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Nito74
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2012 - 02:23 PM UTC
Looking good so far Darren !

I usually get ATAK Zimm it's easier to apply than the Eduard PE Zimm, it much more flexible too.
Those pieces of resin Zimm are smooth and flexible ? or hard and thick ?
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2012 - 03:04 PM UTC
John I also have a set of ATAK zim for a Panther A I will be building for another campaign and I would say that are of equal thickness, but as with any sheet material it does not like being bent in both plains at the same time and tries to crease, a small amount of heat from a hair dryer softens everything up and so sticks down where this problem occurs.
Snorri23
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2012 - 03:44 PM UTC
Here is the start of my project. As stated previously the Jagdtiger was previously started when I obtained it. The hull and deck were attached with the vent screens. I believe that it is a Dragon kit for I was able to obtain such instructions. I will add a Eduard barrel, Hobby Boss tracks.
imatanker
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2012 - 08:01 PM UTC
Darren... Zimm looks fantastic.What are you using for glue?I have heard that getting the panels to stick can be tricky.Jeff T.
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2012 - 11:43 PM UTC
Jeff T If the surface is a flat one I use PVA glue, for bends (curves) I use suger glue or epoxy.

Get it going Trevor
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imatanker
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Posted: Saturday, November 03, 2012 - 12:48 AM UTC
Thanks for the info Darren.
Here's My mornings work.Roadwheels make Me so happy NOT!
Cut from sprue and sanded...
Assembled and ready for primer...

Going to try some Vallejo primer on these,I'v used it before and didn't really like it.I'm going to do some things differently to see if I can get some better results.Jeff T.
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Posted: Saturday, November 03, 2012 - 01:29 AM UTC
i have been looking for some Atak zim for my jagdtiger but cannot find it at my l.h.s.. any sites you all reccomend to find some?
-ziggy
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Posted: Saturday, November 03, 2012 - 03:32 AM UTC
John may be your best bet for that answer Chris, it is also worth asking the membership if anyone has a set they are willing to sell or direct you to a retailer, Can't your LHS order it for you?.
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Posted: Saturday, November 03, 2012 - 05:00 AM UTC
Hey guys,
Looks like a lot of you are off to a quick start I dont know who got more done John or Darren
I won't be starting for a while as I still have no power to post pictures thanks to Sandy so I started up over at the Jeep Campaign instead
I'll check in here when I can
Nito74
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Posted: Saturday, November 03, 2012 - 05:41 AM UTC
Today I worked on some of the details.





Also finished the turret spare tracks holders, but I lost on of the pieces so I scratch with some PE leftovers..






@Chris
This is their site, they have Paypal, you can order directly.

http://www.atakmodel.com.pl/

or check their distributors they might have what you need.

http://www.atakmodel.com.pl/pliki/distributors_eng.html

US:
Texas - http://www.artistichobbies.com/

@Sal

How's everything holding ?
I saw the devastation on the news, I hope everything is ok with you.
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Posted: Saturday, November 03, 2012 - 10:17 AM UTC
great, got it! thanks for your help and look forward to your build!
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Posted: Saturday, November 03, 2012 - 10:48 AM UTC
John,
I have the RC version of this and I too lost a piece of the track holders.

Cheers Rob.
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Posted: Saturday, November 03, 2012 - 10:54 AM UTC
SAl...Hang in there Man,hope you get hooked back up soon.
Chris...I hope you can find some Zimm for that thing.Looks like you got some good leads.
Well I got all my roadwheels primed,and I don't think I'll be trying any more Vallejo primer Here's why
I washed all the parts with windex and then ISO alcohol just like I always do,and made sure they where dry.
Vallejo was sprayed unreduced at 20 pounds pressure.I have reduced it in the past and it layed down really great,but did not stick well and did not feather edge at all.
Here's what I got
The wheel on the left is Vallejo and the one on the right is Tamiya laquer spray can.
As you can see if you look close is that the Vallejo would not flow over the plastic and just puddled up.The Tamiya hade no problem and went on nice and smooth.
I can't figure this stuff out,I really like Vallejos paints for brushing and spraying,but I think I'll stick with Tamiya's primer for now.Jeff T.
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Posted: Saturday, November 03, 2012 - 11:20 AM UTC
Here are the long awaited photos of my progress. I need to delegate my time for a few other campaigns requite my time. Since this photo was taken all rear plate items were removed, road wheels painted and started to add wire grab handles. Barrel replaced with Eduard copy. Battery is low on camera.
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Posted: Saturday, November 03, 2012 - 11:41 AM UTC
Nice builds gents!
Jeff T, don't we all love the wheel cleaning...NOT!
Trevor, looking forward to your build your panther was just superb.

Phil.
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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2012 - 10:27 AM UTC
This is a fun campaign to watch. Hopefully I'll be able to join before it ends
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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2012 - 11:26 AM UTC
I did a lot of work this weekend. Most of the assembly is finished and primed.




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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2012 - 01:22 PM UTC
Phil:They seem like a never ending battle.Earlier in the thread you mentioned painting DS tracks.What did you use and did you paint them on the hull?
Coner:What are you waiting for Dude,dive in
Jeff H.:Holy spit Man,at that pace You should be able to do 8 or 10 builds for this campiagn
I myself on the other hand did not get a lot done today as it was deemed "Get the house and yard ready for winter day"
I did find a mistake in the directions though.
In step one it shows to install part E2 to part E1. There is an E2 on the sprue but......
SURPRISE It's already there No big deal,just interesting.
I also shaved and sanded the front hatch handles off to make room for some scratched ones
Now you see it
Now you don't And here are the handles ready to install And thats my day.Have a good week boys.Jeff T.
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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2012 - 05:53 PM UTC
Here is my second instalment of my photos which some how I previously removed. Do not want to disappoint your viewing pleasure.
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Nito74
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Posted: Monday, November 05, 2012 - 04:27 AM UTC
Turret w/ primer.

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Posted: Monday, November 05, 2012 - 10:02 AM UTC
Trevor:I think I may have figured out your picture problem.If you delete pictures from your gallery,they are also deleted from your posts.
What color did you use for the bare steel on your roadwheels?
John: Turret looks nice and clean,was the MG mount PE or a kit part?Jeff T.
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Posted: Monday, November 05, 2012 - 12:35 PM UTC

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Trevor:I think I may have figured out your picture problem.If you delete pictures from your gallery,they are also deleted from your posts.
What color did you use for the bare steel on your roadwheels?
John: Turret looks nice and clean,was the MG mount PE or a kit part?Jeff T.



Thanks Jeff !
It came with the kit.
So far the only PE was a hand-made spare track handle, since one that came with the kit flew from the tweezers never to be found again...
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Posted: Monday, November 05, 2012 - 01:48 PM UTC

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John: Turret looks nice and clean,was the MG mount PE or a kit part?Jeff T.



Thanks Jeff !
It came with the kit.
So far the only PE was a hand-made spare track handle, since one that came with the kit flew from the tweezers never to be found again...



And so the Carpet Monster is happy for another day I hate when that happens.Jeff T.
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Posted: Monday, November 05, 2012 - 03:27 PM UTC
I think I used steel from testors in the square bottle. Or I may have used one of the metal colours from citadel colour /games workshop. Still working with paint combinations.