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  • Hi, I'm QDC. What we're about to build today is Dragon Sherman Tank M4A1 DV and this is

  • is 1/35 scale. So lets start building this kit right now.

  • Let's take a look inside this box. We have the tracks. Lower hull. Upper hull. The turret.

  • The wheels. Photo etched parts. Decals. And the instruction sheet.

  • I want to talk to you about Dragon's attention to details. What you're looking at are the

  • gun barrels. In this kit, you have two options to use this one or this one. The difference

  • between the two are very subtle. One is more tapered than the other but it's so subtle

  • that I cannot tell the difference without having a serious look at it. This really shows

  • the level of detail that Dragon has committed themselves for this kit.

  • I want to talk you about making photo etched parts. What I am pointing at is the fender

  • and the fender is made out of three photo etched parts...the fender itself and these

  • two secondary parts that keep the fender in shape. To make this part, you use ordinary

  • tools that you have in your collection. You use the hobby knife, a pair of tweezers, and

  • super glue. The trick in making these photo etched parts is to take your time. In my opinion,

  • if you rush and try to make these part quickly, it's not going to work. Please take you time

  • and it should turn out fine.

  • Alright, so we built the model tank and now it's time for me to show you what I think

  • about this kit so far. Take a look.

  • This is the completed model kit before painting and I like this model kit from Dragon. Dragon

  • has always been a brand that I think of when making high quality products for just about

  • all kit that they make and this is no exception. I like the details on the wheels, the cast

  • texture on hull and also on the turret as well. It's very nice. The only complaint that

  • I have about this model is the large seam right here for the turret. There was a large

  • seam so I had to use putty to fill it up. But either than that, this model kit is really

  • nice. I highly recommend this model kit for all skill levels including the beginner. If

  • you are a beginner, the only caution that I have is assembling the photo etched parts

  • for the fenders and for the light guards. They are tedious to make but if you take your

  • time, I think you are going to succeed. It's time for me to paint the model.

  • It's time for me to paint my model. I already gave the entire model a coat of black primer

  • and now I'm going to use my airbrush and paint the entire model with the main color.

  • I'm going to do some pin washing. I protected the entire model with a coat of Future Floor

  • Wax. Right over here is a cup of black artist paint mixed with mineral spirits. I'm going

  • to use my brush and give the entire model a pin wash.

  • I'm going to do some mud effects. What you see right here is a cup of tile grout mixed

  • with water to give it a mud like consistency. I'm going to simply apply it with my brush

  • to give areas of the undercarriage with mud.

  • I'm going to add some rain streaks. What I have in my hand is a brush dipped in flesh

  • colored oil paint and I'm going to put a dot where the rain streak begins then with a moist

  • brush, I'm going to streak it down.

  • I'm going to give my model some dust effects. I'm going to give my entire model a coat of

  • buff color.

  • Ok, so we built the model tank, we painted it, we weathered it, and now it's time for

  • me to show you the entire model kit from the beginning to the end. Take a look.

  • This if the completed model kit after painting and weathering, and this is a nice model kit.

  • I like the way I done the mud effects and the rain streaks and giving dust effects gives

  • this model worn out appearance. Not too worn but it's been in the field for a while and

  • it's the way I like it. The only complaint that I have is the decals. The decals were

  • getting what is known as "silvering" and I tried to fix it by using two products called

  • Micro Set and Micro Sol. It didn't work too well. It still have the silvering the decal

  • here and the decal here and the other one on the other side of the turret. That's my

  • only complaint.

  • That complete this project. What you are about to see is a video slideshow of the entire

  • model kit but before I go, as always, just because I put this video here on Youtube,

  • it doesn't make me a model kit expert. I am not an expert. I'm just a regular guy just

  • like you. I hope this video encourages you to build a model kit of your own either it's

  • a model tank, a model plane, a model train, or even an automobile. It doesn't matter.

  • In the end, it's all about having fun. I'm QDC, thanks for watching and always please,

  • have a great day!

Hi, I'm QDC. What we're about to build today is Dragon Sherman Tank M4A1 DV and this is

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Building Dragon M4A1 DV Sherman. From Start to Finish

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    SHERMAN posted on 2018/12/30
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