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Post by PhiMa on Thu Jul 02, 2009 1:21 pm

PhiMa wrote:

My M4 Sherman Tank

Overview:


All the Models I\'ve made in the past:


With a Dozer Blade (It\'s historically accurate!):


Enjoy! I think I've really improved it over time...


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Re: WWII-era M4 Sherman Tank

Post by 80-0 on Thu Jul 02, 2009 1:23 pm

What I would do is raise the front and make turret further up, and make the back longer but lower with different sized slopes for the effect.

Also, shorten the barrel. The longer barrel'd Sherman didn't come out 'till late war, and more people know the Sherman by the short barrel.

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Post by DarthPineapple on Thu Jul 02, 2009 1:47 pm

It's very nice, but I still think it's a bit too short.
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Post by RubbahBand on Thu Jul 02, 2009 2:11 pm

I like most of it but, I think it looks a bit to tall in my opinion. Oh and the grays don't really work together so use one gray. Wink
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Post by Green Tee on Thu Jul 02, 2009 2:13 pm

It looks great! Do you plan on doing a WWII plane?
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Post by Bantha on Thu Jul 02, 2009 2:27 pm

PhiMa, I'm amazed! Again! You are truly best at building WWII things! Smile
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Post by Gerrard on Thu Jul 02, 2009 2:28 pm

Wow, it looks really nice and I like the gun. Though the grey mixing just doesn't really work for me here, it's a bit tall as well, just shave the top off a bit.
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Re: WWII-era M4 Sherman Tank

Post by Sialboats on Thu Jul 02, 2009 2:28 pm

It isn't a Sherman.

Saying that this is a Sherman is saying that an AT-TE is an AT-AT Wink.

The inclines of the tank's front and back are erroneous, it's not long enough, the turret's front isn't properly made, and the treads are dubiously designed. Furthermore, there are way too many side greebles, and those greebles are highly inaccurate. And a communication's antenna? Really?



Either revise it, or call it something else Razz .
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Re: WWII-era M4 Sherman Tank

Post by PhiMa on Thu Jul 02, 2009 2:39 pm

I'd probably try that 80-0, but I've run out of dk. Bley/dk grey pieces. But I have shortened the barrel, and your right, it is better.

DP: Again, I've run out of dk. Bley slopes, and so I can't make it longer...

Ano: It's not that tall, and I hadn't meant to mix greys, it's just the point that some of the pieces in this I don't have in dk. bley.

CKill: Mmmh...I'm not the best at planes, and I'm not sure if I'd have the available pieces.

Bantha: Thanks alot!

Gerrard: Again, I don't have enough available dk. Bley pieces, and it's not that tall.

Sial: Ah yes, I sadly too noticed this after I'd finished making it, that a lot of it is un-sherman like. I could try changing it though, to make it sherman-isher. Or, you could suggest me a name for a tank.

Thanks for all the comments so far!
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Post by RubbahBand on Thu Jul 02, 2009 3:06 pm

I could give you a name for it... If you want to recall it I would call it M4 Ballistic Tank. I think that it sounds good. For those that don't know what ballistic means.
It could be for something post apocalyptic to. Wink
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Post by Sialboats on Thu Jul 02, 2009 3:33 pm

Anomanzor wrote:I could give you a name for it... If you want to recall it I would call it M4 Ballistic Tank. I think that it sounds good. For those that don't know what ballistic means.
It could be for something post apocalyptic to. Wink

It would still have to be based off the M4 chassis.... just change the number. Mn Yada-Yada Blargle-Blargle Tank.

And Anomanzor, that's the second noob mistake you've made today. In the interest of proving that you have "superior" knowledge, you use it and then explain it so that you look uber when you're not Wink .
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Re: WWII-era M4 Sherman Tank

Post by PhiMa on Thu Jul 02, 2009 3:35 pm

Sialboats wrote:
Anomanzor wrote:I could give you a name for it... If you want to recall it I would call it M4 Ballistic Tank. I think that it sounds good. For those that don't know what ballistic means.
It could be for something post apocalyptic to. Wink

It would still have to be based off the M4 chassis.... just change the number. Mn Yada-Yada Blargle-Blargle Tank.

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Ah, Ok, so you're suggesting something like M3...Nova Tank or something?
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Post by Sialboats on Thu Jul 02, 2009 3:39 pm

PhiMa wrote:

Ah, Ok, so you're suggesting something like M3...Nova Tank or something?

Yeah. So long as it fits within the time period. M3 Airdrop Tank, M6a Medium Tank, et cetra Wink .
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Re: WWII-era M4 Sherman Tank

Post by PhiMa on Thu Jul 02, 2009 3:55 pm

Sialboats wrote:
PhiMa wrote:

Ah, Ok, so you're suggesting something like M3...Nova Tank or something?

Yeah. So long as it fits within the time period. M3 Airdrop Tank, M6a Medium Tank, et cetra Wink .

Hows about M3 Infantry (or) Heavy Support Tank?
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Re: WWII-era M4 Sherman Tank

Post by 80-0 on Thu Jul 02, 2009 4:15 pm

Sialboats wrote:It isn't a Sherman.

Saying that this is a Sherman is saying that an AT-TE is an AT-AT Wink.

