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  • #77735
    DM
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    I’m working on a USMC Sherman for my 20mm Far East skirmish collection and I’d like to equip it with a set of deep wading trunks. Does anyone have, or can someone point me to, a set of templates to scratch build these?

    #77753
    John D Salt
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    I’d suggest cheating and making suitably-sized copies of the piccy at

    https://www.ebay.ie/itm/Eduard-PE-36289-1-35-M4A1-Sherman-Deep-Wading-Kit-Eduard-/331978442597?hash=item4d4b750765

    but these seem to be for the deep wading trunks used in NWE and Italy. From some short googleage, the USMC seem to have used a different system with two cylindrical trunks that look for all the world like 55-gallon oildrums, plus a boxy arrangement on the back. I don’t know which pattern you have in mind, but only seem to be able to find piccies of models with the cylindrical arrangement, no shots of actual vehicles.

    All the best,

    John.

    #77766
    Etranger
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    S & S have some Deep Wading trunks for Shermans & M10s but NWE pattern. They may do for your purpose. Alternatively pester them to make them to a different pattern, as they already do the wooden applique armor used on USMC Shermans. http://sandsmodels.com/

    They do look like they were used in the Pacific.

    Supposedly on Tinian. From http://ww2f.com/threads/inquiry-us-marine-corps-armour-in-the-pacific-war.19411/

    These are the possibly earlier pattern that John is referring to. They ‘are’ 55 gallon drums!

    Model image only as I’m out of time to find the real thing! From http://www.tankworkshop.com/newshop/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=40

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    #77776
    DM
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    Thanks chaps, the oil drum arrangement does look rather unusual, I might go for that

    #77784
    John D Salt
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    They ‘are’ 55 gallon drums!

    Well that would explain why they look like 55-gallon oil drums.
    [Nods sagely.]

    All the best,

    John.

    #77858
    Etranger
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    I found some pictures of the ‘barrel’ version, from Guam.  Most of them are sadly on PhotoF%#ket so don’t lend themselves to reproduction. Sorry it’s such a big picture!

    David – there are some nice pictures of USMC Shermans here http://www.theshermantank.com/category/marine-shermans/if you haven’t found the site.

     

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