US Medium Tank M4A3E8 Sherman ''Easy Eight''

This is the 1/35 Scale M4A3E8 Sherman Easy Eight Plastic Model Kit from Tamiya's 1/35 Military Miniature Series. Suitable for Age 14 & Older.:

Tamiya US Medium Tank M4A3E8 Sherman Easy Eight Plastic Model Military Vehicle Kit 1/35 #35346
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Specifications :
  • Scale: 1/35
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Spotlight Review

"Another Fine Kit"
This was my second Tamiya kit, and my first military build. It is hard to find anything to dislike about a Tamiya. Clean parts. Clear instructions. Nice tolerance between parts. Yes, you'll pay a little more for a Tamiya, but their kits are worth the extra money. One issue I encountered, which was in no way Tamiya's fault, was that the instructions called for XF-84 Dark Iron paint. My hobby store didn't keep anything above X-80. I looked XF-84 up on Tamiya's site, but didn't want to pay shipping charges for a couple dollops of paint. Once I realized it was used on the spare links for the tracks, and my tracks would be muddied up so you couldn't see the color, I just used Testors Gun Metal for the spare links. The only other issue was that there were two small pieces that were supposed to go on the inner front fenders. I didn't have enough clearance between the tracks and the body of the tank to position them correctly so I just left them off. It still looks nice without them. The third issue was all on me! I got ahead of myself and put mud on the body where the decals belonged, so I had to use some creative techniques and just use the part of the decal that would show from behind the mud. If you choose to dirty it up, remember: DECALS FIRST! All in all this was a very enjoyable kit.

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  • Highly detailed plastic pieces molded in olive drab and clear.:
  • Accurately captures WWII M4A3E8 with sloped front armor sheet 76mm gun and HVSS suspension.:
  • Faithfully reporduces surface textrues of cast metal turret an welded areas.:
  • Depicts T66 single-pin tracks.:
  • Commander torso figure.:
  • Waterslide decals.:
  • Illustrated instructions.:


  • Scale: 1/35


One plastic model:

Requirements & Suggestions

  • Assembly:
  • Modeling Knife (EXL16001) (XACX3627) (EXL16018)
  • Cement for plastics :
  • Sprue Cutter (XUR410A) (TES8940) (EXL55594)
  • Paint (Olive Drab, Black, Red, Gunmetal, Chrome Silver, Semi-Gloss Black, Flat Black, Flat White, Flat Flesh, Metallic Gray, Buff, Desert Yellow, Dark Yellow, Red Brown, Dark Iron, Rubber Black)
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"Superb kit of iconic American tank"
rockykeele (Tucson, AZ)
What an outstanding kit! Most Tamiya kits are very good, but this kit tops even their usual high quality. I really enjoyed the chance to construct the lower hull from multiple parts. This is not one of those kits where the entire lower hull is a single molded piece - you get to build it. There is also plenty to do building up the suspension and wheels. The turret features a vertically movable main gun that will hold its position where you place it. The commander's cupola has clear view ports, which I have not seen on other Tamiya kits. There is a half figure of the tank commander that is posed in a realistic position. All hatches can be modeled open or closed. The vinyl tracks are pretty good. Regular plastic model cement works with them, so it is much better than the older style where you have to melt pins to keep the ends together. Tamiya gives you their standard great set of tools and accessories to decorate the tank, including shovel, ax, crowbar, spare fuel cans, extra track links, etc. Part fit is great throughout the entire model - I didn't have to use putty anywhere. There are only a few decals; stars for the turret, sides and front depending on which of the two version you choose to build. All the decals went down fine with a bit of decal setting solution. Overall, this kit was straight forward to build, was high quality and was great looking once finished. I highly recommend it.

"This is a HUGE step up from previous Shermans"
Tamiya has outdone themselves with this one. This is a new tool and it shows. The kit is superb. The fit is excellent and I am so glad the bathtub hull is a thing of the past. The main gun's barrel is slide molded so it looks sharp and is simple to get looking really good. This kit still has the rubber band tracks but the Sherman normally had quite a bit of tension in the tracks so there really is no need to create any sag. Of all the Sherman kits out there, this is simply one of the best there is. There are no needless steps just to increase the part count and the kit looks excellent. Tamiya has been the best in the game for years and this is one of their best to date.

"easy 8 is great"
got to be the best e8 kit I have ever built, Tamiya hit a homerun with this one, great fits on assembly for vinyl tracks the look great this one is a must


  • One decal sheet with markings for 2 versions::
  • 1) 5th Armored Division, Germnay, April 1945:
  • 2) 4th Armored Division, Bastogne, Belgium, January 1945:

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