login   |    register

11
Fury

  • move
Darren Baker share with us some images of the Sherman tank that featured in ‘Fury’ as Brad Pitt’s ride. As many a modeller likes to faithfully replicate vehicles from films regardless of historical accuracy Darren felt this would be of interest to some of you.
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move

About the Author

About Darren Baker (CMOT)
FROM: ENGLAND - SOUTH WEST, UNITED KINGDOM

I have been building model kits since the early 70’s starting with Airfix kits of mostly aircraft, then progressing to the point I am at now building predominantly armour kits from all countries and time periods. Living in the middle of Salisbury plain since the 70’s, I have had lots of opportunitie...


Comments

Darren; great feature. Some great weathering views. One thing, the mannequin on the ammo cans - the ammo cans look like a single casting; are they just a movie prop?
DEC 09, 2014 - 09:29 AM
They are a single piece Fred and so likely are a movie prop.
DEC 09, 2014 - 01:06 PM
My understanding is that Fury is a rather rare variant, i.e. an M4A2E8 and not an M4A3E8. Is that correct? if that is the case, then I guess some minor kitbashing is needed.
DEC 10, 2014 - 04:12 PM
I cannot help you there Sven, it will take someone with a lot more knowledge than I.
DEC 10, 2014 - 08:56 PM
Pretty much been covered ad nauseum, but yes, the MOVIE tank was Bovington's M4A2 HVSS until it broke down and was replaced by an M4 105 tank with a 76mm turret. The REAL Fury was supposedly an M4A3 76 HVSS. Jim
DEC 10, 2014 - 09:24 PM
Hi Sven, Yes Fury is indeed the museums M4A2E8, aka 'Ron'. There are a number of models that can be kitbashed to provide the movie vehicle. The M4A2E8 was a rare machine and I guess that's why the museum has this vehicle. If you decide to kitbash a model don't forget to change the tracks too.
DEC 11, 2014 - 03:33 AM
Thanks all, I appreciate all your inputs. I am more for historical accuracy, but was curious about the tank used in the movie. Jim, sorry I have not followed all the "ad nauseum" discussions regarding the movie tank. M4A2E8 is a curious combination indeed. :-)
DEC 11, 2014 - 02:03 PM
Sorry Sven, I guess if someone hadn't been following previous discussions they wouldn't know about the differences. If you search 'Fury tank' there's some good info both here and on ML. As to being a rare beast, I guess you're referring to WW2 timeframe? They were widely used by Canada post-war, there's many around Canada today; as Memorials, range targets, and as runners. Most likely Bovington's M4A2 came from Canada. This is a small sampling of photos I've taken, mostly Alberta tanks, but 'Hussar' was in Ottawa. Cheers, Jim
DEC 11, 2014 - 03:28 PM
Great pics, Darren
FEB 02, 2015 - 08:14 AM
Glad you like everyone.
FEB 02, 2015 - 03:32 PM