Friday, 15 March 2013

Firefly (Not the Joss Whedon show)

I know, I know, you all thought I would be blogging about Mal Reynolds and the "special hell," but it is just boring old models this time. Sorry to disappoint. I finished the Revell firefly a few weeks ago and have only now gotten round to putting it up here. It is a very simple kit, and the broken bridge section you get with it is actually one of the more useful bits of scenery you get with the former Matchbox kits. I haven't painted my one yet though, I probably should.

So here she is in all her glory. In an effort to try and make each of my vehicles a bit unique, I added some extra armour to the sides and in front of the hull crew hatches. I also followed photos on the internet in an effort to hide the length of the gun. Apparently this was common practice to trick the Germans into thinking it was a normal sherman until too late (citation needed). The commander is probably from a Quad and 25pdr kit, or is a former jeep driver. Who knows? I remember the days when we would buy Airfix kits, and in each box you got a form to send off in case you lost a part. We were very careless and often lost the crews of our cannons, and drivers of vehicles... Airfix were very obliging in sending us new ones, and hey presto, extra crew!

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