Allied Power - WIP- Sherman Firefly Part 6

.

Hosted by Luciano Rodriguez and Pat Johnston, this discussion group is dedicated to 1/48 scale AFV, vehicle and figure modelling.

Allied Power - WIP- Sherman Firefly Part 6

Joined: August 2nd, 2005, 12:40 pm

May 5th, 2009, 1:39 pm #1

Hi all , just returned from an epic Tea Journey via Kettengradia More updates of my WIP Irish Guards 2nd Battalion VC Firefly.

1st up I have added a small triangular mud guard piece made from plastic card near the rear idlers.
?t=1241528828

Next up I added the armour deflector plates on the driver/co driver positions. I replaced the Tamiya part with some plastic card as the kit part was a bit short for my liking. I added some putty along the upper and lower edges to try simulate welding marks.
?t=1241528946
?t=1241529104

Next up were the front mud guards. These were first cut off the PE fret using my PE cutting set ( clear plastic piece with small handle - u can see where you are cutting ). Using a ball point pen I ran it along the etched channel to get it to make the rib. After sanding I used the Fold it tool to push the inside part vertical. Then using some steel rollers on my cutting mat I slowly formed the curved shape , applying pressure to the part so as it formed a curve. Once finished I superglued the piece together and lightly sanded it.
?t=1241529405
?t=1241529423

The mud guards were then attached to the hull with superglue.
?t=1241529552

Using the roller set I made the light guards ( as seen in following pix )
?t=1241529639
?t=1241529661
?t=1241529681
?t=1241529697
?t=1241529718

I will attach these in due course. As to the periscopes - I did'nt take any photos of them being formed but they follow the same path of cutting , sanding and forming on the Fold It.
You can see them in place in these pix.
?t=1241529996
?t=1241530031

The compass holder / aiming blade etc are all part of Tim's PE set that you get with the conversion. Regarding the blade , I bent it into shape and then decided the best way to attach it was to heat it with a candle flame ( holding with tweezers ) and then MELT it into the kit turret. It worked a treat and a bit of superglue finished it off. ( Be careful with naked flames and solvents ).
?t=1241530351

?t=1241531079
?t=1241531130
?t=1241531147

A few things still to do before painting - I have the tracks ready for assembling , some small details to add and thats it nearly done with regards to construction.

As always any advice or help is much appreciated

Best regards

Paul
Last edited by Paul_McMahon on May 5th, 2009, 1:46 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Quote
Like
Share

Joined: March 26th, 2003, 4:28 pm

May 5th, 2009, 1:55 pm #2

Paul,

The Firefly goes fantastic actually. The work doen is very sharp and clean and the tutorial is priceless. I guess you can take a break and have one more cup of tea, amigo.

I see some kind of Firefly Challenge in the Allied Power...

Keep us posted.
Lu
Quote
Like
Share

Joined: February 28th, 2006, 1:55 pm

May 5th, 2009, 1:55 pm #3

Hi all , just returned from an epic Tea Journey via Kettengradia More updates of my WIP Irish Guards 2nd Battalion VC Firefly.

1st up I have added a small triangular mud guard piece made from plastic card near the rear idlers.
?t=1241528828

Next up I added the armour deflector plates on the driver/co driver positions. I replaced the Tamiya part with some plastic card as the kit part was a bit short for my liking. I added some putty along the upper and lower edges to try simulate welding marks.
?t=1241528946
?t=1241529104

Next up were the front mud guards. These were first cut off the PE fret using my PE cutting set ( clear plastic piece with small handle - u can see where you are cutting ). Using a ball point pen I ran it along the etched channel to get it to make the rib. After sanding I used the Fold it tool to push the inside part vertical. Then using some steel rollers on my cutting mat I slowly formed the curved shape , applying pressure to the part so as it formed a curve. Once finished I superglued the piece together and lightly sanded it.
?t=1241529405
?t=1241529423

The mud guards were then attached to the hull with superglue.
?t=1241529552

Using the roller set I made the light guards ( as seen in following pix )
?t=1241529639
?t=1241529661
?t=1241529681
?t=1241529697
?t=1241529718

I will attach these in due course. As to the periscopes - I did'nt take any photos of them being formed but they follow the same path of cutting , sanding and forming on the Fold It.
You can see them in place in these pix.
?t=1241529996
?t=1241530031

The compass holder / aiming blade etc are all part of Tim's PE set that you get with the conversion. Regarding the blade , I bent it into shape and then decided the best way to attach it was to heat it with a candle flame ( holding with tweezers ) and then MELT it into the kit turret. It worked a treat and a bit of superglue finished it off. ( Be careful with naked flames and solvents ).
?t=1241530351

?t=1241531079
?t=1241531130
?t=1241531147

A few things still to do before painting - I have the tracks ready for assembling , some small details to add and thats it nearly done with regards to construction.

