Weighing in at 81 pieces,
this set could easily festoon two or three tanks. There are only two pieces unique
to Shermans: a rear luggage rack occupied by ammo boxes, a couple jerry cans,
and other items; and a larger solid load for the engine deck.
the assorted contents, including a couple bundles of logs used to extricate vehicles
from boggy soil, could be found on just about any type of tracked armor.
get a variety of typical bags, packs, tarps, and ammo boxes (a
number of the soft goods overlap with those found in Legend's U.S.
Army Vehicle's Accessory Set (WWII)). But there's also a Thompson submachine
gun, two tanker helmets (one with the side flaps uniquely
splayed open) and several M1 steel pot helmets. Other unusual items include two
unsheathed canteens, a lantern, jerry cans with straps molded onto them, and one
simple plain flat folded tarp.
Sculptor Y.S. Park
does a fine job with these items. Aside from a couple tarps that are abbreviated
on the back side, the only real design error is the jerry can nestled in the spare
track holder: the sculptor essentially put a backward "E" against the
two sides of the can, but the two spaces between the "fingers" of the
"E" are open, rather than blanked off as they should be (you see the
rounded corner of the can), and the spare track link that supports the can is
too thin and positioned too low in the holder. You might be able to build this
There are some thick pour plugs on
the back sides of the parts that can be nibbled at with sprue cutters or a hobby
saw. Watch the nooks and crannies for clean up. In my set, some of the more delicate
straps, ropes, and chains on the logs did not survive the demolding process and,
and two of the separate jerry can handles were missing a couple prongs (fortunately
found in the plastic bag). Part of the rim of one of the oil cans was also broken.
again, Legend provides a good set to dress up your kits with some new OD and khaki