What is QUICKBUILD? Airfix QUICKBUILD is an exciting range of brick-based models suitable as an introduction to modelling for any age of 6 and up. The pre-coloured pieces simply push together to build an impressive model which can then be decorated with the included self-adhesive stickers.
No paint or glue is needed to make these fantastic models look like the real thing and once completed, there’s no evidence of any of the brick fittings showing. When built they are tough enough to be used as toys, or smart enough to use as display models.
Either will show off those great modelling skills! Included with each model is a full set of easy-to-follow colour instructions, free-rolling wheels for cars and tanks, and display stands for all the aircraft.
The Sherman Firefly is an excellent choice for someone who wants functionality within a kit. Designed to 1:35 scale, the turret is fully poseable, including moving wheels and tracks, which are also individually linked.
As Allied forces began to move off the D-Day beaches and into the Normandy countryside, they knew they would be facing strong opposition from German Panzer units, including the feared Heavy Tank Battalions.
Fortunately, they now had a tank which was capable of taking on the Tigers and Panthers, in the form of the Sherman Firefly, a British-designed marriage of the M4 Sherman and their famous 17-pounder anti-tank gun.
Usually deployed in a ratio of one Firefly to four standard Shermans, German tank commanders soon learned to look for the longer barrel of the Firefly and attempt to knock these tanks out first.
To make identification more difficult, British crews camouflaged the front of their guns with light-coloured paint, giving their tank the appearance of a standard 75mm-equipped Sherman, hoping this deception would give them enough time to get in the first shot during any engagement.