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Sherman Firefly Vc (RFM 1:35)


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I present my first Sherman in 1:35 scale. It’s the RFM kit of the Firefly Vc built straight out of the box with the markings of the 2nd Armoured Battalion, Grenadier Guards, 5 Guards Armoured Brigade in the Netherlands, September 1944 (so I assume involved with Market Garden). I got the hankering to build a larger scale Firefly after reading Brothers in Arms by James Holland over Christmas. Build thread can be found here:

 


A bit fiddly in places, but all in all a very satisfying build. Brush painted with Vallejo acrylic for the main colour, details in Tamiya acrylics and finished with various Vallejo washes. Hope I did it justice.


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On 8/14/2022 at 2:09 PM, IanC said:

Cracking job Simon. I like the subtle dust effects.

Thanks - and glad the dust effects came out well.

 

On 8/14/2022 at 2:30 PM, Stef N. said:

Well done Simon on a great model. Thanks for an enjoyable WIP too. Nice one.👏👍

no worries - glad you enjoyed it.

 

On 8/14/2022 at 10:42 PM, StuartH said:

Very good indeed 👏 Love the subtle dusty finish especially over the rear deck and the allied star...just right.

thanks - I’m really pleased how it came out. The star was a real worry at first - looked far too “bright”!

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I have brothers in arms on the shelf waiting to be read. Looks like I might also get a hankering to do a firefly after this as well. You’ve done a terrific job on this build with subtle weathering. Top job!

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Very nice, everything ties in nicely, really captured the look of a used but not abused Firefly, great work all round!

Might have to get one....:whistle:

 

Cheers

Darryl 

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HI Simon,

A nice result in your first AFV at 1/35, I imagine you will have noticed a difference with respect to the smaller scales, both positive and negative aspects....lol Personally, if there is no problem of space, I prefer the largest scale, with the exception of 1/16 which, due to price and space, is too much...

Cheers and TC

Francis.👍

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Thanks @FrancisGL not quite my first AFV in 1:35, but my first Sherman 🙂 but yes, very much noted the differences. Generally it’s subject that attracts me, but there are no doubt pros and cons in the choice of scale. In many ways 1:48 scale is the “sweet spot”, but the range is limited if you have a preference for British or Commonwealth subjects (like I do). I do like 1:35 scale - but storage/display space is becoming an issue!

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  • 2 months later...

Very nicely done Simon,

The washes give it an authentic grubby look. I'm still pondering how I'm going to break up the monotone paint on mine.

 

Wayne 

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Really nice Firefly 👍 

I don't know what it is but i have a thing for British armor. I have the very same kit in my stash and planning on building it in the near future and i will for sure take a look at your build thread.

 

cheers

David

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