Armor/AFV: Large Scale
1/16 and Larger Armor Modeling
Hosted by Darren Baker
1/6th scale Sherman VC Firefly project
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Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: March 12, 2008
KitMaker: 464 posts
Armorama: 371 posts
Posted: Tuesday, November 03, 2015 - 09:04 AM UTC
Hi Guys, Since I completed the Late Tiger I, I turned my attention to another 1/6th scale commission build, this project being a British VC Firefly. For the Base model I will be using the Firefly VC kit from Armortek.

This kit is the same starter kit that I used on the recently completed US Army M4A4 sherman. Unlike that build in which the model was backdated, this build we be as of the kit intended British 17pounder VC Firefly.

The Being an armortek the kit contents are all scale thickness metal plates and are all bolt together assembly,

Aside from the 75mm US backdating, this model will be receiving all same mods and details that went into the last a4 build... This includes reworked 3 peice transmission cover, lower hull details, reworked Idler mounts, final drives, and rear hull area. Cast texturing was added to the appropriate locations along with the weld beads

Like with my other armortek builds I deburred and fully lubricated the final drive gears prior to installation.

all surfaces have been primed and the interior was also prepainted in white.

more pics were posted on the ECA Facebook page,

and a project start video was uploaded to youtube, where I go into more detail on what mods and changes were made


Currently I'm working on reworking the VVSS suspension and will be adding some other lower hull details that were specific to Brit versions of the sherman... More to come!