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Sherman Tank

Post by Funky Cow on Wed Jul 15, 2009 2:42 am

I think this is some of my better work if not my best. I think I could have added more detail but I wanted to keep it realistic.




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Tell me if you like the photos, I have been experimenting with Light-Work and I made the photos a blue-ish color.
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Re:Sherman Tank

Post by Cyrus on Wed Jul 15, 2009 2:59 am

Not bad! So that's why the photos look blue.
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Re:Sherman Tank

Post by Darman on Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:04 am

Wow you did a outstanding job! Smile The tank looks like it was well thought out and the I like how you even put detail in the treads. Though it lacks the detail on the top (It's fine since you want to keep it accurate) it is still amazing. Overall (I tend to use that a lot don't I?) the Moc is outstanding! But i have one complaint shouldn't the barrel be longer?
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Re: Sherman Tank

Post by 80-0 on Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:11 am

I have two complaints. One is that it doesn't really resemble a Sherman, and two is that the 'head' looks more like a Panzer 2... A Sherman's barrel is significantly thinner IMO.

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Post by Darman on Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:16 am

80-0 wrote:I have two complaints. One is that it doesn't really resemble a Sherman, and two is that the 'head' looks more like a Panzer 2... A Sherman's barrel is significantly thinner IMO.

I hate to break it to you but the fact that it doesn't really resemble a Sherman is wrong. Though i agree with you that the head looks nothing like a Sherman head, the body looks amazingly accurate. Here is a pic of a sherman to prove it. Also i think you should use two of those barrel pieces your using currently. But then put a antenna rod at the top of it with the third and last of your barrel pieces.



(Note is a pic that big aloud in the CABG?)


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Re: Sherman Tank

Post by 80-0 on Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:21 am

I meant the head was too small for the body. In that pic you posted the head is rather larger than the one he made. That's my only complaint. Wink

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Re: Sherman Tank

Post by Darman on Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:24 am

80-0 wrote:I meant the head was too small for the body. In that pic you posted the head is rather larger than the one he made. That's my only complaint. Wink

That is true the head is a little to small for the body. Well now i fell like i am hijacking the thread, So A toast! you did a amazing job on this!
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Re: Sherman Tank

Post by Funky Cow on Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:40 am

Darman-C19 wrote:
80-0 wrote:I meant the head was too small for the body. In that pic you posted the head is rather larger than the one he made. That's my only complaint. Wink

That is true the head is a little to small for the body. Well now i fell like i am hijacking the thread, So A toast! you did a amazing job on this!

Thanks a lot, do you like the blue-ish photos or should I change them? I could make a V2 with a bigger head if you wanted.
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Re: Sherman Tank

Post by Cyrus on Wed Jul 15, 2009 4:18 am

The blue-ish is okay just don't use it on dark gray. Wink
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Re: Sherman Tank

Post by DarthPineapple on Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:34 am

The shape's pretty accurate, nice work!
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Re: Sherman Tank

Post by Sialboats on Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:39 am

The chassis is accurate, but the turret is not. In fact, if you wanted - you could add a whole lot of sand green to it, a gas tank on it's side, and call it a T-34 Wink .

Revise the turret, and your good to go, though.
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Re: Sherman Tank

Post by Commander Lukas on Wed Jul 15, 2009 12:07 pm

Wait. You said your MOC was a Sherman, but the photo you used to prove a point was a Firefly. :scratch: Any way, the turret's body is to small and the barrel is too long for the size of the turret. If it's a Firefly, the turret's body is to small, and the barrel is too short. Any way it's a woderful MOC, I like tanks, for WW2 I prefer the Tiger, tough. You got the main body right,
all-in-all: If it's a Sherman and you just found that pic, 8.5/10, If Firefly, 8/10.


Note to the people that don't know what a Firefly is: The Firefly is a M4 Sherman with the main gun of a British(?) main battle tank.

Sorry if I confused anyone. Smile
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Re: Sherman Tank

Post by Sialboats on Wed Jul 15, 2009 1:50 pm

Commander Lukas wrote:Note to the people that don't know what a Firefly is: The Firefly is a M4 Sherman with the main gun of a British(?) main battle tank.

Sorry if I confused anyone. Smile

Epic lulz. Someone wanted to show off Wink.

If you really wanted to clarify, the definition would have been in the post. And the British Sherman Firefly is a medium tank. It was really a glass cannon, as it was just the standard, flimsy-Arse (well, when compared to the later Panzers V, VI, VI B) Sherman chassis with a 17-pounder slapped on the turret. Could never fill that role... assuming it existed in the time anyways. Ask someone in 1940 what a MBT was, and they'd stare at you blankly Razz .
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Re: Sherman Tank

Post by 80-0 on Wed Jul 15, 2009 2:44 pm

Sialboats wrote:The chassis is accurate, but the turret is not. In fact, if you wanted - you could add a whole lot of sand green to it, a gas tank on it's side, and call it a T-34 Wink .

Revise the turret, and your good to go, though.

Were he to do that the turret would have to be even smaller. Razz



@ Lukas: Oh wow a Firefly isn't a Sherman? I never knew that!

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Re: Sherman Tank

Post by Sialboats on Wed Jul 15, 2009 2:46 pm

80-0 wrote:Were he to do that the turret would have to be even smaller. Razz

Not really. The turret's about the right size for the job, currently. It's even shaped appropriately. It isn't going to allow minifigs inside, though... but I doubt the vehicle was built with that in mind.
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Re: Sherman Tank

Post by 80-0 on Wed Jul 15, 2009 2:54 pm

Reference pic? I seem to remember the T-34 having a smaller turret than the Sherman, for some strange reason.

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Re: Sherman Tank

Post by pdragon27 on Wed Jul 15, 2009 2:59 pm

Maybe instead of using sloped bricks, maybe use a plate? I think that would make it look a bit better...
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Re: Sherman Tank

Post by Funky Cow on Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:28 pm

This is the reference picture I used, I'm pretty sure it's a Sherman. In this picture the barrel is not that long though.



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Re: Sherman Tank

Post by Gerrard on Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:33 pm

Yeah, the barrel here is much shorter.

But, it looks pretty accurate and I think that it is some of your better work Funky Cow. Overall it is a 7/10.
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Re: Sherman Tank

Post by Clonecommando007 on Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:51 pm

I'm a fan of this, I like what you've done to detail the treads and their mechanism. What would really make this an exceptional MOC is getting a figure to ride in the turret, but isn't that the trick with tanks?

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