M4A3E8 Sherman Fury

This is the 1/35 Scale M4A3E8 Sherman "Fury" Plastic Model Kit from Italeri. Suitable for Ages 14 & Older.

Italeri M4A3E8 Sherman Fury Plastic Model Military Vehicle Kit 1/35 Scale #6529s
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 Italeri # ita6529s
$42.09
 
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Italeri Item # ita6529s
Specifications :
  • Scale: 1/35
  • Length: 6.61" (168mm)
  • Skill level: 3
  • Parts: 330+
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Spotlight Review

 
"Decent, inexpensive alternative"
saerdo
It's not a Tamiya, that's for sure, there are some fit issues with the suspension but nothing that can't be overcome. The directions are pretty straight forward and are easy to follow. I didn't go with with the stowage that came with the kit with the exception of a box or two. Verlinden made a stowage kit but that's out of production and Legend makes one that's rather hard to find, but with a little imagination you can come close with other after market products. I used the musette bags and tarps from the Cyber Hobby Shermans that were recently released. I suppose I got this more for the basic Easy Eight and the decals. One thing about the directions, they say to use the stars for Fury but in the movie, there were no stars on the tank. I didn't use the cable with the kit, it's too stiff. I cut off the plastic cable and substituted waxed thread. There are two sets of tracks. The T66 track is more appropriate for WW2 but Fury has the T84E track so I used that one. The track is more pliable than the typical Italeri kit. I painted my Fury overall Tamiya Olive Drab and Nato Black. Regular black is too stark. This is provides a real basic model, with a little imagination and creativity, one can have a lot of fun with it.

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Features

  • Highly detailed plastic pieces molded in olive green and steel.
  • Detailed hull.
  • Waterslide decals.
  • Illustrated instructions.

Specs

  • Scale: 1/35
  • Length: 6.61" (168mm)
  • Skill level: 3
  • Parts: 330+

Includes

One plastic model


Requirements & Suggestions

  • Assembly
  • Modeling Knife (EXL16001) (XACX3627) (EXL16018)
  • Plastic cement (TES3501) (TES3502) (PLS00002) (TAM87012) or glue (HLC107)
  • Sprue Cutter (XUR410A) (TES8940) (EXL55594)
  • Paint (FS34102 Flat Rubber, FS37178 Metal. Flat Aluminum, FS30109 Flat Rust, FS37200 Flat Gunmetal, FS11302 Flat Red, FS37875 Flat White, FS30257 Flat Wood, FS37178 Metal Flat Steel, FS34084 Flat Olive Drab, FS37038 Flat Black, Flat Pz. Schwarzgrau, Metal Gloss Brass)
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Reviews

  
 
"bad.... not worth the money or time."
drumdude48
I don't like giving bad reviews. but this was a bad model. it was my first Italeri and will be the last. bogeys don't fit. mis-marked parts/sprues missing parts. warped parts.etc lots of flashing/lots of sanding.upper hull was at least an 1/8 inch too short when fitting to lower hull. that being said. I kept the gear and supplies/decals to go on Tamiya easy 8. spend your 42.00 on Tamiya.also instruction booklet hard to read numbers don't match sprues.

 
"Easy 8"
bamatide32
This kit is not very good because it is a static model, none of the boogie wheels turn and there is just a small amount of plastic holding the wheel sections to the hull. They break easy when you try to place the track on the wheels and drive sections.

 
"Re-Kit of an Older But Good Model"
johncpo41 (www.hobbiesinabarn)
I bought the original kit several years ago of this, what I believe is the newer re-kit using many of the same parts for the turret and body. I then took the road wheel sets from another kit to make a Korean War model of this kit. I wanted a Korean War M4A3E8 (Easy eight) as seen in the opening months of that nearly forgotten war. The highly modified model that I produced is a special project but well worth the effort. As far a the listed kit I would recommend it to an experienced model tank builder.

Markings

  • One decal sheet with markings for 3 versions
  • 1) 2nd Armored Division, 66th Tank Battalion, "Fury", Germany Early 1945
  • 2) 14th Armored Division, 25th Tank Battalion, Germany Early 1945
  • 3) 4th Armored Division, 37th Tank Battalion, Germany Early 1945

Comments

Due to small parts that could cause a choking hazard please kee away from children 3 years of age and younger.

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