1/18 Scale M-4A3E8 The Easy 8 Info Needed On Tracks

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1/18 Scale M-4A3E8 The Easy 8 Info Needed On Tracks

Post by pickelhaube » Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:53 pm

Continuing with the Sherman here is the start of the easy 8

Now we can do the FURY

With lots of help from Jay !!

You will need a donor BBI Sherman and I already have the T-23 turret

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Re: 1/18 Scale M-4A3E8 The Easy 8

Post by rschaap » Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:21 pm

Real nice, I can’t wait to put one together. This is a much needed addition to the Sherman family. Thanks for doing this one Matt.

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Re: 1/18 Scale M-4A3E8 The Easy 8

Post by pickelhaube » Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:55 am

Wow ….

Not a lot of love for the Easy 8.
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Re: 1/18 Scale M-4A3E8 The Easy 8

Post by dannyc » Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:55 pm

give it a few days Pickel Im sure there will be more interest. Now to get me a BBI sherman that I can use for this build

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Re: 1/18 Scale M-4A3E8 The Easy 8

Post by bobb428 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:35 pm

Love the Easy 8's! Coolest Sherm by far!

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Re: 1/18 Scale M-4A3E8 The Easy 8

Post by trex0770 » Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:42 am

You know I've been asking you about this one Matthew! Looks even better than I expected. You guys are amazing.

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Re: 1/18 Scale M-4A3E8 The Easy 8

Post by grockwood » Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:43 am

I want one also.

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Re: 1/18 Scale M-4A3E8 The Easy 8

Post by mutt71 » Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:43 pm

Matthew, This is looking great! Any idea on the cost? I want one.

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Re: 1/18 Scale M-4A3E8 The Easy 8

Post by joey2putt » Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:29 pm

Pickhaube / Matthew I would purchase an Ez -8 running gear. Looks great. I just cast a M4A1 76w I don't think they got the Ez8 tracks till after WWII.

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Re: 1/18 Scale M-4A3E8 The Easy 8

Post by pickelhaube » Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:52 pm

joey2putt wrote:Pickhaube / Matthew I would purchase an Ez -8 running gear. Looks great. I just cast a M4A1 76w I don't think they got the Ez8 tracks till after WWII.
They used the more common waffle type tracks when the Easy 8 first made the scene.

The tracks we have made were towards the end of the war and used in Korea
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Re: 1/18 Scale M-4A3E8 The Easy 8

Post by mutt71 » Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:06 pm

I would not be too picky about the tracks, though it is good to know what was early and later. I am still interested no matter which tracks are made for this. I would use one Late war and for Korea. I hope that this kit happens, as I said before, I want one. I just need to find and buy a donor Sherman!

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Re: 1/18 Scale M-4A3E8 The Easy 8

Post by dannyc » Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:10 pm

mutt71 wrote:I would not be too picky about the tracks, though it is good to know what was early and later. I am still interested no matter which tracks are made for this. I would use one Late war and for Korea. I hope that this kit happens, as I said before, I want one. I just need to find and buy a donor Sherman!
Same here I will buy one if I can find a donor BBI sherman

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Re: 1/18 Scale M-4A3E8 The Easy 8

Post by pickelhaube » Mon May 20, 2019 7:10 am

I have been talking to Aracula .

Henglong makes all sorts of r/c type armor and the size difference we all know is different from 1/18 -1/16 .
But the track difference is just a few mm's .
The biggest pain in all new armor is the tracks .

I am not loving the idea of pouring hundreds of track links for the Easy 8.

I can not find plastic tracks for the easy 8 ( plenty of metal over $150 )

But they do make Pershing tracks at around $20-$30 .

For those in the know are the Pershing tracks the same as the Easy 8 ?
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Re: 1/18 Scale M-4A3E8 The Easy 8 Info Needed On Tracks

Post by normandy » Mon May 20, 2019 4:43 pm

Pickel I know more about panzers than US armor but they look similar...

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Re: 1/18 Scale M-4A3E8 The Easy 8 Info Needed On Tracks

Post by rschaap » Mon May 20, 2019 7:00 pm

This might help. There was a discussion on RC Universe regarding the Easy 8 tracks vs the M26 Pershing, here is the site.

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/rc-tank ... -same.html

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Re: 1/18 Scale M-4A3E8 The Easy 8 Info Needed On Tracks

Post by Shomare » Sat May 25, 2019 1:40 am

Matthew,

How do these install? Do they have any strength when installed (had a few tanks show up who's tracks were completely EXPLODED in shipping...one was ridiculously hard to get glued back together, but I got it done, and the other one I returned). But the one I fixed was fragile due to the tension of the tracks unfortunately. I wish I had not used the original tracks, it would have made life much easier in the rebuiling of that tank.

Looks absolutely amazing...I like this look much more than the traditional look. I like the more busy, detailed look more than not.

Let me know

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Re: 1/18 Scale M-4A3E8 The Easy 8 Info Needed On Tracks

Post by pickelhaube » Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:55 am

Hey Guys,

I have ordered a couple of sets of Pershing tracks from China

I guess they put them on a slow boat FROM China and they should be here in a months time.

Actually maybe a couple of weeks I ordered them 2 weeks ago .

If they work and look good, these will be the tracks that I will supply with the kit.
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Re: 1/18 Scale M-4A3E8 The Easy 8 Info Needed On Tracks

Post by HardenSteel » Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:36 pm

I could go for one set. Looks great!

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