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Sherman Late Production High Bustle Turret

 

Trakz, 1/35
(A Division of the VLS Corporation)

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue No. and Description and Price Item TX 0115 - Sherman Late Production High Bustle Turret
Price: USD$19.98 - available online from from VLS website
Contents and Media: Five pieces in pale yellow resin
Scale: 1/35
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Perfect casting; hollow cast; simple connstruction; nice cast texture.
Disadvantages: Barrel and loader's hatches not included.
Recommendation: Highly Recommended.

 

Reviewed by Jason Woollett

 

FirstLook

 

Trakz has released a replacement turret for Tamiyas M4A3 kits, Dragons Hybrid M4 Composite or to convert the Dragon M4A2 76 to a Late Dry Storage 75mm M4A2 as used by the USMC.

There are five pieces mould in a cream coloured resin. You get a hollow turret with the cast in cheek armour on the gunners side, casting and foundry marks and a beautiful cast texture that will respond well to weathering and dry brushing. Also included is an M34A1 outer mantlet, a late vision cupola and hatch. You could also use the earlier split hatch as both were seen on this version. Last up, you get the turret ring that locks in the turret to the hull just like in the Tamiya Kits.

There were two holes in the resin that needed to be filled and you donít get a barrel or loaders hatch., so I guess it will need to come from the donor kit or the spares box.

I highly recommend this to any Sherman nut out there.
 

Thanks to VLS for the review samples


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Review Copyright © 2005 by Jason Woollett
Page Created 10 May, 2005
Last updated 10 May, 2005

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