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Tamiya's Easy eight Sherman
ColinEdm
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Posted: Sunday, January 24, 2016 - 09:25 AM UTC
Daniel Smith shares his build review of Tamiya's re-pop of Tasca's M4A3E8 "Easy Eight" Sherman.



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Kenaicop
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Posted: Sunday, January 24, 2016 - 11:09 AM UTC
You have the wrong kit pic up, that's that actual Tamiya Easy 8, not the Tasca kit
thehermit
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Posted: Sunday, January 24, 2016 - 08:47 PM UTC
Well guys...which is it...Tamiya or reboxed Tasca...?!!
Kenaicop
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Posted: Sunday, January 24, 2016 - 08:51 PM UTC
Review is Tasca, above pic is Tamiya
DantheMan85
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Posted: Sunday, January 24, 2016 - 10:13 PM UTC
This is Tamiya's reboxing of the Tasca kit.
pseudorealityx
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Posted: Sunday, January 24, 2016 - 10:20 PM UTC

Quoted Text

This is Tamiya's reboxing of the Tasca kit.



Yes, but the photo is of Tamiya's own kit, not the reboxed Tasca kit.
DG0542
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Posted: Monday, January 25, 2016 - 12:28 AM UTC
That's the Tasca, the Tamiya has the mounts for the HVSS molded into the hull sides.
digger303
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Posted: Monday, January 25, 2016 - 04:35 AM UTC
Ok so is this quick a cut an paste.....Tamiya has less parts.....Tamiya has a rubber band track..... no articulated suspension... and the suggested retail price is wrong. We all make mistakes I am sure this will be corrected.
young_sven
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Posted: Monday, January 25, 2016 - 08:50 AM UTC
Over 50 pics in this review, and almost all comments are directed at the first one (and no comments at all about the actual review)..

If the other pics don't make it clear enough, he title text is clear which model it is.

Nice review and build, Daniel.
clovis899
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Posted: Monday, January 25, 2016 - 09:53 AM UTC
Nice build up and review Daniel.

Cheers,
Rick
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Posted: Monday, January 25, 2016 - 07:16 PM UTC
Thanks young sven & clovis899
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Posted: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 06:49 PM UTC
i liked this kit..going to snag the new Tamiya one also.
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Posted: Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 05:31 PM UTC
The PE grille would make a difference..you should have used it.
Cantstopbuyingkits
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Posted: Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 06:58 PM UTC

Quoted Text

The PE grille would make a difference..you should have used it.



I have seen the kits contents, and it doesn't seem to have any PE grills included
Matthewacast
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Posted: Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 08:39 PM UTC
Just getting into the hobby and starting a Sherman build next. Lots of great stuff in here that gave me some ideas on how to do my build. Thanks!
165thspc
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Posted: Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 11:20 PM UTC
Excellent review and build. Fantastic weathering.

One observation: you do not have your track links settled down onto the drive sprockets. That is why you needed to add one additional link per side and why the tracks now have way too much slack in them.