Modeling the Sherman Tank in 1/72nd Scale
WW2 US Tank/SPG Crew
Tracks & Troops
Kit #TTF05
Article by Doug Chaltry; last updated 2 November 2009
This is one of the most creative sets of figures I've come across. The set includes five figures (pictured above) representing the crew of a tank of other AFV evacuating their vehicle. The poses are dynamic, and original. You have a pair of connected figures, one pulling the other (from an open hatch?); another providing covering fire with a Thompson smg; a third aiming his pistol, apparently wounded; and the final figure reaching upwards. This one could be used in a couple different ways. At first glance, he looks like something you'd see in a Hollywood movie, a crewman at the moment of being shot, but it seems overly dramatic for that, and likely not at all realistic. I'd like to think he's at ground level reaching upwards to assist the first pair of figures from debussing a damaged vehicle.

It is difficult to measure the heights of these figures for obvious reasons, but my attempts to do so put them at the larger end of the spectrum, so I don't think they would be appropriate for a 1/76th scale scene. Overall the sculpting is not bad, though I think the details could use a little more definition. I've included close-up scans of three of them below (I didn't get a decent shot of the smg guy - I'll try again later). The resin is highly polished so I need to paint them with a coat of primer, and then I think the details will be a little more pronounced.

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Modeling the Sherman Tank in 1/72nd Scale