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U.S. Medium Tank M4A3E8 Sherman “Easy Eight” European Theatre

Tamiya, 1/35 scale
by Brett Green


Here is my Tamiya 1/35 scale M4A3E8 "Easy Eight" Sherman - my last completion for 2015.

Tamiya's new kit is everything you would expect - very good detail, accurate, straightforward assembly. In short, a pleasure to build!



I decided to convert my Easy Eight into an up-armoured tank based on a photo provided by Bruce Culver. This fascinating vehicle not only included thick applique armour on the front and the hull and turret sides, but also chicken wire! The upper glacis armour plate is from Tank Workshop. All the rest were cut from thick plastic sheet.



I also added stowage and an ID pennant on the rear deck, and a spare .30 cal machine gun on the turret roof. The .50 cal was relocated according to the photo too.



I have written up this project for a Feature Article in Issue 119 of Model Military International magazine; accompanied by a reference article on the type. I'll be adding the new Tamiya U.S. European Tank Crew figures in the article too.

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Tamiya's brand new 1:35 scale European Theatre tank crew figures were also used for this project. These figures are very well sculpted and detailed, and feature natural poses. I also particularly liked the clear goggles.



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Thanks to Tamiya for the sample

Tamiya kits are distributed in the UK by The Hobby Company Limited

Model, Images and Text by Brett Green
Page Created 28 December, 2015
Page Last Updated 10 January, 2016