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General Discussions / Re: Q1/2018???
« on: March 13, 2018, 04:28:31 AM »
tick, tock....
Any news yet Rubicon?

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.


Official Assembly Instructions / Re: 280059 PaK 40 AT Gun with Crew
« on: February 18, 2018, 08:24:49 AM »
Hi Rubicon, just wanted to point out a mistake in the Pak40 instructions.
I just built mine today, and part A25 is not mentioned, but needs to be attached to the gun barrel A14 in step 01.
The diag in step 1 shows these 2 parts joined but A25 is not mentioned.

I figured it out in a few secs and really enjoyed building the kit which looks great.
Cant wait to get it painted.

General Discussions / Re: British Shermans
« on: February 02, 2018, 04:55:17 AM »
Thar reasoning by Rubicon seems odd anyway as you get both hulls in the kit.
Anyway, not really an issue as it only takes 10 mins to measure, cut and glue on anyway.


General Discussions / Re: British Shermans
« on: February 01, 2018, 11:39:07 PM »
Cheers all, They were only minor niggles tbh and overall it is a superb kit which is light years ahead of WLG.

I will add some of the track links i have then as it also helps to give them an in use look.


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.


I have one of the WLG Wirblewinds on the paint table right now.
As others have said, the hull is a bog standard resin panzer IV ausf.H and includes gun cleaning tubes for the 75mm and left the motor gear housing on the rear.
There was quite a lot of work to get the hull looking right, but overall, now correct, it is still very basic detail.

The Wirblewind and the Jagdpanther are the 2 models i am now most looking forward to.

Having said that I am also wanting 3 decent Panzer IV ausf J which should (I hope) be available soon.


General Discussions / Re: Converting a Sdkfz 234/1
« on: January 17, 2018, 08:26:39 AM »
i have also done this conversion.
It looks great.

Work In Progress / Re: SdKfz 173 Jagdpanther - 3D Prototype 170918
« on: December 12, 2017, 04:20:36 AM »
.... and i was trying to be polite  :'(

General Discussions / Re: What's Warlord up to?
« on: December 12, 2017, 04:18:09 AM »
it would be good if 'someone' made a set of German tank riders in winter gear, and then a set of Ruskies. Both in plastic of course.

Work In Progress / Re: SdKfz 173 Jagdpanther - 3D Prototype 170918
« on: December 10, 2017, 07:09:51 AM »
OK, Thanks for the info.
I am sure Q4 and Q1 will have other tempting items.

Work In Progress / Re: SdKfz 173 Jagdpanther - 3D Prototype 170918
« on: December 10, 2017, 02:14:23 AM »
Any update on possible release date for the JP?
I see that Q4 has been announced, so maybe drop the JP into the Q1/18 release.

Work In Progress / Re: SdKfz 173 Jagdpanther - 3D Prototype 170918
« on: September 26, 2017, 02:27:07 AM »
I will probably end up getting just one as i very much doubt id ever play more than 1 in any game.

However, since when has that stopped me....

Loooks really good now.
Hoping this will be included in the Q3 2017 release.

Work In Progress / Re: SdKfz 7 Prime Mover 8t - SdKfz 7/1 170707
« on: July 07, 2017, 10:31:39 PM »
That looks damned fine.
Certainly looks like i will be getting 3 of the sdkfz7s now as i need a couple of tows plus a flak wagon.

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