Kit Preview : 1/76 MMS M4 75 Mid Production (kit #980)

About the manufacturer
MMS is the leading 1/76 white metal model brand. The quality of casting and level of detail are comparable to traditional plastic kits, albeit without etched metal detailing. Smaller details such as mirrors are often omitted , and the running gear of tracked vehicles is usually a simplified one piece casting where the guide teeth are backed by a solid metal strengthening strip.
Due to the tight packaging in unprotected plastic bags, parts often come bent or one might say, with pre-built battle damage. Care must be taken to straighten things out lest parts be broken.

About the vehicle
Please refer to the kit instructions hereunder.

About the kit

I have several of these MMS Shermans. Unfortunately I cannot say that they are perfect 1/76 representations. They all share the same basic hull, with rear panel differences and the same cast transmission cover.
The early 60 degree hull tanks have several issues: