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Sherman Wish List Possibilities

Post by pickelhaube » Thu Apr 30, 2015 8:29 pm

Hey Guys I did it with the Humvee , what about the Sherman ?

What mods or builds would you guys like to see ?

This is what I have so far :

M4A1 cast hull
T-23 Turret
Firefly
M-10 ( waiting to make it's come back )
Wading trunks
dozer blade

Short list ( In the works but stalled )

Jumbo ----------------------90 %
Hybrid hull ------------------90 %
Aunt Jamima mine roller---paper plans only

What Sherman mods would you all like to see ?
Kirk Douglas : Mine hit the ground first
John Wayne : Mine was taller



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Re: Sherman Wish List Possibilities

Post by CanberraPaul » Thu Apr 30, 2015 8:55 pm

I am in for a Jumbo kit Matthew.

Has anyone ever seen an image of a captured Jumbo?

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Re: Sherman Wish List Possibilities

Post by rschaap » Thu Apr 30, 2015 10:00 pm

Besides the ones mentioned I would like to see a

90mm M36 gun carriage
T34 Sherman Calliope

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Post by rohirrimknight » Fri May 01, 2015 12:32 am

T34 Sherman Calliope

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Re: Sherman Wish List Possibilities

Post by Axis Nightmare » Fri May 01, 2015 2:00 am

Firefly!
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What makes the P-51 Mustang so special?

"It would do for 8 hours what a Spitfire would do for 45 minutes."

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Re: Sherman Wish List Possibilities

Post by Falcatta » Fri May 01, 2015 6:18 am

M36
Priest

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Re: Sherman Wish List Possibilities

Post by dannyc » Fri May 01, 2015 6:51 am

M7 priest
Long Tom
M51 super Sherman
Sherman kangaroo
Sherman arv

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Re: Sherman Wish List Possibilities

Post by grockwood » Sat May 02, 2015 8:10 am

Let's see'

M36 TD
M7 PRIEST
M4A1 late model hull(has larger hull hatches and had the T23 turret mounted)

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Re: Sherman Wish List Possibilities

Post by pickelhaube » Mon May 04, 2015 6:50 am

I have already done the Firefly.

Do you guys like the Calliope over the Mine roller ?

I have long fretted doing the Easy 8 but now I have a great book that has the plans for the track links and road wheels. There is 4 different sized road wheels :roll:

Anyway the Jumbo and Easy take would be correct on the BBI 105 hull. The FOV hull is a early model and not only would I have to make the front of the hull correct I would have to make the rear correct as well.

So essentially I would have to make 2 kits and you guys will have to slice and dice your FOV up to accommodate.

The thing is the BBI Sherman are getting hard to come by and the prices are going up . The FOV you can still get all day long at a farley reasonable price.

The price of the 2 FOV M4A3 ( late ) kits will be about $35 - $45 for the both .
The BBI copy will be about $90 .
Unless you guys will just go with the front mod kit and leave the early rear deck alone and call it a day.

So what I am saying is I want to do the Jumbo and easy 8 Shermans but you guys will need to think what you want to do as far as the customization on the hulls.

Feedback needed on this .

The Jumbo kit will have these parts to convert the FOV into a Jumbo

Jumbo turret and gun-------------------------------------------$65
reconfiguration of glacias ( late M4A3 w/ extra armor )-------$25
correct rear deck ( late M4A3 )-----------------------------------$15
modified travel lock------------------------------------------------$0
thicker side armor-------------------------------------------------$20
duck bills for tracks------------------------------------------------$10
Total---------------------------------------------------------------$135 ?

Easy 8 using FOV as a base
T-23 turret----------------------------------------------------------$65
new tracks ----------------------------------------------------------$45 - $65
all new running gear------------------------------------------------$45-$65
reconfiguration of glacias to late model M4A3---------------------$20
reconfiguration of rear deck to late model M4A3-------------------$15
Total-------------------------------------------------------------------$ 190- $230
Kirk Douglas : Mine hit the ground first
John Wayne : Mine was taller



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Re: Sherman Wish List Possibilities

Post by Falcatta » Mon May 04, 2015 10:28 am

I can second that the BBI Sherman is very hard to find. I have seen 2 in 6 months of actively looking on ebay and I bought 1 of them and it was right at 100.

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Re: Sherman Wish List Possibilities

Post by CanberraPaul » Mon May 04, 2015 5:21 pm

Matthew I would like the Jumbo with the correct rear deck to fit onto the FOV M4A3.

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Post by normandy » Mon May 04, 2015 5:48 pm

The Calliope looks sick.......in a good way.

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It could fire 60 4.5in. rockets.... :shock:
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Post by rschaap » Mon May 04, 2015 9:30 pm

I recall seeing a picture of a 1/18 scale Sherman T34 Calliope next to a M48 Patton with skirts a very long time ago. I believe they were all JSI prototypes because I recall the F15 and a Huey in the photo. I will try and locate it.

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Post by rohirrimknight » Mon May 04, 2015 9:52 pm

I like this calliope version. For me it is the easiest upgrade kit with no or less modification need to my M4. It also look cool to me.

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Post by rschaap » Tue May 05, 2015 7:15 am

I located this old photo of the Calliope from the Toy Fair and threw in a picture of a 1/35 scale Calliope. It looks like it was mounted on a BBI tank in the Toy Fair photo.

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Re: Sherman Wish List Possibilities

Post by blitzhazed » Fri May 22, 2015 2:44 am

I would like you to do a sandbag stick-on front and sides for the fov like the hun was doing last thanks
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Re: Sherman Wish List Possibilities

Post by pickelhaube » Fri May 22, 2015 7:05 am

The rocket launcher can be done . But the skill level may have to be a little high to do the assembly.

I an cut all of the tubes the same length but the modeler has to get them in the brackets all the same .

I guess topping them on a flat surface could take care of this .

Do you guys see the small grove on each of the tubes ? This can be achieved one all of the tubes have been cemented in place then go back with a razor saw and ever so slightly cut the groove.

Or just omit it .

The rest of the kit should be fairly easy.

The sand bag and frames , I can do .

Any more interest in the sandbag armor ?

Looks like no love for the big mine rollers .
Kirk Douglas : Mine hit the ground first
John Wayne : Mine was taller



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Re: Sherman Wish List Possibilities

Post by rschaap » Sat May 23, 2015 9:26 am

I remember a while back someone offered the sand bags with frame along with the hedge cutter. I would be in for one if it happens. As far as the calliope goes I think what ever is easiest for you, If it makes it a reality.
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Re: Sherman Wish List Possibilities

Post by normandy » Mon May 25, 2015 3:17 am

Sherman Calliope with sandbags...

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Sherman Mine Roller...

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Re: Sherman Wish List Possibilities

Post by pickelhaube » Mon May 25, 2015 5:38 am

Wow Normandy were did you get that mine roller pic from ?

I have never seen the mine roller with those ridges !!!!

Mine will be the standard smooth rim rollers . :wink:
Kirk Douglas : Mine hit the ground first
John Wayne : Mine was taller



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Post by normandy » Mon May 25, 2015 6:35 am

Like this one?

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Re: Sherman Wish List Possibilities

Post by pickelhaube » Mon May 25, 2015 3:36 pm

Yes !!
Kirk Douglas : Mine hit the ground first
John Wayne : Mine was taller



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Re: Sherman Wish List Possibilities

Post by dannyc » Mon May 25, 2015 3:58 pm

i would love the sandbag armor and the hedge cutters

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