Italeri's 1/35 scale
scale M4A3 76(W) Sherman is available online from Squadron.com
Italeri's 1/35 scale M4A3 76(w) Sherman that I reviewed earlier on
The kit went together easily with no problems.
The only detail I added during construction, was to texture to the
turret applied with a stiff brush and glue to soften the plastic.
The sandbag armour was from Legends. I had bought this from
Firestorm here in Australia. The resin parts matched up well to the
Italeri kit with no fit problems.
The stowage gear came from the spare parts box, with a camouflage
net, set in white glue, thrown over the top.
Painting, Markings and Figures
The tank was airbrushed in Tamiya Olive Drab as a base coat, and
then using different shades of the base colour in no particular
The sandbags were painted by hand using Tamiya Buff as a base, the
dry brushing with different shades, again in no order. I then
painted the metal rails that hold the sandbags Olive drab to give
the impression of it being a recent add-on.
The mud was a mix of Tamiya putty, glue and brown paint, dabbed all
over the lower hull and running gear. Mig pigments were applied,
both wet and dry to come up with the dirty, dusty effect.
Finally, the three figures were added These are a mixture of
Warriors and Verlinden.
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