Modeling the Sherman Tank in 1/72nd Scale

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30 December 2012

Yay! I got an update done this year! Actually, I have several more previews to post, but in the interest of getting this on-line before the new year, I will save those for the next update (next December???) I really wanted to get this update posted two weeks ago to celebrate the 5-year anniversary of this website, but it was not meant to be. I should be happy I got it done before January...

  • Years ago I put together a comparison page for the 76mm T23 turrets (I plan on doing the same for all the turret types), but the link to that page was buried several pages deep and hard to find. So to give it more prominence, I moved the link to the Kit Lists page.

3 December 2011

11 September 2011

6 September 2011

31 August 2011

Two updates in the same year? I'm on a roll!

First, I corrected a couple of minor errors in the Douglas Kay Firefly Preview, thanks to photos and information sent my way by Dragos Popescu. Va multumesc, Dragos!

Other new stuff:

19 February 2011

So I look back at my last update and see that I was hoping to get more than six updates per year. And that was over a year ago! Ah well... Never fear; this site is not dead, nor even dying. It was simply a very difficult year last year. I think I'll be more realistic this time, and just hope to have more than ONE update this year. Maybe if I set the bar low, it'll be easy to reach :-)

24 January 2010

Happy New Year, folks. Let's see if I can manage more than just six updates this year, shall we?

16 December 2009

Well look at that. An update two days in a row :-)

By the way, I have a large number of emails that have come in over the summer that I need to reply to. Please be a bit more patient, and I will answer all of my email after the holidays. Thanks.

15 December 2009

I can't believe my last update was back in May. Contrary to appearances, this site is not dead. I am sorry it has taken so long for me to get some of this material on-line, but it has been a hard year, and once again, life conspires against my maintaining regular updates of the site. Since it has been such a long time since the last update, I had kept putting this off until I had a massive new update ready, but the longer it took, the more I wanted to add at once, and the more intimidating the task had become. So instead, I have decided to add only a little bit at a time. Maybe that will motivate me to sit down for just a few minutes each evening to do a little bit of steady work on the site. But . . . that's going to have to wait until after the holidays, as I will be on vacation for two weeks, and won't get anything done. I have a lot of new material to add, but for today it's just a few new items:

2 May 2009

Why does it seem like I often times update this site while drinking beer? As if my writing isn't bad enough already. Just enjoying some Okocim Mocne this evening. In case you guys didn't know (or care), but the Poles make really, REALLY good beer.

This will be my last update for a while. I am leaving in less than two weeks for a 2-week trip to Poland (no, not to buy more beer; it's for my wedding, actually. But I'm sure there will be beer there. And probably lots of vodka....). Once I return, it will likely be another week or two before I can get around to making another update, so I'll try to add some interesting stuff this time.

First of all, the Preview for the UM M4 kit had a few errors in it, which I have now corrected.

20 April 2009

Well ... it has been a while. My apologies for the lack of updates to the site for the past couple of months. I've been spending some time working at On The Way, as well as planning a trip to Poland, and other aspects of my life which have been getting in the way of working on this site. Many new Sherman-related items have been released since the last update, some of which I have, some of which are on the way, and some of which I have no intention of getting. So today I will get the ball rolling with some items I got over the past several months, and am only now getting around to reviewing.

I also have a small handful of contributed articles that I would like to begin to post. Again, I am sorry that it has taken so long to get these on-line.

New for today:

12 January 2009

Am I a dolt or what? I was wondering why nobody was writing to me any more, when I realised that when I switched over to a new desktop PC, I forgot to set up my 172sherman accounts in my email program. D'oh! Turns out I had a handful of messages waiting for me, and I'll answer you all in the coming days.

Sorry about that.

1 January 2009

Happy New Year everyone. I apologise for the lack of updates recently, but I've been spending my time helping to get On The Way! back up and running. Now that I have more time to dedicate to this site, hopefully I'll be able to resume regular updates. I have several new items to post reviews of, however, my scanner recently stopped working (it's only a few months old!), so I'm not sure what to do about that. It only costs like $90 to replace completely, which is probably the route I'll go.

I recently bought the newest Sherman kits from UM, and I have to say that I think I am done with that company. My disappointment in their line of Shermans is severe. I'll let others be the guinea pigs from now on with this company, and no longer waste my money on their kits until they show a distinct improvement. Reviews of the kits will come soon.

Today I have only a single article to share with you all:

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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