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1/35 Military Miniature Series No.359

U.S. Medium Tank M4A3E8 Sherman "Easy Eight" Korean War
Item No: 35359

Item image
Length: 215mm. Image shows assembled and painted kit.
Field car kit also included!

Small but Mighty
The M4A3E8 "Easy Eight" was a smooth-riding horizontal volute spring suspension (HVSS) variant of the Allied workhorse Sherman medium tank. It was an improved threat over predecessors thanks to a more powerful, 76mm gun, and employed a V8 gasoline engine in its welded hull. As perhaps the finest of the Sherman variants it played an important role in the eventual Allied WWII victory, but its service did not end there: When conflict flared again in June 1950, this time on the Korean peninsula, Easy Eights were refurbished and deployed again, taking on enemy T34/85 tanks operated by the Korean People's Army from the invading North, and serving till the armistice of 1953. The distinctive marking pattern shown in the main picture on this page is said to have been employed in an attempt at psychological warfare.

About the Model
★This is a 1/35 scale plastic model assembly kit. Length: 215mm, width: 86mm. ★The form of a Korean War M4A3E8 is expertly captured, with renderings of the various upgrades made to the tank. ★Late production Sherman deflector and gun shield canvas cover are authentically recreated, along with updated gun travel lock and radio equipment. ★Double-pin T80 tracks are rendered accurately and fuss-free by belt-type parts. ★Separate slide mold M2 machine gun mount and barrel attachment point parts. ★Comes with commander and loader torso figures, plus 2 marking options including the "Rice's Red Devils" company of the 89th Tank Battalion. ★Parts included to create enemy field car.
*This interpretation of the "Rice's Red Devils" markings is based upon photographs and contributing research from David Doyle.


★This faithful recreation depicts the numerous updates typical of Easy Eights deployed in the Korean War.

★The striking "Rice's Red Devils" marking scheme is updated based upon new photographic evidence.

★Commander and loader torso figures add extra realism. Loader has choice of two headgear types.
★Separate slide mold parts recreate M2 machine gun mount and barrel attachment point for super detail.

★Form of the canvas gun shield cover so typical of a Korean War M4A3E8 is depicted with superb reality.

★Wider T80 double pin tracks are recreated using belt-type parts, for a fuss-free yet highly effective finish.
★Left: Accessories show off a sharp finish: late production deflector, communications equipment and more are recreated.

★Right: Create your own mini diorama by pairing the Easy Eight with the included enemy field car kit model!

Tamiya Color paints for painting the 1/35 U.S. Medium Tank M4A3E8 Sherman
"Easy Eight" Korean War

Tamiya Color Spray Paint
TS-28 Olive drab 2

Tamiya Color Lacquer Paints
LP-3 Flat black LP-4 Flat white LP-11 Silver

Tamiya Colors
X-1 Black XF-6 Copper XF-57 Buff
X-7 Red XF-7 Flat red XF-60 Dark yellow
X-10 Gun metal XF-15 Flat flesh XF-62 Olive drab
X-11 Chrome silver XF-49 Khaki XF-64 Red brown
X-12 Gold leaf XF-51 Khaki drab XF-84 Dark iron
XF-1 Flat black XF-52 Flat earth XF-85 Rubber black
XF-2 Flat white XF-56 Metallic grey ---

Make the details stand out!
Items 87131, 87132, 87133 & 87140: Panel Line Accent Color (Black), (Brown), (Gray), (Dark Brown)

Adding realistic weathering effects to your model
Tamiya Weathering Master & Stick

Useful tools in construction of the model
Item 74049 Basic Drill Set
Item 74112 Fine Pin Vise D-R (0.1-3.2mm)
Item 74127 Fine Pivot Drill Bit 0.6mm (Shank Dia. 1/0mm)

Present your model as it deserves to be displayed
Item 73005 Display Case D

Information is correct as of February 5, 2018. Specifications are subject to change without notice.


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