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First Hussars Sherman V (plenty o pics)
ex-royal
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Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2005 - 05:15 AM UTC
Hey Guys,
here are a few shots of my newly finished Sherman V of the FIrst Hussars in Normandy '44. I based it on the old DML m4a4 kit and added formations tools and final drive. The tracks are from academy and the wheels are from TMD. The photo etch came from Aber and the leaves which are also PE come from Lionroar. Thanks for looking.
Cheers,
Bryan










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Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2005 - 05:34 AM UTC
THose Lionroar leaves look good. Is there a vendor on our site that carries them? What do you think of the value of the leaf PE set?
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Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2005 - 05:56 AM UTC
Oh my....that looks awesome!

Great job you've done there!

Martin
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Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2005 - 06:01 AM UTC
Bryan, that looks great...... how about an On Dispaly or feature on building it....... :-) :-) :-) :-)
The icing on the cake are those leaves..... they seem to kick it up a knotch, from nice build to "Hey look me over"
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Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2005 - 06:24 AM UTC
Absolutely breathtaking Bryan. Love it.
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Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2005 - 06:36 AM UTC
Wauw!
ex-royal
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Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2005 - 07:39 AM UTC
Thanks guys. It will be going in a MoD in the near future but I have to make a small base for it first. Thanks for the all the kind words.
Cheers,
Bryan
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Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2005 - 07:54 AM UTC
Looks Really nice Bryan - But I expected as much! The leaves add a nice touch.
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Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2005 - 08:11 AM UTC
3rd pic - bedroll on turret - you can see dimples in the throughout putty, Bryan. I'm sorry, but that is what I see. I know this isn't the proper forum for nitpicking. Your model, however, is undoubtedly impressive.
ex-royal
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Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2005 - 08:15 AM UTC
The dimples you see are the holes for strap that secures it to the turret. Also I did rough it up with a stiff brush to get the canvas effect. No nylon here LOL the pic is probably 10x the size of the actual piece so it is a bit exagerated. Good eye though.
Cheers,
Bryan
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Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2005 - 08:30 AM UTC
I see the straps holes. I guess what I am seeing is, as you said, the stippling with your brush for a rougher cloth texture. I like the veins on those leaves.
ex-royal
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Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2005 - 12:31 PM UTC
Oh well..maybe they are a bit pronounced. Too late now though ...Live and learn. thanks again.
Cheers,
Bryan
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Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2005 - 02:35 PM UTC
Hey, where did you get those photo etched leaves, whats the Lionroar website? Your tank is awesome bro. I love the british subject. Keep em pumpin brotha.
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Posted: Friday, June 17, 2005 - 02:13 AM UTC
As always Bryan an excellent Sherman. The Leafs really give it depth and life. Cannot say enough good things about it. Bang on!!
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Posted: Friday, June 17, 2005 - 02:20 AM UTC
Bryan,

you've raised the bar once again!! The detail is amazing (storage bin lid partly open, leaves, etc.). Excellent build mate.
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Posted: Friday, June 17, 2005 - 03:08 AM UTC
I love it Bryan.Sweet work!I have seen the PH leaves and thought they looked to goofy,but you made them stand out.I think I may get some now!

Jim
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Posted: Friday, June 17, 2005 - 01:52 PM UTC
Once again your Shermans leave me speechless. Simply amazing work.

I wish I could come within a tenth of the look you always manage to get. Thanks for sharing.
ex-royal
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Posted: Saturday, June 18, 2005 - 12:29 AM UTC
Thanks again guys...I was very happy with the way it all turned out in the end. THis project was an experiment that worked out. The tracks were a nightmare and and the whole thing was almost thrown against the wall several times but in the end im glad I didnt chuck it LOL.
Cheers,
Bryan
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Posted: Saturday, June 18, 2005 - 12:40 AM UTC
Hi

What every one else has said .. looks GREAT!!

:)

Tom
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Posted: Saturday, June 18, 2005 - 12:41 AM UTC
Love it - VERY nice indeed. A couple of questions... Who are the crew figures by? And how did you make the headlight lenses?

Finally - not a nitpick at all, since I have a long-haired German shepherd and so know this problem all too well - there's a dog hair in pic 3! Get everywhere don't they?
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Posted: Saturday, June 18, 2005 - 12:56 AM UTC
excellent work bryan.. i like it very much!