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Dragon164
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Posted: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 09:53 AM UTC
Here is a site with some interesting Shermans:
http://www.strijdbewijs.nl/tanks/sherman/eng.htm

Cheers Rob.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 11:35 AM UTC
Here's a few cool images:









Just how many torchers are there going to be?








~ Jeff
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Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 06:06 AM UTC
I really want to do the PTO Flamethrower with the wooden side panels. But... I can't find what I need!

I could grab a standard M4 and maybe get some kits, but I can't find either. Atleast I have 4 months to figure something out.
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Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 06:40 AM UTC
Hey Jeff!

Here's Italeri's version:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-35-Italeri-US-Marines-M4-Sherman-6389-Factory-Sealed-Box-/251117903104?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a77cb1d00

and Dragon's

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dragon-DML-1-35-US-Marines-Sherman-M4A2-W-Late-PTO-2-in-1-6462-/370642021894?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item564bfc6e06

and Academy's

http://www.ebay.com/itm/M4A2-Sherman-Tank-U-S-Marines-Academy-/280182777245?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item413c31e59d

Verlinden has an accessory set, it's on sale here:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Verlinden-1-35-US-Marines-Sherman-M4A2-WWII-2557-Dragon-/170692769974?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27be14f8b6

Hope that helps!

Terry
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Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 08:16 AM UTC

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I really want to do the PTO Flamethrower with the wooden side panels. But... I can't find what I need!

I could grab a standard M4 and maybe get some kits, but I can't find either. Atleast I have 4 months to figure something out.



I would second Terry's suggestion on using the DML M4A2 Late PTO 2 n 1 as a start for your Shermie Torcher. I just picked it up today and it's got all kinds of goodies stuffed inside.
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Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 08:23 AM UTC
If it were me I would pick up the DML over the other two as well, not only because they are (here we go again) both severely lacking , BUT the DML has two sets of DS tracks to choose from!

But if you want stacks then the Academy is the way to go. I have the Italeri and it's not all that accurate but we are not striving for accuracy here (and especially if it's available in a box) then go for it!








~ Jeff
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Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 12:59 PM UTC
Ok first off the Iwo Jima flame tanks were M4A3's. Prior to that they were M3A1s called "Satans". The M3 wasn't well suited for the Pacific so another method was tried. That's what you see with the flame gun in the bow gunner's position.

Second they were virtually identical to the gun tanks. All the flame thrower equipment was internal and the gun tube used as the flame thrower. The heat degraded the barrel enough to prevent firing AP shells but the lower velocity HP shells could still be used.

Wood armor, mesh screens, and sand bags were ordered at the battalion level, and left up to individual companies to apply.

Here are representations of the three battalions on Iwo. These are all gun tanks, but you get the idea.

I'd use, and will be using, the DML M4A3 ETO as it comes with duckbill tracks, real common in the PTO. The kit contains both cupolas so that's not an issue when building a specific tank.





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Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 08:28 PM UTC
Jeff mate i have a question for you ..now i know this is a Sherman campaign ..its written in the heading but i was wondering are Sherman based vehicles allowed ..like the ol M3's Lee's which Shermans are built from ?
Just asking cause there is one version of a M3 Lee i have been wanting to build for years and this would be a good excuse to build it .

Phill
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Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 10:00 PM UTC

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Jeff mate i have a question for you ..now i know this is a Sherman campaign ..its written in the heading but i was wondering are Sherman based vehicles allowed ..like the ol M3's Lee's which Shermans are built from ?
Just asking cause there is one version of a M3 Lee i have been wanting to build for years and this would be a good excuse to build it .

Phill










Sorry buddy, but I intentionally left them out as to make this a Sherman Tank only affair.

Oh oh... I smell another Campaign about to brew...




... an M4 Chassis Vehicles Only. HUH? Or a M3 Chassis Vehicles Build?







~ Jeff
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Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 11:26 PM UTC

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Jeff mate i have a question for you ..now i know this is a Sherman campaign ..its written in the heading but i was wondering are Sherman based vehicles allowed ..like the ol M3's Lee's which Shermans are built from ?
Just asking cause there is one version of a M3 Lee i have been wanting to build for years and this would be a good excuse to build it .

Phill










Sorry buddy, but I intentionally left them out as to make this a Sherman Tank only affair.

