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RyeField: M4A3E8 Sherman
barkingdigger
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Posted: Sunday, August 11, 2019 - 05:18 AM UTC


Let''s take a no-holds-barred, warts & all look at this new entry into the Sherman market! Warning: this review is certainly not aimed at the TL/DR generation...

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Thanks!
Taeuss
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Posted: Monday, August 12, 2019 - 04:58 AM UTC
Hurrah for more Allied stuff! While I might chiefly build Axis gear I'm thrilled when the manufacturers pause and offer the other side something worth building. Like this.
tangodown
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Posted: Monday, August 12, 2019 - 06:43 AM UTC
This arrived at my door last week and the number of parts was staggering compared to the Tamiya offering. Can't wait to get into it and make it a Canadian mount in Korea.
Cantstopbuyingkits
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Posted: Monday, August 12, 2019 - 08:59 AM UTC

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This arrived at my door last week and the number of parts was staggering compared to the Tamiya offering.



You donít say?
barkingdigger
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Posted: Monday, August 12, 2019 - 10:25 AM UTC
With 1000 parts for the tracks, that still leaves 500 for the tank itself! But the more I get stuck in, the more I'm loving it. I dug an early deflector out of the spares box and will back-date mine to a Feb/March arrival. I added the mantlet cover hardware from 0.020 rod and 0.040 squares. Still undecided about any interior, as I do like having hatches open...
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Posted: Monday, August 26, 2019 - 07:50 AM UTC
@ barkingdigger - Tom,

Thanks so much for a well researched and detailed review. I had no trouble ordering myself a copy to build with a few aftermarket items to add to the kit. Looks like another winner from the RFM farm.

~Eddy