Assembling the M4 Sherman (Late)

Assembling the M4 Sherman (Calliope) 

How to assemble your M4 Sherman (Calliope) Tank

Assembling the M4 Sherman (Late)
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 3. 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 4. Attach the stowage rack to the rear of the hull. Below: With the stowage rack attached, the basic hull of the M4 Sherman is now fully assembled.
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Step 5. Begin by attaching the glacis plate to the front of the hull. Step 6. Attach the hull MG to the glacis plate.
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Step 7. Attach the hatch to the inside of commander's cupola. Step 8. Attach the 75mm gun trunnion to the front of the turret.. Below: The back of the 75mm gun also has an arrow to indicate which way is up.
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Step 9. We will now build the Calliope Launcher. Attach the lower missiles to the upper missiles. Step 10. Attach the support struts to the launcher. Note that there are slots for each.
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Step 10. Attach the 75mm Gun with the Calliope support to the turret. Step 11. Attach the Calliope Launcher to the turret. Match the support struts to the side of the hull and attach it to the 75mm Gun support.
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Below: The completed M4 Sherman (Calliope) Turret. Below: The fully assembled M4 Sherman Calliope.
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Last Updated On Thursday, November 18, 2021 by Luke at Battlefront