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Author Topic: Sherman M4A3E8 - "Easy 8" - 28mm (Manufacturer Comparison)  (Read 748 times)

Offline jfariahitech

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Sherman M4A3E8 - "Easy 8" - 28mm (Manufacturer Comparison)
« on: June 01, 2018, 10:46:15 AM »
Sherman M4A3E8
28mm or 1/56 scale.

Left to Right
Blitzkrieg Miniatures - Warlord Games - Rubicon Models
Resin - Resin - Plastic

Stowage - SandS Models, Debris of War, Warlord Games and Rubicon
Tank crews - Iron Cross, Warlord Games and Rubicon





Warlord Games


Blitzkrieg Miniatures


Rubicon Models


Please visit my blog to see more comparison photos:
https://obrigadeiro.blogspot.com/2018/05/sherman-m4a3e8-easy-8-28mm-comparison.html

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Offline vodkafan

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Re: Sherman M4A3E8 - "Easy 8" - 28mm (Manufacturer Comparison)
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2018, 11:10:20 AM »
Wow the shapes of the turrets are really quite different. Which in your opinion is the most accurate?
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Re: Sherman M4A3E8 - "Easy 8" - 28mm (Manufacturer Comparison)
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2018, 12:16:24 PM »
Wow the shapes of the turrets are really quite different. Which in your opinion is the most accurate?

The Rubicon one. I have their M4A2 and it’s an excellent kit, well researched, nicely detailed and well engineered.
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Re: Sherman M4A3E8 - "Easy 8" - 28mm (Manufacturer Comparison)
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2018, 01:37:57 PM »
Nice job.

Interesting comparison.

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Re: Sherman M4A3E8 - "Easy 8" - 28mm (Manufacturer Comparison)
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2018, 04:30:31 PM »
Great stuff, cheers  8)

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Re: Sherman M4A3E8 - "Easy 8" - 28mm (Manufacturer Comparison)
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2018, 12:57:49 AM »
Excellent painting on all three.
Which one do you like the best?
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Offline Andrew_McGuire

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Re: Sherman M4A3E8 - "Easy 8" - 28mm (Manufacturer Comparison)
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2018, 04:33:47 PM »
One of the crew figures is said to be by Iron Cross - presumably the commander of theBlitzkrieg Miniatures vehicle. The only company with a matching name which I can find is Iron Cross Miniatures, based in Germany, who only appear to make German infantry and gun crews.  Is this figure by a different company, and, if so, could you please provide a link?

Offline jfariahitech

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Re: Sherman M4A3E8 - "Easy 8" - 28mm (Manufacturer Comparison)
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2018, 10:39:49 AM »
Thanks guys  ;)

Well.
I've not a favourite one, but if I've to bought a fourth I choose the Blitzkrieg Sherman, why?
- It was the cheapest model.
- It is the one that has the least parts to assemble (5), a very important factor for who has dozens of storage minis (a wargamer curse).
- I really like the detail of the serial numbers placed on the mantlet, turret and hull.
- The gun barrel it's made of aluminum and brass, like RBmodel.

The most detailed model is undoubtedly the Rubicon, but it has many pieces, an authentic plastic kit.

I also like the Warlord turret, but I'm not a fan of their tracks system. They do not have a perfect fit and have some flaws resulting from a mold that is probably already quite worn.
I also had to change the gun barrel for a Rubicon one, which I had in my spare box. The original was quite thick, completely out of scale, I think !!

So, as I have the complete Sherman Troop for my US Battlegroup FoTR units, I do not need to buy no more M4A3E8.

The Bliztkrieg and the Warlord tank commanders are from Iron Cross, I bought at Great Escape Games store: http://www.greatescapegames.co.uk/vehicle-crew/us-vehicles/coyb-tankcomm1.html

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Offline Ultravanillasmurf

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Re: Sherman M4A3E8 - "Easy 8" - 28mm (Manufacturer Comparison)
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2018, 06:40:55 PM »
The Bliztkrieg and the Warlord tank commanders are from Iron Cross, I bought at Great Escape Games store: http://www.greatescapegames.co.uk/vehicle-crew/us-vehicles/coyb-tankcomm1.html
They are Company B.

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Re: Sherman M4A3E8 - "Easy 8" - 28mm (Manufacturer Comparison)
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2018, 07:25:44 PM »
Thanks for the clarification. I have the Warlord M4A3E8, and this post, along with the anticipated arrival of What a Tanker! motivated me to build it, but I can only find half of it (hull and left side tracks, and most of the metal parts including the driver but, not the commander.) Many of my other kits are equally dispersed. My comparison gallery will be some time coming.

Offline jfariahitech

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Re: Sherman M4A3E8 - "Easy 8" - 28mm (Manufacturer Comparison)
« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2018, 10:37:05 AM »
They are Company B.

Yes, indeed, but the plastic blister/box as an Iron Cross insert card, so...
But that's not important, what really matters are the figures quality.
 ;)

Cheers.
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