The inclines of the tank's front and back are erroneous, it's not long enough, the turret's front isn't properly made, and the treads are dubiously designed. Furthermore, there are way too many side greebles, and those greebles are highly inaccurate. And a communication's antenna? Really?

<snip>

Either revise it, or call it something else Razz .

Good picture: that puts all my ramblings in my first post into words. As you can see from the reference image, what you want to do is raise up the front so it commands the view from the front, and place the turret so that it is slightly leaning back(i.e., if the main gun is level with the turret it would be aiming slightly up), and make sure the gun barrel can pivot up and down.

Plus, as I also said, lower the back in such a way that it provides a semi-level slideway all the way from the turret to the back of the tank.

Finally, if you can, fix the wheels. The current treadwork is OK for what itís worth, but you really need to give it the added suspension.

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Re: WWII-era M4 Sherman Tank

Post by PizzaMovies on Thu Jul 02, 2009 4:50 pm

...This is no sherman. It's...ok. But this looks like a lesser version of another sherman fail on BA forums. Linkage

I mean no offense in this, but it needs...a lot of work.
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Re: WWII-era M4 Sherman Tank

Post by PhiMa on Thu Jul 02, 2009 5:05 pm

PizzaMovies wrote:...This is no sherman. It's...ok. But this looks like a lesser version of another sherman fail on BA forums. Linkage

I mean no offense in this, but it needs...a lot of work.

...I've said that. l2read, plzthnxbai.

And, that's the tank I based it off. Secondly, check out all the comments on that tank. They're all supportive and say it's a great tank. Maybe your tank's a fail.
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Post by PizzaMovies on Thu Jul 02, 2009 5:27 pm

PhiMa wrote:
PizzaMovies wrote:...This is no sherman. It's...ok. But this looks like a lesser version of another sherman fail on BA forums. Linkage

I mean no offense in this, but it needs...a lot of work.

...I've said that. l2read, plzthnxbai.

And, that's the tank I based it off. Secondly, check out all the comments on that tank. They're all supportive and say it's a great tank. Maybe your tank's a fail.

Excuse me? There is no "criticism" on BA forums, and many of those comments on there are noobs. People rarely ever post any constructive criticism on BA forums, mainly because they just want to post a short compliment to get another post closer to higher rank! And MY Sherman is a fail?...bahahahahaha. No. It looks more like the real thing than both of those tanks, but it's certainly not the best. And don't make this about someone else's MOC, your tank is ok. But if you just take away some of those pieces and other grays it would be better. And if my previous post sounded "harsh" I didn't intend it that way. Wink
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Re: WWII-era M4 Sherman Tank

Post by PhiMa on Thu Jul 02, 2009 5:37 pm

PizzaMovies wrote:
PhiMa wrote:
PizzaMovies wrote:...This is no sherman. It's...ok. But this looks like a lesser version of another sherman fail on BA forums. Linkage

I mean no offense in this, but it needs...a lot of work.

...I've said that. l2read, plzthnxbai.

And, that's the tank I based it off. Secondly, check out all the comments on that tank. They're all supportive and say it's a great tank. Maybe your tank's a fail.

Excuse me? There is no "criticism" on BA forums, and many of those comments on there are noobs. People rarely ever post any constructive criticism on BA forums, mainly because they just want to post a short compliment to get another post closer to higher rank! And MY Sherman is a fail?...bahahahahaha. No. It looks more like the real thing than both of those tanks, but it's certainly not the best. And don't make this about someone else's MOC, your tank is ok. But if you just take away some of those pieces and other grays it would be better. And if my previous post sounded "harsh" I didn't intend it that way. Wink

OK, I'm sorry for saying your tank is fail. And I didn't know that BA forums are swarmed by noobs and there is no C&C seeing as I don't you there. Yes, it does look more like a real sherman, but I just find the front is too plain. But maybe if you explain 'other pieces' a bit closer I could try that, and I wouldn't mix greys if I had all the available pieces... Sad
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Post by PizzaMovies on Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:06 pm

Well for example take off that dome on the front, and take of that dreadful big sloped dome on the back... And remove the slopes on the sides, the real sherman was flat on left and right side.
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Post by PhiMa on Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:09 pm

PizzaMovies wrote:Well for example take off that dome on the front, and take of that dreadful big sloped dome on the back... And remove the slopes on the sides, the real sherman was flat on left and right side.

Hmm, I think I have a solution for all this..

I'll just make it my own tank, and call it the M3 infantry support tank. Thanks for the C&C though!
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Post by 8080Spartans on Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:43 pm

Sorry this is somewhat of topic, but how do you guys make the tracks for the tanks?
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Post by Commando Shade on Thu Jul 02, 2009 11:02 pm

8080Spartans wrote:Sorry this is somewhat of topic, but how do you guys make the tracks for the tanks?

*facepalm*

The tracks are from LEGO sets, PhiMa just placed them on his tank.

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Post by Dark Ranger on Thu Jul 02, 2009 11:09 pm

Oh my gosh I love it! You are a wonderful World War II builder! Keep it up!
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Post by 8080Spartans on Thu Jul 02, 2009 11:23 pm

Commando Shade wrote:
8080Spartans wrote:Sorry this is somewhat of topic, but how do you guys make the tracks for the tanks?

*facepalm*

The tracks are from LEGO sets, PhiMa just placed them on his tank.
Oh, this may sound stupid too but can u buy them individually.

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