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M4A2(76)W Red Army Sherman "Emcha" (Academy 1/35)

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Hey folks :) How's everyone doing? Is patch 1.00 any good? I have only played a few games so far - like the graphics update but the maps feel.... anemic. Something feels off. Still, glad that the game got a makeover.

Anyway, here's what I worked on during the Lenten Holidays here in the Philippines. This is Academy's M4A2(76) Red Army Sherman. According to documents complied by the Soviets and accounts of Soviet Tankers, they found the Sherman a really great vehicle - especially the 76mm version. They lovingly nicknamed their tanks "Emcha" - since the #4 looks close to the Cyrillic symbol for "Cha". Would highly recommend folks read Dmitry Loza's book "Commanding the Red Army's Shermans" which is easily available online. This academy kit was really easy to build, but there are quite a few nagging inaccuracies - especially in the running gear. The skids and the return rollers don't touch the tracks! Academy fixed this in later Sherman kits supposedly. I still need to add a lighter coat of dust on the entire vehicle to blend the weathering together and add metal wear and tear on the tracks + drive sprockets. Hope you like it.

 

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And this is what the pre-shading looked like:

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3 hours ago, Monkey said:

Beautiful. You are very talented!

Thanks mate :) Really appreciate it. 

Thanks to all those who gave feedback as well! 

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Looks really good. Did some models as a kid but havent done something in ages... have a tamiya patton lying arround somewere that ill probably never build :( YOu did a really nice job there. do you place them like this or do you also build diorama?

 

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On 4/6/2018 at 4:36 PM, Action said:

Looks really good. Did some models as a kid but havent done something in ages... have a tamiya patton lying arround somewere that ill probably never build :( YOu did a really nice job there. do you place them like this or do you also build diorama?

 

Thanks mate, really appreciate it :) Go build the patton and share your experiences here! IT's a nice and easy kit to build. Got another one of that to finish. 

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