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Tasca have released images and are now accepting preorders for their new release item, a 1/35 British Sherman II (M4A1) Direct Vision Type (El Alamein 1942)
This kit 35-014 1/35 British Army Sherman II Direct Vision Type (El Alamein 1942) (Mid Production) has long been the Holy Grail of Allied modelers (Including me).

Although DV hulls for the M4A1 have been available in resin for many years (The latest released only weeks ago) this version of the Sherman has regularly cropped up in many modelers wish lists on Armorama and other forums.


Although not pictured here the kit will include photo etch elements.

The kit will be ready for shipping in early October but customers who pre-order between September 15th and October 10th will receive one of the following as a free gift with their order:

35-L1 1/35 WW2GERMAN JERRYCAN SET A
35-L7 1/35 German Vehicle Light Set
35-L8 1/35 Browning M2 Machine Gun Set A w/tripod
35-L9 1/35 Browning M2 Machine Gun Set B w/cradle
35-L14 1/35 WW2 U.S. Jerrycan Set

If this kit is up to Tasca's usual standard, and there's no reason why it shouldn't be , it is sure to be a hit with modelers. We'll have sprue shots and a review here on Armorama shortly.

For more information see Tasca's Website
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Got it The parcel arrived today. You gotta love Japanese postage efficiency It looks great from what I can see, and the lovely 50 cal bonus gift is a real treat. Well done Tasca- this goes to top of the Stash !! Cheers Paul
OCT 13, 2008 - 07:26 PM
If you want a great M4A1 DV that doesn't require much effort then I'd invest the $55. Mine was a bit more than I expected thanks to our dollars free fall and I reckon it is worth every cent. Al
OCT 13, 2008 - 07:39 PM
Hi Al, the up/down currency markets bumped the price of mine up a bit too, but from what you say it's money well invested. Hopefully the kits will get here this week - with luck when SWMBO is out lol, lol. Sound like you are well pleased at what you got and see. Al
OCT 13, 2008 - 09:43 PM
HLJ have the DML DV M4A1 on early bird preorder for 4,655yen/$45.95 but say the normal price will be 4,900 yen/47.70 USD. (November release) - they have the Tasca for 5,415 yen About $53.45 so a price difference of $7.50
OCT 14, 2008 - 12:15 AM
Arrived today, looks like a great kit. That was good service as I didn't pay the order until the 10th. Al
OCT 14, 2008 - 10:58 PM
I've found Tasca online are fantastic to deal with. Every purchase I've made has been packed beautifully and mailed very promptly. The package always arrives very quicky also. This time 3 days, that's exceptional (Japan to Oz) !! Well done Tasca !! Cheers, Paul
OCT 14, 2008 - 11:28 PM
Hi Guys, A couple of pics of the box art: Al
OCT 15, 2008 - 09:52 PM
Mine arrived this morning.... Wow!!!!
OCT 16, 2008 - 12:19 AM
Ditto - mine came in a couple of days ago and it is pretty darned nice!
OCT 16, 2008 - 07:52 AM
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