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Personal logo Whirlwind Supporting Member of TMP10 Apr 2021 1:27 p.m. PST

Can anyone identify all the different (model) manufacturers of Shermans? My 6mm WW2 collection has mainly been put together from Ebay, so there are quite a few different manufacturers' models in my collection. I am going to re-paint and re-base some of them for different levels of conflict and want to work out which manufacturers I need to go to to buy any additional items I need to fit in with the different bits.

I have tried my best to photograph them but it hasn't been easy to get good shots that show sufficient detail – I may try again soon when there is some better light.

Some of them are in this pic:


And there are others on my blog here: link

Captain Pete10 Apr 2021 4:30 p.m. PST

Hi Whirlwind

The only one I can positively identify is the one on the extreme left as a GHQ Firefly. The others are hard to tell.

It is possible the others could be Skytrex, H&R, Scotia, or even possibly some really old GHQ. The paint on some of these is very dark and thick so it is difficult to tell. The GHQ Firefly came out around 2004 or so.

Here is a GHQ Firefly with some other British Shermans also by GHQ.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP10 Apr 2021 5:22 p.m. PST

3rd from left is a Sherman hull, but is that a Sherman turret? I'd add Irregular to Captain Pete's list of possibles. Look for multiple variants, lots of stowage and every so often a TC sticking his head out.

JMcCarroll10 Apr 2021 6:10 p.m. PST

The second one down the line could be an older GHQ or a C in C model. Another maker was In Service Miniatures, lots of camo detail but were a little bit flat.

Mark 110 Apr 2021 8:02 p.m. PST

3rd from left is a Sherman hull, but is that a Sherman turret?

I believe that may be an H&R Sherman 76mm. I have the old H&R Sherman Jumbo 75s (not exactly the model shown), and the turret has the same somewhat imbalanced / asymmetrical look -- somewhat flatter on the left side (looking forward from the tank), more rounded on the right side.

(aka: Mk 1)

Personal logo Whirlwind Supporting Member of TMP10 Apr 2021 9:01 p.m. PST

Rather than go to the blog, I will put the rest of the pictures up here, if that is easier:






David Grech13 Apr 2021 10:29 a.m. PST

I would say most of them are Heroics and ros they have 7 versions of shermans not inc engineering versions
If you look on the underside they have an engraving h&r and eg us05 a rub with an abrasive rubber will high light the engraving

Personal logo Whirlwind Supporting Member of TMP14 Apr 2021 10:10 a.m. PST

thanks David, I will check that

captaincold6916 Jun 2021 2:30 p.m. PST

I know GHQ are more expensive, but the detail quality is just mind blowing compared to the others in the picture. Most metal/resin 15mm doesn't even look this good.

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