Oh oh... I smell another Campaign about to brew...

... an M4 Chassis Vehicles Only. HUH? Or a M3 Chassis Vehicles Build?

~ Jeff



Jeff ... Oh crap there is definitely another campaign idea right there matey
Had a feeling what your answer might be but hell if the question ain't asked then it will never get answered but not a problem ..now to hunt down the project for this campaign and as you might have guested i don't have the foggiest idea what that might be

Phill
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Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 11:43 PM UTC

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Oh crap there is definitely another campaign idea right there matey

Phill








Roger that!









~ Jeff
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Posted: Friday, August 24, 2012 - 02:52 AM UTC
M4 chassis build huh?

I see an IDF armored ambulance in my future..............


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Posted: Friday, August 24, 2012 - 02:50 PM UTC
Some interesting photos... a lot of Shermans but worth spending 5 or 6 minutes looking through.

http://vmartois.forumactif.fr/t448-photos-en-vrac







~ Jeff
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Posted: Friday, August 24, 2012 - 03:32 PM UTC



Thanks for the info. I think I will order the Dragon and look at the kit and go from there. Everyone is so helpful!
PantherF
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Posted: Saturday, August 25, 2012 - 06:02 AM UTC
Hope no one minded but I went ahead and chose a ribbon for this Campaign.

I do hope you like it?








~ Jeff
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Posted: Saturday, August 25, 2012 - 08:01 AM UTC

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Hope no one minded but I went ahead and chose a ribbon for this Campaign.

I do hope you like it?
~ Jeff



Jeff,
I like the ribbon but when it gets shrunk down to ribbon size, like in the main campaign page, it looks a little elongated
Or will they be posted on are profiles like the big square
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Posted: Saturday, August 25, 2012 - 08:56 AM UTC
I try not to go by anything on that Main Campaign Page... it can really do some goofy things. Maybe Gary can let us know if it's okay, if not I'll fix it but it should be good to go.








~ Jeff
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Posted: Saturday, August 25, 2012 - 09:29 AM UTC
The ribbon looks fine on the Only Sherman Tanks Build page.

I have a fair number of 1/35 Sherman kits but I'm also particularly bad at that nasty modeling habit of starting a kit then putting it aside. I was worried about what I actually have to choose from for this campaign. Yeah, no problem.

I have 15 unstarted Sherman kits. 11 Dragon, 2 Tasca and 2 Tamiya. Under current plans; 5 USA, 2 USMC, 2 British, 1 Canadian, 1 Polish, 1 French and 3 IDF. Now I have a different problem! Choices, choices...

Michael
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Posted: Saturday, August 25, 2012 - 10:14 AM UTC
I vote for the Polish Sherman.










~ Jeff
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Posted: Saturday, August 25, 2012 - 10:44 AM UTC
Hey Jeff,

The ribbon looks ok on the Campaign page, so the stretched image in the list is probably just a slight glitch we don't need to worry about.

While I have plenty of gun-tank Shermans in thr pipeline, I'm also planning to build the rejected experimental prototype with the M26 turret on a Sherman hull - would it be acceptable under the "documented prototypes" rule? It doesn't have a T23, low- or hi-bustle turret specified in the rules, but then neither does the M32 that is apparently ok...

Of course, I doubt I can do it as much justice as Marcos did a while back!

Tom
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Posted: Saturday, August 25, 2012 - 11:21 AM UTC
Yeah, that prototype is okay. I only outlined those turrets so it was to portray the "Only Sherman" intent.









~ Jeff
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Posted: Saturday, August 25, 2012 - 11:22 PM UTC
Cool! The M26/M4 it is then!...



Tom
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Posted: Sunday, August 26, 2012 - 11:55 AM UTC
Ribbon images are 50 by 20. The submitted image was 50 x 50 so it got squished. I have corrected it.
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Posted: Sunday, August 26, 2012 - 12:00 PM UTC
Hey everyone!

I just had a PM about Fireflies being acceptable?

Fireflies ARE Shermans too, so YES!!!! I wanna see many Fireflies entered in this Campaign!








~ Jeff
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Posted: Sunday, August 26, 2012 - 12:27 PM UTC
Well Jeff I just signed up. Not really a huge fan of the sherman, but have the firefly just sitting around. Plan to build a Lebanese version.