Sunday, September 21, 2014

Handmade M4 Sherman

Well here's the last of the handmade industrial folk art pieces I have, a very nice M4 Sherman tank. It's fairly big at 10" (25.4cm) L x 4 1/2" (11.4cm) W x 6" (15.2cm) H and being all metal, is quite stable and heavy. The turret and machine rotates and the barrel rest is adjustable but the barrel does not elevate. I don't know if  the barrel is stuck or just made that way but I'm not going to chance breaking it. The markings are based on photos of a like tank  from the Free French 1st Army circa August 1944. There is also a plastic model kit from Heller with these markings. I've included several Photoshopped pics to give it a vintage look. Enjoy! Opa Fritz and Oma Bettina

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