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PantherF
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Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 05:56 AM UTC
The title describes it all. One of my favorite tanks of all time.

Let's set it to begin January 2013 and run for 6 or 8 months.

SHERMANS ONLY!! No derivatives of the M4 chassis like an M10 or M36 (B1 or B2) no M3's either so don't ask ... it's pretty simple. M32 will work and that's about it as it is a modified SHERMAN. Any SHERMAN variety, any scale, any War, and any country. No "What If's" or fantasy tanks, must have been built or as a documented prototype (photo proof) AND cannot be started at all!!

Scratch building very much encouraged and any manufacturer is allowed.

Did I leave anything out? Any questions? Time frame good?

So, let's do it?








~ Jeff
vonHengest
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Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 06:17 AM UTC
Do you really have to ask if there is interest for Sherman campaign?

Next January sounds great, and please 8 months. I know I'll need it
ltb073
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Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 06:45 AM UTC
You have to love a place that is planning builds 6 months in advance

Ok with that said, Paul ran a Sherman campaign in July 2010 that ran for a year that had over 100 people enlist However all types of Shermans were allowed, M-7 Priest, M-10's and HVSS Chassis which I have been wanting to build
So with that said I really had fun with my last Sherman build and would like to build another one but dont have any in the stash, but I have 6 months to get 1. So before I buy 1 would a HVSS Sherman be acceptable here
PantherF
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Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 08:19 AM UTC
Hey Sal, not even a question. The HVSS is just as much a SHERMAN chassis as the VVSS is/was.

It must be a T-23 or a Low or High Bustle turret and can use the Israeli modified tanks and that's it. Pure SHERMAN tanks, no Priests, no nothing but SHERMANS. Anything else is not a SHERMAN but something else mounted on a SHERMAN chassis.

Must not be any concept tank unless it was a prototype (with photo documentation) and no Egyptian modified tanks with their AMX 13 turret on a M4A4 chassis.

Purty simple I tink! Yup, yup!








~ Jeff
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Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 08:52 AM UTC
I'm in - there's always at least one Sherman on the bench!

Tom
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Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 01:48 PM UTC
Mayans willing, I'll toss my hat in to the ring. I have an Academy M4a3 with the 105mm and dozer blade in the stash.
PantherF
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Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 01:53 PM UTC
So, 5 in and 5 to go?


Jeff ~ PantherF

Jeremy H ~ vonHengest

Sal ~ ltb073

Tom ~ barkingdigger

Alex ~ Bluestab



Not a bad start!








~ Jeff
junglejim
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Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 02:05 PM UTC
So basically Sherman gun tanks. Cool, I'm in. Been itching to build a post-war Canadian M4A2 76mm HVSS for a while.

Jim
SHAKY962
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Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 02:17 PM UTC
Jeff,

I love the Sherman....
I fire real ammunition with this tank.... several years ago...
Im in....
PantherF
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Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 02:23 PM UTC
Awesome Jim and Jose! Tanks so much!

So we have:


Jeff ~ PantherF

Jeremy H ~ vonHengest

Sal ~ ltb073

Tom ~ barkingdigger

Alex ~ Bluestab

Jim ~ junglejim

Jose ~ SHAKY962


We have 7 in and 3 to go! A FANTASTIC START!








~ Jeff
WARDUKWNZ
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Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 05:49 PM UTC
I FREAKIN HATE YOU JEFF !!! Ya count me in dang nab it ,,another campaign ..got a Tasca easy eight and i take it ,its only Shermans ?????

Phill
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Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 06:17 PM UTC
I like it. I've got a Jumbo looking at me.
Tanksami
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Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 06:34 PM UTC
Jeff Mate,

Your supporting my civil war campaign so karma is here on the round about as long as it can be an 8 month build then count me in I have the Tasca M4A2 Direct Vision

Cheers Mike
WARDUKWNZ
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Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 07:16 PM UTC
Since this is a Sherman campaign here's a test question for ya all ... how long is the aerial used on the turret ??? or is there multiple lengths used ??
Help me here please guys cause i aint got a clue here .

Phill
PantherF
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Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 08:31 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Since this is a Sherman campaign here's a test question for ya all ... how long is the aerial used on the turret ??? or is there multiple lengths used ??
Help me here please guys cause i aint got a clue here .

