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Building and Detailing Realistic Sherman Tanks

Building and Detailing Realistic Sherman Tanks

James Wechsler

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Of all the Allied armor of WWII, one tank stands out: the M4 Sherman medium battle tank. This comprehensive book is both a how-to construction guide, as well as a portfolio. The first half of the book covers modeling, from basic to advanced; the second half is a gallery of the author’s own models—47 in all!


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Author: James Wechsler
Softcover; 8 1/4 x 10 3/4; 96 pages; 250 color photos; ISBN: 9780890247891


James Wechsler is life-long armor modeler with a special interest in the iconic American M4 Sherman tank. His collection of 48 (at the time) Shermans won the Best of Show award at the 2007 International Plastic Modeler’s Society “Nationals” model show and competition. James is a program manager in aerospace engineering for Boeing. He lives in Laguna Hills, California.
Introduction

1-Perfect starter Sherman: M4A1(75) Sherman-Northwest Europe during World War II
2-Aftermarket parts simplify a complex kit: Israeli M51 Sherman for the 1967 Six-Day War
3-Maximum details, improved groundwork: U.S. Marine Corps M4A2 in the Pacific
4-For the most-accurate Sherman, reach for a resin kit: U.S. Army M4A3(76) with sandbags, late European Theater
5-Gallery: 60 Years of Shermans in 48 models

Index to the Gallery

Modelers interested in military scenarios can also enjoy James K. Wechsler's Building and Detailing Realistic Sherman Tanks, a how-to construction guide for the Sherman tank that includes nearly fifty other models representing some 60 years of Shermans. From building a single Sherman to converting one Sherman type to another, this teaches how to build a customized Sherman from a resin kit and teaches all the basics of handling other fittings, using airbrushes and washes, and more.
-The Midwest Book Review
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