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18 Sep 05

I have been spending time and money (of cause) on my M4 project

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After scanning the Absolute Air, Land and Sea, CD, I started printing the plans for the M4 (early) Sherman. To be built from 3mm alluminium sheet.

New tools purchased
170 amp MIG Welder, need to get alluminium wire and argon gas. and also learn to weld..
Front Glacis and roof cutout
Sides and rear plate cutout

Current Panels in place with Gaffa tape
Different angle
Mounted on Ply Hull
Rear Plate on Ply Lower Hull
View of front left with drivers IR camera in place

25 Sep 05


I have started the welding process for the upper hull. Pictures as follows

7 Oct 05


More progress on the Upper Hull. Pictures as follows

13 Nov 05


The lower Hull has be cutout and bent to shape, as can be seen in the following pictures

20 Dec 05


I have gotten bored with waiting for the bank account to fill up sufficiently to allow me to purchase parts and equipment to continue construction in alloy, so have started to prototype (keeping busy on holidays) parts in MDF/ply/whatever is laying around garage, roadwheels have been started


2 Jan 06


I have gotten to the stage now that I want to see it move, so I have started 'Prototyping' the drive train, suspension and tracks (going for a sprocketed Tyng)
The nose is being added The sprocket and hub

4 Jan 06


Ihave started on the track links and front sprocket