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Hasegawa Sherman in Op. Ripper
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Posted: Saturday, September 22, 2012 - 12:27 PM UTC
Tim Reynaga super details Hasegawa’s old M4A3E8 Sherman and readies it for battle near the Han River, Korea, in March 1951 - and it’s all in 1/72 scale… or is it? You’ll have to read on…


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Thanks!
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Posted: Saturday, September 22, 2012 - 12:48 PM UTC
Wow, very impressive, when I first saw it I found it hard to beleive it was braille scale. Very nice work, thanks for sharing.
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Posted: Saturday, September 22, 2012 - 01:55 PM UTC
That is just TOO COOL!!! I love it. Well done!
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Posted: Saturday, September 22, 2012 - 04:46 PM UTC
Very nice, Tim!

Why did you remove the .50 cal M2 MG? It looked pretty good in the b&w images.

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Posted: Saturday, September 22, 2012 - 09:27 PM UTC
Amazing detail and such clean lines for something so small! Plus your backgrounds on the first page are just awesome.
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Posted: Sunday, September 23, 2012 - 12:58 AM UTC
Very nice work Tim. I'm impressed with all the detailed work and corrections performed on this smaller scale which brings it up to par with most larger kits.

Thanks SO MUCH for showing us how it's done!









~ Jeff
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Posted: Sunday, September 23, 2012 - 01:56 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Very nice, Tim!

Why did you remove the .50 cal M2 MG? It looked pretty good in the b&w images.




Thanks, guys, I appreciate all your kind comments. In answer to your question, Jeff, I originally built the tank with the .50 cal MG on the turret, but when I went back to open up the hatches and add the crew I found that the big MG interfered with the gunner figure. Couldn't figure out a way to position it or him so it didn't block his face, so I took it off.

It was a bit vexing to remove it since I had put a good deal of work into the thing (drilling vent holes in the sleeve, hollowing out the muzzle, wire and plastic details, etc.), but it won't go to waste; I'll reuse it on a Vietnam-era M48A3 Patton build I plan to do eventually.

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Posted: Wednesday, January 09, 2013 - 03:44 AM UTC
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on 2012-09-23 14:34, ericadeane wrote:
Great paint job there Tim. Fun to look over pics of your completed model. May I make two suggestions?

1) the spotlight atop the turret has its lens too far forward. The cylinder to which you attached the (MV?) lens is actually a shroud. The glass, on the real thing, would have been about 4 inches inset from the end of the shroud. The cylinder was to focus the spotlight beam.

2) the item on the glacis below and to the left of the left headlight was a siren and not something that would require another MV lens.

Hope these help.


Doh!
Hi Roy,
Thanks for the heads-up. It is annoying that I got those details wrong, but I do appreciate your advice. (I had wondered why there were TWO headlights on the left side...!) Guess next time I'll do my research a little more carefully.
By the way, it was kind of you to point these oversights out to me in a personal message, but I wouldn't mind at all if you reposted this on the forum. No sense anyone else repeating my dumb mistakes!

regards,
Tim

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Posted: Wednesday, January 09, 2013 - 03:46 AM UTC
(forgot to post ericadeane message to which I responded)!:

Great paint job there Tim. Fun to look over pics of your completed model. May I make two suggestions?

1) the spotlight atop the turret has its lens too far forward. The cylinder to which you attached the (MV?) lens is actually a shroud. The glass, on the real thing, would have been about 4 inches inset from the end of the shroud. The cylinder was to focus the spotlight beam.

2) the item on the glacis below and to the left of the left headlight was a siren and not something that would require another MV lens.

Hope these help.
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Posted: Monday, August 19, 2013 - 12:40 PM UTC
Tim,

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... are willing to do some extra work, Hasegawa’s venerable kit can be built into a good looking little Sherman.



You certainly proved that!
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Posted: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 07:49 PM UTC
Just found this over your profile....absolutely stunning Sir!!!! Congrats on a tiny beauty!! Cheers Romain
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Posted: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 08:19 PM UTC
oh wow, very nice! That paint job is really cool, especially in this scale