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Thursday, November 28, 2019 - 07:26 PM UTC
After the announcement of Rye Field's new British Sherman VC Firefly, the company shares some details on the model.
RM-5038 - BRITISH SHERMAN VC FIREFLY

Pre-sale starts next Monday.
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Looking good, indeed! Although maybe a bit too much building-fun (= parts) for me. Still looking for a company to bring us some Duplex Drive Shermies in plastic!
NOV 28, 2019 - 08:46 PM
Looks very good! The parts I could compare with Tasca are one the same level or even better. The tracks are a huge improvement in my opinion. If assembled as designed, i.e to be workable, they will sag but this is easy to fix by glueing them "solid", at least the top run. Turning them into link-and-length is not an issue for me since I have no intention of motorizing it and driving it over my desk / Robin
NOV 28, 2019 - 09:50 PM
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NOV 29, 2019 - 03:04 AM
Very interesting indeed... despite the fact I have few Tasca Vc waiting for some care... side skirt splitted parts also need to be seen in plastic (vs 3D) even if they are not often seen on wartime pictures. Especially Polish T228615 -often seen in picture while training in UK (spring '44)- had them removed while sprocket wheel is from early open type not the late plain type as shown on the decals/color profile. This 1st Polish Armor.Div. version was already offered in Tasca Vc kit 35009.
NOV 29, 2019 - 11:17 AM
Interior surely? Nope?
NOV 30, 2019 - 01:46 PM
I don't see any parts that look like interior but I don't know Shermans well enough to be able to tell anyway
NOV 30, 2019 - 02:36 PM
I don't see any parts that look like interior but I don't know Shermans well enough to be able to tell anyway [/quote] Some bits of the 17 pounder gun mount and the full coaxial machine gun are there. There is also what appears to be the gunners sight periscope.
NOV 30, 2019 - 11:02 PM
I wish RFM would have a Firefly based on the DV Sherman Vs.
DEC 01, 2019 - 12:39 AM
... among the dozen Vc Firefly wartime pictures I've gathered thru years (books and web) only two show DV conversion for sure : a "beute" Firefly (no location or unit) and a Vc in Hamburg in may 45 (IWM -BU 5255). I've started a Vc Direct Vision with the beautiful M4A4 DV resin hull from Formations Model. Today It may be easier to get Resicast DV hull for Tasca kit.
DEC 01, 2019 - 09:12 AM
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