It is better to assemble the idler wheels and road wheels, looking at the whole balance. Pushing the wheel to the end may cause the vertical row of wheels not lined up. Caterpillar is likely to be displaced unless it is aligned in the proper position.
If this kit were Dragon Models excellent climax period, I don’t doubt it’s included the photo-etched light guard parts, but unfortunately this time it is a plastic part. I’ll try them sharpen thinly.
The backlight guard was easy to make. Since the front light guard is a delicate curve, it is difficult to make it from a single strip. You can use the photo-etched parts sold separately, but it is okay for me to use brass straps that are not used much.
The clamp and strap of the exterior accessories molds were not good, I did additional work with masking tape, etc. I think this is OK after thinking about the balance of my works and effects.
It seems that the decal is too yellowish and it would be useless. Perhaps I think that the decal will divert from Tasca’s Sherman. It is very much appreciated that Tasca’s decal was attached to exactly two types. Tasca has been Asuka Model long ago, by the way.
It is characterized by a rounded turret and tank body made by casting. There is a lot of opinions whether it is similar to the real tank. I have a Tasca kit so I can compare them, but many Sherman building gets tired of me, so this is another opportunity.
The marking of this tank is the 1st co., 2nd battalion, 67th Armored Regiment, 2nd Armored Division in Sicily, July 1943. Since the American tank crew, I made last time are uniform of winter, it is a bit impossible to combine. But, I think the winter marking also the same as the summer one. Dragon Models attached decal was yellowing much and I used the Tasca new one.
The vehicles operated in North Africa, some vehicles national insignia has rounded the stars with white circles because the German army’s white cross mark and the American white star were hard to distinguish from afar.
Since it is a kit before the Dragon glory day kit which is included full of parts, it can be assembled relatively easily. Olive drab and sandy yellow two-color camouflage Sherman tank look very nice.
I am interested in models of tanks, airplanes, ships, military figures, I build it little by little when I feel like it. I am also interested in the history of war. My starting is Tamiya’s Military Miniature series in the elementary school.
From elementary school through university students repeatedly suspend and restart my modeling, it’s about 25 years of this hobby’s history.
Born in February 1970, I live in Tokyo. From February 2007 I was quietly doing a site called “Miniature-Arcadia”. It is being transferred to this blog with the same name from December 2016. My update pace is uneven, but please come to see here occasionally.