M4A3 (Tamiya) Build #29 – Final Details added and Completion

One last thing I want to do is to add rolled up tarps. I looked at AM resin sets but that’s just what they look like…resin. I decided to try something I’d read about. Taking paper towels or tissues (without texture), cut them to size and fold and roll them, and then soak them in diluted white glue. Tie them as desired, drape over the vehicle as desired, then set them aside to dry. Once thoroughly dry, paint and install. I placed plastic wrap between the soggy tissues and the model and draped as desired:

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It took a couple of days for them to dry completely, but once dried they were painted, pastels added, and then the rope was also put on that would have held things in place:

The pastels came out for dusting things up a bit and I added more fuel spills…and DONE:

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2 responses

  1. PAUL HAMMERNESS | Reply

    Excellent – I will use your build as a guide for when I do my M4A3 – thanks!

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    1. Glad you found that build useful! The interior set I used for the crew compartment and turret came from TWS (Tank Workshop). Unfortunately the person who owns it has it up for sale and the last time I checked (albeit a couple of months ago) it had neither sold nor was he answering emails about acquiring some of his products. Rye Field Models has put out a new-tool M4A3E8(76W) with a complete interior AND an engine and engine bay. Unless you’re dead set on an M4A3(75W), you might want to check that out. If you are dead set on an M4A3(75W) and you start with the Rye Field kit, you might want to check out Tiger Model Designs. The guy who runs that has EVERY conceivable Sherman turret. It wouldn’t be that difficult to back date an M4A3E8(76W) to the 75mm version.

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