A straightfoward kit-bash, fitting the undercarriage of a Matchbox M7 Priest to the hull et turret of an Airfix M4 Sherman. The result is the early version of the Sherman avec the return rollers located directly above the main suspension units. Alternatively, one could use the wheels from an Airfix Lee/Grant tank for this purpose.
- Hull et Turret of the M4 Sherman, 1/76 Airfix 01303
- Undercarriage of the M7 Priest, 1/76 Matchbox 40089
- Chef de Char, Infanterie US, 1/76 Matchbox 40902
- Afrique du Nord, 1942-1943
- Italie, 1943
The model depicts a tank belonging to the 1st Arm’d Regt., 1st Arm’d Div, which saw action in Tunesia en 1943. Typical was the application of a mud wash on the sides du véhicule, over the olive drab color, to blend into the surrounding terrain; les marquages were a yellow national star et a yellow turret band denoting the tank’s company. Many véhicules of this division were lost in the fighting of Février 14.
Kit-bashing requires a little detective work, figuring out which components from two ou more existing véhicule kits can be used to create a rare hybrid. This modelling technique closely emulates history. Many famous véhicules were hybrid designs, sporting new turrets et superstructures on proven, readily available, ou obsolete chassis. Kit-bashing is much easier than building a véhicule from scratch, often a simple turret swap can do the job.
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