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1/18 Sherman Question

Post by Axis Nightmare » Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:03 pm

I have several 1/18 Shermans including a BBi. I acquired all of them loose. None have tow cables. They have channels for them to snap into but no cables. German tanks in 1/18 have tow cables included. Are they missing off my Shermans or did none of them come with them?
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Re: 1/18 Sherman Question

Post by pickelhaube » Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:32 pm

Shermans did come with tow cables .
As a matter of fact I will be working on making some with REAL tow cables next week.
I will also me making replacement Panther tow cables as well.
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Re: 1/18 Sherman Question

Post by tmanthegreat » Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:45 pm

Axis, the 21st, BBI, and Bravo Team 1/18 Shermans did not come with tow cables, so you’re not missing anything. Some of the 21st German tanks did have the cables (like the Panther and Tiger) but not the Shermans. That would be great if Picklehaube made some cables 8)
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Re: 1/18 Sherman Question

Post by Axis Nightmare » Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:21 pm

Seemed German vehicles got the most detail attention for some reason. The Shermans didn't have shackles either. Just a kinda stub where those would have been attached. Those would help too. :idea:
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Re: 1/18 Sherman Question

Post by grunt1 » Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:20 pm

I made towing shackles for the various 1/16th tanks from Heng Long, Tamiya, Taigen, etc.. They've been pretty popular.

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I also scaled them down for BBI, 21C and FoV. I'll post pics tomorrow.
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Re: 1/18 Sherman Question

Post by pickelhaube » Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:49 pm

grunt1 wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:20 pm
I made towing shackles for the various 1/16th tanks from Heng Long, Tamiya, Taigen, etc.. They've been pretty popular.

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https://www.shapeways.com/product/RZGLM ... es-style-i

I also scaled them down for BBI, 21C and FoV. I'll post pics tomorrow.
Can you make them in 1/18 scale ?

Does anybody have specs on the cable ends ?
The cable I got in the mail ( 1/32 scale ) looks way off
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Re: 1/18 Sherman Question

Post by grunt1 » Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:21 am

I did two of the WW2 era styles:
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Re: 1/18 Sherman Question

Post by cavscout116th » Mon May 11, 2020 7:47 pm

pickelhaube wrote:
Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:32 pm
Shermans did come with tow cables .
As a matter of fact I will be working on making some with REAL tow cables next week.
I will also me making replacement Panther tow cables as well.
Hey Pickelhaube

Any news on the Easy 8 Sherman?

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Re: 1/18 Sherman Question

Post by pickelhaube » Tue May 12, 2020 4:21 am

cavscout116th wrote:
Mon May 11, 2020 7:47 pm
pickelhaube wrote:
Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:32 pm
Shermans did come with tow cables .
As a matter of fact I will be working on making some with REAL tow cables next week.
I will also me making replacement Panther tow cables as well.
Hey Pickelhaube

Any news on the Easy 8 Sherman?
I have the proto done but that is it.

The Hind project is about the only thing on my plate .
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Re: 1/18 Sherman Question

Post by cavscout116th » Thu May 14, 2020 11:45 am

Awesome. So you have a price for a complete one and for me to supply you a Sherman?

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