Saturday, June 20, 2009

Yet to be Kiwi Firefly...

Kiwi Shermans and Fireflies in Italy, 1944. From the 4th NZ Armoured Brigade page on the Kiwis in Armor site.



As part of my Crossfire Kiwi company bound for Italy, I decided to add a small armor detachment. I already have a couple of the HaT/Armorfast Shermans to work with my Americans (and their Armorfast M10), so why not? I'll use them.

And just as the Americans had the M10 for tank killing, the Kiwis will need their own tank killer. As can be seen from these contemporary photos, they used Fireflies for this role. (Interestingly, marked up as Americans - from the air at least.)

I simply built the Armorfast kit with the hatches open and stuffed in a spare Esci British commander as the tank commander. Sure, he doesn't have a tanker's helmet, but, hey, no worries!




Now painting a tank, that's something I haven't done before...

Nick

6 comments:

  1. Nick

    You, Stan and I really must get some Crossfire game splayed... Andy and Adrian are also keen Crossfire players.. YUM!!!

    So many games, so little time!!!

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  2. Sounds good.

    Stan's got his painted Germans, he and I could take a company each...unless you DON'T have an aversion to unpainted plastic...(Yeah, Right!)

    Nick

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  3. http://www.aleksandramir.info/projects/pinktank/tank.jpg. Why not?

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  4. Ummm, cause it's a travesty of the memory of the great T34! :-)

    That was the tank that won the war in the East...indeed, there could be an argument made that it won the war in Europe...

    (I just learnt that 7 of 8 German soldiers killed in WW2 were killed on the Eastern Front)...

    Nick

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  5. purple is good http://www.kerynne.com/games/images/GermanKG/Tiger2.jpg or how about my personal favourite http://interiordeco.files.wordpress.com/2007/09/tank-you.JPG?w=414&h=306. I like the dots. *goes off to find another blog to deface and blogger to torment*

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  6. Umm, not so sure you're getting the hang of this "tank" thing.

    Big metal killing machine, nasty, noisy, scary...any of these words ringing any bells?

    Nick

    By the way, the first link doesn't work...

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