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Re: Codename: Sherman 2016 - M4 Shermans 171103
« Reply #300 on: November 03, 2017, 05:52:09 PM »
Excellent.

I might have to use my remaining four Warlord ones as other things (Kangaroos, BARV etc.).

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Re: Codename: Sherman 2016 - M4 Hybrid 171105
« Reply #301 on: November 05, 2017, 02:49:29 PM »
If you love what you see on the M4 Sherman post earlier, you might love this even more!





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Re: Codename: Sherman 2016 - M4 Hybrid 171105
« Reply #302 on: November 05, 2017, 07:14:45 PM »
Excellent.

The lift rings and the lamp/siren brush guards are the only thing that detract from the model, the former is fixable (drill or replace), the latter are more difficult.

My only problem is what do I get?

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Re: Codename: Sherman 2016 - M4 Hybrid 171105
« Reply #303 on: November 06, 2017, 09:56:48 PM »
One of each? And every variant? No? Just me?
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Re: Codename: Sherman 2016 - M4 Hybrid 171105
« Reply #304 on: November 07, 2017, 12:52:56 AM »
One of each? And every variant? No? Just me?
I was thinking a three or four tank platoon of Sherman II tanks, a replacement platoon of Sherman I tanks and a couple of Sherman ICs, one hybrid, one standard.

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Re: Codename: Sherman 2016 - M4 Hybrid 171105
« Reply #305 on: November 08, 2017, 05:38:09 AM »
My plan is a US brigade.. just need Rubicon to do Chaffees to finish it off though.

Then do one of each variant on top of that.
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Re: Codename: Sherman 2016 - M4 Hybrid 171105
« Reply #306 on: November 08, 2017, 09:53:09 AM »
Well it looks as though the Warlord Fireflies I bought are going in the bin - the Hybrid Firefly wins over those on every level. 

I need to pick up some of the latest releases too.

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Re: Codename: Sherman 2016 - M4 Hybrid 171105
« Reply #307 on: November 08, 2017, 05:47:02 PM »
Well it looks as though the Warlord Fireflies I bought are going in the bin - the Hybrid Firefly wins over those on every level. 
It depends on what theatre and period you are modelling, until Rubicon deliver a Sherman V I am stuck with the Warlord ones.

Admittedly I have a platoon of Warlord M4s painted as Guards, which did not have M4s (but no other Shermans were available).

The Rubicon ones will be finished as members of units that had them.
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Re: Codename: Sherman 2016 - M4A2 Sprue Layout 171114
« Reply #308 on: November 14, 2017, 08:00:49 PM »
DO YOU KNOW... For the same retail price of a 2-sprue kit, this is what you are getting from Rubicon Models... Multiple build choices and options in a box full of goodness! Not to mention a robust waterslide decal sheet plus a detailed assembly instruction is included.  What are you waiting for?



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Re: Codename: Sherman 2016 - M4A2 Sprue Layout 171114
« Reply #309 on: November 15, 2017, 07:24:22 AM »

Looks good, enough bits to make two complete turrets then...? No crew though?

Incidentally, are you guys planning to do the M4A4 / Sherman V or not?

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Re: Codename: Sherman 2016 - M4A2 Sprue Layout 171114
« Reply #310 on: November 15, 2017, 10:28:15 AM »
Jimmy , the small sprue  in the bottom right hand corner  ( above the copyright ) is the figure sprue . IRC ,  Rubicon posted a picture of it full size showing the figures ( both 3 Yanks & 3 Brits ) on one of the ( many )  Sherman  threads . Someones bound to remember what thread and when posted  , I don't  I'm afraid  :-[   Sprue shown in Assembly Instructions Sherman M4A2 / Sherman III & M4A2 76mm tank . I found it ! ;D
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Re: Codename: Sherman 2016 - M4A2 Sprue Layout 171114
« Reply #311 on: November 17, 2017, 07:43:38 AM »
Jimmy , the small sprue  in the bottom right hand corner  ( above the copyright ) is the figure sprue . IRC ,  Rubicon posted a picture of it full size showing the figures ( both 3 Yanks & 3 Brits ) on one of the ( many )  Sherman  threads . Someones bound to remember what thread and when posted  , I don't  I'm afraid  :-[   Sprue shown in Assembly Instructions Sherman M4A2 / Sherman III & M4A2 76mm tank . I found it ! ;D

Ah okay, thanks!

Yank crews and no Russians is a bit of a shame for the A2 though. I assume it's the same sprue with the other Shermans?


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Re: Codename: Sherman 2016 - M4A2 Sprue Layout 171114
« Reply #312 on: November 17, 2017, 10:03:19 AM »
Rubicon are also working on stand alone crew figure kits  , German and Russians if IRC . I seem to recall the Germans have 4 upper torsos with I think about 8 heads and a whole bunch of arms . Something like 60 variations of ways to  build them . As your fairly new here , do you self a favor and read all the Work In Progress threads , Rubicon have lots of ideas for vehicle and figure kits , some they follow through on , others get back burnered for another time . The Digital Sculpts thread ( about 6 threads down in WIP ) shows some figure sets Rubicon is thinking about or actually working on
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Re: Codename: Sherman 2016 - M4A2 Sprue Layout 171114
« Reply #313 on: November 17, 2017, 05:29:59 PM »
Yeah, considering that the US only took delivery of six M4A2 76(w), it did seem strange to have US crew. That said, they would needed to have created a brand new spruce for the Russians and I understand the costs and stuff.
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Re: Codename: Sherman 2016 - M4A2 Sprue Layout 171114
« Reply #314 on: November 17, 2017, 06:33:38 PM »
Yeah, considering that the US only took delivery of six M4A2 76(w), it did seem strange to have US crew. That said, they would needed to have created a brand new spruce for the Russians and I understand the costs and stuff.

The Russian Tank Crew blister will soon be available, so there will be no shortage of Soviet tank crews in the very near future!  A recap if you have seen them yet...





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