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Monday, May 06, 2019 - 08:37 PM UTC
Rye Field Model released new info on their upcoming M4A3E8 Sherman kit.
5028 - M4A3E8 Sherman

Scheduled for May 2019. Pre-sales this week.

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I'm not a Sherman "expert", so if anyone wants to correct me, please do so: Wasn't the Smoke Launcher Tube located towards the front of the Turret looking from above, in the left side of the Turret Roof, not very far from the Loader's Hatch..? Just asking...[/quote] Correct, and should still be visible even with a cloth mantlet cover in place,..I think. [/quote] Thank You, Matt!
MAY 08, 2019 - 09:51 AM
hi, Randy! AGREE that it would be nice to have a Sherman kit with an interior, but as I said earlier, "it doesn't matter to me one way or another"... I'm just glad to see a couple of new Shermies coming down the pike. If I HAD to choose a specific M4-series Medium kit with an interior, it would have been one of the earlier types, i.e, an M4 75mm (Dry) or an M4A1 75mm (Dry)...
MAY 08, 2019 - 10:00 AM
It should be there, either a hole or a weld bead from the post-war MWO to close them up. Read about it here- LINK Dan
MAY 08, 2019 - 11:10 AM
From the sprue shot it looks like they have a plug or cover molded in place for the smoke launcher.
MAY 08, 2019 - 11:43 AM
I'm not a Sherman "expert", so if anyone wants to correct me, please do so: Wasn't the Smoke Launcher Tube located towards the front of the Turret looking from above, in the left side of the Turret Roof, not very far from the Loader's Hatch..? Just asking...[/quote] Correct, and should still be visible even with a cloth mantlet cover in place,..I think. [/quote] You should see it, or the plug, just above the edge of the dust cover on the front left slope. I believe that some later turrets never had the hole as part of the casting. Dans link shows it very well. I'm not really missing the interior, I just hope it will be an option in the future. The most important tank the Western Allies had, and no interior kit. The most common German tank, that served everywhere, and no interior, just baffles me a bit.
MAY 08, 2019 - 11:53 AM
The smoke mortar was ordered eliminated from production vehicles in January 1945. So it doesn't have to be there if it was never bored out. I read the article trying to date the turrets in my current project and get a reasonably correct post war configuration.
MAY 08, 2019 - 08:56 PM
Hi! Taking your "lead" from the bottom of your page, it WOULD be nice to see an M4A1 "Grizzly"!!!
MAY 10, 2019 - 12:36 AM
I plan to pick this up for sure, it’s a new sherman kit so I’ll get one just out of curiosity if nothing else but I’m not buying multiple copies of kits like I used to
JUN 09, 2019 - 12:09 PM
Just got the kit. Looking over the sprues it looks like Tasca provided a lot of inspiration, with an assist from Bronco. I did not see anything wrong with the molding, and it looks like it will be a nice build, until you get to the tracks! From the parts and layout there are other variants coming, probably a VVSS version. I hope the fit is as good as it looks in the box. I might just have to put it together this weekend!
JUL 03, 2019 - 11:26 AM
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