M50 times two

I started to do an M50, VVSS with the Continental engine in the M4A4 hull, but after digging around through my spare parts and partial kits, decided I had enough to do two, so I did, the second one with the Cummins engine. Major parts come from Dragon and MP Models, with bits from just about every other company that does Sherman kits I didn’t have enough usable smoke grenade launchers, so I made up some empty brackets instead, something apparently pretty common on these tanks.
IMG_6846 by Russel Baer, on Flickr
IMG_6845 by Russel Baer, on Flickr
I suppose I’ll add some basic crew gear, then it’s time for paint.


Those look real good! Looking forward to more.

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It’s almost warm enough to paint, so that’s next. By the time that happens, I’m going to have four or five ready for color…


Gee whiz. Finally, they’re base coated:
IMG_8912 by Russel Baer, on Flickr


In between work and other stuff, markings finally on:
IMG_0197 by Russel Baer, on Flickr
I rooted through my IDF decals box and found enough to get really close to references, but I still ended up with the proverbial “different tank in that same unit”.


Just to prove I actually finished these, lol,
IMG_1904 by Russel Baer, on Flickr
IMG_1905 by Russel Baer, on Flickr
I admit to rushing the weathering but I still enjoyed the builds.