are SUPERB. Fantastic attention to detail, and your finishing is top notch. Mind if I ask what you used for the "Marine Green" on your Shermans?

 

Well done, mate!

 

Ski

Captain (LDO), United States Marine Corps (Ret.)

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Outstanding.Such great work aand dtail.Always like seeing tes and additions of your work.

Thanks for your comment, Doyler !!

 

WOW!!! I've tackled a couple Iwo Jima Shermans myself (4th and 5th Tk Bn), but yours are SUPERB. Fantastic attention to detail, and your finishing is top notch. Mind if I ask what you used for the "Marine Green" on your Shermans?

 

Well done, mate!

 

Ski

Hi Ski, thank you for your comment !! Regarding the paint color, I use mostly Vallejo Model Air acrylic paint and the one I used for the green Sherman is Olive Drab 71043, then I applied several filters / washes to enrich the color.

 

Cheers, E

Collecting USMC AEF 1917-18 & PTO 1941-45, US Navy PTO 1941-45.

 

Most seeked items : USMC dog tags from 1915 to 1945, USN corpsman dog tags and other identified items, USN id'd M1 helmets.



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Great Shermans! Love the attention to detail and the paint work. Makes me a bit jealous, :)

 

Rene

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Keep buggering on.

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