Fury Makes for an Easy 8

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Fury Makes for an Easy 8

Post by pickelhaube » Sat Oct 11, 2014 1:31 pm

Hey Guys,

With the new WII movie lomming over the horizine . Bradd Pitt's Sherman is the M-4A3E8 .

The Easy 8 . The Sherman has the new leif springs along with the smaller wheels.

I know the first versions came out with the old tracks then they made the newer tracks that were totally different.

I could do the new suspention but newer tracks is a little dounting.

I make the new turret already as TTT has mentioned in another post.

Any interest ?

Were the hell is the spelling check on this thing ?

Got it back fromn the shop and nothing but problems
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Re: Fury Makes for an Easy 8

Post by maritime96 » Sat Oct 11, 2014 5:02 pm

Pickle are these the turrets?
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Re: Fury Makes for an Easy 8

Post by pickelhaube » Sat Oct 11, 2014 8:37 pm

Yes those are the T-23s .
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Re: Fury Makes for an Easy 8

Post by maritime96 » Sat Oct 11, 2014 9:24 pm

Well even if you don't have enough interest to justify making new suspension. I would still be down for one of those turrets.
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Re: Fury Makes for an Easy 8

Post by Grognard » Mon Oct 13, 2014 2:35 pm

I would be in for a horizontal volute suspension for the Sherman. It's on my wish list, that I keep adding to, but never subtracting from....

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Re: Fury Makes for an Easy 8

Post by rschaap » Mon Oct 13, 2014 2:59 pm

I would be in for one myself. Would make an excellent addition to my growing Sherman tank collection.

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Re: Fury Makes for an Easy 8

Post by tko24 » Mon Oct 13, 2014 6:30 pm

I'd definitely be in for a couple! I've been wishing for an easy 8 Sherman in 1/18 for a long time.

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Re: Fury Makes for an Easy 8

Post by Karl Dak » Wed Oct 15, 2014 6:03 am

The new Fury movie has certainly sparked my interest in the good old Sherman. Looking forward to the movie.

I had to break out one of my old tanks for a photo:

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Re: Fury Makes for an Easy 8

Post by pickelhaube » Wed Oct 15, 2014 3:31 pm

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Re: Fury Makes for an Easy 8

Post by markecho » Fri Oct 17, 2014 2:35 pm

pickelhaube wrote:Hey Guys,

With the new WII movie lomming over the horizine . Bradd Pitt's Sherman is the M-4A3E8 .

The Easy 8 . The Sherman has the new leif springs along with the smaller wheels.

I know the first versions came out with the old tracks then they made the newer tracks that were totally different.

I could do the new suspention but newer tracks is a little dounting.

I make the new turret already as TTT has mentioned in another post.

Any interest ?

Were the hell is the spelling check on this thing ?

Got it back fromn the shop and nothing but problems
Hello fellas,
or I should say hello "again"…
I've been checking here every now and then. I'm one of those who has put my 1:18 on hiatus since 21stC died…shame really.

But ever since I saw the Fury trailer in summer I have been anticipating this movie!

I've seen a lot of customs here and seems that most are getting their armor from other members building them.
So if I may chime in and ask, pickelhaube, are you planning on making kits? or the full Easy 8? And usually what do you sell these pieces for?

I've only got stock 21stC Shermans…never got the BBi one cuz I was hoping they would make a Firefly - but we all know how that went.

So the M-4A3E8 would be a nice addition!

I'm glad to see this board is still around even though the hobby has taken a pretty big hit.

And looking forward to the movie! (already saw someone posted they watched it already)

Thanks for any info!
It is the dang toy companies that have sometimes made me want to stop collecting toys!!!

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Re: Fury Makes for an Easy 8

Post by rudy4572 » Tue Oct 21, 2014 1:49 pm

FURY is an awesome movie!!! I'd be in for one of the T 23 turrets with the muzzle break on the 76mm. I've got several Shermans, and have always wanted one with the 76. Picked up a BBI 105mm M4A3 (missing the gun) at a garage sale, and I'd love to convert it with that turret. Are they still offered and what's the cost? Thanks!

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Re: Fury Makes for an Easy 8

Post by tko24 » Wed Oct 22, 2014 1:19 pm

I'd definitely be in for the T23 turret and gun barrel, but I really want the whole conversion. I've always wanted an Easy 8 Sherman in 1/18. They served a long time in front line service for the U.S. including Korea. It's surprising to me that it was never produced in 1/18. And several different Sherman variants with the Easy 8 suspension continued into the 1980's with the IDF and several other countries. I believe Chile was still using ex-IDF Super Shermans until pretty recently.

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Re: Fury Makes for an Easy 8

Post by Grognard » Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:13 am

What I love about the movie is that people are actually interested in US armor for a change. There probably hasn't been this much interest in a sherman since "Kelly's Heroes".

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Re: Fury Makes for an Easy 8

Post by 1958Zelda » Tue Nov 11, 2014 1:51 am

Heres a picture of a 1/18 korean era sherman with one of pickelhaubes turrets that I painted years ago Image

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Re: Fury Makes for an Easy 8

Post by EnemyAce » Tue Nov 11, 2014 8:21 am

Fury is a fantastic movie. Some typical overwrought Hollywood melodrama and silly non-tactics, but still a must see.

I need to dig out my 18 armor and see if I have a 75 Sherman for conversion.

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Re: Fury Makes for an Easy 8

Post by pickelhaube » Mon Apr 06, 2015 5:37 am

Hey Guys,

I have been thinking about the easy 8 for years now but considering the new tracks and all of the wheels I have backed off.

The price would be close to a full build.

Now if I were NOT TO DO the tracks and just the running gear only along with the T-23 turret would that be good enough ?

The tracks would add about $75-$100 to the price of the kit.

The T-23 kit Is selling for $65 and I would say another $65 for the running gear.

That is $130 without the tracks so another $75-$100 would make the price of the kit too high unless some of you ( 10 anyway ) would really really want it .

Zelda that Korean War Sherman is just awesome !!
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Re: Fury Makes for an Easy 8

Post by Falcatta » Mon Apr 06, 2015 5:45 am

Funny that you mention this. I am actually frakensteining a Easy 8 right now. The HL Plastic tracks you can get fairly cheap for this.

Right now I am doing this with a BBI 105. Your T23 Turret when you feel better and can pour it and the Tamiya Suspension from their 1/16 RC 105 with the HL RC tracks and drive wheels. A few compromises have to be made of course but so far it only comes out to be about 1/4 of an inch taller then a regular 1/18 M4.

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