Easy Eight with an improvised bunker on road wheels!

Sherman with Baggage!

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IN the face of deadly anti-tank weapons advancing Allied units tried many applique armor options.  Aside from additional armor plate over weak spots, spare steel track as standoff armor, or the dual puprose logs there was the readily available sandbag option. The 14th Armored Division took that up a notch by building a frame on late model M4s to hold the sandbags in place over the hull and turret.  Easily noticable it is an option I have wanted to do for a while! One funny anecdote is General Patton hated this option as it sometimes overloaded the suspension a bit and in his opinion showed a lack of confidence in their vehicles. Crews were more concerned for their a**es.

Kitbash time! I sourced a surplus HVSS Tamiya hull for the project to start the initial mods for an Easy Eight.
Kitbash time! I sourced a surplus HVSS Tamiya hull for the project to start the initial mods for an Easy Eight.
Insert one Heng Long VVSS M4A3 upper hull to scavenge the engine deck.
Insert one Heng Long VVSS M4A3 upper hull to scavenge the engine deck.
I cut out the deck with a razor saw to merge with the Tamiya hull with the track guards in place.
I cut out the deck with a razor saw to merge with the Tamiya hull with the track guards in place.
In between stages.
In between stages.
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