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In my haste to start my 6pdr gun and carrier - I forgot to do my RFI for the Sherman Firefly that I finished in the run up to Christmas.  This was a MASSIVELY enjoyable build.  The PSC KIT is designed for wargamers - but is great for an AFV beginner like me.  It simply fell together and all I had to do was drill a few lifting hook holes and find something to make aerials with.  With the Sherman GB going on at present - don't be confused - this isn't part of that - it's just a bit of pre Christmas fun...

 

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...and if you were wondering how we got here - here is the WIP thread...

 

 

I hope you like it and thanks for taking a look - Steve

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20 minutes ago, Gorby said:

Don't know if it's just me, but I'm not seeing the pics Steve.

The pictures are showing here - anyone else having a problem???

...I'll go and check on another computer...

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Just now, Gorby said:

I can see then now, and your targety thing looks excellent.

Do I gather you are 'on the other team' :lol:

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3 minutes ago, BIG X said:

Do I gather you are 'on the other team' :lol:

Are you suggesting I bat for the other team? :shocked:

I was just think how much my Ju 87G would like to meet your target I mean tank. :wicked:

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59 minutes ago, Gorby said:

Are you suggesting I bat for the other team? :shocked:

I was just think how much my Ju 87G would like to meet your target I mean tank. :wicked:

Hey - it's a free world - but I guess I could have chosen my words better :giggle:

...but you have given me an idea - I never thought of diving Stukas - I only have B's and R's though - no G' s - was that the one with the big cannon underneath???

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I've been messing about 'experimenting' with scenery - well a bit of cardboard and stuff - for a more 'dramatic look for the Sherman - here it is...

 

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Ker-boom!!!!!!

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7 hours ago, Gorby said:

Are you suggesting I bat for the other team? :shocked:

I was just think how much my Ju 87G would like to meet your target I mean tank. :wicked:

And what is the definition of air superiority?

 

Oh yes, I remember: a tank on the runway. 😉

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That would be great if it were in 1/35th, in one seventy-tooth it's super-fantastic.

 

As for the diorama I'd have 'sunk' the vehicles into the track, otherwise it's simple yet very effective.

 

Rearguards,

Badder

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22 minutes ago, Badder said:

That would be great if it were in 1/35th, in one seventy-tooth it's super-fantastic.

 

As for the diorama I'd have 'sunk' the vehicles into the track, otherwise it's simple yet very effective.

 

Rearguards,

Badder

Praise indeed coming from a top man like yourself.  This was only an 'experiment' with a bit of painted white card / PVA / green stuff / tufts etc...

 

Building convincing dioramas is a skill I haven't even consider - yet...

...but I do follow your ever evolving dio with great interest and marvel at the stuff you achieve.

Thanks for the encouragement ;)

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On ‎21‎/‎01‎/‎2018 at 16:35, Gorby said:

Are you suggesting I bat for the other team? :shocked:

I was just think how much my Ju 87G would like to meet your target I mean tank. :wicked:

At Gorby's specific request I bought this today...

 

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The Academy JU87-G2 'KANONEN VOGEL' - for the princely sum of 7 quid from my LMS - which is having a closing down sale.

Who could resist a Stuka with guns that big :mental:

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