I try to build the Sherman Tank of the Dragon Models now this time.
When saying a Sherman Tank, I mistook to watch the movie called “The Fury of Flame battlefield” its direct translation from Japanese title. I believed and waited the Sherman and Brad Pitt came out to come out sooner or later after I have finished watching 90 minutes and felt a sense of helplessness….. The battle of M18 Hellcat and Panzer III? Moreover, it’s a local encounter in the almost last stage of WWII? I got the wrong movie to watch from the beginning.
However, the original title is “Saints and Soldiers: The Void”, there’s no word of “Fury”. How to put Japanese titles is like the thing for the mistake of Japanese consumers intentionally. I felt the malice of the fraudulent business. The contents are ordinary. A uniform, tools and a story are passing point, the battle scene is not good. And both the US and Germany tanks are too beautiful. I write it again, the director has neither the malice nor the problem. I think it’s bad the domestic distributors and agents in Japan who thought the Japanese title in that timing almost same as “Fury”. I felt it’s rude to a producer.
It was a complaint above, there are many parts in Dragon Model’s Sherman tank, Work is proceeding.
Whether the storage condition was bad, or it had been bent from the time of shipment, storage time is too long, I do not know by now. The teeth of the caterpillar side of the Dragon styrene have got twisted.
I finished the Sherman Medium Tank.
Finally, I watched a real “Fury” since I mistook the other movie because of very similar titled one. The suicide mission like operation at the end of the battle was disastrous. The tracer shell shooting scene was like a laser beam in an SF. Tiger, I looked very realistic. Inside the U.S. tank and the military uniform is cool. I wonder my modeling is still too beautiful compared with the tank in this movie. US Army tank crew was in the mood of war-weariness, I wanted a little more wit lines. Overall, it was interesting.
The armament of this tank is a 75mm gun. When it is a 76mm gun, a gun barrel is longer and seems to be strong. Is there so much firepower different from the 1mm different only? I have heard the caliber length is longer, the power is increased.
U.S. tanks in the European front had been suffered by the German high-performance tanks. However, the Sherman against the Japanese imperial army tanks is overwhelming strength. The performance of the Japanese tank was not very well.
This kit was very good that the photo-etched right guard was thin. I would like to make this kind of thin, delicate curved parts by myself…. It may be possible if the work carefully made from a plastic board.
The Japanese Imperial Army attacked at closing to use adsorption mine, U.S. tanks to prevent the attack, there was a vehicle that pastes the thick wooden board on the side. It was at the same effect as the German army of Zimmerit Coating. In some of my books, there was a vehicle that was attached to many small metal bars like a hedgehog on the surface of the turret, it prevents the Japanese soldier climbing up to the tanks.
The weathering of the rust, there is a need for improvement. But the painting of the underside is satisfied. Marking is also interesting. Because it was after a long absence, it was pleasant to make a Sherman tank.
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.