Kit – Tasca 1:35
Paint – All Tamiya acrylics
Decals – Kit
Extras – Royal Models resin radio/storage bustle, RB turned aluminium barrel, Verlinden generic resin ‘Sherman stowage’. Other stowage from numerous sources.
Sherman Firefly Vc
NZ 20th Armoured Regt.
Italy, Spring 1945.
Now that it's done I am very pleased with it, so much so that I've dug-out an Academy M18 Hellcat that I started around eight years ago to sit alongside it - similar gun y'see !! - you'll see that in a few weeks. As ever thanks for taking the time to look and/or comment and please feel free to make any criticism or ask any questions.
My preference - WW2 RNZAF & Pacific Theatre, Allied & Axis, ETO, Mediterranean, AFV & figures
I enjoy doing research
Awesome stuff mate. Great build and finish, well done.
Update In Stash:
Lots of 1/35 Armor mainly WWII German and a few Modern British/American pieces, 1/32 Aircraft and 1/48 Aircraft. Aircraft chosen to replicate RNZAF and RAAF types through the years. Some RAF & USAF types exist also.
Thank you everyone - really appreciate the positive comments and as I've said before, I never take them for granted.
It was indeed a great project for a number of reasons, but the two BIGGEST reasons that it's turned-out well are simply: The quality of the kit - it is bl**dy fantastic, I've never enjoyed assembling an AFV kit as much as I've enjoyed this one. Second reason...
...I've longed to have a Firefly on the shelf for more years than I can tell you and it's only now that I have enough belief in my 'skills' to do justice to the subject.
So again everyone, thanks for the feedback. Next will be the early Super Sabre for our Vietnam Group Build (as soon as I can get back to the 'cave' - real life in general and school holidays in particular getting in the way), and I'm working on an Academy M18 Hellcat in the background aswell, not quite ready to show y'all that one just yet, but I'll be utilising and refining some of the techniques I used in this build. As this is written I've been looking at another NZ armour build for later in the year, more of that (very much) later.
Late to the party, but it's never too late to say nice work Ian. Your model confirms it's credentials as a top notch kit of this Sherman which is good for me because I have a Tasca NZ Firefly in my future must build pile!