Tamiya U.S. Medium Tank Sherman "Easy Eight"

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Tamiya U.S. Medium Tank Sherman "Easy Eight" (35346)
£38.00
Out of stock
Starter Paint Pack (6 x 17ml Pots) (VP35346)
£14.70
Deluxe Materials Plastic Magic Cement (AD83)
£7.50

An Easy Ride
The U.S. M4 Sherman tank was undoubtedly one of the symbols of WWII, deployed in great quantities and numerous variants to counter the potent threat of German Armor. One such variant was the M4A3E8, which was one of the final Sherman types and thus had the benefit of design improvements developed from experience in battle. These included a hardy welded late production hull, plus the welcome addition of the 76mm main gun. It was also fitted with new Horizontal Volute Spring Suspension (HVSS), and wider tracks, making for the significantly more comfortable ride that led to the M4A3E8's nickname of "Easy Eight." They were thrown into their maiden operation in the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944 as part of the 4th Armoured Division under General Patton's overall command, contributing to the relief of the besieged town of Bastogne and the eventual triumph of the Allies in the European Theatre.

About the Model

  • This is a 1:35 scale plastic model assembly kit. Length: 214mm, width: 86mm.
  • Tamiya undertook exhaustive surveys of real M4A3E8s in order to depict its form with great accuracy, including the subtly curved turret surfaces, flat welded hull panels and the HVSS.
  • Slide moulded parts artfully capture surface textures of cast turret and welded upper hull panels.
  • Wide, single-pin T66 tracks are realistically depicted using belt type parts. Drive sprockets feature precisely moulded holes.
  • Engine grille, rear-installed deflector, and tool parts showcase stunning realism.
  • Clear parts recreate headlight lenses and cupola vision blocks.
  • Features commander torso figure and decals to recreate tanks from 2 units in the European Theatre at the end of WWII.

Starter Paint Pack Includes:

6 x 17ml Vallejo model paints. Vallejo paints are supplied in plastic bottles of 17ml with an eyedropper device which keeps paint from drying and prevents spills. The model color range has been specifically developed for adherence on difficult surfaces such as metal and plastic, but the product is not toxic, not flammable, and does not give off noxious fumes. 

Please note: The paint packs offered are only our suggestion from the box art and will not match directly with the instructions found within the kit.


Deluxe Materials Plastic Magic Cement 40ml (AD83)

Plastic Magic Cement is a thin, liquid plastic cement with a 10-15 sec adjustment time & non-clog action. It is non-toxic, non-flammable, has minimal odour and almost zero emissions when compared to competitors.


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£5.95

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£7.95

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£11.95


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