M4a3 Sherman - Gpm

Discussion in 'Armory & Military' started by exzealot, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. exzealot

    exzealot Member

    The Hermit,

    I bought a camara ideal for shooting paper models. I went to BestBuy and told the guy that I wanted a camara that could shoot extreme closeups. He recommended the Sony Cybershot DSC-W80. I shoot with macro "on" and flash "off".

    Be warned: the camara shows every little problem - but I think that is a "good" thing. At 51 years old, I need every aid I can get. The camara points out things I can't see with the naked eye. A must-have.

  2. Beachead

    Beachead Member

    A great job all around. Good pics and reporting.
  3. cdcoyle

    cdcoyle Member

    Ken, I'm only 44, but I now wear a headband magnifier whenever I work, 'cuz otherwise I just can't focus on tiny details. Try one out sometime.

  4. exzealot

    exzealot Member

    The first picture shows the wrinkled gun. The second picture shows the thin paper over original gun. Slightly different color, but at least it isn't wrinkled.

    The next three pictures just show some more progress.


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  5. exzealot

    exzealot Member

    The Sherman is finished!

    Attached are the first 4 (out of 8) pictures.



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  6. exzealot

    exzealot Member

    Attached are the last 4 pictures of the finished Sherman.

    This was a fun build. It was my first tank; I never even built one in plastic! I know very little about tanks, but I think these machines are fascinating.

    I will soon be building the Dragon Wagon to go with this model. But I think I will take a break for awhile and build a jet or something.


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  7. Soaring

    Soaring Middle School Student

    So wait a second, wheres the papermodel! Nice job Ken, this totally beats the plastic kits.
  8. col. kurtz

    col. kurtz Member

    jawdrop awesome build ken this is definately on my build list now !! thanks for sharing it with us:thumb:also thanks for the camera tip i took some photos on the macro and flash off settings on my hp cameraof my current build they are 10 times better !!:thumb:
  9. KCStephens

    KCStephens Member

    Great job,Ken.:thumb:
  10. Mark_1984

    Mark_1984 Guest

    What a fantastic model Ken. Great job. Good rescue on the barrel, I can't roll tubes to save my life !!
  11. smyfe

    smyfe Member

    :thumb::thumb:Superb job on the sherman, I was looking at your pictures and my wife wanted to know what i was doing looking at pl**tic models!!
  12. lriera

    lriera Member

    Ken, you did a beautiful job with the Sherman. I also will use your build as reference when I begin my own.

    Thank you.
  13. Jim Nunn

    Jim Nunn Member


    This is not an easy model to build especially with all of the compound curves and you have done a very good job. Makes me want to get my Sherman out and start building the model.

    Jim Nunn
  14. Fishcarver

    Fishcarver Active Member

    Ken: This is excellent work! Very nice clean build!
  15. topgunner

    topgunner New Member

    Working on the Sherman

    To your knowledge is there a tool on the market for punching out circles on these models,the sherman has about 185 also do you think gluing the frame with the thickness of 2 wallboards is ok?,I used one thickness and the parts seem kind of flexable.This is my first attempt at a tank ive been building paper aircraft,this build has many more parts and while i have your attention ill ask one more thing,ive been using closepins & rubberbands to do most of my assembly but at times there not adequate what other holding clamps are there out there that i can use.
    Sorry for the long post
  16. uncledave

    uncledave New Member



  18. whatsyamac

    whatsyamac New Member

    after seeing your excellent build i have decided to make my own sherman tank and use your building log as my guide, thanks for sharing it.
  19. italia12010

    italia12010 New Member

    It is beautiful!
  20. RealHawkman

    RealHawkman New Member

    Excellent work.

    PeterPanzer, about tracks... Do u mean wrong direction? Imao that's the only mistake.

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