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Offline Ballardian

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What a Tanker made me do it... now with added Firefly IC
« on: July 02, 2018, 06:23:19 PM »
 Having picked up TFL's excellent WaT at Salute this year I thought that I'd better get some more appropriate tanks than my weird war collection (Comets & Centurions for my Brits & Panther F's, various E-series & Maus(es) for the Germans) to play it.
 Hence I acquired Rubicon's fantastic M4 models (an M4A2/Sherman III & an M4A1/ Firefly Ic) & WG's Cromwell. They're all good kits (as mentioned, the Rubicon ones are probably the best plastic kits in 1/56 I've seen - tons of options & fantastic fit).
 First up are the WG Cromwell & Rubicon M4A2 (both are awaiting TC's) - the Firefly will follow soon.

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Offline moiterei_1984

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Re: What a Tanker made me do it...
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2018, 08:29:39 PM »
That‘s actually some lovely bit of painting! The weathering in particular looks excellent.

Offline Driscoles

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Re: What a Tanker made me do it...
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2018, 07:00:18 AM »
Absolutely brill!
And if Rubicon is that good I should give em a try!
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Offline Captain Blood

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Re: What a Tanker made me do it...
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2018, 07:48:09 AM »
Absolute beauties  :-*
Wonderful distressing and battle-scarring.

Offline Ballardian

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Re: What a Tanker made me do it...
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2018, 11:27:54 AM »

 Many thanks, coming from painters whose work I've admired on this forum the kind words are much appreciated.
Driscoles - I'd stand by that statement, the Rubicon kits I've had experience of have been uniformly excellent. The M4 range (which are among the newer kits) are especially so - I was amazed by the options provided - (in the M4/Sherman I & M4A2/Sherman III kits) both large & small hatch upper hulls, both high & low bustle turrets, both Brit & US crew figures (for TC, driver & radio operator/bow gunner)  are provided & there's also provision for making 75mm, 105mm & 17pdr armed vehicles.

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Re: What a Tanker made me do it...
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2018, 12:18:21 PM »
Another vote for Rubicon from me, Björn. They are really excellent kits. Just the right balance between lovely detail and yet easy to put together. And almost always with lots of options, choices and extras. Highly recommended  :)

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Re: What a Tanker made me do it...
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2018, 08:04:31 PM »
Excellent work.

Offline rabenga

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Re: What a Tanker made me do it...
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2018, 04:58:47 AM »
Beautiful work sir!
Remember the patina!

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Re: What a Tanker made me do it... now with added Firefly IC
« Reply #8 on: Today at 12:33:26 PM »

 Here, as promised, is Rubicon's excellent Firefly IC - I did make (at least one) mistake - though the applique armour on the turret cheek is utilised in the instructions, I should have done a little research first - in images of IC's I've found, none seem to have it - a minor niggle but still an annoying mistake to have made :'(


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Re: What a Tanker made me do it... now with added Firefly IC
« Reply #9 on: Today at 01:15:10 PM »
Beautiful tanks
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Offline moiterei_1984

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Re: What a Tanker made me do it... now with added Firefly IC
« Reply #10 on: Today at 04:12:20 PM »
Wonderful once again! I‘d really appreciate any hints on how you’re doing your tracks. Looks really convincing.