The M4A3E8 Asuka kit (formerly Tasca) is the best kit available of the "Easy 8". No question about it
It does have a two piece plastic barrel and rubber band tracks (both track sets divided in two parts, so four parts in total) but they are easy to build and clean. No reason to replace them with aftermarket products.
One question though: do you want to build a Sherman that looks exactly like the one in the movie? Because the Sherman used in the movie is actually the M4A2E8 Sherman "Harry" from the Bovington Tank Museum.
You could use the Asuka kit as a base. The tracks are the most obvious item that would need some attention. The tracks on the Fury movie Sherman are T84 tracks (which were not used in WWII), so you would need to replace the kit tracks, which are type T66.
31. October 2014 at 17:15:29
Martyn Fox Thanks for the info John. I'm not thinking of building the exact Sherman from the film although it will be interesting to see how soon a company brings out the decals/aftermarket parts to model it. I'm off to the big IPMS show at Telford next week so the Tasca kit might be on my shopping list.I do recommend you both checking the film out though.
I am in the same boat you are! I started with one Sherman, just for the sake of doing something else for a little while (as in: other than WWII German) and now I am hooked as well Shermans are GREAT!
18. October 2014 at 18:56:12
Fabian D. Seems like I´m lees hooked than you: Tasca Shermans are great. (But I don´t like the ones with the "bubble" turret )
I think Tascas instructions are faboulous, I´ve never seen that ammount of info anywhere else. And they are not only telling you what you´re gluing together, dry-fit reminders and lot´s of painting and even scratiching advices. That is GREAT!
18. October 2014 at 19:18:08
John Van Kooten Yeah, Tasca kits are indeed awesome for the very reasons you mentioned
Even if you only like the T23 turret types for the 76mm Gun (like the one in this kit) then you still have quite a few Shermans kits to go Hahaha!
18. October 2014 at 19:29:16
Fabian D. Yeah, indeed, but there is so much other stuff waiting to be build aswell... life is too short to build all of them
Hunter Cummins Wish I had 65 or so dollars
but I still owe you twenty and I have to save money for my paints
4. April 2014 at 19:05:29
Wayne Hale Repeat after me. I don't need a new kit. I don't need another kit. I don't need a new kit. I don't need another kit. I don't need a new kit. I don't need another kit. I don't need a new kit. I don't need another kit. OK now he has the easy 8 Korean War Sherman for sale. I need another kit. I need that kit. I need another kit. I need that kit. I need another kit. I need that kit. I need another kit. I need that kit.
4. April 2014 at 19:32:39
Hunter Cummins I need a new kit I need a new kit i need a new easy 8 Korean War Sherman lol
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