Hello I took a “small” break of five years. But once you start building paper models - you will always build paper models. I do not return to the assembly of models as quickly as before, but with determination and perseverance. And the model I chose is the pinnacle of my “construction career”. American tank M4A4 Sherman VC Firefly Anyone who wants to read about the tank is invited to click here. The model from the house of Halinski and those who are familiar with the models of this company know that in planning these are most detailed and accurate models. In my personal opinion and by viewing other assemblies, this model is very accurate and very complex in its design. IMHO, this is the most difficult model in armored vehicles, which has been released so far, with 10,000+ parts and excellent planning: everything is calculated according to the exact scale, even the thickness of armor and turrets. Planning at an exceptional level, with great attention to those who will assemble, and it can be seen in every component ... you will see it yourself later. I remember in FAMO there were about 7400 parts. The book is 1 cm thick and contains about 60 pages B4 Of course, everything is detailed on the scale of 1:25, including the engine compartment and the engine, the insides of the hull and the tower, the tracks and the rest. In my opinion, this model includes several models - the engine is a separate model and a work of art, a turret with all the complexity of building curved surfaces, the body itself with all the details, suspension system (working !!!) and, of course, the tracks consisting of individual links. In the next pic, I collected most of the tools and materials with which I will work on the model. Of course, will be added cardboard of different thickness. As for the sizes: due to the complexity of the model and the maintenance of the original ratio of sizes, it is not enough to use only two types of cardboard 0.5 and one millimeter. Thickness of carton required 0.2, 0.4, 0.5, 0.7, 1.0, 1.2, 1.5 and 1.7 The same with the wire for all sorts of add-ons. Therefore, in this model, I decided to try a new method and accamulated a lot of solder wire of different diameters. I hope that it will be easier to work with this wire due to the flexibility, even with large diameters, and ease of painting.