Sunday, April 22, 2012

M4 Sherman Mk V Tulip

This is a 1/72 Dragon kit. The model went together well, but as with all 1/72 Dragon, it has too many tiny fidley bits, many in photo etch. The tracks were the gluable Vinyl / Styrene. I added various resin stowage and wrapped it up in gause for netting. The antenna is a piece of fiber optic cable. The background wall was an Italeri Church ruin.

The subject is the British modification to add  launchers to mount the Typhoon rockets. These had been used successfully from the air and was the only means of taking on a Tiger head on with a Sherman. These guys had to be nuts as by the time the Sherman Tulip got a Tiger in sight, it was too late. Its not a wonder that photos of these Shermans are hard to find.