In Progress>>M4A3 Sherman>>Part 1

I don’t really know why, but it seems I’ve took lots of pictures during the assembly of my Sherman😀. Here’s the first shot which captures everything inside the box:

quite a lot of runners…maybe its because of the accessories like wooden boxes, cans, spare track, and ammo box that are also included within the kit.

The biggest parts in military kits are always the lower hull and upper hull. The picture below shows a Sherman’s lower and upper hull. Since it is a Tamiya kit, the tracks are made out of vinyl.

And then putting the front end  to the lower hull:

After that, moving on to the wheels. In building scale model, there are two things that you will almost found in every kit. Those are seamlines and molding lines. In military kits, the nightmare of seamline is not as much as in gundam. But when it comes to molding lines, the wheels of the tank are usually giving you a hard time😀 Here is how it looks like:

that molding line is just too obvious. I get rid of it right away using a hobby knife and sandpapers.

gone.

The picture below shows all of the wheel parts:

Tamiya crafted the serial numbers of the wheel. Now that is an impressive details😀

seamline alert! seamline alert!

using the standard method of seamline removal, everything is under control😀.

There are six of them, and they all have the same molding lines and seamlines T.T

Well..that’s it for now😀

12 thoughts on “In Progress>>M4A3 Sherman>>Part 1

  1. bd77 says:

    Long time since I’ve touched Tamiya kits. My last kit from them is a super bike model, and that was a nightmare (that time, 13 years ago). Assembling the odd angled engine block with newb-level skills is… Ouch…

  2. chubbybots says:

    Argh one of those things that have to be done in order for the model to look good ^^. Its tiring but a necessity!! I never done armor before but its seems to have lesser mold lines compared to gunpla!

    • h4mster says:

      no, if we’re talking about mold lines, armor have more than gunpla. But when it comes to seamlines, armor have a lot less😀 I prefer to have more mold lines though, since it is easier to get rid off😀

  3. divinelight says:

    molding lines, I got some, but I forgot to take care about them because I painted them too fast to notice. My skill in seamline removal also need a more and more learning…

  4. heathorn says:

    serial numbers even on the wheels o.O
    that’s cool!

    6 sets if wheels, doing the repetitive process for similar things can be boring, hahaha
    I am also having the same problem with panel lines on hinu’s funnels.

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