Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 01:02 AM UTC
MENG announced their first Sherman in 1/35 scale. Check it out!
The M4 Medium Tank, also called Sherman, was a tank without a frightening main gun or thick armor. It was not designed by famous scholars or driven by crew with shining medals. However, itís the peak of the-then industrial production. At the beginning of design, its size was taken into consideration for strategic transport by ship. A large number of other weapon components were used to simplify the design and production. Thanks to the uniform specifications, the same parts machined by different production process could be produced in large numbers. The M4 Shermanís gun was not limited to a specific ammunition. And its tracks didnít need to be changed to special tracks for rail transport. Nearly 50,000 of this top design tank were produced. It had a complete range of variants. Thereís no doubt that it played an important role in the victory of the Allies.

This latest MENG TS-043 U.S. Medium Tank M4A3 (76) W model is 206mm long and 90mm tall. This kit has a total of 1,190 parts. The key suspension structure is the same as on the same vehicle. This movable suspension is realistic and reliable. This kit features fairly complete equipment cast numbers and realistic surface details. This kit includes high-strength workable tracks with ďduckbillĒ end connectors. Fine PE parts and metal cables are included. A gift metal barrel is included in the first batch of products.
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Yes, but if you have deep pockets you cab scavenge a TAMIYA Israeli "big hatch" A1 Hull to build that version... I know, I'm not being helpful. As I've said before, (a BAZILLION times), I'd like to see EVERY MAJOR Sherman-type in all-new tooling. It may take another 20 years or so. but let's wait and see what develops...
APR 14, 2019 - 07:50 AM
Hello, Everyone! Over on "The MODELLING NEWS" site- New information has been posted by MENG, regarding their new M4A3 76mm (Wet) kit- Worth a look!
APR 18, 2019 - 11:15 PM
I hope people convince Meng to make a wet M4A1 by buying this.
APR 19, 2019 - 05:05 AM
Time will tell...
APR 19, 2019 - 05:27 AM
Curiously, the last news link I followed had a picture of the M4A1 76mm gun tank in the description. I hope that is a hint of things to come. And, the 75mm turret?
APR 19, 2019 - 12:09 PM
On pre-order at Hobbyeasy for EUR36. That camo does look interesting... LINK
MAY 09, 2019 - 01:11 AM
Avoid Hobbyeasy, there customer communication is terrible.
MAY 09, 2019 - 03:28 AM
Fantastic post! Well said, and yes bring it on! Itís always interesting to see how a company will navigate the VVSS or HVSS suspension on a sherman which for some odd reason has always had too many modelling compromises in the past. Seems like meng is willing to finally put one out with actual volute springs. Iím thinking some kind of range locks will have to be put in place to hold everything together? I canít wait to see it in person
JUN 09, 2019 - 12:19 PM
I buy from them all the time without any trouble, but I recently received a kit from them with a missing part. They got on to it right away and shipped out the part promptly and with little fuss.
JUN 17, 2019 - 05:45 PM

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