As one of the most important tanks in World War II, the Sherman must of course not be missing in the 1:48 scale. It is the second version that is available on this small scale.
|Building Time ca.:||1 Hours 15 Minutes|
With 315 components, this model has no construction phases. We complete the Sherman in just 58 construction steps. Old construction steps are always grayed out and only the new components to be placed are colored. All parts used in this set can be viewed in the parts list at the end of the instructions.
For this small model, large 2×10 bricks are used right from the start. Then we first build the underside and then turn the hull over to build upwards. The characteristic shape of the Sherman can be recognized after just a few construction phases.
The beveled front armor is built with small slopes. Slopes are also used at the stern, so that it can now be seen at the latest that it must be a Sherman tank. After the hull has been completely tiled, we turn the model over again and put the rollers on. These consist of 3 parts each.
This is where the smallest tracks are used and, as we know from most Sherman models, they don’t run on smooth surfaces either. You need at least a sheet of paper to get a clean run. Now it is the turn of the turret. As with most models, the middle part is built in the first steps and the separately built side armor is then attached to brackets. Before that happens, the gun is built and attached here.
For most models, the turret is completed first before the gun is attached. Here, however, we only place the two side panels afterwards. Some tiles still cover the turret before we put it on the tank and finish the Sherman M4A3E8 with it.
The shape of the Sherman is unmistakable and again well taken with this model. However, the size comparison with other models from the 1:48 series shows that the Sherman is too big and even outshines a tiger. If you want to put all models in the showcase and value accurate proportions, you might be a little disappointed.