Sherman M4A3E8 - 4th Armored division - Bastogne 1945 - RFM 1:35

Hi all,
I’m starting to assemble this RFM kit:

by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr

to make this Sherman of the 35th Battalion, 4th Armored division which operated near Bastogne on 1945:

IMG_0021 by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr

I found only this picture about this specific tank:

4th-Armored-Division-M4-Sherman-medium-tank
Source: http://www.worldwar2facts.org/

any further help to find other pictures … would be greatly appreciated :slightly_smiling_face:
A quick look inside the box:


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First steps …


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Lower hull assembled …


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Fitting test …


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I guess I’m curious, but how does this kit stack up against the Asuka kit other than having an interior?
gary

Interior improvement


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Interior, first layer of paint


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Engine before the weathering …


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Looks great so far Rodolfo!

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Engine weathered


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Nice work on the engine.

Interior improvement …


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Interior completed …


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Wow, Beautiful work!

What he said :arrow_up: I’ll be following this.
The way you’ve shown your progress so far is greatly beneficial for
anyone wishing to learn SBS techniques in armour assembly: like me! :grin:
Cheers
Dave :slightly_smiling_face:

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Very very good work here , love the finish so far .

Turret interiors assembled …


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Turret exterior painted …


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I have a doubt, but the hatch interior was painted in white or in olive drab ?


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Hey Rodolfo, Lookin great. These RFM kits are really nice. As to the hatch question the interior of the hatch would be OD. Generally as a rule anything that is seen from the outside is the exterior colour. Keep up the great work.

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Hatches and some details added, the tank is almost ready for the weathering …


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I tried to apply the Color Modulation process, (lighter area painted with a lighter color layer, darker area painted wirh a darker color layer).
I lighted the base color (Olive drab) with a small amount of yellow and I darkened with a little amount of dark gray …


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The first step after airbrush “modulation” is to add pin washes …


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… to be continued …

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Looking very good. Interior is very well done, shame a lot gets hidden away.

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