As always any advice or help is much appreciated

Best regards

Paul
The Firefly is looking "fly". Nice little SBS on the etched parts...thanks.

Rick

http://ricklawler.plastic-garden.com/


Quote
Like
Share

Joined: October 23rd, 2008, 10:46 pm

May 5th, 2009, 4:14 pm #4

Hi all , just returned from an epic Tea Journey via Kettengradia More updates of my WIP Irish Guards 2nd Battalion VC Firefly.

1st up I have added a small triangular mud guard piece made from plastic card near the rear idlers.
?t=1241528828

Next up I added the armour deflector plates on the driver/co driver positions. I replaced the Tamiya part with some plastic card as the kit part was a bit short for my liking. I added some putty along the upper and lower edges to try simulate welding marks.
?t=1241528946
?t=1241529104

Next up were the front mud guards. These were first cut off the PE fret using my PE cutting set ( clear plastic piece with small handle - u can see where you are cutting ). Using a ball point pen I ran it along the etched channel to get it to make the rib. After sanding I used the Fold it tool to push the inside part vertical. Then using some steel rollers on my cutting mat I slowly formed the curved shape , applying pressure to the part so as it formed a curve. Once finished I superglued the piece together and lightly sanded it.
?t=1241529405
?t=1241529423

The mud guards were then attached to the hull with superglue.
?t=1241529552

Using the roller set I made the light guards ( as seen in following pix )
?t=1241529639
?t=1241529661
?t=1241529681
?t=1241529697
?t=1241529718

I will attach these in due course. As to the periscopes - I did'nt take any photos of them being formed but they follow the same path of cutting , sanding and forming on the Fold It.
You can see them in place in these pix.
?t=1241529996
?t=1241530031

The compass holder / aiming blade etc are all part of Tim's PE set that you get with the conversion. Regarding the blade , I bent it into shape and then decided the best way to attach it was to heat it with a candle flame ( holding with tweezers ) and then MELT it into the kit turret. It worked a treat and a bit of superglue finished it off. ( Be careful with naked flames and solvents ).
?t=1241530351

?t=1241531079
?t=1241531130
?t=1241531147

A few things still to do before painting - I have the tracks ready for assembling , some small details to add and thats it nearly done with regards to construction.

As always any advice or help is much appreciated

Best regards

Paul
Real nice build.
Could you tell me where you found the roller...that looks like some thing I could really use?
Quote
Like
Share

Joined: November 12th, 2008, 4:59 pm

May 5th, 2009, 6:54 pm #5

Hi all , just returned from an epic Tea Journey via Kettengradia More updates of my WIP Irish Guards 2nd Battalion VC Firefly.

1st up I have added a small triangular mud guard piece made from plastic card near the rear idlers.
?t=1241528828

Next up I added the armour deflector plates on the driver/co driver positions. I replaced the Tamiya part with some plastic card as the kit part was a bit short for my liking. I added some putty along the upper and lower edges to try simulate welding marks.
?t=1241528946
?t=1241529104

Next up were the front mud guards. These were first cut off the PE fret using my PE cutting set ( clear plastic piece with small handle - u can see where you are cutting ). Using a ball point pen I ran it along the etched channel to get it to make the rib. After sanding I used the Fold it tool to push the inside part vertical. Then using some steel rollers on my cutting mat I slowly formed the curved shape , applying pressure to the part so as it formed a curve. Once finished I superglued the piece together and lightly sanded it.
?t=1241529405
?t=1241529423

The mud guards were then attached to the hull with superglue.
?t=1241529552

Using the roller set I made the light guards ( as seen in following pix )
?t=1241529639
?t=1241529661
?t=1241529681
?t=1241529697
?t=1241529718

I will attach these in due course. As to the periscopes - I did'nt take any photos of them being formed but they follow the same path of cutting , sanding and forming on the Fold It.
You can see them in place in these pix.
?t=1241529996
?t=1241530031

The compass holder / aiming blade etc are all part of Tim's PE set that you get with the conversion. Regarding the blade , I bent it into shape and then decided the best way to attach it was to heat it with a candle flame ( holding with tweezers ) and then MELT it into the kit turret. It worked a treat and a bit of superglue finished it off. ( Be careful with naked flames and solvents ).
?t=1241530351

?t=1241531079
?t=1241531130
?t=1241531147

A few things still to do before painting - I have the tracks ready for assembling , some small details to add and thats it nearly done with regards to construction.