Phill






Gary Binder has forgotten more about SHERMANS than most will know and I consider him a pretty good expert:

http://www.network54.com/Forum/47208/thread/1167942990/Sherman



So, let's see ... we have so far:


Jeff ~ PantherF

Jeremy H ~ vonHengest

Sal ~ ltb073

Tom ~ barkingdigger

Alex ~ Bluestab

Jim ~ junglejim

Jose ~ SHAKY962

Phill ~ WARDUKWNZ

California Greg ~ GregCloseCombat

Mike ~ Tanksami


Well, it looks as though we have a full list at 10 to get it started! Thanks for all your help guys! This will be a very educational Campaign to say the least!

SUBMITTED!!








~ Jeff
WARDUKWNZ
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Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 09:06 PM UTC
Jeff .. Thanks a heap for that info mate ,,thats brilliant ..really helped alot .. needed that info for a Sherman Flail i'm building the Crossing the gap dio ..,,now its nearly finished .


Phill
Tanksami
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Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 09:45 PM UTC
Phill,

My understanding is that the short range radio arieal is bent at the elbow & that the long range is with a fully extended arm lol

Sorry mate couldn't resist lol

Mike
WARDUKWNZ
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Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 09:58 PM UTC
Mike i will freaking bollock ya if ya keep that up
I know that some Shermans have two ,,one on the turret and one on the hull but the Sherman i'm building has only the one and since the guys on here are as pedantic as hell on Shermans i needed to know the right height for that aerial,,now thanks to Jeff i do know .. 104mm


Phill
Tanksami
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Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 10:43 PM UTC
Phill Mate!!

Did you say 104mm???

Mmmm that must be micro wave!!!

Cheers Mike

So seems we maybe entering the world of to put it politely rivet counting how far apart should the holes for the return roller arms be from each other & how far down the "Face" should they be??

I am now humming & harrahing about doing an old fashioned 3-4 way kit bashing.
SHAKY962
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Posted: Friday, June 15, 2012 - 01:24 AM UTC
Phill,

In the case of Argentine Shermans Modernized the lenght will be 2,30 meters



Quoted Text

Since this is a Sherman campaign here's a test question for ya all ... how long is the aerial used on the turret ??? or is there multiple lengths used ??
Help me here please guys cause i aint got a clue here .

Phill

ltb073
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Posted: Saturday, June 16, 2012 - 06:55 AM UTC
Hey Jeff,
Just completed a deal for this Sherman

http://www.scalehobbyist.com/manufacturers/Dragon_Models/Military_Vehicles/DML00006325/product.php?s=0&t=2,4&micr=16&pg=1&ppp=24&sb=stocknumber&so=a&era=6&ct=1&sc=35&man=dml

It will be my 1st Dragon Sherman, I did an Academy M-10, and an Italeri and Tamiya Sherman, but never a Dragon 1. So I'll be ready to roll when this campaign gets approved

Sal
PantherF
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Posted: Saturday, June 16, 2012 - 08:55 AM UTC
Good choice Sal, I've heard nothing but good news on that one!

So what decals are you going with?








~ Jeff
ltb073
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Posted: Sunday, June 17, 2012 - 02:06 AM UTC

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Good choice Sal, I've heard nothing but good news on that one!

So what decals are you going with?
~ Jeff



Thanks Jeff, i was thinking about that and saying to my self that you see Thunderbolt all over so I may go with 1 of the camo schemes like the 12th Armored Division
PantherF
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Posted: Sunday, June 17, 2012 - 02:34 AM UTC
I hear ya, most overdone to say the least. Your choice will be very nice!

I still want the final version with the HVSS in 1/16th, only because I can battle the tank in the "HEAVY" classification then. I have all the parts just need to have some decals made for me. I even have T66 tracks in metal!

It'll be my 4th 1/16th RC SHERMAN.








~ Jeff
cdharwins
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Posted: Sunday, June 17, 2012 - 02:41 AM UTC
I'm in!!! I was in the last one, but my build got interrupted by my deployment to Afghanistan!!! I want another try. I'd like to build one of the Tasca kits, maybe a Sherman III.

Chris