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In Progress: Tamiya 1/35 Sherman M4A3 105mm Howitzer (Assault Support)

09-07-2004, 08:40 PM
Hi, I just thought I would show you all what has been keeping me busy lately. I decided to take a break from the norm, and show something different. I wasnt sure of where exactly to put it, so thats why its here in the Street Forum. Please bare in mind though, I am far from a decent modeler, but I do think this is one of my best so far. The model is a Tamiya 1/35 scale Sherman M4A3 105mm Howitzer (Assault Support).








All I have left to do is put the decals on, and then apply the final coat of flat/dullcote.

Hope you like them!

09-07-2004, 09:44 PM
hey nice clean built. but it;s too clean for my taste, just my opinion. you could wheathered it up a little.


09-07-2004, 09:50 PM
It can stay because it's super-cool!!:sunglasse

09-07-2004, 10:48 PM
What are you talking about not street? :eek:

Looks nice. My Dad used to build tanks, and like dyowelb said, needs to be way weathered.

09-08-2004, 12:42 AM
really nice build, although i know nothing about military kits lol

mike united
09-08-2004, 12:50 AM
really nice build, although i know nothing about military kits lol

Same here !!!

09-08-2004, 05:54 AM
A little dirt on the tank and it's all ready to go!

09-08-2004, 11:11 AM
Yeah, you should go for a good weathering.

- black wash on the tracks
- steel dry brush on tracks details. They seem to be mud tracks so they are all made of steel. Road tracks are made of steel with a rubber pad.
- brown wash all over the tank.
- steel drybrush where the crew pass over (where they put their feet)
- a thin coat of sand (in can or with an airbrush) on the bottom, to make it dusty
- light brown wash around the fuel tank and its opening.
- ....

Just my 2 cents ..

09-08-2004, 08:13 PM
awesome build, looks real nice. i use to build military kits, but once i found these forums, i spend most of my time building just cars.

09-08-2004, 08:26 PM
We'll say it just rolled off the "show room floor" lol.

Looks good from my experience with armor.

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