We can move the suspension using a sponge as a cushion. Cut it into small pieces and put them in the suspension box. I don’t care about the moving operation, but it’s interesting. I’m impressed that Tasca came up with it.
I tried to assemble it by attaching it with double-sided tape like a Magic Track assembly, but it is very difficult. If I consider the order of attaching the pins on both sides, it will be a little less difficult. Anyway, there is no way but to proceed little by little.
AFV Club’s T-48 movable tracks take more time to assemble than you might think. Even more so with Duckbills. The injection marks are on the back of the track part, and there seem to be some dent marks.
It’s strange. I just used half of the parts for these tracks, but there are not enough parts. Even though it’s British Sherman, it’s M4A4 so I think it’s almost enough, but is it wrong? This is the biggest problem since I have connected the tracks with a lot of effort.
I thought it would stretch by pulling a little strongly, but this gap was impossible. The lower part was connected with an attached belt type track belt. In that case, I might not need to use the AFV Club tracks. I bought it 10 years ago, so I just wanted to use it. If you look closely, the side where the track connected parts are more precise than the belt type. I’m a little tired to think that I’m going to do the same thing again on the right side.
When I assemble it, there are only 60 Duckbill units on each side, so isn’t it enough? What should I do with this? I wonder if it’s okay to attach it to every few pieces like a German tank’s Winterketten.
I remember that when I assembled a Tamiya Sherman long time ago, the assembly was completed very quickly. This Aasca kit is not difficult to assemble. However, the selection of parts is complicated because of the large number of parts and the paint pattern. But that is the interesting part of the modeling. This time, I had a little trouble using the T-48 Track link of AFV Club.
British Sherman tank has been completed. There are various types of Sherman tanks from M4 to M4A6. This time, it is an M4A4 type tank. The total production of shamans is said to be about 40,000 tanks, and this type was produced about 7,500 tanks.
I was surprised that the Shermans used by the British Army also had big star marks on the left, right and top like the US Army. Was it given by Lend-Lease Acts, so it had a star mark before it crossed the ocean? But I think this is better because it creates the atmosphere of the allied forces.
The M4A4 Sherman is equipped with Chrysler’s large gasoline engine, which extends the body length from other types. The maintenance was complicated and it was not formally introduced in the US Army. They gave tanks, which were difficult for the U.S. to use, to Britain as provided weapons. After all, it cannot be helped because the military buildup of one’s own country is the first priority.
The 75 mm gun was pretty powerful, but it’s not nearly as powerful as the 17 pounds Firefly we’ll see later. When armor-piercing bullets were used, it was possible to penetrate 76 mm thick armor at a distance of 1,000 m. I think its firepower is higher than German tank type-III and short barrel tank type-IV, but as of 1944, its firepower is insufficient.
This time, the connecting pin of the caterpillar side and Duckbill were lightly dry-brushed with silver. I think the surface of the track units is rubber type. It’s probably best not to use a metallic dry brush on them.
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.