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PanzerKarl
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Posted: Sunday, August 23, 2020 - 01:37 AM UTC
Any good recommendations on a set of British tank crew for my Firefly?
I have the Bronco set but 4 of the figures have pixie suits and are not suitable for Normandy vehicles,I have looked at the Miniart sets but not keen on the poses.
BootsDMS
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Posted: Sunday, August 23, 2020 - 02:59 AM UTC
Karl,

I am surprised that you think the poses of the Miniart figures are not suitable though of course I do not know what you ultimately envisage; as you are probably aware their British Tank Crew MNA 35078 has the correct tank coverall for the Normandy time-frame. Their British Armoured Car Crew 35069 also has a couple of figures in coveralls which might suit, again, depending on what you're planning; if on display say, from the waist/shoulders up I thought these might lend themselves to your plans well, and they're relatively cheap and available.

Hornet heads - either in helmets or berets would enhance them.

Brian
marcb
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Posted: Sunday, August 23, 2020 - 03:47 AM UTC
Alpine miniatures have two suitable figures. Royal models makes a set as well.
https://www.bnamodelworld.com/model-figures-royal-models-rm231-1:35-wwii-british-tank-crew-tanker?zenid=a5b2819057a7fc698d7dcfd9909c48c7

Just remember that if you build a Firefly, the radio operators position wasn't used.
BootsDMS
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Posted: Sunday, August 23, 2020 - 04:09 AM UTC

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Alpine miniatures have two suitable figures. Royal models makes a set as well.
https://www.bnamodelworld.com/model-figures-royal-models-rm231-1:35-wwii-british-tank-crew-tanker?zenid=a5b2819057a7fc698d7dcfd9909c48c7

Just remember that if you build a Firefly, the radio operators position wasn't used.



Marc,

I think you may have this confused with the Co-Driver; his position was taken over to enable extra ammo to be stored. The Loader/Operator still manned the turret.

Brian
PanzerKarl
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Posted: Sunday, August 23, 2020 - 05:14 AM UTC
Been looking around and the only figures that I like are the set that come with the Tamiya Churchill Mk.VII and it's a cheap kit for the price plus I get a Churchill.




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Just remember that if you build a Firefly, the radio operators position wasn't used.


Yes I knew that thanks

Cheers guys.
Hohenstaufen
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Posted: Sunday, August 23, 2020 - 08:31 AM UTC
FYI the Churchill Tank Crew are available separately also, including the French civvy and cart.
PanzerKarl
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Posted: Sunday, August 23, 2020 - 02:33 PM UTC

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FYI the Churchill Tank Crew are available separately also, including the French civvy and cart.


You sure you're not thinking of the 1/48 set?
Grauwolf
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Posted: Monday, August 24, 2020 - 05:58 AM UTC
Available in 1:35

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/tamiya-89618-british-tank-crew-4-figures--154473

Cheers,
tangodown
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Posted: Monday, August 24, 2020 - 09:18 AM UTC

https://www.ultracast.ca/product-p/ult35027.htm



cutigerfan
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Posted: Friday, September 11, 2020 - 11:03 PM UTC

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Any good recommendations on a set of British tank crew for my Firefly?
I have the Bronco set but 4 of the figures have pixie suits and are not suitable for Normandy vehicles,I have looked at the Miniart sets but not keen on the poses.



The Bronco set are nice. To enhance these figures I replaced the heads with a set of Hornet resin ones. Also, Royal Models, Warrior (if you can still find them) and Ultra Cast make British Tank Crew.
dhines
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Posted: Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 12:00 AM UTC
Check out the Normandy Firefly sets by Ultracast, they are very nice.