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Armor and ground forces of the Allied forces during World War II.
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M4 jumbo sherman
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Posted: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 07:42 AM UTC
Where can I get that helmet in 1:35? I assume a set including a Brit in a tea cosy will be in the offing from Hornet any day now...
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Posted: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 03:57 AM UTC
From any distance at all, a doily would be a surprisingly effective camo net. Breaks up the silhouette very well.
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Posted: Sunday, January 12, 2020 - 01:28 AM UTC
Just fer fun ....

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Posted: Sunday, January 12, 2020 - 01:13 AM UTC
Thanks for all the feed back it really helps alot.I have decided to go more towards using my imagination.I love the idea of the white sheets and plan on using that as well as the white camo pattern white wash.Will post pics of the process.
cheyenne
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Posted: Sunday, January 12, 2020 - 12:38 AM UTC
Pretty common during BOB using sheets as winter cammo . I have no Jumbo white sheet cammo pics but halftracks , jeeps etc. not to say it didn't happen .

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Posted: Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 10:26 AM UTC
Here is a great source for Jumbo info. One other observation from my build. Use the big hub road wheels.(Part B27) . Instructions imply the
welded spoke and pressed steel spoke
road wheels are an option. They did not support the additional weight of all the extra armor. http://the.shadock.free.fr/sherman_minutia/manufacturer/m4a3e2jumbo/m4a3e2.html
b2nhvi
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Posted: Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 10:23 AM UTC
As I understand it there was no "traditional" winter camo. Crews got a bucket of white wash and just went nuts. That, and as you said, bed sheets. I'd google photos of the Battle of the Bulge for ideas. One note, for that time frame the 75mm gun is THE option. The 76mm upgrade did not happen till Feb. of 45. I built mine for the Remagen Bridgehead in March of 45. [url=https://gallery3.kitmaker.net/showphoto.php/photo/474943]
jekrott
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Posted: Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 10:04 AM UTC
So on my bench is a tasca m4 jumbo sherman and just started the painting process,plans are to do a battle of the bulge scene.My question is it ok to break from historical accuracy and use artistic imagination.I want to do a nontraditional white camo pattern and use torn white bed sheets as camo made out of 2part putty.Its something that has struck me as kinda neat.What do you guys think.