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

"Easy 8 was just that, Easy to build."
JRB (Burleson, Texas)
This is a very well molded kit with excellent fit. I really enjoyed building this tank. Everything was as it should be and the Commander with his infantry is a nice touch. This E8 tank was a very different tank from its predecessor in that the suspension made it ride Easy. This is well shown in this kit. The wheels and tracks went together well and work as designed. All in all, a very nice model. I would recommend this kit to anyone that enjoys mechanical wartime hardware and history. I am now hooked on tanks. Next tank model please !

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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:
  • Hobby knife (RMXR6909):
  • Cement for plastics (TESR3512):
  • 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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"Probably one of the best Sherman models out there!"
brady.stephenson (Virginia)
This model is amazing. Its so clean, and it looks super cool on my shelf. I really like how it comes with a commander figure, it adds to the model. I had no issues with this kit, very satisfied with my buy!

"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.

"Perfect for anyone"
Love this model. I've gotta get some of the allies bag set from tamiya. You need that to really make a great product. But it's also perfect the way it is. No flash basically fell together with no problems. I'd love some other tracks for it but that's just me. I'll get another sometime later for a diaroma. Great kit.


  • 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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