Took advantage of the gaming time at our local club to spend a couple of hours making a start to the tank kits in Open Fire!
Started off with the 3 German StuG III tanks.
These are the basic kits. I've not put any of the optional stowage on. Also I've not added the tank commander in the open hatch as none of the one's I have left on the sprue match the picture in the assembly guide. Again checking on the Flames of War online StuG assembly guide shows me which one to use - completely different to the picture on the included guide!
Next I moved onto the 2 Sherman Firefly kits. One of the advantages in doing the build at the club is chatting with other folk who have already experience of the box. I had been warned that the Sherman mould don't seem to line up properly, even after a good amount of filing edges down. This experience was repeated by me.
Both Fireflys had the same large gap across their fronts. The online guide seem to had avoided this, but you can see that even they have a good amount of filling needing done down the sides.
This is as far as I managed which these 2 kits. Mostly done bar the turret magnets (which are included) hatches and filling...
Next up will be the Sherman V kits - which I have been warned are much worse than the Firefly ones. Oh joy!