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Modelling the M4 (76mm)
jimbrae
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Posted: Saturday, October 20, 2007 - 05:03 AM UTC
Osprey Publishing''s latest title in their Modelling Series is the subject of this review. Modelling the US Army M4 (76mm) Sherman Medium Tank (Osprey Modelling 40) is written by Steve Zaloga and features a variety of interesting Sherman projects in both 1/35th and 1/48th scales. The review can be seen:

Modelling the US Army M4 Review Link

If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!

Halfyank
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Posted: Saturday, October 20, 2007 - 05:39 AM UTC
I really like the Osprey "Modeling" series and this book will be a must have when it hits the shelves. I have the author's 75mm book, along with his Stuart and US Tank Destroyers books and they are among my most uses sources. I agree with your theory that the idea behind these books is to give inspiration and ideas to modelers of all levels.

I think you need a small edit. The E8 had the HVSS, not the VVSS suspension.
jimbrae
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Posted: Saturday, October 20, 2007 - 05:43 AM UTC

Quoted Text

I think you need a small edit. The E8 had the HVSS, not the VVSS suspension.



Thanks Rodger - I guess it's too much M4 data in too little time
marcb
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Posted: Saturday, October 20, 2007 - 09:38 AM UTC
Thanks for the review,

I like the Sherman volumes in this series a lot. Especialy as there's no "Panzertracts", "Achtung Panzer", or anything similar for Sherman tanks. The combination of good modeling and solid historical technical info is a winner, and is something long overdue.

Btw, could you tell me if there's a list of registration numbers by type/ manufacturer in the book, similar to the one in the 75mm volume?
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Posted: Saturday, October 20, 2007 - 10:27 AM UTC
Thanks for an excellent review.
Osprey has come out with some very interesting titles in its modelling series, but this one is at the top of my list of must-haves.