Greetings. I’m approaching the finish line on my RFM Panther Ausf G with full interior. A very challenging project to be sure. My adult son keeps asking me to build a Sherman. He’s seen “Fury” several times and would like to get a feel for the inside of an American tank from WWII. As best I can determine there are only two possible routes to take, the RFM M4A3 with full interior or a mash-up of the Tamiya M4 with two CMK resin kits for the fighting compartment and turret and a Verlinden kit for the radial engine and its compartment. I’ve had a look at some the reviews and build logs and I’m having a hard time committing to either. The RMF kit appears to be more challenging than the Panther build I’m just finishing. Which is saying something. And I get the sense that the RFM kit doesn’t represent a commonly used version of the Sherman. There also seems to be some missing ammunition storage in that kit that I can’t put my finger on. On the other hand, I’ve never done any work with resin kits and the only impression I have of them is that they are fragile/brittle and lack detail.
So, I’m looking for some advice and guidance on my next move. And maybe some reassurance that one or the other of these options is the right choice.
Thanks to anyone that responds,