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Sherman Engine Color
Sabot
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Posted: Thursday, March 07, 2002 - 10:50 AM UTC
DJ, I moved this question to a new thread--hope you don't mind:


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General question does any one have a colored photo of a Sherman engine? I want to find out the basic color of a factory fresh engine. I believe, for example, that the various flexible exhaust connectors are an orange color.

DJ, the Squadron/Signal M4 Sherman Walk Around has excellent color shots of both the radial engine of the M4/M4A1 and the Ford GAA engine used in the M4A3. Highly recommended book listed at $12.96 in this month's Squadron flyer. (item #ss5701)

I can e-mail scans if you wish.
210cav
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Posted: Thursday, March 07, 2002 - 08:13 PM UTC
Rob--would you please scan? I check with my hobby dealer and he is ordering the book. Appreciate your assistance.
DJ
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Posted: Thursday, March 07, 2002 - 08:52 PM UTC
Will do DJ, which engine shots do you need? Radial or Ford GAA? Ford engine is not factory fresh and resembles those M113 engine shots I posted earlier.
210cav
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Posted: Friday, March 08, 2002 - 12:36 AM UTC
Rob--the Ford engine is my focus.
Appreciate anything that you can supply.
What did you use to simulate the cables on the recovery vehicle?
I have white glue soaked string on the one I completed in the travel position.
thanks
DJ
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Posted: Friday, March 08, 2002 - 12:41 AM UTC
A long time ago (late 70s) I got a kit of a large scale Cutty Sark by Revell. It included 2 spools of black and tan twine. This stuff is nice and does not have any "fuzz". I use this stuff. The spools were more than enough for the ship and many vehicles.
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Posted: Friday, March 08, 2002 - 12:51 AM UTC
Rob--nice idea. I see where there are several shipbuilder sites that sell rigging thread. I'll take at some this weekend.
DJ