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Armor/AFV: Large Scale
1/16 and Larger Armor Modeling
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Building a 16th. Panzer IV Ausf. F
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Posted: Friday, January 17, 2020 - 07:32 AM UTC






No to touch up the paint

Finished for now.
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Posted: Friday, January 17, 2020 - 07:14 AM UTC
Now fore some more Turret work.
The edges on the front view blocks need trimming as shown or they don't fit.

The areas require enlarging to get the arms for the view port to fit.



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Posted: Friday, January 17, 2020 - 07:11 AM UTC

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Great work so far Donald! Lots of good tips that I will use when I build my Ausf. J.



This is close to the J model, I had a Ausf. J build here on this site.
I'm happy that you like it.
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Posted: Friday, January 17, 2020 - 07:09 AM UTC

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Very nice finish in the breech – I don’t know the answer but I’ve seen a few photo refs of other German tanks’ breeches painted varying shades of green. Do the Instructions call out gloss black and/or do you have other sources?



I believe they were usually painted black Gloss paint holds up better than flat paint. The Green you usually see in Museum rebuilds.
Hey I could be wrong and probably am.at least their not Pink.
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Posted: Friday, January 17, 2020 - 01:54 AM UTC
Great work so far Donald! Lots of good tips that I will use when I build my Ausf. J.
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Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 11:05 PM UTC
Very nice finish in the breech – I don’t know the answer but I’ve seen a few photo refs of other German tanks’ breeches painted varying shades of green. Do the Instructions call out gloss black and/or do you have other sources?
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Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 10:21 AM UTC
A little turret front assembly .
Installed the Gun, Yea I need to do a little touch up painting here.

The Breach Guard is next, it's easier if you start with the left side first. There's a gear that has to be engaged there.

This is it.

You did make it movable didn't you ?
Part F2 is actually F5, F2 is the inner Ammo Bin.



Finished for today.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 12:01 PM UTC

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Awesome work! I may have overlooked an earlier comment, but are going to use the bulb muzzle break?


Yes, The other one is for the longer L48 Gun Barrel used on the Ausf.G
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Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 11:04 AM UTC
Awesome work! I may have overlooked an earlier comment, but are going to use the bulb muzzle break?
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Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 08:35 AM UTC
I used the front as a jig to line up the parts of the guard




Painted.


Finished for now.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 08:29 AM UTC
I have a little more of the upper turret assembled .
The kit gives you 3 gun barrels to choose from.
The L43 in both plastic and metal
The L48 in plastic you could use this one if you want to convert this kit to an Ausf.G version .

The Muzzle-breaks


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Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 08:25 AM UTC

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Real model-making & one of the best current threads on this site. Keep it up Donald you’re doing a fantastic job



Thanks Tim I'm happy that someone somewhere likes my work.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 09:27 PM UTC
Real model-making & one of the best current threads on this site. Keep it up Donald you’re doing a fantastic job
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Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 06:33 AM UTC

I made the pistol ports in the side hatches operable.


The instructions have the numbers for the mounts that hold the front-side hatches in the open are reversed #C40 & C41 are reversed.
Well you can always go by this Pic.


That's it for now.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 06:27 AM UTC
Her's some Turret detail Pics.



if your careful with the gluing the rear pistol ports can be made operable .
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Posted: Monday, January 13, 2020 - 07:52 AM UTC

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That PE radio bracket assembly looks to be a delicate procedure, nice job with it, looks good. What type of soldering jig are you using? You like soldering PE better than cyanoacrylate glue, or does it depend on the application?


I don't really have a jig for soldering Photo-etch, just a soldering station I got from radio shack many years ogoe.
It has a variable temperature setting.
I prefer soldering Pe. to super glue, it's much mor sturdyier with my sausage fingers . The really small parts it's the glue.
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Donald
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Posted: Monday, January 13, 2020 - 06:07 AM UTC
That PE radio bracket assembly looks to be a delicate procedure, nice job with it, looks good. What type of soldering jig are you using? You like soldering PE better than cyanoacrylate glue, or does it depend on the application?
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Posted: Sunday, January 12, 2020 - 09:50 AM UTC
Install the pin.

A little dab of glue on the end will keep the pin in place.

Repeat for the other hatches.




Finished for now.
Donald
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Posted: Sunday, January 12, 2020 - 09:42 AM UTC
I have the side turret hatches installed and operable,here is how I did it.

First off if you want the pistol ports workable do that before the hatches, it will be a lot easier.

Start with centering the bottom and drill straight through it, using the first as a guide drill the next and all the others.

Place both hatch sections in place, then drill through the hinge area on the hatch checking often to be shure it's going straight.

Wiggle the hatch back and forth to be shure it doesn't bind.

It should look like this.
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Posted: Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 09:23 AM UTC
First off on starting the Turret, the mounting tabs for the side Hatches are off a little. I found out the hard way.
After gluing them in and trying to fit the Hatches I found that the Hatches wouldn't fit closed. I need them to fit all the way closed as I'm planning on making them movable.


I finally got them to fit by sanding down the mating edges, that was close.

The original problem was the mounting pins on the hinges are off a little placing then in a little too much.


If you were going to just glue the hatches on it wouldn't have mattered but making them operable that's another matter.
Well now to pin them and make them work.
Done for now.
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Posted: Friday, January 10, 2020 - 06:40 AM UTC
I started work on the Turret.


There's a lot of push-pin marks to fill inside the Turret.
Some may be seen, and some not.

Finished for now.
Donald
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Posted: Friday, January 10, 2020 - 06:34 AM UTC





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Posted: Friday, January 10, 2020 - 06:27 AM UTC
I had to use some clamps to get the upper hull to fit to the lower.

This is to show what is visible in the Radiator section, what a waste of time.



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Posted: Thursday, January 09, 2020 - 06:02 AM UTC
Some Pics.of the interior fittings.






that's all for now
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Posted: Thursday, January 09, 2020 - 05:56 AM UTC
A little more done.