Saturday, 14 August 2010

The Joy of Airfix (2): Sherman power the "Calliope"

Joining up a bit of the 'old' Airfix with a bit of the 'new' (as in the tubes on top) product line. Raw plastic shown below:

More of a US artillery piece than a tank really, delivering the Western Allies response to the "moaning minnies" Nerwerfer blast. Nice of Airfix to be as resourceful as this, bringing out a curiosity kit, but nice clean lines for the new sprue :)

Things to note: New plastic track a considerable improvement on past "track plastics".


Al said...

Nice one mate, have you finished that old/new landship yet?

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

I'm stuck in dismembering plastic figures from sprues just now Al.

The "Valiant" Americans are taking some sticking together

The British look more straightforward :)

The pots of paint are off the table for the time being ;)

In the fullness of time :)

Paul said...

Mmmm strange beastie to field on the table, Glad to hear about the better tracks.

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

A modelling challenge will be to drill holes in all those tubes ... some long winter night perhaps ;)