SHERMAN TANK M4A2 (76) RED ARMY DRAGON 1/35

SHERMAN TANK M4A2 (76) RED ARMY DRAGON 1/35 BOX PACKAGE Sherman tank from Dragon Models. It’s a tank of the Red Army. It is the Sherman M4A2 tank of the Soviet Army marking of the so-called German-Soviet war. It’s a shame that this box art doesn’t look so strong because the barrel is down.

SHERMAN TANK M4A2 (76) RED ARMY DRAGON 1/35 MAKING I have assembled a roller and a VVSS type suspension. There are a lot of parting lines.

SHERMAN TANK M4A2 (76) RED ARMY DRAGON 1/35 MAKING It is rare that a correction sheet of assembly instruction is included in a kit of Dragon. It is a decisive place, so I think you will notice it as you make it.

SHERMAN TANK M4A2 (76) RED ARMY DRAGON 1/35 MAKING This kit is included a metal barrel. I am thankful that the straight line of the barrel is easy without any adjustment.

SHERMAN TANK M4A2 (76) RED ARMY DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGThis time these are belt-type tracks. Is it a T-49? I suppose this type was the mainstream in the Soviet Army because it was attached to vehicles that were leased to the Soviet Union from the beginning.
(2020/10/15)

SHERMAN TANK M4A2 (76) RED ARMY DRAGON 1/35 MAKING The Track belts were glued together normally with super glue.

SHERMAN TANK M4A2 (76) RED ARMY DRAGON 1/35 MAKING In the case of the Shaman series, there is no need to force the loosening of the belt tracks, but I don’t want it to float unnaturally, so I chew the tissue and fix it until it dries. The length of the track was a little long, so I cut off a piece of the connecting part.

SHERMAN TANK M4A2 (76) RED ARMY DRAGON 1/35 MAKING SHERMAN TANK M4A2 (76) RED ARMY DRAGON 1/35 MAKING Includes turret shield cover parts. It is quite deformed and I am a little worried if it fits perfectly. Is this kit older than the Smart Kit generation? I don’t remember because I bought it a long time ago. I think it’s a good bargain kit that has a metal barrel, moderate etching parts, and rubber parts like this shield cover.

SHERMAN TANK M4A2 (76) RED ARMY DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGIt’s cool to wear a shield cover that looks like canvas. In that case, it will sacrifice the vertical movement of the barrel. Since it was originally a display model, I did not care about the movement, so I concentrated on firmly attaching it. It was firmly fixed with super glue.
(2020/10/17)

SHERMAN TANK M4A2 (76) RED ARMY DRAGON 1/35 MAKING The photo-etched parts are attached.

SHERMAN TANK M4A2 (76) RED ARMY DRAGON 1/35 MAKING I used a lot of super glue and it got a little dirty. There is no particular difficulty, and it is smoothly assembled for a Dragon Models kit.

SHERMAN TANK M4A2 (76) RED ARMY DRAGON 1/35 MAKING SHERMAN TANK M4A2 (76) RED ARMY DRAGON 1/35 MAKING I was thinking about getting a tank soldier on the tank later, so I installed brass wire to make the turret hatch movable.

SHERMAN TANK M4A2 (76) RED ARMY DRAGON 1/35 MAKING
(2020/10/19)

SHERMAN TANK M4A2 (76) RED ARMY DRAGON 1/35 PAINTING The Red Army’s Sherman doesn’t have a lot of decals, so I can put a lot of stuff where the markings aren’t hidden. I should check the location beforehand. It may be quite different because it is an accessory for the allied forces (US UK mainly), but this time I wanted to load a lot of things, so it’s okay.

SHERMAN TANK M4A2 (76) RED ARMY DRAGON 1/35 PAINTING Just in case, I painted the rubber caterpillar, the metal barrel, and the resin luggage with the primer first. It was all black.

SHERMAN TANK M4A2 (76) RED ARMY DRAGON 1/35 PAINTING As it is a tank with monochrome paint, I painted it in black and white for a little gradation effect as usual.

SHERMAN TANK M4A2 (76) RED ARMY DRAGON 1/35 PAINTING I just noticed that the assembly instructions barely specify the marking, but there is no specification for the body color. I wonder which is better, olive drab or dark green. Well, I think I’ll have an olive drab because the Soviet troops didn’t have enough time to repaint their colors at that time. The olive drab of the U.S. Army and the dark green of the Soviet Army are similar colors, so they would not have been accidentally shot by their allies.

