- 03/12/2017 at 20:03 #77735DMParticipant
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?03/12/2017 at 22:12 #77753John D SaltParticipant
I’d suggest cheating and making suitably-sized copies of the piccy at
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.04/12/2017 at 02:35 #77766EtrangerParticipant
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=4004/12/2017 at 05:26 #77776DMParticipant
Thanks chaps, the oil drum arrangement does look rather unusual, I might go for that04/12/2017 at 09:14 #77784John D SaltParticipant
They ‘are’ 55 gallon drums!
Well that would explain why they look like 55-gallon oil drums.
All the best,
John.05/12/2017 at 00:45 #77858EtrangerParticipant
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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