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4 years 2 months ago #1 by IAN
(NZ) Firefly Vc was created by IAN
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
C. Squadron
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.

AFN.

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4 years 2 months ago #2 by Bishop
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Goodness me that looks good. You nailed it Ian. Superb!!

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4 years 2 months ago #3 by shaunfletcher
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Cracking job, and lovely and filthy as tanks should be!
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4 years 2 months ago - 3 years 7 months ago #4 by Powder
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4 years 2 months ago #5 by Viperbuilder
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That's some pretty neat weathering Ian. I like a lot.

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Airfix 1-48 Tiger Moth
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4 years 2 months ago #6 by Michaels Models
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Wow that looks very nice.

I like how the markings blend into the weathering.

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4 years 2 months ago #7 by Grant
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Nice work Ian :)
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4 years 2 months ago #8 by Calum
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Lovely Firefly Ian. Weathering looks just right
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4 years 2 months ago #9 by Maarten
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Very nice Weathering

'' I could sense things were about to kick off, so I got out of there !''


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4 years 2 months ago #10 by grover
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That came out mint Ian, and as Maarten said, great weathering. When you say NZ firefly, is that a US marking on the back? What's the story with this tank?

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4 years 2 months ago - 3 years 7 months ago #11 by Powder
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4 years 2 months ago #12 by grover
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Powder wrote:

grover wrote: also a nice aiming point for any Stukas in that happened to be around.

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4 years 2 months ago #13 by Xtr3meNZer
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Very nice Ian. Quite a neat model you have done here, looks fantastic.
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4 years 2 months ago #14 by Wally
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Cracking job there Ian ... Nicely done!

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4 years 2 months ago #15 by Kiwimav
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Awesome stuff mate. Great build and finish, well done.



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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.
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4 years 2 months ago #16 by Tiger
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This has turned out very nice Ian.
Awesome weathering.
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4 years 1 month ago #17 by IAN
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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.

AFN, stay tuned.

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4 years 1 month ago #18 by Marder38
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Very nice great weathering.
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4 years 1 month ago #19 by Terry
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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!
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4 years 1 month ago #20 by Bishop
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The saddest thing is that Tasca didn't last long. I wish I'd been able to get one of their Shermans, DMLs are good, but these were the best.

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4 years 1 month ago #21 by IAN
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Just did an eBay (UK) search for 'Tasca' in the 'toys & games' section and came-up with 26 hits !!

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