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Tasca M4A1 Grizzly Guardian
Purplepanzer
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England - South West, United Kingdom
Joined: December 24, 2014
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Posted: Friday, June 17, 2016 - 02:17 AM UTC
Really, really impressive. Can I ask, where did you get all measurements etc. required for the build?
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Georgia, United States
Joined: May 09, 2014
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Posted: Thursday, June 09, 2016 - 04:36 AM UTC
Wow I'm ecstatic that this build has returned, can't wait for the next update!
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OddBall84
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Joined: May 20, 2015
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Posted: Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 12:23 AM UTC

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Willem, If you don't have anything to copy from, for instance a Tasca lower hull, which in my humble opinion is the most accurate thing to copy from in terms of kit plastic, the only problem being of course is that Tasca kits are in very short supply at the moment (almost impossible to buy now in the UK)

So, if you have nothing solid to copy from, then I would recommend buying Son of Sherman Volume 1 (I tend to just call it SoS in this build log) Son of Sherman has quite a few drawings showing lower and upper hulls, plus all the details that need to be added, brace bars, access hatches and drain plugs, that kinda stuff, and the Tasca lower hull seems to match up very well indeed with the book drawings.

I'm not a big fan of reference books to be honest, a fair few are just overpriced junk, I tend to just prefer hunting pictures on the net, (It's mostly free) a huge amount of info is now on the net, but if you are into Sherman's, then Son of Sherman Volume 1 is a very good buy, a good quality book, expensive, but quality.



Just got said book today, blimey people weren't kidding this really is the book to get as far as Shermans go. Only things it's missing are side profiles of the various hull variants, glacis angles and lower rear hull profiles. Either I find one for an M4 Composite elsewhere or find someone who would be willing to let me borrow their Tasca lower hull to copy.
M4A3E8Easy8
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Joined: February 04, 2006
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Posted: Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 07:25 PM UTC
Good to hear, I am back in the states at home how ever all my stuff is probably still sitting in Taiwan waiting on an actual slow boat from China to bring it home. Not sure when I will see my tools again.. a month or two at best I am sure. Till then I will have to just dream of working on models and get stuff done around the house I guess.
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M4A3E8Easy8
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Washington, United States
Joined: February 04, 2006
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Posted: Friday, June 12, 2015 - 08:43 PM UTC
Welcome back, been a long time looking for your little blue knife.. Hope things are well in your life and of course looking forward to some updates... on your way to that E8 you promised
tankglasgow
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Scotland, United Kingdom
Joined: October 04, 2010
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Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 06:08 AM UTC
Good to see you back Matt, missed your wacky posts.
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Joined: June 12, 2007
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Posted: Monday, June 08, 2015 - 02:05 AM UTC
"SoS is so very apt..."

So true.
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OddBall84
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Joined: May 20, 2015
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Posted: Saturday, June 06, 2015 - 10:17 PM UTC
Love the work you have done so far Matt, the lower hull and custom transmission housing look great. Will soon be starting a similar build where I will be scratch building a lower hull for an M4 Composite upper, problem is I do not have something to copy the lower hull with all the drain holes, panels and everything from.
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Joined: June 29, 2009
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Posted: Wednesday, June 03, 2015 - 12:30 AM UTC
Truly masterful work!
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rfbaer
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Posted: Monday, June 01, 2015 - 09:21 PM UTC
Welcome back, Matt!
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kowalski
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Baleares, Spain / España
Joined: July 27, 2009
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Posted: Monday, June 01, 2015 - 04:44 AM UTC
Hi Matt. Good to read you back. Hope this means some progress in your builds. Come on please! Give us something!
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rfbaer
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Posted: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 07:14 AM UTC
My in-laws had a dog named "Squirrell", never got the full story on that either.
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Joined: April 29, 2004
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Posted: Monday, August 25, 2014 - 11:55 PM UTC

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Piglet says: "Man, that's a lot to think about, makes my eyes hurt".



My pop has a neighbour cat... called... Mouse!
I haven't asked why...
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Joined: July 22, 2014
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Posted: Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 12:24 PM UTC

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Great job! I am looking forewarn to the end result



Here's a big clue, never look forward to the end of a Kharkov build log, lol.








thanks for the tip Kharhov, looking great! I myself, haven't heard of the Sherman grizzly tank I'll have to do my reasearch!
rfbaer
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Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 07:21 AM UTC
Matt, his real name is SK, stands for Shi**y Kitty (it rhymes), the name he earned in a hotel room in a little town in Oklahoma during a four-wheeling trip, which is quite a story. "Piglet" is a name he also responds to, earned from his eating habits.
He's pretty cool, as much dog as cat.
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rfbaer
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Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 03:47 AM UTC
Piglet says: "Man, that's a lot to think about, makes my eyes hurt".