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Adler Leon
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on Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:26 am
Had sometime to progress with the hybrids for 33 rd Brigade.
Combining two different PSC kits.
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The components

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the first cut across the hull, when this done you can measure the length along the hull for the second angled cut.
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showing the snall section of 30 thou plastic card to help fitting the front to the new rear hull

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the combined new hull

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new backplate with cut out.

will add new pics as things progress and put some cutting measurement up when I can.
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Firefly with the sand skirt storage bins
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on Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:43 am
Saw those on TMP and are coming on well.Just curious ,are the hullnwidths on the 2 models exactly the same? I would imagine that is an important factor on the conversion work as regards filling etc,
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on Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:09 am
Hello Colonel White,
Fortunately pretty much spot on. Not much filling  needed and the join is covered by the weld seam, thats the next stage when I get time to do it. Theres a pic missing from the sequence showing the hull togther when the applique armour panel taken off the rear hull, which shows the width fit is excellent.
The later Sherman had a lengthend hull so when fitted to the earlier front the addition plate is a bit too far forward.
Easy to fit new plasiticard ones.
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on Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:32 am
Thanks mate .Looking forward to seeing these when completed.
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on Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:31 am
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Pics showing the fitting of the hull parts, filling required and adding new applique armour plates and then the welded seams.
Will put all this togther with more details if anyone interested a bit later.
Oh and the slightly roughened look to the 'cheeks' of the cast hull is deliberate, apparently in real life they were decidely rough textured.
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on Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:19 pm
Construction finished and a base coat of the PSC British tank colour applied.
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and the Firefly Vc for the 44th RTR
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Now to get around to painting.
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on Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:54 am
Those are looking real good
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on Fri May 04, 2018 8:54 am
Basic paint job done, dark green over the base coat, feathered in medium tone and then feathered in highlight. Finished off with some 'stipple' dark green.
Colour contrast doesnt show up that well in the pics.
Now to varnish and do the decals and washes.
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on Fri May 04, 2018 9:02 am
Paint job, decals and basic weathering done just stowage to be added.
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on Fri May 04, 2018 2:58 pm
Very nice! Thanks for sharing how it all came together - much appreciated!

(And I need to resist the ADD and not start doing a bunch of these...)

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on Sat May 05, 2018 12:06 pm
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on Thu May 10, 2018 4:21 pm
Just put a basic pdf Hybrid how to guide up on the website via the British 20mm page.
Let me know if you think theres something missing from it.
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