1/35 LIONMARC SHERMAN BRASS SKIDS WITH NUTS & BOLTS SET

kit #LM60005 US retail price $5.00.

An inexpensive upgrade for your older VVSS suspension units.

THE KIT

The kit consists of 46 brass pieces, of which 6 are skids and 40 are nut/bolt combinations.

The VVSS suspension units in the older Sherman kits leave alot to be desired detail wise. The track skids are very thick and on the Tamiya versions, the bolts that secure the bracket cap at the bottom of the bogie are missing altogether. Lionmarc has taken care of some those issues for you with this set.

The skids are nicely shaped and just thin enough. Each skid has the securing bolt heads embossed on them so you don't have to add that detail. Prepartaion is easy. Just cut the plastic skid off of the kit bogies and glue the skid in place. The nut/bolt combinations while tiny, are quite easy to use. I just added a drop of superglue to the bottom of the bogie and added the parts with tweezers. When completed, the whole bogie assembly looks much better than before.


CONCLUSION

This is a real inexpensive way to dress up older bogie sets and even some of the newer ones. Highly recommended.

REFERENCES

Franz, Michael, U.S. WW II M4/M4A1 Sherman Medium Tank, Tankograd Technical Manual Series No 6001; 2005; Tankograd Publishing; Earlangen, Germany

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

Mesko, Jim, Walk Around M4 Sherman Armor Walk Around Number 1; 2000; Squadron/Signal Publications; Carrollton, TX

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