Assembling the M4 Sherman (105mm)

Assembling the M4 Sherman (105mm) Assault Gun

How to assemble your M4 Sherman (105mm) Assault Guns

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Components Required For The Hull
Assembling the M4 Sherman (105mm)
Assembling The Hull
Step 1. Begin byattaching the final drive section to the front of the lower hull. Step 2. Next, attach the tracks to the lower hull.

Note: Each track has been keyed to correspond with a particular side of the hull; this aids in ensuring the correct orientation of the tracks when assembling the miniature.
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Tip: Although regular Hobby Glue can be used to assemble plastic vehicles, we recommend that you use good quality plastic cement instead. It gives the strongest bond when gluing plastic to plastic.
Below: The left-hand side track attached to the hull. Below: The right-hand side track attached to the hull. Step 2. Next, attach the upper hull section to the lower hull.
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Tip: When referring to left or right-hand side in regards to a Flames Of War miniature, the orientation is determined as if looking at the vehicle from the rear.
Below: The upper and lower hulls now joined. Step 3. Attach the stowage rack to the rear of the hull. Below: With the stowage rack attached, the basic hull is now fully assembled.
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Step 4. Begin by attaching the glacis plate to the front of the hull. Step 2. Attach the hull MG to the glacis plate.
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Below: The hull MG attached to the front of the hull. Below: With the hull MG in place, the hull of the M4 Sherman (105mm) is fully assembled.
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Components Required For The M4 Sherman (105mm) Turret
Assembling the M4 Sherman (105mm)
Assembling The M4 Sherman (105mm) Turret
Step 1. Attach the 105mm gun trunnion to the front of the turret. Below: The back of the 105mm gun trunnion has an arrow to indicate which way is up. Below: The 105mm trunnion attached to the front of the turret. Don't forget the .50 cal AA MG.
Step 2. Next, attach the 105mm gun mantlet.
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Below: The back of the 105mm gun mantlet also has an arrow to indicate which way is up. Below: The 105mm gun mantlet attached to the front of the turret. Step 3. Finally, attach the 105mm gun barrel to the gun mantlet. Below: With the addition of the 105mm equipped turret the M4Sherman (105mm) in now fully assembled.
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Using Rare-earth Magnets
The alternate method of attaching the turret to the hull is to use rare-earth magnets. To do this, simply glue a rare-earth magnet into the recess in the bottom of the turret rather than using the turret peg. Then glue another magnet into recess located on the top of the hull and you have a safe and secure way of attaching the turret to the hull.

Read Chris' guide to Rare Earth Magnets here...
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Adding The Extras
The plastic M4 Sherman (Late War) sprue also includes a number of extras that can be added to your vehicles. These are marked with red on the the sprue below.
Assembling the M4 Sherman (105mm)
Hedgerow Cutters
Step 1. The hedgerow cutters attach to the underside of the final drive as shown below. Below: The attached hedgerow
cutters.
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Spare Track Links
Spare track links can be added to the hull front or turret sides to help add some modelling variety to your miniatures.
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Last Updated On Monday, July 29, 2019 by Luke at Battlefront