Tiger Model Designs
Sherman Plugged Spoke Road Wheels & Idlers
(Kit #353008)

1/35th Scale
Reviews by Terry Ashley

This set has twelve plugged spoke Sherman road wheels and two plugged spoke idler wheels which are basically the open spoke wheels with metal plates welded over the holes (usually all from one side) to prevent obstructions being inserted through the holes to foul the wheels and are again cast in the usual light gray resin.

The wheels are cleanly cast and include the grease plug and relief valve on the centre hub and well defined spoke details. Each lightening hole has the plug added and only the casting point cleanup is all that is required.

The hub detail in the idler wheel is well defined with the lightening holes also having the plug added from one side.

The wheels can be used on any Sherman kit by simply drilling out the axle hole to the required diameter for the target kit bogies and then slipping into place while the idlers should fit most kit idler axles but again simply make any adjustments required.

There is a slight mould seam each side of the casting block point that will need smoothing out and any blemish remaining can be positioned at ground level and out of sight so this isn't a problem.

While the wheels are labeled for the Sherman, they could of course be used on any M3 Lee/Grant or M7/M10/M12/M36 kit as required to add additional details.

Highly recommended.

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SHERMAN A History of the
American Medium Tank

R.P.Hunnicutt. Presidio Books ISBN 0-89141-080-5
Thanks to Joe and Jeff of Tiger Model Designs for the review samples.

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