Sunday, September 11, 2016

Tamiya M4A3E8 Sherman "Easy Eight" in 1/35th Sacle

When the armor modelers rave about Tamiya kits (as do aircraft modelers), they are not wrong.  The detail and the engineering cannot be beat.  It is such a pleasure to spend one's time finishing and detailing a model and not fighting parts that don't fit or spending hours and dollars fitting after market items that should have been there in the first place.

Back in the 1980's and 90's, I built a number of Tamiya armor models, and I thought they were pretty good back then.  And they were for the time.  Some kits dated back to the 1970's and you could see how they were originally made to accommodate small electric motor drive systems.  But they were nice kits for the time.

However, they do not compare with this Easy Eight kit that came out last year.  The modern Tamiya armor kits are really superb.

The model is now fully assembled and ready for final painting.  (With US armor, you can have any color as long as it is olive drab.)  On this one, I am going to attempt some weathering and will add some after market details.

When I am finished, I will post some photos. 

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