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Airfix 1/76 Sherman Crab

Posted by huib on 19 Aug 2019, 11:35

Sherman M4A4 (Mk.V) Crab mineclearing tank, Westminster Dragoons (County of London Yeomanry), 79th Armoured Division (Hobart's Funnies), Normandy summer 1944.

This model is an elaboration of the old Airfix Sherman Crab. If you are interested you can follow the build here

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Posted by C M Dodson on 19 Aug 2019, 13:26

Magnificent work.

The first picture has a real period ‘feel’.

Well done indeed.

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Posted by Bill Slavin on 19 Aug 2019, 14:08

I love what you have done with this kit. You've taken it so far beyond the Airfix kit you started with and the result is fantastic.
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 19 Aug 2019, 14:57

So what do you do with all these astounding models once they are completed?

This one is probably my favorite of yours so far. That flail assembly turned out really well.
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Posted by Dad's Army on 19 Aug 2019, 20:00

just fantastic, we want more!!!
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Posted by Kostis Ornerakis on 19 Aug 2019, 20:47

Wonderful work!! :yeah: :-D
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Posted by MABO on 21 Aug 2019, 01:14

I agree with the others!
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Posted by Hellboy on 21 Aug 2019, 18:59

Fantastic!!!! :shock: A great job from you! :yeah: I really like the tank and the crew. The vehicle is full of details. A very nice painting and dusting. Really amazing!!!! :-D
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Posted by Michael Robert on 22 Aug 2019, 23:05

Hi Huib
Great model build, a lot of detail giving it life.
What I find extra in this model is the topic itself. For once designers developed these Hobart’s Funnies to spare lives in an efficient way, and they did not fear any ridicule. That was rare in those days
How much did they find use? Only on Normandy beaches or also later? I got interested in their history and will try to look that up
Great work
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Posted by kursktiger.cn on 23 Aug 2019, 02:09

WELL DONE! I like the tank.
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Posted by huib on 23 Aug 2019, 21:49

Thank you very much guys, for all your kind comments!

Bluefalchion wrote:what do you do with all these astounding models once they are completed?

Nothing! They are standing on a shelf, to be looked at now and then. My joy is in the modelling.

Michael Robert wrote:How much did they find use? Only on Normandy beaches or also later?

The Sherman Crab was one of the more succesful Hobarts Funnies designs. It was used throughout the whole campaign in Nortwestern Europe by the British, especially in Netherlands, also on the Italian front and in smaller amounts also by the Americans in the Pacific.
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Posted by Graeme on 24 Aug 2019, 00:18

Bluefalchion wrote:So what do you do with all these astounding models once they are completed?


He posts them on Benno's, I think that's a pretty good thing to do with them. :-D

I really enjoyed following the WIP but the finished article is just outstanding and the dio pics are wonderful!
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Posted by Wiking on 24 Aug 2019, 10:27

Track, wheel, suspension are the indicators for Airfix.
And beside the size it would be hard to know the maker of the Sherman tank.

Look great, a superb work especial for such an old mold.
And on top a rarely well done Sherman variant.

:yeah:
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Posted by Konrad on 24 Aug 2019, 11:30

Impressive.
Very nice work.
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 24 Aug 2019, 23:01

I agree with all the mates, huib. You have achieved an incredible result with this model. :love:

Congratulations. :thumbup:

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Posted by Kekso on 30 Sep 2019, 21:34

So good
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Posted by Beano Boy on 01 Oct 2019, 04:59

Terrific Painting Style!

Many of our returned Veterans would still have Limbs today if similar had
been deployed sooner in our own time. i salute them one and all. BB
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Posted by Peter on 01 Oct 2019, 15:55

Excellent built Huib! Can't wait to see the next project! ;-) :thumbup:
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