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Work In Progress / Re: SdKfz 222/223/260/261 - Question?? 180426
« on: April 26, 2018, 12:19:55 AM »
Can anyone give it an offical name for this piece of wire?
We know it is a bumper or fender guide...


General Discussions / What's coming for Q2/18?
« on: April 25, 2018, 09:46:26 PM »
So... what is coming for Q2/18?


Would be nice to get a small and large hatch version

You are a spoiled kid... by us, lol.

Work In Progress / Re: Digital Sculpts - British Helmets 180422
« on: April 22, 2018, 02:14:48 PM »
Something British... at work!


We have not forgotten... work continues... slowly!!


Showcase & Gallery / Airfix Model World - May 18 (issue 90)
« on: April 21, 2018, 11:41:34 PM »
Airfix holds a unique appeal for me and has been an important part of my childhood. The May 2018 (Issue 90) of Airfix Model World featured Steve Perry "Best-in-Show" from the South Cheshire show. The magazine wrote, "...what could be achieved from wargaming kits, using Rubicon's 1/56 vehicles and figures to recreate a North African scene of Erwin Rommel and his Afrika Korps preparing for battle".

Three years of teamwork had propelled and established Rubicon Models into the 1/56 scale wargaming and military modelling market worldwide. We even find our way into the hard-to-penetrate Japanese market a year ago! We are still young and eager to do better for years to come...



Or could you possibly make the two vented rear air intakes as separate pieces ,and add them onto your plastic spruce?? That shouldn't take up much space at all.

Too late to do that now as all the plastic sprues for the early Panzer IV had been done.  We had looked into something similar to your idea but felt the structure would be too weak as a wargaming kit.

Thought someone was asking for this...

This piece is just too large to fit onto the plastic sprue, but should be an excellent upgrade piece in resin!


Showcase & Gallery / Re: Tracks' M4 Medium tank thread
« on: April 19, 2018, 05:23:02 PM »
The only major version of the Sherman tank missing from the list is the M4A1 Sherman. You know, the one with the fully cast, rounded upper hull that actually went into production first. I still find it strange that Rubicon Models decided to release the M4 Composite before the more popular and numerous M4A1, but they must have had their reasons for this.

There are just too many open-ended projects that we need to get finished, not just the mould-making phase, but the support-phase... that's decals and manual composition.  Creating an assembly instruction takes up more time than anyone would have expected; especially trying to fit everything onto 3 or 5 pages of B5-size paper.

The M4A1 is a lot of work when compared with the other Shermans. Many new components needed to be created; not only the hull, but we have to include the original bogie and suspension, the 3-piece transmission cover, and the tracks. Once started, we cannot stop until finished. Being that said, we will restart the project to complete the M4A1 soon!  It is just a case of priority with so many on-hand projects.

On a side note, we are also talking to our resin design team to look into creating more add-on kits similar to the deep wading truck and the T34 Calliope for the Shermans.  Who knows what they will think of... ;)

General Discussions / Re: What's Warlord up to?
« on: April 16, 2018, 11:18:28 PM »
RE: Perry's WW2 American...

I was talking to Alan Perry at Salute during a break, he told me they still have to do one more set of plastic mounted Agincourt Knights 1415-29 before they can do anything with the WW2 Americans.  This is what he said...

"Michael was showing the very early stages of some WWII US Infantry (Mediterranean theatre) he's been working on. Only two at the moment but the will be twelve torsos (with enough frames for three squads) on the main frame plus more on the command. They are wearing the M1941 Parsons field jacket, standard in Tunisia and Italy although still seen on troops up to the end of the war, plus canvas gaiters. There will be all the weapons you'd expect on the frame and more if we have room. There is no release date for these either (mainly as Michael has only just started making them!)"


General Discussions / Re: What's Warlord up to?
« on: April 16, 2018, 10:46:50 PM »
They also had the sprues for their 8.8cm FlaK 36 & a pre-production PaK 43 in the 'coming soon' cabinet at Salute.

Just too busy at Salute to go over to the Warlord booth and take a look at their coming soon display.  From what I was told, the plastic  FlaK 36 is just the gun without crew; and the PaK 43 is resin with pewter parts.  Is this correct?

Lucky for us, ours is a FlaK 36 or 37 with both crew and carriage; and our FlaK 43 will come with crew and carriage as well.


General Discussions / Re: Salute 2018 - Thank You 190415
« on: April 15, 2018, 05:51:29 PM »
Thank for everyone on the forum who had dropped by and say hello; and showing support by leaving some coins on our table.  Is always nice to have a face to your forum name!

Our next show will be at UK Games Expo in Birmingham, 3 days between Jun 1 and 3.  Hope to see you there!


Work In Progress / Re: The Carro Armato P43(Bis) in resin
« on: April 15, 2018, 05:43:56 PM »
Here is the instruction for the P34, just in case someone needs it!


Work In Progress / Re: The Krupp-Steyr Waffenträger in resin
« on: April 15, 2018, 05:41:50 PM »
Here is the instruction in case someone needs it...


Work In Progress / Re: The Krupp-Steyr Waffenträger in resin
« on: April 15, 2018, 05:33:14 PM »
I did not have any instructions

Seems like there is a packing error. After your report, we have checked all our packaging for the Waffenträger, there are no instruction but have included a French vehicle decal sheet (which should not be there).  We are now addressing the issue.

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