These tanks are from the first version of the Open Fire box. Later, Battlefront updated the Box and changed out the Shermans and PaK40s with better looking miniatures.
|The Platoon Commander.|
|This model looks great.|
|A Look of the tank driving away.|
Some readers may have noticed some funny smudges or areas on this miniature that look like bad weld areas or built up grime. Those areas are actually some of my earliest work with “green stuff.” The original Sherman miniatures in Open Fire did not build up the best. There were gaps in many of my first miniatures and those irregular areas on the tank are from my work sealing up those cracks.
|A great looking tank, but if you look closely, you can see some well of those “weld” marks that I modeled onto these tanks.|
|The tank still looks great though. Open Fire came with a lot of extra stowage that I did not use on the models. This miniature has some of that stowage on it.|
|Not too bad of details at all and these minis were fairly easy to put together.|
|Another one of the tanks in the platoon.|
The final miniature in this group was the best of the Shermans in the box. It is the British Firefly. This tank had a bigger gun on it than the Sherman IV and Sherman V. This one went together with very few gaps. Again, future boxed sets of Open Fire came with better model Shermans than the ones I painted up here. Regardless, these tanks are quite serviceable.
|The Firefly. No matter what German Tank you drive, you do not want to see this 17 pounder gun!|
|A picture from the side.|
|A great picture of the tank leaving.|
|A nice shot from the top. Excellent detail.|
|A look at the platoon from the top.|