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General Discussions / What's coming for Q2/18?
« Last post by Rubicon Models on Today at 09:46:26 PM »
So... what is coming for Q2/18?



Enjoy!
;)
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Showcase & Gallery / Re: Tracks' M4 Medium tank thread
« Last post by ultravanillasmurf on Today at 09:25:56 PM »
Compare the Mantlet dot com (sans Russian mongooses).
Italeri/Warlord M4

Warlord M4A4.


I have three Rubicon 75mm turret sets to build, but only have 76mm (one original, one new) turrets built.
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Showcase & Gallery / Re: Tracks' M4 Medium tank thread
« Last post by Pinky on Today at 06:58:33 PM »
The plastic Sherman kits offered by Warlord Games are made by two different companies. The M4 kit was made by Italeri while both the M4A4 kits were made by PSC. I think both are good plastic kits, but I would have to agree with you in that the Italeri kit is a little better than the PSC kits.

The plastic Sherman V is okay, but no better than that.  The detail is very chunky, and parts of it are overscale.  It looks more like a resin model than a plastic one.  As I've mentioned, I threw my Vc Fireflies away when the Rubicon M4 and M4 Composite kits came out. 
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Showcase & Gallery / Re: Jimmys WIP Thread
« Last post by Jimmy_P on Today at 04:43:24 PM »

Thanks. Your Pz3 does look cool!


Hmm, good point on the thickness of the rod - I guess it's probably 1mm ish, was just what I had to hand. Think I will try and get some thinner rod and try again?

I don't tend to name tanks tbh!  :P
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Showcase & Gallery / Re: Tracks' M4 Medium tank thread
« Last post by Tracks on Today at 03:49:44 PM »
Did you forget the Warlord M4 ? Much better kit IMO than their A4 versions

Oops! My bad. I have the version listed as the M4A3, but you are correct in that it is the M4 version. It even says "M4 Sherman Medium Tank" right on the box (Doh!). I will fix the listing above.

The plastic Sherman kits offered by Warlord Games are made by two different companies. The M4 kit was made by Italeri while both the M4A4 kits were made by PSC. I think both are good plastic kits, but I would have to agree with you in that the Italeri kit is a little better than the PSC kits.
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Showcase & Gallery / Re: Tracks' M4 Medium tank thread
« Last post by ripley on Today at 04:11:55 AM »
Did you forget the Warlord M4 ? Much better kit IMO than their A4 versions
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Showcase & Gallery / Re: Tracks' M4 Medium tank thread
« Last post by Tracks on Today at 02:26:01 AM »
Not so many years ago the only Sherman tanks (or any vehicles really) available in 1:56 (28mm) scale were these resin kits with metal bits.  These days the gamer/modeler has a pretty good selection of plastic Sherman tanks in 1:56 (28mm) scale to choose from, and these new plastic kits are far superior than the old resin kits. Especially with the Rubicon Models kits because of all the options they provide with most of the parts from the different kits being interchangeable. This gives the gamer/modeler a wide assortment of choices.

Currently Rubicon offers the following plastic kits:
M4A3 / M4A3E8 Sherman - http://www.rubiconmodels.com/products.php?i=55
M4A2(W)76 Sherman - http://www.rubiconmodels.com/products.php?i=67
M4A2 Sherman / Sherman Mk III - http://www.rubiconmodels.com/products.php?i=68
M4 Sherman / Firefly IC - http://www.rubiconmodels.com/products.php?i=73
M4 Composite / Firefly IC Hybrid - http://www.rubiconmodels.com/products.php?i=74

Warlord Games (WG) also has a few to offer:
M4 (75) Sherman - (by Italieri for WG)
M4A4 (75) Sherman - (by Plastic Soldier Company for WG)
M4A4 Firefly - (by Plastic Soldier Company for WG)



This gives us a really good selection of plastic Sherman tanks to choose from, but as mentioned earlier in this thread, the only major version of the Sherman tank in plastic missing from the list above is the M4A1 with its cast upper hull, but it has been said that Rubicon Models will be releasing a plastic kit of the M4A1 in the future.
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Will there also be resin T-34 tracks?  While the plastic tracks are pretty good, I am quite interested in Rubicon's planned range of extra-detailed replacement tracks.
Good point. To my shame I have not got the existing tank destroyers, but the original T34 tracks do lack detail on the inner surface.
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Showcase & Gallery / Re: Jimmys WIP Thread
« Last post by ultravanillasmurf on April 24, 2018, 03:53:29 PM »
That looks good. Following Ballardian's idea, you might want to add the lever on top of the breech.

As mentioned above, you just need to give the impression

What thickness rod did you use? I have 0.4mm (4mm scale handrails), 0.7mm (7mm scale handrails) and 1.0 and 1.5mm (various reinforcement and gun barrels).

By the way, are you going to call your M18 "Patsy" (or more obscurely "Rachel")?
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