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Re: 1/35 Sherman Firefly of the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:26 pm
by Martin Page
Last week just seemed like the longest but Sunday finally arrived and a good service was restored at the bench. First up I was back on wheel duty and again, quite a few bits for a very simple part...

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Two drive wheels completed.

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Next up section two and work began on the lower rear hull.

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Doors on and towing hooks in place.

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Few more bits of detail assembled ready for the next stage.

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It was good to finally get hold of some more substantial parts for the build, cut from the sprue and cleaned up was the main part for the lower hull. I also assembled the front lower hull and we have all the main components to complete this part.

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Running gear still not glued in as I still want to paint these as a separate and then of course could resist placing the upper hull to get a feel for things...

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Moving on and back into tiny part construction again and quite surprised on one of the smaller parts I had to drill four small holes to receive the viewing periscope protection cage...

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Quite a lot of hard work for what seems like not much payback on the flip side the detail is just awesome..!

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Not much to show for a solid days gluing but we're pushing on and looking forward to the next sitting.

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Little bit boring for the viewer right now but trying to push on, lots more to glue before we finally make it to the main event..!

Re: 1/35 Sherman Firefly of the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry

Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:38 pm
by Eric Sanger
Got it wrong; that foliage stuff is called "sea grass".
can't find that Shep Paine image (yet) but came across an old Andrea book on WWII dioramas, one of which could be useful to you, as it is set in the Normandy bocage.

Re: 1/35 Sherman Firefly of the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry

Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:43 pm
by Martin Page
Will you bring it along tomorrow so I can have a look mate?

Are you coming tomorrow?

Re: 1/35 Sherman Firefly of the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:28 am
by Martin Page
Another Sunday afternoon at the bench and another big session of gluing. Pushing on with this one now and by the end of the day it began to feel like I was making some progress...

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Moving onto the upper hull first job was to fit the headlights, cages and some grab handles.

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Then to the back and worked on the engine covers.

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Next I started a few of the larger elements for the turret construction.

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And then test fitted a few parts to see what we had...

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Not a bad afternoon and come the end of the day I was feeling I was getting somewhere. Next time I have to do all the hatches which in them selves are quite a complex build but some excellent detail.

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So ended another weekend and what felt like some solid progress, hopefully soon things will start to get a little more exciting.

Re: 1/35 Sherman Firefly of the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:09 pm
by Eric Sanger
nice progress Martin
you were working hard while the rest of us were "living it up" at Chalk Farm.
P.S. next meeting can you bring me some more of those club flyers (the printouts not the cards) so I can re-supply the Hannants shop
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Re: 1/35 Sherman Firefly of the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry

Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:26 am
by Martin Page
Sounds like you all had a ball on Sunday and another big haul in the competition..! Great work!

I will set a reminder and get those prints sorted out for you Eric, no problem...