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Sherman Firefly, what is this tool?
MattEa
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Alberta, Canada
Joined: April 14, 2016
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Posted: Friday, April 17, 2020 - 01:38 PM UTC
I am building Tascaís Firefly VC and I have a quick question. Itís probably a silly one but this is not first firefly. What is the tool shown by part F15? The instructions donít list a part color and I donít know if it should be metal, olive drab, or wood?

Grauwolf
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Quebec, Canada
Joined: September 14, 2005
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Posted: Friday, April 17, 2020 - 01:45 PM UTC
They are barrel cleaning rods. Have seen many
modelers paint them wood color with metal ends.
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b2nhvi
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Nevada, United States
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Posted: Friday, April 17, 2020 - 04:17 PM UTC
F-14 and bands on F-15 should be SCC15 Olive Drab (base color for Fireflies). Rods were wood. I usually paint them wood Ö for contrast. From what I've seen they were painted OD. You could paint them wood then dry brush with OD to get the worn paint look. (Same for axes, shovels, etc.)