As always any advice or help is much appreciated

Best regards

Paul
really cool seeing all this details here. I'm sure it will be a very nice Firefly when it's finished.
I'm curios....

best regards

Erik

Quote
Like
Share

Joined: April 5th, 2007, 12:49 am

May 5th, 2009, 10:08 pm #6

Hi all , just returned from an epic Tea Journey via Kettengradia More updates of my WIP Irish Guards 2nd Battalion VC Firefly.

1st up I have added a small triangular mud guard piece made from plastic card near the rear idlers.
?t=1241528828

Next up I added the armour deflector plates on the driver/co driver positions. I replaced the Tamiya part with some plastic card as the kit part was a bit short for my liking. I added some putty along the upper and lower edges to try simulate welding marks.
?t=1241528946
?t=1241529104

Next up were the front mud guards. These were first cut off the PE fret using my PE cutting set ( clear plastic piece with small handle - u can see where you are cutting ). Using a ball point pen I ran it along the etched channel to get it to make the rib. After sanding I used the Fold it tool to push the inside part vertical. Then using some steel rollers on my cutting mat I slowly formed the curved shape , applying pressure to the part so as it formed a curve. Once finished I superglued the piece together and lightly sanded it.
?t=1241529405
?t=1241529423

The mud guards were then attached to the hull with superglue.
?t=1241529552

Using the roller set I made the light guards ( as seen in following pix )
?t=1241529639
?t=1241529661
?t=1241529681
?t=1241529697
?t=1241529718

I will attach these in due course. As to the periscopes - I did'nt take any photos of them being formed but they follow the same path of cutting , sanding and forming on the Fold It.
You can see them in place in these pix.
?t=1241529996
?t=1241530031

The compass holder / aiming blade etc are all part of Tim's PE set that you get with the conversion. Regarding the blade , I bent it into shape and then decided the best way to attach it was to heat it with a candle flame ( holding with tweezers ) and then MELT it into the kit turret. It worked a treat and a bit of superglue finished it off. ( Be careful with naked flames and solvents ).
?t=1241530351

?t=1241531079
?t=1241531130
?t=1241531147

A few things still to do before painting - I have the tracks ready for assembling , some small details to add and thats it nearly done with regards to construction.

As always any advice or help is much appreciated

Best regards

Paul
Paul,

I must say I really enjoy seeing your post as a beginner. The tools you use which I didn't know existed is very helpful. Thank you for that.

The build indeed looks very nice. Keep up the inspirational work and especially the very cerebral explanations.

Phil
Quote
Like
Share

Joined: October 20th, 2006, 11:29 pm

May 5th, 2009, 10:23 pm #7

Hi all , just returned from an epic Tea Journey via Kettengradia More updates of my WIP Irish Guards 2nd Battalion VC Firefly.

1st up I have added a small triangular mud guard piece made from plastic card near the rear idlers.
?t=1241528828

Next up I added the armour deflector plates on the driver/co driver positions. I replaced the Tamiya part with some plastic card as the kit part was a bit short for my liking. I added some putty along the upper and lower edges to try simulate welding marks.
?t=1241528946
?t=1241529104

Next up were the front mud guards. These were first cut off the PE fret using my PE cutting set ( clear plastic piece with small handle - u can see where you are cutting ). Using a ball point pen I ran it along the etched channel to get it to make the rib. After sanding I used the Fold it tool to push the inside part vertical. Then using some steel rollers on my cutting mat I slowly formed the curved shape , applying pressure to the part so as it formed a curve. Once finished I superglued the piece together and lightly sanded it.
?t=1241529405
?t=1241529423

The mud guards were then attached to the hull with superglue.
?t=1241529552

Using the roller set I made the light guards ( as seen in following pix )
?t=1241529639
?t=1241529661
?t=1241529681
?t=1241529697
?t=1241529718

I will attach these in due course. As to the periscopes - I did'nt take any photos of them being formed but they follow the same path of cutting , sanding and forming on the Fold It.
You can see them in place in these pix.
?t=1241529996
?t=1241530031

The compass holder / aiming blade etc are all part of Tim's PE set that you get with the conversion. Regarding the blade , I bent it into shape and then decided the best way to attach it was to heat it with a candle flame ( holding with tweezers ) and then MELT it into the kit turret. It worked a treat and a bit of superglue finished it off. ( Be careful with naked flames and solvents ).
?t=1241530351

?t=1241531079
?t=1241531130
?t=1241531147

A few things still to do before painting - I have the tracks ready for assembling , some small details to add and thats it nearly done with regards to construction.

