guess when Tamiya decides to equip its M4A3 Shermans with sponsons we will all
know that hell has officially frozen over. Until then, Formations literally fills
the gap with this popular set. The sponson plates feature the weld seams and drain
plugs. The instructions show where to remove a couple thin slices of the Tamiya
bulkhead wall surface.
Ervin has sweetened the value of these sponsons, originally sold by themselves,
by including his very fine exhaust reflector. This is a splendid replacement for
the thick-vaned kit part, and features the rod that swings outward to adjust the
downward pitch of the deflector. A pair of filler plates and sandshield mounting
plates provide parts long missing from the Tamiya M4A3s.
you could work out the sponson problem with some plastic card. And you could fashion
your own improved
deflector as Mike Canaday demonstrates. But since Mike actually created the
master pattern for the Formations deflector, you can see the results of his nice
work and save yourself a bit of time to devote to your next Sherman.