is a ten-piece resin set to wrap around your Shermie. Amid the piles of sandbags
are a wooden box and a jerry can. One of the two pieces that flank the large center
section protecting the glacis has the front headlight cast in place. Poking out
of the center piece is the barrel of the hull .30 machine gun.
in the set is a carrier with the three-pronged handle for the jerry can, and two
triangular pieces, left- and right-handed, that have three bolts along one edge.
Since there are no instructions included, it took me a while to determine that
they are to be attached to vertical inner front fender supports, serving as extra
support for the horizontal shelf that spans the Sherman's nose and supports the
The bags roughly measure under 24" or about
knee-high, which I've heard is about right for this period. They are a bit larger
than similar sets I have from Custom Dioramics and Kirin, but similar in size
to Blast sandbags, so plan accordingly if you're looking to use different types
in the same setting. This set forms the basis for Legend's follow-on M4A3
Sandbag Armor, but that set includes additional bags and a few different components
to vary the look of the hull protection.
are nicely detailed and the sculptor (presumably Y.S. Park, who designed the other
M4A3 armor set) has given them a good sense of variety and weight. The backside
of the center piece provides space to accommodate the travel lock and .30 details
molded onto the DML and Tamiya hulls. While the pieces are cleanly cast, they
have substantial carriers that need to be removed, particularly from the long
This is a good set and, if you don't
like rolling epoxy bags yourself, a convenient way to up-armor your armor.