Modeling the Sherman Tank in 1/72nd Scale
Sherman Decals Braille Strike
Article by Doug Chaltry; last updated 28 December 2023
I was going to begin by saying that Braille Strike is a new line of decals, but unfortunately, this is another failure on my part to post this preview in a timely manner. Braille Strike sent me some free samples just before I went dark back in 2019, and I sincerely apologize to Clem for not reviewing these sets until now. Since the time he sent these to me, he has immensely expanded his catalogue to almost 150 sets, though not all for Shermans. Most of his sets are unique; subjects that cannot be found in our scale from any other source. Check out his web shop when you get a chance. You won't be sorry. Braille Strike Decals

The quality of these sets is really first rate. The research that went into their design is obvious, and I haven't seen any errors on the sets that I have. The colors are very bright and extremely sharply printed. There are no registration errors because as far as I know, these are printed on a computer printer, and not with offset printing. This means that they are printed on a continuous sheet of carrier film, and will need to be carefully cut and trimmed for use.

It is very difficult to get the white ink to show on the scanned images of these printed sheets, so if you click on the thumbnails below, you'll see the original artwork for each set from the Braille Strike website, which better show the white markings.

M4A3E2 Sherman Jumbo

M4A1 French 2nd Armored Division (Part 1)

First in Paris

(Note that in the corrected version of this sheet currently sold by Braille Strike, the colors of the names on this sheet have been changed to green. There is apparently some disagreement on the correct colors of these markings, but the general consensus is that they should be green.)

M4A1 French Remanufactured Sherman

44th Tank Battalion, Philippines

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Modeling the Sherman Tank in 1/72nd Scale