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 wasn’t easy. If I consider the order of connecting the pins on both sides, it will be a little less complicated. 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. This is the biggest problem since I have connected the tracks with much effort. Even though it’s a British Sherman, it’s an M4A4, so I think it’s almost enough, but is it wrong?
I thought it would stretch by pulling firmly, but this gap was impossible. The lower part was connected with an attached belt-type track belt. Suppose you look closely at the side where the track-connected parts are more precise than the belt type. In that case, I might not need to use the AFV Club tracks. I bought it ten years ago, so I just wanted to use it. I’m a little tired of thinking I will do the same thing again on the right side.
When I assembled it, there were 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 the assembly was completed very quickly when I assembled a Tamiya Sherman a long time ago. This Aasca kit is not difficult to build. 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. This time, it is an M4A4-type tank. There are various types of Sherman tanks from M4 to M4A6. The total production of shamans is said to be about 40,000 tanks, and this type 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 U.S. 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 was not formally introduced in the U.S. 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 priority.
The 75 mm gun was pretty powerful, but it’s not nearly as powerful as the 17 pounds Firefly we’ll see later. 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. When armor-piercing bullets were used, they could penetrate 76 mm thick armor at a distance of 1,000 m.
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 them 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 elementary school.
From elementary school through university students repeatedly suspend and restart my modeling, it’s about 25 years of this hobby’s history.
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 me here occasionally.