BRITISH SHERMAN VC FIREFLY TASCA 1/35

I made it in October 2008.

BRITISH SHERMAN FIREFLY TASCA 1/35 BOX PACKAGEThere are many parts in this kit and required chassis assemble. But with the detailed real car explanation and assembly explanation, Tasca is a reliable plastic model company. It seems I can complete it with careful assembling.
I heard that this kit was long-awaited from Sherman-fans. As of today, that kind of people cut and joint, joint and cut various kits and bought many garage kits.
(2008/10/13)

BRITISH SHERMAN FIREFLY TASCA 1/35 MAKINGI was surprised there were four belt caterpillars. I thought the two pieces since I was accustomed to the Tamiya kit.
(2008/10/13)

BRITISH SHERMAN FIREFLY TASCA 1/35 MAKINGRivet of the trank roller is like garbage after apart from the runner. There was a piece of advice about 12 trank rollers, saying that “Applying to the detail improvement separating the rivet taken to the runner might be good”. I put up 12 rivets to 12 circles each and 144 pieces in total.
(2008/10/13)

BRITISH SHERMAN FIREFLY TASCA 1/35 MAKINGOnly I was able to assemble the wheels, but a sense of accomplishment arose since it’s very hard work. I took a picture of commemoration here.
(2008/10/13)

BRITISH SHERMAN FIREFLY TASCA 1/35 MAKINGTemporarily assemble is good condition. Each part’s quality is excellent.
(2008/10/13)

BRITISH SHERMAN FIREFLY TASCA 1/35 MAKINGThis part will almost invisible when usual assembling even if the good quality photo-etched parts.

BRITISH SHERMAN FIREFLY TASCA 1/35 MAKINGI bond the caterpillar without floating while holding the space with the toothpick.
(2008/10/19)

BRITISH SHERMAN FIREFLY TASCA 1/35 MAKINGAssembling was almost completed.

BRITISH SHERMAN FIREFLY TASCA 1/35 MAKINGI was able to make the photo-etched parts light guard very well. A Jig made of plastic parts was attached, and all modelers can shape them comparatively easily.

BRITISH SHERMAN FIREFLY TASCA 1/35 MAKINGThere are a lot of detailed parts under the back of the body.

BRITISH SHERMAN FIREFLY TASCA 1/35 MAKINGAlmost parts joint was very good. It’s not necessary to adjust at all because parts are matching each other without too loosing or too tightly.
(2008/10/25)

BRITISH SHERMAN FIREFLY TASCA 1/35 MAKINGI loaded luggage from accessories set of Tamiya.

BRITISH SHERMAN FIREFLY TASCA 1/35 MAKINGLike camp tools such as a bucket, jerrican, canvas seats, and field bags of fold type.

BRITISH SHERMAN FIREFLY TASCA 1/35 MAKING BRITISH TANK CREWI bought this resin head by a sale about one and a half year ago, and It finally debuted.
(2008/10/26)

BRITISH SHERMAN FIREFLY TASCA 1/35 PAINTINGBasic painting color was olive drab. To apply the change a little since it was only one color. I expressed light and shade with the airbrush.
(2008/11/01)

BRITISH SHERMAN FIREFLY TASCA 1/35 PAINTINGAll parts are painted but before weathering.
(2008/11/05)

BRITISH SHERMAN FIREFLY TASCA 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOFirefly was installed British army 17-pound antitank cannon on the usual Sherman turret if I can say simple explanation. Since 17-pound antitank cannon was the only weapon to defeat Tiger and Panter front armor, the British put the cannon on Sherman by force.

BRITISH SHERMAN FIREFLY TASCA 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOActually, this tank has played an important role in the combat since Normandy.  Germany was beware Firefly, and they gave priority more than other Sherman and almost every time Firefly was under attack first.

BRITISH SHERMAN FIREFLY TASCA 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOSince the turret of Sherman is too small for 17-pound artillery, the wireless machine installation space is lost. A big box attached behind is connected with the turret on the inside and placed the wireless machine.

BRITISH SHERMAN FIREFLY TASCA 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOBecause it was a mono color paint, I put a change on the coloring a little.

BRITISH SHERMAN FIREFLY TASCA 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOI loaded many equipment and bags on the back of this tank.

BRITISH SHERMAN FIREFLY TASCA 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOI did the washing and rubbed the pastel on the chassis. The belt type caterpillar is nice quality.

BRITISH SHERMAN FIREFLY TASCA 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOThe head was exchanged to the resin and I added the headphone code. I suppose this facial expression is very natural.

BRITISH SHERMAN FIREFLY TASCA 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOWhat feeling is that four crews live in the tank while moving the front?

BRITISH SHERMAN FIREFLY TASCA 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOThe square hatch for a gunner is the original of Firefly. I attached the small searchlight.

BRITISH SHERMAN FIREFLY TASCA 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOThe real AFV’s OVE was painted in the same as the body color. But the effect of showing, it’s better to paint a different color.

BRITISH SHERMAN FIREFLY TASCA 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOAt first, I start assembling, I didn’t have any emotion for Firefly. After complete all, it looks very reliable tank and good looking!
(2008/11/08)

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