Some Sherman Rebuilds

Completed works that you have decided to upgrade, repair or otherwise do some re-working
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Dragline
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Re: Some Sherman Rebuilds

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These look very good Stik. There are so many variants of the Sherman that you could make a career out of simply building those alone. One thing is certain, it got better and better.

That old Tamiya kit sure has whiskers on it and I'm glad they tooled up the M4A3E8 a while back. I have one about 85% built and it is painted Tamiya OD green at the moment with some yellow added for top down painting ti simulate a little wear and sun bleaching. I have to attack the road wheels of seams and that is what kind of halted it for me. I looked into the box and saw all those wheels and said........ oh boy.. But I'll get after it eventually.

I'll use these builds as inspiration.
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Re: Some Sherman Rebuilds

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Thanks Bob. You’re so right about Sherman’s. I have built a dozen or so, and no two are quite the same. Still have a lot more to build in my stash.
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I second that about Sherman variants. One of my fellow AMPS members built all the Sherman variants there are and ended up with a collection of 63 Shermans! He took Best of Show in the 2007 IPMS Nationals in 2007 with that collection.
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Re: Some Sherman Rebuilds

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I know this is an older post, but I like the idea. My first Sherman could use a clean up and some new paint. Not too sure How I would go about removing all that enamel dirt. Any ideas?
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Re: Some Sherman Rebuilds

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Tough call there. Enamels are quite hardy and to take them off, once they’re dried and cured, you’ll strip off any base coat, acrylic or lacquer. If they’re fresh, it’s easy to get them off an acrylic or lacquer base coat using paint thinner. But once dried and cured, your best bet may be just to paint over them. It’s easier than stripping them off.
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