I knew that I had to build a pink Sherman when I first saw a model of one. It wasn't so easy as I thought.
I started with an 1/72 scale M4A1 from Esci but found out that it was wrong. I needed an earlier variant.
|Then I read an article on how to back date the Esci kit and I thought that I would give it a try. I needed the hatches in the front hull from the Hät wargaming M4. I cut out a propriate section and grafted it to the Esci kit. I then had to fill up the inside of the front hull to have some material to sand down to get the new shape.|
|I started to work on the Esci turret, filling the loaders hatch when I learned it was of the wrong type.|
|I had to switch to the Hät turret instead. Tracks from Revell was sanded down to the right look and suspension had to come from an Hasegawa M3 Grant.|
|I needed some stowage as well. The back packs are 1/35 scale British ammo pouches that I cut down in length.|
When I found an article at Track Link about a 1/35 scale Sherman Towing Vehicle, I had to build one.
|Captured Sherman tanks were used as towing vehicles by the Germans. This Sherman was used by Schwere Panzerabteilung 507.|
|My model was a small and fast conversion based on the Airfix 1/76 kit.|
|Stockholm December 22, 2019||Updated January 18, 2020|