Thursday, June 12, 2014

Warlord Games M4 Sherman Plastic Kit for Bolt Action by Italeri

Here it is, Warlord Games M4 Sherman Tank. The Plastic Kit is produced by Italeri for the Bolt Action line.

It comes with everything you need to assemble and detail this fine model. There are options for open and closed hatches. The turret and main gun will both remain movable if assembled correctly. Decals are also provided for adding those finishing touches.

The kit contains two sprues, the first holds the main body of the tank, the tracks and two upper armor plates

The second sprue contains all the other components.

Italeri produced this kit in 1/56th scale which is scaled to the 28mm miniature market. The parts had very little flashing and fit together very well.

The model is fairly easy to put together. We completed the kit in about 2 hours and were happy with these results.

Here you can see a few additional details sculpted onto the model.

We added some tarps and roll from the "Stowage Pack" accessory kit which can be purchased separately.

Now add a couple US Airborne Pathfinders and we're off to a Bolt Action starter army!

The Sherman Tank was the main stay of the American army. The Break out from the Normandy beaches and the bocage could never been achieved without the armored support.

Although they had their weaknesses and were nicknamed ‘Ronsons’ by the Germans as they lit up every time; their impressive firepower and large production numbers enabled the Allies to over power the Germans.

Alongside the Soviet T-34, the M4 Sherman medium tank was arguably one of the most important Allied tanks of the war.

It was supplied by the industrial might of the USA to Britain and the Soviet armies in great numbers.There were nearly 50,000 of all variantsbuilt by the end of the war

Its 76mm armor and 75mm main gun made it a useful tank for its 5 man crew. It saw action in every theater of operations during the war.

Here is a parting size comparison to a Warhammer 40k Dreadnought.

Have a Great Battle,
The Old Crow

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