February 28, 2017

Bolt Action: United States 'Sherman M4A1 76MM'

I was able to squeeze in one more model for the month of February.  When my son and I first got into Bolt Action three years ago, he always wanted a 76MM Sherman for his United States Army.  We took most of 2015 and 2016 off from Bolt Action and we both recently got back into the game.

A few weeks ago while at the Las Vegas Open, Trenchworx was onsite selling a few of their models.  I myself picked up their soon to be released German Wirbelwind, but my son saw a M4A1 76M Sherman  sitting on their table and he had to have it.  Seeing how the box is not that big, I knew I could get it to fit in my suitcase with me so I can get it painted for him in time for this years AdeptiCon.  I also want to add, that these Trenchworx models are beautiful.  They were easy to assemble with great instructions and not much flash had to be cleaned off of them.

As I mentioned yesterday, when I got home from Las Vegas, I realized all my decals were still in storage back in Arizona.  So I had to do a quick order for some new ones.

Last weekend I airbrushed the basecoat of the tank, then late last week finished up the rest of the tank.  My new decals arrived yesterday and I applied them last night.  This was also my first time using Vallejo Decal Medium and Vallejo Decal Fix for applying decals, and I am quite happy with the process.

My decal order was also screwed up.  I had ordered a set of 'ringed stars' and just 'stars'.  I was shipped the 'ringed stars', but instead of normal 'stars', the second set was the 'broken ring stars'.  So I had to do my best and cut around the broken circles.  I had to use a little touch up paint where I could not get as close, but I think they turned out alright.

Now my son will be for sure adding this tank to his 1250pt US Nationals list for AdeptiCon 2017.

United States: Sherman M4A1 76MM 


 United States: Sherman M4A1 76MM


 United States: Sherman M4A1 76MM


United States: Sherman M4A1 76MM


Painting Points: 10

2 comments:

  1. That is a good looking model kit. Looks even better with paint on it.

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  2. Thanks Mike, I'm not a fan of resin, but when I opened this box up I was amazed. Looking forward to the Wirbelwind I have, jusf not sure when I'll get to it. Been in British mode lately.

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