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Posted: Saturday, July 28, 2012 - 04:02 AM UTC
Thank you!

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Posted: Saturday, July 28, 2012 - 10:00 AM UTC

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Jeff,
It's nice to see a 1/6 Sherman, but the detail on that one is very soft. You can do better.

Cheers Rob.






I think I said... "(I'm still working on the wife to get this http://rcscalemodelstore.com/rc-tanks/huge-rc-tank-16-scale-m4a3-sherman-tank-completely-built/ for a possible entry on next years Large Scale Campaign, but it is already built)" so I know there's work to do but it's a starting point and great for THAT Campaign too.

I know what I can do. But thanks for helping me out on this Campaign question!







~ Jeff
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Posted: Sunday, July 29, 2012 - 03:02 AM UTC
Please count me in for this campaign.

Bob
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Posted: Thursday, August 02, 2012 - 09:10 PM UTC

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Please count me in for this campaign.

Bob






Okay Bob... you're in!

We're inching closer to the start time and with 42 signed up already I cannot wait!








~ Jeff
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Posted: Thursday, August 09, 2012 - 10:50 AM UTC
Count me in as well. I will wait til we get closer to commit to which Sherman!

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Posted: Thursday, August 09, 2012 - 11:27 AM UTC
Good deal Terry!









~ Jeff
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Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 07:26 AM UTC
Im in practice to start at new year....
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Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 05:06 PM UTC
I am thinking about joining this campaign but... I am new to all this. I think doing the campaigns and watching you pros I'll learn a lot.

Having said that, I am a former Marine and interested in doing a USMC version. Any recommendations on a kit and/ or additional parts, decals etc?
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Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 09:25 PM UTC
Let me be the first to welcome you to ARMORAMA Jeff! Thanks for making your FIRST post right here on the Sherman Campaign thread too.

Here's a decent kit list, if not out dated:

http://www.usarmymodels.com/ARTICLES/Sherman%20Corner/Modeling%20the%20WWII%20Sherman%20Tank/Modeling%20the%20WWII%20Sherman%20Tank%203.html

And some images from Google:

http://www.google.com/search?q=USMC+sherman+tank+kit&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=hvS&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=6qI0UN_tD6mzyQHKwICoBw&ved=0CFoQsAQ&biw=1024&bih=633

Off the top of my head I would suggest the M4A2 from DML or Tasca... probably the top of the food chain as far as the best to offer for the topic but, BISON Decals does make a comprehensive set for almost any Theater of Operation to choose from.

And of course there are so many Aftermarket (AM) parts that offer so much to dress out these kits these days it would be hard to list them all but the kits usually have all thats needed unless you want to take it to the next level.

Hope this helped!

Here is my favorite image for a Marine version Sherman, the POA-CWS 75 H1 Flame-thrower USMC M4A3 fitted with the wood side protection (with some other flame-throwers thrown in there):










~ Jeff
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Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 09:34 PM UTC
Jeff H ..Welcome buddy and Semper Fi bro ,,Ex Kiwi Army here ..Don't think theres much point me saying you'll enjoy yourself here ,,pretty sure you already know .
One warning tho .. watch out for Jeff S and myself ..we have a habit of coming up with more and more new campaign ideas and its already annoying some people here cause they are great ideas
You have been warned

Phill

PS ..We have 3 Jeff's now .
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Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 10:04 PM UTC

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Jeff H ..Welcome buddy and Semper Fi bro ,,Ex Kiwi Army here ..Don't think theres much point me saying you'll enjoy yourself here ,,pretty sure you already know .
One warning tho .. watch out for Jeff S and myself ..we have a habit of coming up with more and more new campaign ideas and its already annoying some people here cause they are great ideas
You have been warned

Phill

PS ..We have 3 Jeff's now .








Sshhhhh... don't scare him away!


Here's one of my favorite Sherman threads to get lost in but I'll warn everyone here as well, it is addictive!

http://www.ww2incolor.com/forum/showthread.php?1962-The-M4-Sherman-Tank








~ Jeff
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Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 10:22 PM UTC
Jeff S ,, dude that a brilliant thread ,,let ya one thing tho ...I think i am gonna have to build something special for this campaign ,,something really really special and i am thinking a prototype ,,now to decide which one .


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Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 10:25 PM UTC

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Jeff S ,, dude that a brilliant thread ,,let ya one thing tho ...I think i am gonna have to build something special for this campaign ,,something really really special and i am thinking a prototype ,,now to decide which one .


