Modellismo militare

Sherman MK II DV Early "Randy" - Catania (sicily) 1943 English text

27.07.2013 20:29

Sherman MK III "Randy"

Dragon Smart Kit cod 6573

Sicily 1943

The kit is in classic Dragon's style, with great details and many many little parts, realistic corrugated surface of turret and upper hull.
My object is to make a Sherman Early "Randy", it's was photographed in Catania (Sicily) in 1943 august, when the British troops arrived in sicilian town.

It's necessary modify some details for a correct reproduction.
For example the profile of sandshield and the some details of the bogies as in pictures.



The correct profile of sandshields.

The model ready for painting phase

The model complete, it's was painted with acrylic colours Tamiya and oils paint for the lining and weathering process.

Special thanks to Alberto Cazzavillan for painting of "Randy" Sherman's crew.


Model complete on simple base....


Thank you to Roberto Reale of Royal Model for support in this project.
The Royal Model's products are very fine and accurate and easy to use

Randy was winner of gold medal in Memorial Husky Show in Catania (sicily) july 2013, in honour of 70° anniversary of Operation Husky (1943-2013).





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