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TOPIC: Tamiya's new M4A3 HVSS Korean War

Tamiya's new M4A3 HVSS Korean War 18 Nov 2017 07:04 #1

Tamiya is to release a new M4A3 HVSS (ignore the E8 experimental nomenclature as it went to production). Anyone guess why I am interested in it?

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And a video of it being built:


Looks like I will be getting another Sherman... 1st production to get the GAZ-67B as well, hopefully a new tool kit.

Real deal:

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Tamiya's new M4A3 HVSS Korean War 18 Nov 2017 07:43 #2

Green? Comes with figures? A really big gun?
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Tamiya's new M4A3 HVSS Korean War 18 Nov 2017 08:19 #3

moon puppy wrote:
Green?
Nope, the opposite color on the wheel, red... :P
moon puppy wrote:
Comes with figures?
Does it? Didn't even notice!
moon puppy wrote:
A really big gun?
76mm isn't very big now, is it?

Well, looking at the video, the GAZ-67B is the old, circa 1970s, kit. It correctly builds to the late production used in Korea.

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Life's been good to me so far
Lucky I'm sane after all I've been through
(Everybody say I'm cool) (He's cool)
I can't complain but sometimes I still do
Life's been good to me so far...


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Tamiya's new M4A3 HVSS Korean War 18 Nov 2017 10:24 #4

Ooooooh LOVELY
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Tamiya's new M4A3 HVSS Korean War 18 Nov 2017 14:19 #5

Like a lot of us around here I have the WWII E8 kit, not sure if there's too many detail differences in the kits, somebody who knows Shermans far better me will advise. If there's a lot that's different I may just bite the bullet if not, I'll simply build mine as a Korean theatre vehicle.

Have to say, whilst I'm a massive fan of the plain white box Tamiya kits, when they do a 'painting' box, it's always superb.
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Tamiya's new M4A3 HVSS Korean War 18 Nov 2017 16:12 #6

Not a Sherman fan, but I am all-in! I will be buyint this in Jan and likely to add Fruils too!
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Tamiya's new M4A3 HVSS Korean War 18 Nov 2017 23:28 #7

ij001 wrote:
If there's a lot that's different I may just bite the bullet if not, I'll simply build mine as a Korean theatre vehicle.

Ian, the kit needs new tracks but includes a mantlet cover and, more importantly, torsion bar engine hatch lift assist. See here:

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iambrb wrote:
... and likely to add Fruils too!

Don't buy Friulmodelismo tracks for 'live' tracks. They are much better suited to dead where the weight is a plus as well as the fact they seem to stretch over time. The best now are the 3D printed sets by Panzer Concepts but they aren't cheap. AFV Club and others make polystyrene tracks which are very nice but tedious to build. Dragon has their DS-100 tracks which I loved until I noticed the teeth falling off.

Regards,
Saúl Garcí­a
They say I'm crazy but I have a good time
I'm just looking for clues at the scene of the crime
Life's been good to me so far
Lucky I'm sane after all I've been through
(Everybody say I'm cool) (He's cool)
I can't complain but sometimes I still do
Life's been good to me so far...


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Tamiya's new M4A3 HVSS Korean War 19 Nov 2017 08:47 #8

Ditto Saul about Friuls for US tracks. They can be complicated (PITA).
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