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1/56 Sherman Firefly VC ***Finished***


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from the first Sherman STGB. Dragon 1/35

 

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I thought I’d give one of these a go. They are made for the War gaming community, 1/56 or 28mm the kit allows for various options as well as the firefly option.

 

The current Rubicon range is growing and the kits look really good once built, It’s been a New Years resolution for the past couple of years to build one of these kits so here goes.
 

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7 minutes ago, Bertie Psmith said:

Presumably once you start a Rubicon model, there's no going back. 😁

Bertie,

 

we’ll soon find out 🤣🤣🤣

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Hi Ozzy. Welcome to the GB. Great to have you here and with what looks like a great looking 1/56th kit. I'm impressed that it includes the figures and that many decals! :thumbsup: I'm looking forward to following your progress. 

Kind regards, 

Stix

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21 hours ago, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

Nice to see another Firefly in the build. 


cheer’s Dennis,

 

you can never have enough firefly.

 

20 hours ago, sardaukar said:

The Rubicon decal sets are amazing, I wish other manufacturers would take note.

 

I was surprised to see the decals sheet with the amount of options for units.

 

15 hours ago, PlaStix said:

Hi Ozzy. Welcome to the GB. Great to have you here and with what looks like a great looking 1/56th kit. I'm impressed that it includes the figures and that many decals! :thumbsup: I'm looking forward to following your progress. 

Kind regards, 

Stix

cheers Stix,

 

I’m really looking forward to getting into the kit looks really well moulded and detailed.

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10 hours ago, Ozzy said:

you can never have enough firefly.

With you on that one, great to see more Fireflies.

 

The kit looks good; I can only echo other people's comments about the range and scope of the decal options.

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1 hour ago, Robert Stuart said:

With you on that one, great to see more Fireflies.

 

The kit looks good; I can only echo other people's comments about the range and scope of the decal options.

Thanks Robert,

 

it’s not just the decals, there are 2 turrets to allow you to build a number of different options If only I had 2 Hulls.

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  • 2 months later...

I finally pulled my finger out and started this build after I got side tracked building a Harrier GR3,  in the box you get all the bits to build 75, 105mm Sherman’s as well as the Firefly.

 

the tracks are one piece with the addition of the rear bogeys and sprocket.

 

the detail on the kit is really nice, I did need to buy some solvent based glue as my Deluxe materials non solvent glue wasn’t that successful.

 

the crew figures look really detailed, the driver has two bits on the side to attach to the hull.

 

next to get some paint on.

 

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Hi Ozzy! Great to have you back and that does look like a really well detailed model for such a small scale! Lovely job!

Kind regards,

Stix

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3 hours ago, PlaStix said:

Hi Ozzy! Great to have you back and that does look like a really well detailed model for such a small scale! Lovely job!

Kind regards,

Stix


thanks Stix,

 

a bit of alfresco modelling and a chance to use some solvent based glue while keeping the family happy, yeah I’m really impressed with the kit and the detail you get. 
 

I'm going to add some plastic card to add the side armour patches before adding some paint.

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Looking good with the paint going on, Ozzy. Lovely job.

Kind regards,

Stix

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9 hours ago, PlaStix said:

Looking good with the paint going on, Ozzy. Lovely job.

Kind regards,

Stix

Thanks Stix,

 

getting there, a bit more done today added the figures and painted the tools.

 

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12 hours ago, bigfoot said:

Looking good Ozzy. Those rubicon kits are nice, I’ve built a couple. Nice paint work on it, I like the figures.

Thanks Bigfoot,

 

they are really nice kits, I can see me getting a couple more in the future.

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  • Ozzy changed the title to 1/56 Sherman Firefly VC ***Finished***

Calling this one finished, I can highly recommend building a Rubicon kit they are very nice.

 

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19 hours ago, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

Well done on this, the dust effects look great. 

Cheers Dennis,

 

she’s looking just right for a dusty summer advance through France.

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Hi Ozzy and well done! Great to see this one in the Gallery!! It does look impressive for the scale and nice work on the dusty weathering! :thumbsup:

Thank you for building it in this GB.

Kind regards,

Stix

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5 hours ago, PlaStix said:

Hi Ozzy and well done! Great to see this one in the Gallery!! It does look impressive for the scale and nice work on the dusty weathering! :thumbsup:

Thank you for building it in this GB.

Kind regards,

Stix

Thanks Stix,

 

the scale has loads of possibilities for some nice dioramas in the future.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Nice Ozzy. They're not too shabby them wargaming models. Simple to put together and then your own work to bring them to life. I acquired a Warlord T-34 which I'll be having a bash at soon.

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On 24/06/2022 at 21:23, Bodmin said:

Nice Ozzy. They're not too shabby them wargaming models. Simple to put together and then your own work to bring them to life. I acquired a Warlord T-34 which I'll be having a bash at soon.

Cheers mate,

 

they are nice kits and there is a really good range of subjects covered, I look forward to seeing your T-34 as I’ve not built a warlord kit before. 

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