As always any advice or help is much appreciated

Best regards

Paul
Quote
Like
Share

Joined: August 2nd, 2005, 12:40 pm

May 5th, 2009, 10:28 pm #8

Real nice build.
Could you tell me where you found the roller...that looks like some thing I could really use?
Hi Jonathan

The roller set - I got mine from Lukymodel. The set is made by "The Small Shop" who make some excellent tools for photo etch.

Here is the web page - I know you can get these in the USA too as I think the Small Shop is a US company.

http://www.luckymodel.com/scale.aspx?se ... e=&q_word=

They also do a wooden roller set which is much cheaper - I have a tendency to be attracted to "bling"

Deluxe version.
http://www.luckymodel.com/scale.aspx?it ... ASS-ASSIST
The cut outs along the edge are for forming grab handles etc - thats what attracted me to it.

Standard roller set.
http://www.luckymodel.com/scale.aspx?it ... S-ROLL-SET

I am glad I have been of some help to you with regards to tools etc - If you want to - you can take a look at my WIP thread over at Track48 and you can see the full WIP reports with the tools in all their glory
http://www.track48.com/shop/assemblyline.htm
Its under -WIP Sherman Firefly

Thanks to everybody for the positive vibes - appreciate the support and advice
Hope to have more WIP done by next week and then the airbrush is coming out

Best regards

Paul
Quote
Like
Share

Joined: April 16th, 2007, 9:09 am

May 5th, 2009, 10:34 pm #9

Hi all , just returned from an epic Tea Journey via Kettengradia More updates of my WIP Irish Guards 2nd Battalion VC Firefly.

1st up I have added a small triangular mud guard piece made from plastic card near the rear idlers.
?t=1241528828

Next up I added the armour deflector plates on the driver/co driver positions. I replaced the Tamiya part with some plastic card as the kit part was a bit short for my liking. I added some putty along the upper and lower edges to try simulate welding marks.
?t=1241528946
?t=1241529104

Next up were the front mud guards. These were first cut off the PE fret using my PE cutting set ( clear plastic piece with small handle - u can see where you are cutting ). Using a ball point pen I ran it along the etched channel to get it to make the rib. After sanding I used the Fold it tool to push the inside part vertical. Then using some steel rollers on my cutting mat I slowly formed the curved shape , applying pressure to the part so as it formed a curve. Once finished I superglued the piece together and lightly sanded it.
?t=1241529405
?t=1241529423

The mud guards were then attached to the hull with superglue.
?t=1241529552

Using the roller set I made the light guards ( as seen in following pix )
?t=1241529639
?t=1241529661
?t=1241529681
?t=1241529697
?t=1241529718

I will attach these in due course. As to the periscopes - I did'nt take any photos of them being formed but they follow the same path of cutting , sanding and forming on the Fold It.
You can see them in place in these pix.
?t=1241529996
?t=1241530031

The compass holder / aiming blade etc are all part of Tim's PE set that you get with the conversion. Regarding the blade , I bent it into shape and then decided the best way to attach it was to heat it with a candle flame ( holding with tweezers ) and then MELT it into the kit turret. It worked a treat and a bit of superglue finished it off. ( Be careful with naked flames and solvents ).
?t=1241530351

?t=1241531079
?t=1241531130
?t=1241531147

A few things still to do before painting - I have the tracks ready for assembling , some small details to add and thats it nearly done with regards to construction.

As always any advice or help is much appreciated

Best regards

Paul
simply impressive

a great model.

xavier
Quote
Like
Share

Joined: August 2nd, 2005, 12:40 pm

May 6th, 2009, 9:42 pm #10

Thanks lads , I am glad it is serving some small purpose

Now as I get ever closer to finishing making it I get nervous with the thoughts of painting it. Must remember those immortal words.."Steady...steady....steady.... "

Best regards

Paul
Quote
Like
Share