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Mk IV Museum Exhibit

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For those who remember, this tank was the subject of a Review and a Build Log many months ago. Well, it is finally finished!

The accessories are a mixed bag, with spare crates from Tamiya’s Sherman kits, Italeri’s ancient (but still good) Accessories set, and even the Tamiya German ammo-loading set. The signs were drawn in CAD and then reduced in size before printing – a bit of Gator’s Grip glue secured them. The only thing missing is a decent bunch of museum tourist figures…
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About the Author

About Tom Cromwell (barkingdigger)
FROM: ENGLAND - EAST ANGLIA, UNITED KINGDOM

A Yank living overseas on a long-term basis, I've been building tanks since the early '70s. I relish the challenges of older kits (remember when Tamiya was "new"?...) because I love to scratch-build.


Comments

My grandfather emigrated from Norway as a boy then fought with the Allied forces supporting the Whites around Vladivostok when he was in his 20s. He had some pics of these or maybe Mk IVs with American infantry. Lost when he passed away but I was in awe of these great lumbering beasts...very nice work
APR 14, 2016 - 01:18 AM
Great work on the Mk.IV Tom ! But an even better idea on how to display the innards of Takom's excellent kit !!! Keep up the good work and thanks for sharing !
APR 14, 2016 - 02:56 AM
Wonderful concept for displaying your work. You have a good eye. Would a small group of visitors in front of a docent work?
APR 14, 2016 - 03:48 AM
Hi guys, Thanks! I hear you on the numbers issue. I have a bunch of models done as museum objects (lets me build things that aren't my "scene"), so would love to see a whole range of civvie figures, but for this one I'd be happy with even one who didn't look like an extra from the old "World at War" series! There are civilians out there, but they all have that war-torn 1940s look...
APR 14, 2016 - 04:53 AM
Great job! Excellent display, particularly like the gas mask and helmet, nice touch. Al
APR 15, 2016 - 12:25 AM
Such a cool display! I like the "please touch" Lewis Gun display with the red "stand here" footprints. Chris
APR 15, 2016 - 05:14 AM
Beautiful idea and realisation. Weathering is spot on, the side displays are a cool idea. Two details caught my eye: the rear end of the open track does not touch ground and the left side of the base looks a bit bare. Maybe a barrier with handrails to guide visitors might be an idea. Hope you find a figure as the display really cries out for one. Great work. Thanks for sharing.
APR 30, 2016 - 07:17 PM
Assume you have seen the Reedoak 3D figures from Norbert Jakob in France? Nice stuff http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=235626&ord=&page=5
MAY 01, 2016 - 01:38 PM
Yep - the left side is a bit bare. I will probably put stuff there too, but I need to think about it first as nothing really springs to mind just yet. Maybe a school party? As for Reedoak, I was just looking at their growing range! Those civilian truckers look good for tourists. Pricetag is a bit steep, but that's the joy of 3D printing.
MAY 01, 2016 - 11:39 PM
Dang, that's beautiful!
AUG 18, 2016 - 08:55 AM
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