1:144 - SHERMAN TANK M4A1 'M34 Gun Mount' - (3 PACK)
This is a scalemodel of the American Sherman M4A1 tank with 'M34 Gun Mount' and 'three piece transmission housing' for 1:144 WW2 dioramas. The 'M4A1' version was the first Sherman in U.S. service (first appearance: North African campaign). Link to my other 1/144 models
The model is designed to be printed in 9 parts;
- (3x) Main tank/hull.
- (1x) Sprue with 3 turrets. The turret can be rotated in any direction.
- (1x) Sprue with 3 American and 3 British commanders, 3 closed hatches. (options)
- (3x) Barrel (M34 gun mount).
- The barrel has to be glued in place, so you can place it in any position you like.
- The hull is designed with soft rounded forms, typical for the M4A1 version.
- Model is based on blueprints to maximize accuracy.
- Designed and optimized for shapeways to produce it as cheap as possible.
Before painting, always degrease your model in a glass of lukewarm water and a drop of dishwashing soap (do not use a dishwasher!). Allow it to dry completely before painting.
Aplie a thin layer of paint, use 'drybrush' techniques to bring the detail alive.
If you don't have a lot of experience; watch multiple 'tutorials' on youtube about painting model airplanes and tanks.
1:144 is a popular scale for aircraft and half the size of 1:72 models. It's a great scale when creating large dioramas with multiple models in one scene, especially if you don't have much space available. You can combine tanks, airplanes, vehicles, buildings... to create an epic historical battle landscape. (Normandy, Battle of the bulge,...)
Also very small diorama's with just one vehicule can be an intriguing 'eye-catcher' on your desk.
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