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1/72 DML M4A1 76W Sherman
wbill76
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Posted: Thursday, April 19, 2007 - 08:07 AM UTC
Sven-Ake Grufstedt (mgdsign) provides an In-Box look at the 1/72 DML M4A1 76W Sherman kit #7304.

M4A1 76W Sherman Review

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Thanks!
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Posted: Thursday, April 19, 2007 - 04:28 PM UTC
Nice write-up Sven-Ake! DML has really put out a very detailed kit, including of all things you would not expect in that scale, PE!


Jeff
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Posted: Thursday, April 19, 2007 - 11:20 PM UTC
Hi Sven!

Nice review, can't wait to see your Sherman built!
mgdsign
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Posted: Friday, April 20, 2007 - 01:27 PM UTC

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DML has really put out a very detailed kit, including of all things you would not expect in that scale, PE!

Jeff



Yes, it's quite amazing how small those parts are but with a pair of
tweezers and a steady hand it shouldn't be any problems

Sven-Åke
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Posted: Friday, April 20, 2007 - 01:31 PM UTC

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Nice review, can't wait to see your Sherman built!



I'm pretty curious too about how it will look when finished so I think
I will go to it quite soon... I'm just finishing off a few other projects
first and then it's a competition next weekend but after that I will
start building it...

Sven-Åke
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Posted: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 04:54 PM UTC

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Nice review, can't wait to see your Sherman built!



I'm pretty curious too about how it will look when finished so I think
I will go to it quite soon... I'm just finishing off a few other projects
first and then it's a competition next weekend but after that I will
start building it...

Sven-Åke



Oh she builds into a beauty of little kit. I've got two under construction (M4A3 76mm & M4A3 105mm) and they're awesome. The detail in the scale is brilliant and the PE isn't to much of a hassle to use, regardless of how down right puny they are.

My only complaint is the running gear. The road wheels(?) don't seem to line up with the bogies right and it takes some clamping w/CA glue to get them to stay in the right spot. This is my only gripe build wise. The rear stowage rack is a nice touch, not as intricate as it may look.

In building the above two I've developed a penchant for DML Shermans. I've ordered a Firefly Vc, M4A1 (76)w and M4A1 (Normandy). BTW the Normandy kit comes with a large PE fret with heaps, ESPECIALLY a hedgegrove cutter.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 02:58 AM UTC
I would agree that getting the bogies right is the sticking point, but a little patience and it works out. I'm working on building a platoon of M4A3 76s, as well as a conversion M4A3 75 wet, I need one more M4A1 75 for a platoon of those, then I'll finish my M4 with wading stacks and move on to some Sherman Vs and Fireflies (maybe a troop of each?)