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General Discussions / Q1/2018???
« on: February 19, 2018, 04:39:25 AM »
Hi all, have just completed building the last of my 8 Rubicon kits from the last 2 releases.
Was just Wondering what we can hope to see with the Q1 release.


General Discussions / British Shermans
« on: February 01, 2018, 08:01:03 PM »
Hi Rubicon, I have just completed my first Rubicon Sherman, the British version of the M4A2 (Sherman 111).

This is a trully great model, and i amd planning to get a few more (M4 & M4A2) to replace the old resin WLG Shermans in my British force.

I do have  a couple of niggles with it though.
First is that there are no spare track links in the kit which would have been nice to put onto the front of the tank.
I do have the Allied stowage box, but the Sherman track links are different to those on thios tank.

Second is that the add on armour is not included on the sprues, but is not a massive task to produce IF you have some suitable thin plasticard. I did not, so had to order a sheet.

Third issue is that in general practice British Shermans used the 30cal MG instead of the 50cal HMG in Normandy and beyond. I think there were only a couple of units that kept the ma deuce on their tanks.
I have used the 30cal mg from the Allied Stowage set, but now need to buy another stowage set so that i can fit a 30cal to all my new tanks. It would be great if you could include both types in the kits.


Wish Lists / VW Type 82 Kubelwagen
« on: May 24, 2017, 03:31:47 AM »
VW Type 82 Kubelwagen please.


General Discussions / Hetzer problem
« on: October 30, 2016, 09:15:20 AM »
Hi all, i feel a bit embarrased to ask on here, but not much else i can do.
I had thought about buying another kit, but there is only one set of front sprockets, but 4 different rear idlers in the kit.

I built a Rubicon Hetzer about 3 months ago, but due to other builds have only just got around to painting.
Tonight, to my horror, i discovered that i had not fitted the outer part of the front sprockets of this Flampanzer version.
I no longer have the box and am now missing parts A01 & A04.

Ive added a photo of the part completed Hetzer to show the missing part. I only noticed when i was painting the tracks.

Is it possible to get just these 2 parts so that i can complete my model.


Wish Lists / SDKFZ/7 Halftracks
« on: September 12, 2016, 07:18:19 AM »
I am suprised that no one has mentioned these yet.
These were a real workhorse and were used mainly as tow vehiles for A/T guns and light howitzers or as one of the Flak variants with a quad 20mm Flak43 or a single 37mm Flak36.

Fingers crossed.

Wish Lists / M18 Hellcat
« on: September 12, 2016, 07:11:04 AM »
I know there was some debate a long time ago about which Allied Tank Destroyers you would do, And since then we have the fabulous M10/M36 kits.
However, I now think it is wortwhile thinking about the M18 Hellcat again.

I am not wanting to build any more resin monsters, so will have to wait patiently for a shiny plastic version.


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