FORMATIONS 1/48 BRITISH SHERMAN ACCESSORIES SET

kit #F089 US retail price $12.00.

Formations is very well known for its work in the 1/35 Sherman market. This set allows the 1/48 modeller to get a "piece" of that action.

THE KIT

The kit consists of 35 resin pieces attached to 10 resin casting blocks. They are packaged in 4 plastic bags. A 1 page instruction sheet is included and provides a basic location and assembly guide for the parts.

Included in the set are two turret stowage bins, two fire extinguishers, two hull mounted first aid boxes, rear mounted smoke emitters, turret mounted smoke bomb launchers, antenna mounts, spare track blocks and track block racks. All parts are cleanly molded with no air bubbles present in my samples. Very little clean up will be involved in preparing the parts, however care must be exercised when removing the track block racks(parts "J").


CONCLUSION

I found this to be a real nice set of accessories for use on British/Commonwealth Shermans. They will certainly find their way onto my Tamiya Firefly IC. And while the set is titled "British Sherman Accessories", there's no reason why some of the appropriate parts from this set can't be used on other British/Commonwealth vehicles. Highly recommended.

REFERENCES

Fletcher, David, British Tanks of WW II, (1)France & Belgium 1944, 2000, Concord Publications Company: Hong Kong.

Hunnicutt, R.P, Sherman, 1978, Presidio Press; Novato, CA.

My own personal photo collection


Thanks to Rob at Formations for the review sample.

PLEASE NOTE THAT FORMATIONS 1/48 ARMOR ITEMS ARE NO LONGER BEING PRODUCED OR STOCKED BY FORMATIONS. THE NEW DEALER/PRODUCER OF 1/48 FORMATIONS ITEMS IS WINGS N TREADS.


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