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wardog11 Mar 2018 12:59 p.m. PST

sorry leonadler looks like my post took yours prisoner

LeonAdler Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Mar 2018 12:59 p.m. PST

Finally got around to doing some Shermans for 33rd Brigade and the 44th RTR.
Hybrid conversions combing two PSC Shermans.


Bravo Two Zero11 Mar 2018 1:08 p.m. PST

Gosh dang bug! I want to follow thread on both these things.

Wait, this is a feature so I win.

I recall a map on our classroom wall of USSR. Had numbers for installations, air bases and numbers of systems, fighters, interceptors, and detection radar for each front/district. Honestly I think it came out of a Newsweek magazine.

Sherman conversions. This I will watch.


huevans01112 Mar 2018 3:59 p.m. PST

Very nice, Leon! The Sherman I hybrid is an elusive beast, unless you take matters into your own hands!

LeonAdler Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Mar 2018 12:25 a.m. PST

Had sometime to progress with the hybrids for 33 rd Brigade.

The components

the first cut across the hull, when this done you can measure the length along the hull for the second angled cut.

showing the snall section of 30 thou plastic card to help fitting the front to the new rear hull

the combined new hull

new backplate with cut out.

will add new pics as things progress and put some cutting measurement up when I can.

Firefly with the sand skirt storage bins

Fred Cartwright23 Mar 2018 1:09 a.m. PST

Very nice Leon.

mysteron Supporting Member of TMP23 Mar 2018 7:11 a.m. PST

Those are coming on .

mysteron Supporting Member of TMP23 Mar 2018 7:36 a.m. PST

See what you have started now. All this Sherman luv. :)

LeonAdler Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Mar 2018 8:30 a.m. PST

lol Sherman love …… Gods! Always liked the hybrid so couldnt resist, its my Brit armour contribution to Market Garden game. 33rd were supporting the 101st and they have great yellow turret numbers.

LeonAdler Sponsoring Member of TMP27 Mar 2018 12:56 a.m. PST

Pics showing the fitting of the hull parts, filling required and adding new applique armour plates and then the welded seams.
Will put all this togther with more details if anyone interested a bit later.
Oh and the slightly roughened look to the 'cheeks' of the cast hull is deliberate, apparently in real life they were decidely rough textured.

mysteron Supporting Member of TMP27 Mar 2018 1:17 a.m. PST

The Hybrids always looked a bit rough as if they were thrown together. I think you have captured that feel very well.

LeonAdler Sponsoring Member of TMP02 Apr 2018 3:15 a.m. PST

Finished hull, turret fitted, coat of primer to check filled areas are ok, turret assembled as per kit instructions.
Last pic is a close up of the added welded seams on the front of a Firefly VC.
Drive sprockets not yet fitted.

mysteron Supporting Member of TMP06 Apr 2018 2:16 a.m. PST

They are looking very well

LeonAdler Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Apr 2018 4:14 a.m. PST

Construction finished and a base coat of the PSC British tank colour applied.

and the Firefly Vc for the 44th RTR

Now to get around to painting.

LeonAdler Sponsoring Member of TMP22 Apr 2018 10:42 a.m. PST

Basic paint job done, dark green over the base coat, feathered in medium tone and then feathered in highlight. Finished off with some 'stipple' dark green.
Colour contrast doesnt show up that well in the pics.
Now to varnish and do the decals and washes.


Lion in the Stars23 Apr 2018 12:17 p.m. PST

Very nice!

LeonAdler Sponsoring Member of TMP04 May 2018 12:15 a.m. PST

Paint job, decals and basic weathering done just stowage to be added.


privosky Inactive Member16 May 2018 4:55 a.m. PST

I've seen your thread about the Sherman hybrid production and I've found it very interesting.

Firstly, excellent work and congratulations for your 20mm Sherman hybrid. The conversion process it's really awesome!!

Secondly, I'd like to know from where did take the metal 30 cal. machine guns? in other words, which brand are they? and which PSC colour reference did you apply as a base coat?

Best regards

LeonAdler Sponsoring Member of TMP16 May 2018 6:44 a.m. PST

Ta for the comments glad you enjoyed the process.
Theres another thread hereabouts with pics of the finished ones and a 'how to' pdf.
Its the British tank spray.
The .30 cal is part of design work for a proposed Stuart jalopie conversion kit with crew that Im playing with. Will be part of the 20mm range we do, thats if it happens. Just at the 'playing with' stage at the moment.

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