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Post by PizzaMovies on Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:15 pm

After ordering parts, planning, and building I have FINALLY finished my M4 Sherman tank!

I'm rather proud of it, although it may still need some work, but here's the 'action' shot,rolling treads,a pose-able gun,and a rotating turret!



Side shot, and I know the tread system is...ok.



Front shot...



Tank commander manning the 50. cal, and a couple riflemen who are too lazy to walk, hitching a ride! Laughing




Well, I rather like it, and I hope you guys do too! So, please, C&C welcome, so post a reply about your opinion of it! Smile

And here's a reference pic.


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Re: M4 Sherman Tank (for my Great WarS Era Faction)

Post by Garet6 on Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:20 pm

Although the colour of the treads don't match (which ain't your fault) it's a pretty darn good representation!



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Post by DarthPineapple on Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:20 pm

Pretty nice, but it could use some detailing, and the brown should be removed, you should get back threads.
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Post by PizzaMovies on Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:24 pm

DarthPineapple wrote:Pretty nice, but it could use some detailing, and the brown should be removed, you should get back threads.

Thanks! And I may get back to it and get some white star decals and put 'em on the sides! And what do you mean by "back-threads"?

@Garet6: Why thank you Gareth!





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Re: M4 Sherman Tank (for my Great WarS Era Faction)

Post by Ham701 on Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:24 pm

Reference Picture Plzthankzbai. It looks pretty good, but ehhh, I don't know what a sherman looks like
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Post by PizzaMovies on Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:27 pm

Ham701 wrote:Reference Picture Plzthankzbai. It looks pretty good, but ehhh, I don't know what a sherman looks like

Well, here's the pics I went bye!



EDIT: Never mind 'bout the link, I just put a good reference pic in the topic post.

Looks pretty accurate to me...
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Re: M4 Sherman Tank (for my Great WarS Era Faction)

Post by Sialboats on Fri Jun 12, 2009 10:07 pm

It's an okay design, my only complaints with it are the lack of detail, the blandness of the design itself, and the gun. The gun doesn't seem to smooth enough in my opinion; I would have gone with the little 2X1 cylinders, for that, keeping your end mechanism Wink .
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Post by Gerrard on Fri Jun 12, 2009 10:09 pm

I think that more should be added to the front like on the reference picture, and the treads, they just don't look right in brown, definantly should get black. It's a pretty good design though!
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Re: M4 Sherman Tank (for my Great WarS Era Faction)

Post by PizzaMovies on Fri Jun 12, 2009 10:15 pm

You're right, I think I'm gonna go work on the detail for a bit, and then sometime in the future post the more detailed version!
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Re: M4 Sherman Tank (for my Great WarS Era Faction)

Post by Alpha on Fri Jun 12, 2009 11:20 pm

There needs to be more than stacked slopes, maybe 1 slope with some tiles, but it's alright.

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Post by Rogue on Fri Jun 12, 2009 11:24 pm

Everything looks fantastic, except the treads. They seem a bit too thin.
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Post by A on Sat Jun 13, 2009 1:01 am

I think you should add a hatch and some handles on the front like in the reference pic. Oh, and make the gun longer.
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Re: M4 Sherman Tank (for my Great WarS Era Faction)

Post by 80-0 on Sat Jun 13, 2009 1:04 am

@ Sial: I agree about detailing: the front looks disappointingly bland. Sad

@ A: Why?

So replace the treads, add a hatch to the front, and improve the turret. It isn't bad, but it's not the brightest light in the Sherman tank gallery. Wink

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Post by PizzaMovies on Sat Jun 13, 2009 2:28 am

80-0 wrote:@ Sial: I agree about detailing: the front looks disappointingly bland. Sad

@ A: Why?

So replace the treads, add a hatch to the front, and improve the turret. It isn't bad, but it's not the brightest light in the Sherman tank gallery. Wink

I'm going to eventually add more detailing before I feature it in my WWII series, but I can't change the treads, because I don't have any others...

And the "hatch" on the front is just the machine gun hole, which the hatch folds out to cover it, and folds inside the tank when it's needed, and I just have the mg out and the "hatch folded in". And I'm going to add some more stuff to the front when I get a chance! Wink
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Re: M4 Sherman Tank (for my Great WarS Era Faction)

Post by CT44 on Sat Jun 13, 2009 2:30 am

I hate to sound like such a noob but, are the figs supposed to be Germans? Embarassed
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Re: M4 Sherman Tank (for my Great WarS Era Faction)

Post by noobswatter on Sat Jun 13, 2009 2:47 am

It looks very good, but I would change all those slopes on the front.Maybe replace them with a couple plates and add a little hatch?

Edit:Clearly, this has already been stated Embarassed


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Re: M4 Sherman Tank (for my Great WarS Era Faction)

Post by PizzaMovies on Sat Jun 13, 2009 2:47 am

CT44 wrote:I hate to sound like such a noob but, are the figs supposed to be Germans? Embarassed

...........................................................no.

The Sherman tank was American made... I'm appalled at the state of knowledge of history on this site... Razz
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Post by CT44 on Sat Jun 13, 2009 2:49 am

Sorry, I just stared liking WWII stuff...
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Post by PizzaMovies on Sat Jun 13, 2009 2:51 am

CT44 wrote:Sorry, I just stared liking WWII stuff...

And why is that, Hmmmmm? Razz Wink
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Post by CT44 on Sat Jun 13, 2009 2:58 am

No, it's not becuase of you...
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Post by PizzaMovies on Sat Jun 13, 2009 3:28 am

CT44 wrote:No, it's not becuase of you...

Laughing Then why? I just wish to know, that's all. Wink
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Post by CT44 on Sat Jun 13, 2009 5:02 am

I saw DP's D-Day MOC...
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Post by clonecommanderz84 on Sat Jun 13, 2009 6:20 am

Whoa ! That is awsome pizza. :superoh:

Use a spell checker! --R
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Re: M4 Sherman Tank (for my Great WarS Era Faction)

Post by 80-0 on Sat Jun 13, 2009 1:36 pm

PizzaMovies wrote:
80-0 wrote:@ Sial: I agree about detailing: the front looks disappointingly bland. Sad

@ A: Why?

So replace the treads, add a hatch to the front, and improve the turret. It isn't bad, but it's not the brightest light in the Sherman tank gallery. Wink

I'm going to eventually add more detailing before I feature it in my WWII series, but I can't change the treads, because I don't have any others...

And the "hatch" on the front is just the machine gun hole, which the hatch folds out to cover it, and folds inside the tank when it's needed, and I just have the mg out and the "hatch folded in". And I'm going to add some more stuff to the front when I get a chance! Wink

Yeah, the color differentiation of that little lever is bothering me...

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Re: M4 Sherman Tank (for my Great WarS Era Faction)

Post by Sialboats on Sat Jun 13, 2009 1:44 pm

PizzaMovies wrote:
CT44 wrote:I hate to sound like such a noob but, are the figs supposed to be Germans? Embarassed

...........................................................no.

The Sherman tank was American made... I'm appalled at the state of knowledge of history on this site... Razz



I Datalol'd Wink .

That has to be one of the greatest historical Fails I've ever seen; rivaling the TsCzar nonsense the media's puking up today.
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