M4A1 Sherman Profipack

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Company: Eduard - Website: Visit Site
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I want to start by saying I don’t model much armor, this is only my third armor model completed, but I definitely will be building more.

Eduard has come up with a great kit which uses the Tasca molds for the Sherman tank and made it better with its Profi-pack. The basic kit is molded in olive drab green and comes on 14 parts trees plus a small clear parts tree and four sections of rubber tracks. It also has a nice set of photo etch parts and decals for four different subjects. The instruction booklet is pretty clear and concise and the illustrations are sharp.

The build starts with the lower hull which has multiple pieces and has an option for 2 different front hull sections, a three piece bolted or one piece cast depending on which subject is built. The upper hull is next with its many photo etch parts. The fit of all the parts is phenomenal. Just dry fitting the parts you can barely see the parting lines. Next is all the tools that get attached to the hull and there is replacement photo etch parts for them. I actually left doing the tools till the end after paint. The suspension was next and this section took the most time of all. The suspension had a multitude of parts and this was the only part of the instructions that wasn’t completely clear on how to put the pieces together in the correct manner. After assembly I was amazed that the suspension actually worked. The top turret and gun was next with its associated photo etch parts, again everything went together great. The build finishes up with the rubber tracks, miscellaneous part and more photo etch depending on the subject chosen. Painting was pretty straight forward…. Olive Drab Green. Decals went on well with a future undercoat.

In conclusion even though I haven’t done many armor kits I’ll have to say this is one very nice kit and would recommend it to any armor guy. As a guy who does mostly aircraft I had a good time building this Sherman and will probably be doing more armor now.

Thanks to Eduard and IPMS for the opportunity to review this kit.


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