SHERMAN TANK M4A2 (76) RED ARMY DRAGON 1/35 PAINTING A nylon string is attached to the package as a rope. In some cases, it is hard to tell how it is fixed, but it is just an atmosphere.

SHERMAN TANK M4A2 (76) RED ARMY DRAGON 1/35 PAINTINGI paint the equipment. Will it be completed soon? I imagine that a sleeping bag and a small bag were hung on the side of the AFV by welding a hook.
(2020/10/21)

SHERMAN TANK M4A2 (76) RED ARMY DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED WORK The Soviet Sherman was completed. The type called M4A2 uses a diesel engine. In the United States, it is rarely used outside the Marines, and it is used overseas.

SHERMAN TANK M4A2 (76) RED ARMY DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED WORK From 1942 to April 1944, more than 8000 tanks with 75 mm artillery guns mounted were produced. Since May 1944, about 3000 tanks have been produced, each equipped with a 76.5 mm gun. This 76.2 mm artillery mounted M4A2 was mostly provided to the Soviet Union as a lend-lease vehicle.

SHERMAN TANK M4A2 (76) RED ARMY DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED WORK I think I put too much stuff in the back. I should have been a little more balanced. I didn’t want to hide the decal, but I put some on the front armor.

SHERMAN TANK M4A2 (76) RED ARMY DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED WORK SHERMAN TANK M4A2 (76) RED ARMY DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED WORK The shield cover part was made of the same material as the slightly soft Dragon Styrene caterpillar, but when it was attached, the gun barrel was fixed to move up and down. I was careful because if I fix the gun barrel facing down, it will be a little disappointing like a box picture.

SHERMAN TANK M4A2 (76) RED ARMY DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED WORK SHERMAN TANK M4A2 (76) RED ARMY DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED WORK SHERMAN TANK M4A2 (76) RED ARMY DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED WORK This marking is the 2nd Guards Tank Army, Berlin 1945, right after the fall of Berlin.

SHERMAN TANK M4A2 (76) RED ARMY DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED WORK SHERMAN TANK M4A2 (76) RED ARMY DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED WORK SHERMAN TANK M4A2 (76) RED ARMY DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED WORK SHERMAN TANK M4A2 (76) RED ARMY DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED WORK The part of the tracks that rubs against the ground shone a little harder. I think it’s shining on the stone pavement in Berlin. I don’t think it’s a rubber pad, this type of belt track is. There are sometimes tracks with rubber pads in the vehicles of the allied forces.

SHERMAN TANK M4A2 (76) RED ARMY DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED WORK The headlight is a clear part. I like the process of peeling off the masking of these lights after painting.

SHERMAN TANK M4A2 (76) RED ARMY DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED WORK I was instructed to paint only the left side of the tail light as a red light when I referred to the instruction manual of Tasca, No, No, now Asuka. I wonder if Tasca’s assembly instructions are the most reliable. There were no specific instructions in this kit. We can paint it as we like! I think so.

SHERMAN TANK M4A2 (76) RED ARMY DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED WORK SHERMAN TANK M4A2 (76) RED ARMY DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED WORK I painted glossy black on the periscope. These parts are clear parts.

SHERMAN TANK M4A2 (76) RED ARMY DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED WORK SHERMAN TANK M4A2 (76) RED ARMY DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED WORK Stowage is secured to the tank with a nylon rope tied to it, most of it… Although some of them are likely to fall while moving. While painting, the rope became slightly fuzzy and looked just right.

TANK GIRLS SHERMAN TANK M4A2 (76) RED ARMY DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED WORK TANK GIRLS SHERMAN TANK M4A2 (76) RED ARMY DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED WORK TANK GIRLS SHERMAN TANK M4A2 (76) RED ARMY DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED WORK
I took a photo with a female tank soldier I made a while ago. It’s just after the fall of Berlin for the Soviets, so it’s OK smiling in front of their tank? This is good too, but I think I’ll try to make other ordinary tank crew.
(2020/10/22)

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