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Firefly Breech for 17 pdr
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Posted: Saturday, June 27, 2015 - 10:30 PM UTC
Alan McNeilly takes a quick look at the new Resicst Breech for the 17pdr AT gun.

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Posted: Friday, July 03, 2015 - 05:49 PM UTC
Amazing - not a Sherman fan in sight

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Posted: Friday, July 03, 2015 - 06:54 PM UTC
If you so highly recommend it, why do give it only an 87% rating?
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Posted: Friday, July 03, 2015 - 07:53 PM UTC
In my opinion, this review is a little light on detail, and has no description of the the assembly instructions. Also would have been nice to see some close up images of the parts.
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Posted: Saturday, July 04, 2015 - 01:40 AM UTC
Hi Al,

Will we be seeing a build review with it installed anytime soon? I'd love to know how much of that exquisite detail can be seen through the hatches! (Looks like it is a drop-in replacement for the kit trunion, right? Just add gun tube...) Might be well worth a maintenance scene with a heavy wrecker pulling the gun & rotor out of the turret face!
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Posted: Saturday, July 04, 2015 - 05:41 AM UTC

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In my opinion, this review is a little light on detail, and has no description of the the assembly instructions. Also would have been nice to see some close up images of the parts.



You're entitled to your opinion.
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Posted: Saturday, July 04, 2015 - 05:43 AM UTC
Hi Tom,

Yes, it looks a simple build and I'll add a few pics when it's done.

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Saturday, July 04, 2015 - 05:47 AM UTC

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If you so highly recommend it, why do give it only an 87% rating?



The ratings are subjective, for me anything over 85% mark goes in the highlt recommended catagory. It's not a must have just a nice addition for Sherman fans. I'm surprisded no one else has done one before.
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Posted: Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 07:32 PM UTC
Hi Tom,

Assembled the breech this morning, takes a bit fo care and some of the fitting points need cleaned up but it certainly fills the space. Turret is from a Tasca VC Firefly kit I got about 5 years ago.

You can adjust the breech to fit you needs; firing or normal.

You don't need to use parts P2 of the Tasca kit, Parts F12 and C42 all fit onto the part with no problems.

Cheers

Al



















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Posted: Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 08:59 PM UTC
How on earth did they fit three crew in there? I don't fancy the TC's position - the guard for the breach leaves him no room at all. But it looks VERY visible through opened hatches, so will be a must for future FF builds...
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Posted: Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 09:15 PM UTC
Hi Tom,

Yes, getting out of the tank in a hurry was a bit of a problem. I haven't built any of the Taska Shermans yet but as I've opened the box, I'll finish the job on this one.

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Al
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Posted: Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 09:26 PM UTC
Al

That looks good, a great addition to the review. Too bad you would not see much of it in the tank. Would the Archer and Achilles use the same breech on the 17pdrs? It so, would be a great addition for the Archer and Achilles kit.

Kevin
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Posted: Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 10:54 PM UTC
Hi Kevin,

As best I can remember both the Archer and Achillies come with the full monty breech wise as they are open top vehicles.

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Posted: Sunday, July 12, 2015 - 01:49 AM UTC
Alan I think he means would this be an improvement.