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Posted: Friday, March 09, 2007 - 03:54 PM UTC
Dave O''Meara shares with us his views on the republished Sherman book by Hunnicutt



Sherman - hunnicutt

If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
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Posted: Friday, March 09, 2007 - 06:38 PM UTC
Yes I have always wanted one but was unwilling to spend 200.00 dollars or more. I have always been hoping they would reprint it (and they have). I preordered from Great Models and it says the order has been processed so I'm waiting (im) patiently

Cheers, Michael
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Posted: Friday, March 09, 2007 - 08:13 PM UTC
Nice Review Dave. Thanks.
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Posted: Friday, March 09, 2007 - 08:46 PM UTC
Excellent Review Grumpy! I was kind of wavering between getting one and not. Now I have to have one.
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Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2007 - 06:38 AM UTC
Good review, Dave.

I have one of the original 1978 books and, just for the record, it is not published on gloss or semi-gloss paper. I don't know about the later reprints. Funny you mention the Halftrack book -- I am due to buy one from another area modeler next week!

In its day, Hunnicutt's Sherman was the end-all of Sherman references. Now we know that it has some shortcomings, but I don't think anyone can deny that more Sherman or M3 Lee/Grant information cannot be found in any single book.


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Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2007 - 06:49 AM UTC

Quoted Text

I have one of the original 1978 books and, just for the record, it is not published on gloss or semi-gloss paper.



Thanks Bob for that information. Sounds like it is really closer to the original than I thought, which is good, and probably the only way to tell them apart is to check the copyright page or spline for the latest printing.
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Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2007 - 07:39 AM UTC
Thanks for the review Dave, I decided to check out some of my local hobby stores and found a copy, not cheap, but considering the criminal going rates just a few months ago on e-bay... quite reasonable. For the record, I spent $180 CDN on my copy, if you think this is steep, keep in mind that this is a special limited edition of a thousand copies..... Now which of my Shermans to start with?!?

Michael... let us know how much you end up paying,... once all the shipping costs are factored in, I'd like to know either how much I saved or how much more I dished out!

Frank
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Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2007 - 10:20 PM UTC

Quoted Text

probably the only way to tell them apart is to check the copyright page or spline for the latest printing.



If only mine were in mint condition ... the dust jacket is long gone, the spine is scuffed from months on the bench, some pages are smudged with fingerprints, a few notes are written here and there, sticky notes all over the place ... this is not a book that has been on a shelf gathering dust for nearly 30 years.
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Posted: Sunday, March 11, 2007 - 03:00 PM UTC
Thanks for the review Dave. I've hmmd and hawed about getting this, for the price of it I can buy 3 DML Shermans or 2 Tasca Fireflies . I think I'll wait for Pat Stansell's Son of Sherman to come out, and wait....and wait.... and wait :-)
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Posted: Sunday, March 11, 2007 - 03:23 PM UTC
I'd rather be with my copy than without, and I'm reasonably sure my 90s print one is on semi-gloss paper (but I'll check to make sure).

You can never have too many good reference books.

David
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Posted: Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 09:16 AM UTC
hey,
just checked my 1978 copy and the paper is not glossy
hope this helps
jake