Modeling the Sherman Tank in 1/72nd Scale

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30 September 2008

1 September 2008

For those of you who have not been following the Braille Scale discussion group, On The Way! has been recently put back on-line. The site is currently closed for contributions, but there is a small committee of us who are working to get it up-to-date, and it will soon be open again for contributions.

Today, we have only a small update, but then again, that's what they've all been lately, haven't they?

6 August 2008

3 August 2008

Vacation Over

I'm sorry it's been so long since my last update. What started as simply a short vacation from updates has turned into a major disruption of service. I've enjoyed my time away, but now it's time to get back to work. I'm going to ease back into the swing of things, so today we have only a couple of new previews. I'll try to add more material on a fairly regular basis throughout the month.

Remember, I'm still waiting for some of you to resubmit some Gallery entries that are inaccessible on my PC for the moment.

I have also updated the 105mm Gun Mount Comparison with some new parts.

18 July 2008

Technical Difficulties

OK, as many of you already know, I've been having some trouble with my PC. It appears that my desktop will be out of commission for a while. I have set up my laptop to perform site updates, so these will resume soon. Unfortunately, I had about 10 items or so that I had already scanned and was beginning to prepare reviews for, but all the scans are on my desktop and inaccessible, so I will have to rescan them.

Also, I have access to my mailboxes, however, I don't have access to all my previously saved messages. So those of you who wrote to me over the past month, and have not received a reply, could you please re-send your message? I recall one in particular that was asking a question about M4A2s.

Those of you who sent Gallery entries that have not yet been posted, please send them again (and Mark, this includes the text you sent for Julia and your Firefly).

My apologies for the inconvenience.

5 June 2008

I finally got my new video card in the mail to replace the one I screwed up last week, and I'm now back on-line (obviously). This new card is better than the one it replaced, so maybe I should start breaking other components as an excuse to upgrade. :-)

By the way, I'm preparing this site update while enjoying some Franziskaner hefe-Weisse, which is some fairly strong brew, so excuse me if some of what I write lacks coherence...

29 May 2008

28 May 2008

A couple of months ago, I inadvertently posted a page of T23 turret reviews while it was still in draft form. Hopefully that didn't cause too much confusion. Today I am posting the completed version of that page. This is an example of what I eventually want to do with all the types of Sherman turret.

26 May 2008

Happy Memorial Day, for those of you here in the US.

I just received an order from Milan at Tracks & Troops, so over the next couple of days I'll be adding several new reviews. Some are of new products, some old.

12 May 2008

I have a couple of hobby shop orders on their way, so I'll have some new material to review soon. In the meantime, here is a short article:

Plus a couple of Gallery entries:

4 May 2008

Only a new article today:

VVS Suspension Comparison

28 April 2008

Well, then. This update includes the last of the Sherman kits in my collection. I have now Previewed all of my kits and conversions. I have the two newest UM Shermans on the way from Milan soon, so I'll post those as soon as I get them. If anybody out there has any of the kits that I have not Previewed, please feel free to write up your own reviews for submission to the site. Now I am going to spend some time writing up some Special Topic articles, such as hull comparisons, VVSS reviews, gun mount comparisons, and most importantly, turret comparisons.

Here are my two historical consultants helping me to research the markings of Polish Shermans:

26 April 2008

9 April 2008

A pair of 105s today:

8 April 2008

New today is:

31 March 2008

Sorry it's been so long since my last update. Picked up a couple of kittens recently, and as everyone who lives with cats knows, they have a way of sucking up free time, especially in the early months. I have been working a bit on the site recently, adding material to existing pages and making corrections, so poke around a bit and see if you can find what's new, other than what's listed here:

  • Construction Review: Al.By M10 by Augusto Versiani

And some of you may have noticed a new page recently: Non-Sherman Accessories; I've been adding items to this list sporadically over the past few weeks, and will add more as I acquire them.

16 March 2008

A new Special Feature today, one that will probably never be complete:

11 March 2008

28 February 2008

24 February 2008

I was hoping for a huge update this weekend, but couldn't make it happen. Maybe next week. Until then, enjoy a couple of Previews of an old and a new kit, plus a couple of miscellaneous items:

6 February 2008

More catching up with Previews of some older and some newer kits:

27 January 2008

Szczesliwego Nowego Roku / Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a very happy holiday season with friends and family. I had a wonderful time visiting my family in Wisconsin, but now I am SOOOOOOoooo happy to be home and back to work . . . (heavy sarcasm).

I only had a few contributions sent to me while I was away, so I'll post them tonight along with a couple of kit reviews I've recently completed:

For kit reviews, I'm catching up on some older releases and have a trio of M4A1 (76)W kits for your perusal:

And to round out this update, I have added a couple of new references that I've acquired over the past month:

21 December 2007

Hi Folks.

First of all, thanks once again for all the support you've been giving to me this past week, both over email and at the forums. So far I've made several corrections to some misinformation on the site, added a few Gallery entries, and will soon be adding a few new products that I've missed. It's taking a little longer than I had planned because of planning for the holidays, so after I return from vacation, I'll try to have more regular updates. I am leaving tomorrow for two weeks in Wisconsin, so I'll be off-line until early January. Feel free to keep the submissions coming while I am away; I'll post them when I return.

Not much time this week for writing new reviews, so today's update is only a couple more Gallery entries:

A cut-away M4A1 by T-Izumi

An M4A3 (76)W by Mario Bentivoglio

15 December 2007

Thanks to everyone for the postive feedback so far. I've been regularly checking my error logs for the site, and fixing broken links. I think I may have them all fixed now, but time will tell.

For today's update, I've added three Gallery entries.

14 December 2007

Site launch.

Welcome to Modeling the Sherman Tank in 1/72nd Scale! As you will see, much of this site is still under construction, but new material will be added on a fairly regular basis. I had huge plans to complete as much of the site as possible before launching it, but since the Sherman tank has been getting so much attention recently in small scale, I decided that I should make public as much information as I currently have ready, which is primarily the kit lists. Most of the kit reviews that are now available are the ones I carried over from On The Way, but there are a few new ones, and I will be adding reviews of the newest kits pretty quickly over the coming weeks. I already have scans of all the plastic Sherman kits (except the UM M4A3E8), so thank you all for your offers of kit scans, but the only ones I need are for the resin kits. I have put a "Preview" place-holder in the slots for all of the kits that I already have scans made of the kit parts. If there are any kits that lack this place-holder, viewers are welcome to write up their own reviews and submit them for posting on the site.

I know this site bears an uncanny resemblence to On The Way. I started out by trying an all new look, but as I kept tweaking it and changing the format to improve its appearance, it began to look more and more like my old site. I guess I just can't think of anything better without learning new web programming languages and features.

So enjoy the site, let me know when you find all the errors I am sure are hidden within these pages, and feel free to send in your contributions.

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