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Posted: Sunday, July 24, 2011 - 07:00 AM UTC
Tom Cromwell shares with us his build of the Tasca Sherman III with cast hoods.

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Thanks!
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Posted: Sunday, July 24, 2011 - 07:55 AM UTC
Great work, Tom, thanks for sharing!
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Posted: Sunday, July 24, 2011 - 08:04 AM UTC
Hi Tom,

Cracking build with and excellent finish. Congrats you have a real gem here.

Enjoyed the build story very infomrative.

Al
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Posted: Tuesday, July 26, 2011 - 05:39 PM UTC
Good work on this one Tom with some intersting details added.
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Posted: Sunday, July 31, 2011 - 12:12 AM UTC
Tom, congrats on another great one form you! the scribing on the sponsons is first class.

Cheers!
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Posted: Friday, August 05, 2011 - 09:02 AM UTC
Tom,

thanks for sharing your build with us.

Outstanding your "assembly guide".

Did I interpreted it correctly.

You show a "re-furbished" SHERMAN III with cast DV hoods that was upgrade by the so-called "Blitz Program", i.e. applique armor, and M34A1 mantlet!

Outstanding work!

Cheers

Hauke Krapf
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Posted: Saturday, August 06, 2011 - 05:39 AM UTC
Hauke,

Yes - it definitely looks to have been refurbished at some point. The applique armour, wide mantlet, and MG stowage brackets on the turret are late features, but the sun compass bracket tells me the turret was used in the Africa campaign. I have no other detail - just what can be seen in the three original photos. But then that's half the fun!

Tom
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Posted: Saturday, August 06, 2011 - 05:53 AM UTC
Very comprehensive review, Tom. Makes me wish I wasn't putting a stop to my WWII era. Maybe I'll try to fit one in as a "waiting for the glue to set and paint to dry" kit.
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Posted: Sunday, September 11, 2011 - 02:10 AM UTC
Tom,

That is artistry. What a wonderful job you did mate. Thank you for taking the time to walk us through.

Cheers, Stu