In our last game of Bolt Action my friend Chris (aka Axebreaker of christopher-bunkerhill.blogspot.de fame) was fielding the Germans and (so my impression) was a little reluctant to field 'real' German armour as all my Americans were able to put to the field was a M8 Greyhound.
So I felt I had to adress the matter.
The solution came in form of the plastic Sherman released by Rubicon Models a short while ago. Beeing not really impressed by the plastic Sherman produced by Warlord Games in cooperation with Italeri I gave the Rubicon kit a go.
The kit came with the option to build 3 different patterns of the M4A3 and I decided to go for the variant armed with the mighty 76mm gun. First because I needed something really heavy to counter the big cats and second because I liked the look of the turret more.
Rubicon really did a great job with this kit. I don't really care if there should be some minor shortcomings in historical accuracy with this kit (I ment to have read something about a wrong engine deck arrangement on their Panzer III kit) but it was a dream to assemble and paint. With the benefit of hindsight I should have left off the tracks for better accessability while painting but that was just my fault.
My only (minor) quibble with this kit is the lack of stowage. So I had to go for the Tamiya 1/48 German and American stowage set. All in all I'm quite pleased with how it looks even if it's a little too large for my liking.
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