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, 17:15
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.