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Official Assembly Instructions / 280054 M4A2(76)W Sherman
« Last post by Rubicon Models on October 23, 2017, 11:16:40 PM »
Assembly Instruction for M4A2(W)76 Sherman

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Assembly Instruction for M3/M3A1 Expansion - M21 MMC & Tarpaulin Set

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Showcase & Gallery / Re: UVS models
« Last post by ripley on October 23, 2017, 07:36:28 PM »
If you look real close at the pictures , the Thompson seems  to have the   front grip like in the Gangster movies , so you might need to make a drum magazine . IRC the UK got  police type Thompsons early in the war , not the Military pattern   And the .50 has the shorter air cooled barrel used in air craft not the longer heavy ground mount barrel , you could probably use the barrel off a BA mg 34 with a little surgery might not be perfect but would look the part
Showcase & Gallery / Re: UVS models
« Last post by ultravanillasmurf on October 23, 2017, 04:09:33 PM »
Thanks Ripley.

Interesting the location of the twin Vickers K, centre of the load bed giving the possibility of all round fire.

The ammo boxes are .303 (or .30) so are "afterwards" reloads for the BREN or the K.

I will add two more jerry cans to the bonnet (marked with the white cross as water) and some more soft stowage. Perry tin hats will need to be added to the stowage. Not sure what to do about small arms. There are three options for Thompsons: Perry ones; Warlord ones and Hasslefree metal ones. There is a noticeable size difference, but I am not sure if there is a loose Perry one on the Eighth Army sprue.
Showcase & Gallery / Re: UVS models
« Last post by ripley on October 23, 2017, 07:09:20 AM »
Cool looking jeep . I think the ammo for the ,50 would be in the vehicle , not on the fenders . They're just going to buzz through the German position and probably fire off 50 - 60 rounds before they bugger off , they wouldn't stick around for a fire fight , their tactics were hit and run . Here's a couple of pictures of the same jeep  ( notice Thompson strapped across hood / bonnet )

 Lots of Jerry cans of fuel / water , extra spare tire on rear and packs / bags of personal kit
Same jeep again in color ! As with all colorized WW2 photos ( some are real bad  :o ) , check your own trusted sources
Showcase & Gallery / Re: UVS models
« Last post by ultravanillasmurf on October 23, 2017, 01:03:21 AM »

I saw a reference to double jerry cans after I had added that one. Other photographs show racks of jerry cans where the tanks have been added. Again after I started.

Ho hum, maybe next one.

I do need to add some straps to the ammo boxes. I did see one photograph with a box on the mudguard, the Rubicon ammo crate was too large. Now I can only find a reenactor one.

Still lots to add.

I will see if Hobby R Uz have the Tamiya liquid poly.
General Discussions / Re: Q4 New Releases - Which Models?
« Last post by Rubicon Models on October 23, 2017, 12:25:34 AM »
Q3 and Q4 usually are very busy for us, not particularly Rubicon Models product, but OEM-wise.

For Q3 each year, no matter how careful we scheduled our work and releases, the week-long Chinese National holiday ALWAYS messed up our new releases.  And Q4 is when basically ALL our OEM customers getting their stuff ready for Christmas.

Not sure if we will be late for Q4 again, we do have several surprises... wait until mid-November to find out!

PS: You can make an educated guess what is coming... might have a free Christmas gift for you... if you get it right!
Showcase & Gallery / Re: UVS models
« Last post by Pinky on October 23, 2017, 12:07:56 AM »
Good to see someone tackling the SAS version.  How are the crew?  They look very similar to Perry plastic 8th Army.

I like the soft stowage, as always.  The row of ammo boxes on the mudguard looks wrong though.  They're too wide and would probably get lost too easily.  And the extra fuel tanks were a post-North Africa feature.  There'd be a second spare on the rear rather than a single jerrycan.

I use Tamiya liquid cement for these kits.  And superglue to add any non-Rubicon stuff.
General Discussions / Q4 New Releases - Which Models?
« Last post by EarlyWarGamer on October 23, 2017, 12:05:54 AM »
We are nearly 3 weeks into Q4 and I am just wondering when we find out which models have been chosen to represent the Rubicon Offerings for the last quarter of the year?
Showcase & Gallery / Re: UVS models
« Last post by ultravanillasmurf on October 22, 2017, 11:28:39 PM »
So, after a bit of an absence, and only just over a month after buying it, I have started work on a Commonwealth Jeep.

This is going to go with the Perry Miniatures 8th Army figures, so LRDG Keffiyehs and guns, lots of guns.

Having looked at the Bolt Action Armies of Great Britain list, the (SAS) gun jeep has a forward facing HMG, either a LMG or MMG also firing forward, and twin rear firing LMG or MMG. The kit has the HMG, one forward firing BREN LMG (or a Vickers K MMG) and twin rear firing Vickers K MMG. So the twin rear mount was added to the back of the body.

As mentioned on the Studebaker build, I had difficulty getting the Rubicon ABS to notice the Humbrol liquid poly (and it is a newly opened bottle). This was an issue in assembling the wings, grille, chassis and upper body as there were no location tabs/pins.

There was also a fill issue on the upper body (just visible on the rear shot). Not a problem with the stowage festooned LRDG vehicle I was building.

I needed another crew member to operate the rear guns, so there is a kneeling Perry figure just placed for testing.

So, here is the state of play of the build (one shot is a bit earlier in the build).

I have used the rucksacks from the Allied Stowage set, fixed and filled with Greenstuff.

Thread was wrapped around the bumper to simulate a tow rope.

Besides needing some arms, the Perry figure will have his Keffiyeh extended further with Greenstuff.

Once that figure is completed I can pack the rest of the vehicle with stowage.
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