My Sherman - a 14 year project

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Phil Woollard
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Re: My Sherman - a 14 year project

Post by Phil Woollard » Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:08 am

Very interesting thread, keep it coming! interesting that my pla printer managed to print the Chieftain barrel insert with great detail.
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Re: My Sherman - a 14 year project

Post by simon_manning » Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:09 pm

Nice to see the project coming to life again, add's another level of interest on the Forum, there has not been a lot of Sherman building on here lately, keep at it Bob, regards simon manning.

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Re: My Sherman - a 14 year project

Post by Derek Attree » Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:48 pm

Hi Bob
Nearly bought a Sherman before going for the Panther G about 15 years ago when Mark and Gill
just were taking over the company.
Wish I had done as they never released the model again in that set up.
Dont like the look of the firefly.
So part of the reason I bought my Lee as its the same sort of footprint.
Love the parts you are making keep it up.

regards

Derek
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Re: My Sherman - a 14 year project

Post by Robert E Morey » Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:08 am

Phil, Derek, Simon - thanks for looking and for the encouraging comments. Its great to see some progress on this sorely neglected model.

Some more bits added. Got the Lazy Susan bearing fitted under the deck plate. Very smooth rotation now, just need to fit the tooth ring for the drive motor:
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Close up of the mounting block - spacer. Screw is M4 from below. The brass block spaces the turret and provides 3 location for mounting. Only 2 location are used with wingnut for holding turret on. The front acts only as a pin since the hole is directly under gun barrel (cannot be reached easily).

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Inside turret - 2X M4 wing-nut to hold turret to ball race.

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Made a new CDR's MG mount from brass to replace the kit part:

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Decided to improve the look of the hull MG mount by removing some material:

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Made some periscope covers for the front locations on sponsons. Will 3D print some scopes for the hatches for driver and MG gunner. Haven't decided whether to keep the kit white metal drivers hatches or print new ones. :roll:

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Hopefully more to see and show soon.
Best regards,
B

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