Phill








Yep... prototypes are allowed (with photo documentation) and there are plenty of photos on Sherman Prototypes too.

I may have to jump out of the groove a few times and build a few for me as well.








~ Jeff
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Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 10:35 PM UTC

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Jeff S ,, dude that a brilliant thread ,,let ya one thing tho ...I think i am gonna have to build something special for this campaign ,,something really really special and i am thinking a prototype ,,now to decide which one .


Phill








Yep... prototypes are allowed (with photo documentation) and there are plenty of photos on Sherman Prototypes too.

I may have to jump out of the groove a few times and build a few for me as well.


~ Jeff



Oh trust me matey its thanks to your link which gave me the idea and you can bet its got pics

Won't be to hard to build this and i can use a cheap kit for the chassis cause my Tasca's are way to good to cut up

Oh and i'll try not to scare Jeff H to much

Phill
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Posted: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 01:14 AM UTC

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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



I have that kit Sal, and it's unbuilt as well, but I also have the M4 DV, the Sherman Mk.III and the Firefly Vc from Dragon. Haven't built any of them, but the DS tracks on the M4A3 (that you have) are freaking NICE tracks. Light years ahead of the old Tamiya/Academy rubber tracks. Much easier to deal with than indy tracks too.

Jeff,

Assuming that the Firefly Vc is ok for this? Or are you going to make me build that pig of a Sherman Mk III kit for this? I have an old Verlinden British Sherman crew and a stowage set for the Firefly. Well, technically it WAS called the Sherman; Firefly was just semi-officially adopted by the units they were issued to. Just picked up a few Osprey books on the Shermie. Good late night reading!
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Posted: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 01:25 AM UTC
Relax... all Fireflies are included.

Just want Shermans... no modifications or M4 chassis with a different configuration.

Like in the rules. No TDs or Egyptian converted Shermans. Israeli "SHERMAN" tanks (with original modified turrets) are also included as well as the Firefly. Just as the title states...
...Only SHERMAN TANKS Build.

Also, as pointed out in the rules, USA made prototypes with photo documentation are legal as well, so this will encourage some scratch building and or AM parts too.







~ Jeff
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Posted: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 06:26 AM UTC
I think I want to go with a flamethrower fitted M4. You can't get any more of an iconic version for the Pacific war than that! From the way I read the rules that's acceptable, yes?
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Posted: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 06:38 AM UTC

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I think I want to go with a flamethrower fitted M4. You can't get any more of an iconic version for the Pacific war than that! From the way I read the rules that's acceptable, yes?



I'm pretty sure the flamethrower would be acceptable. Was just rewatching WWII in HD last night showing some good footage of the M4s on Saipan. I've always wondered if picking up the Cyber Hobby Orange Box M4 Flamethrower would be a good purchase. Hmmm...
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Posted: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 07:27 AM UTC
It's a good purchase for sure, but only for Korea. The POA CWS H5 was developed after WWII.

Im in with a USMC M4A3 on Okinawa. Loads of track blocks and lots of sand bags. MMMM Good.

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Posted: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 07:32 AM UTC

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It's a good purchase for sure, but only for Korea. The POA CWS H5 was developed after WWII.

Im in with a USMC M4A3 on Okinawa. Loads of track blocks and lots of sand bags. MMMM Good.

G



I couldn't remember the designation after POA, which is probably why I couldn't find it when searching the Interwebz...I think the Orange Box came with the DML US Marines in Korea, right?
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Posted: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 07:44 AM UTC
Flame-throwers are...






























... most welcome!








~ Jeff
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Posted: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 08:16 AM UTC

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It's a good purchase for sure, but only for Korea. The POA CWS H5 was developed after WWII.

Im in with a USMC M4A3 on Okinawa. Loads of track blocks and lots of sand bags. MMMM Good.

G



I couldn't remember the designation after POA, which is probably why I couldn't find it when searching the Interwebz...I think the Orange Box came with the DML US Marines in Korea, right?



Right!

Pacific Operations Area, Chemical Warfare Systems, Hawaii #5

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Posted: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 08:18 AM UTC

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Right!

Pacific Operations Area, Chemical Warfare Systems, Hawaii #5

G



I'm nervous about building a Sherman. ProfessorP will be riding my behind the whole build...
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Posted: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 09:14 AM UTC

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Right!

Pacific Operations Area, Chemical Warfare Systems, Hawaii #5

G



I'm nervous about building a Sherman. ProfessorP will be riding my behind the whole build...





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