M4A2 (Mid) Conversion
for Tamiya M4 or
(A Division of the VLS Corporation)
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|Catalogue No. and
||Item TX 0072 - M4A2 (Mid) Conversion
for Tamiya M4 or Academy M10
USD$21.95 from VLS
|Contents and Media:
||10 parts in pale yellow resin
||Beautifully cast; simple construction; excellent surface detail;
suitable for either the Tamiya M4 or Academy M10 (new turret required for
the latter option)
||A few small raised resin "bubbles"
on hull piece
Reviewed by Brett Green
Trakz has released a 1/35 scale mid-production M4A2 hull conversion.
This simple but complete conversion is designed for either Tamiya's M4
Sherman, or Academy's 1/35 scale M10. Of course, if the M10 is used, a new
turret will also be required.
The M4A2 (Mid) conversion comprises 10 parts in cream coloured resin. The
large hull casting is the centrepiece of this set. Surface texture is very
good, including weld beads, torch cuts on the edges of armour plate and
subtly pitted and slightly rough steel on the glacis plate in particular.
The fine engine grille is also well done.
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In addition to the hull, this set includes a new upper rear hull plate
(not required if the conversion is based on the Academy kit), new exhaust
mufflers, driver and radio operator's hatches, front mudguards and lifting
Casting quality is generally excellent. However, there were half a
dozen small, raised bubbles of resin on the top of the hull in front of
the engine grille. As usual, caution will be required when removing parts from their casting
blocks as the attachment points are quite stout in places.
Instructions are supplied on a single side of a letter-sized sheet.
Three photographs adequately indicate the position of the part on this
This set represents a very simple but quite accurate conversion to a
Sherman variant widely used by foreign armies, including the UK and the
Soviet Union; and also by the US Marines in the Pacific.
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