All Tamiya Sherman VVSS kits use the same lower hull that is molded to fit the three piece transmission and final drive housing, Fig 1.  This results in a fairly cobbled together appearance when used with the later single piece housing, Fig 3.  The solution here is to fill the areas with sheet styrene before assembly and then remove the dog-ear off the transmission cover, Fig 4.

Tamiya Sherman M4 Lower Hull
Tamiya Sherman Final Drive and Transmission Housing
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