Dragon 1/35 Sherman Vc Firefly Part 1

I haven’t touched an armour kit in many years but I always enjoyed doing armor. Most of the kit’s back then were 1/72 scale. I have built a 1/72 WW1 Male tank and a M1 Abrams recently and enjoyed both of them. At our last local model club show I picked up this Dragon 1/35 Sherman Vc Firefly. I’ve always like the Sherman with the larger barrel of the 76.2 mm main gun. I’m looking forward to trying a newer kit. (The jury is still out on assembling the tracks!) The main hull pieces look quite good at first glance. Started construction on the road wheels and put a coat of Vallejo primer on them. Nest up will be the barrel and suspension.

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Airfix 1/72 Defiant Part 3

This is a reprint of a build I wrote up on the IPMS London message board.  I thought it was worth reposting to the blog. I’ve assembled all the major components and prepared them for priming. I decided to put the canopy and turret on at the point and mask them off. Canopy frames are never my strong point. (So why do I build WW2 aircraft again… ) I have an idea I will try post painting. The scheme I’ve decided to use is one of two that came with the kit. No 256 Sqn, out of RAF Catterick in Dec. 1940. This is an all black night scheme, perfect for the nature of this build.

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