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On 11/23/2021 at 12:20 AM, JohnB said:

For some reason I didn't really notice this kit has SO MANY little fiddly pieces. It's about to drive me blind!!! Jeeze Louise! 🤪

That's why there are so many new 1/16 kits out there, the usual suspects doesn't get younger :D. Dragon has a 1/6 scale Sherman in their portfolio, if I'm right.

Your turret work looks fine and don't get too irritated about the tiny bits and pieces. Armor building is a different breed and I'm sure you'll like it for a change.

Cheers Rob

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49 minutes ago, DocRob said:

That's why there are so many new 1/16 kits out there, the usual suspects doesn't get younger :D. Dragon has a 1/6 scale Sherman in their portfolio, if I'm right.

Your turret work looks fine and don't get too irritated about the tiny bits and pieces. Armor building is a different breed and I'm sure you'll like it for a change.

Cheers Rob

Thanks Rob. I had to break out my magnifier for this build! LOL :)

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On 11/22/2021 at 6:20 PM, JohnB said:

For some reason I didn't really notice this kit has SO MANY little fiddly pieces. It's about to drive me blind!!! Jeeze Louise! 🤪

Yeah John you almost want to make a rack for A,B,C,D............trees .I have seen were guys have done that I never thought for a plane but these RFI kits................;)

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4 hours ago, Peterpools said:

John

Your speed and tempo hasn't slowed down a bit on your Sherman build. Looking so good.

Keep 'em comin

Peter

Thank you Peter. It's a nice break from airplanes but I look forward to getting back to my Skyraider build. I'm waiting for a cockpit set from Quinta Studios. 😀

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John, very tidy work, I’m glad you are enjoying some aspects of armour. I am impressed with RFM and reckon they have surpassed Dragon. Tamiya need to look to their laurels if the want to stay in the armour game. Looking forward to the next instalment, stay strong John, if we can do it you can……🤪

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43 minutes ago, Bomber_County said:

John, very tidy work, I’m glad you are enjoying some aspects of armour. I am impressed with RFM and reckon they have surpassed Dragon. Tamiya need to look to their laurels if the want to stay in the armour game. Looking forward to the next instalment, stay strong John, if we can do it you can……🤪

Thanks Phil. I bought the newest release Tamiya M4A3E8 and it's very similar to the Ryefield model except with no extremely fiddly PE stuff. I got it to rob the tracks for the Ryefield model but have also robbed some small plastic parts to use instead of the RF PE. I think the Tamiya kits (at least the Sherman) is every bit as good as the RF kit and whenever I decide on another tank (other than the Dragon and Cyber Hobby kits I already have in the stash) I'll look at the Tamiya version before buying another RF kit.:) I still have the four RF kits I want to sell off but no one seems to be interested in them. 🙄

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13 hours ago, JohnB said:

Thank you Peter. It's a nice break from airplanes but I look forward to getting back to my Skyraider build. I'm waiting for a cockpit set from Quinta Studios. 😀

John

You’re going to love the Quinta Cockpit sets. I used one on my P-51 build - brilliant addition and Dove in and bought quite a few 48th scale sets as well. I just finished detailing the front office of the Tamiya 48th Tomcat and I fell right off my chair when I took a good long look. No question, it’s the future here and now

Keep ‘em comin

Peter

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13 hours ago, JohnB said:

Thanks Phil. I bought the newest release Tamiya M4A3E8 and it's very similar to the Ryefield model except with no extremely fiddly PE stuff. I got it to rob the tracks for the Ryefield model but have also robbed some small plastic parts to use instead of the RF PE. I think the Tamiya kits (at least the Sherman) is every bit as good as the RF kit and whenever I decide on another tank (other than the Dragon and Cyber Hobby kits I already have in the stash) I'll look at the Tamiya version before buying another RF kit.:) I still have the four RF kits I want to sell off but no one seems to be interested in them. 🙄

With the Shermans, there is another player in the game with Asuka. They have lots of different versions and a good reputation. I haven't built one yet, but have one in stash and the kit looks tamiyaesque on the sprues. It has rubber band tracks, which I will substitute on mine.

Cheers Rob

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