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Flyhawk Panzer II Ausf. J
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Posted: Friday, August 28, 2015 - 08:40 AM UTC
Roman Volchenkov shares his build and finished product photos of Flyhawks small but detail packed Panzer II Ausf J.


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Posted: Friday, August 28, 2015 - 10:19 AM UTC
Without any reference points it's really hard to tell Flyhawk models are 1/72.
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Posted: Friday, August 28, 2015 - 02:56 PM UTC
true. but it also will depend on how you take images and paint it.
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Posted: Friday, August 28, 2015 - 05:19 PM UTC
I can tell right off the bat it's 1/72.Only because I did the 1/35 Hobby Boss version of this kit.Also did the Allan version..which was not bad too. Mistake on your title?
Good job.
I really like this little tank...they built it looking pretty darn sexy. Must be the tracks lol.
Removed by original poster on 08/29/15 - 12:22:36 (GMT).
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Posted: Friday, August 28, 2015 - 05:39 PM UTC
mistake on the title? what do you mean?
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Posted: Friday, August 28, 2015 - 09:54 PM UTC
In the feature title, it states 1/35 in the red box instead of
1:72.

Cheers,
Joe
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Posted: Friday, August 28, 2015 - 10:47 PM UTC
I see. I didn't notice that and now it seems to have 1/72.
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Posted: Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 12:32 AM UTC
Oops....sorry Roman! Guess I was too used to 1/35 articles!
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Posted: Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 01:09 AM UTC
no worries
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Posted: Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 02:03 AM UTC
This isn't what I imagine a Panzer II to look like. At first I thought it was a Panzer I, but the turret is too large. Is this an earlier version of the Panzer II, or am I missing something?
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Posted: Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 02:23 AM UTC
from wiki " Panzer II Ausf. J (Pz.Kpfw. IIJ)
Continued development of the reconnaissance tank concept led to the much up-armored Ausf. J, which used the same concept as the Pz.Kpfw. IF of the same period, under the experimental designation VK 1601. Heavier armor was added, bringing protection up to 80 mm on the front (similar to the maximum armor found on the KV-1 model 1941 Soviet heavy tank[5]) and 50 mm to the sides and rear, with 25 mm roof and floor plates, increasing total weight to 18 tonnes. Equipped with the same Maybach HL45P as the Pz.Kpfw. IF, top speed was reduced to 31 km/h (19 mph). Primary armament was the 2 cm KwK 38 L/55 gun. 22 were produced by MAN between April and December 1942, and seven were issued to the 12th Panzer Division on the Eastern Front."
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Posted: Saturday, September 05, 2015 - 04:11 AM UTC
Nice work and finish
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Posted: Saturday, September 05, 2015 - 06:28 AM UTC

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This isn't what I imagine a Panzer II to look like. At first I thought it was a Panzer I, but the turret is too large. Is this an earlier version of the Panzer II, or am I missing something?



No, it is an later heavily modified and up armoured version of the Panzer II tank.
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Posted: Tuesday, September 08, 2015 - 03:02 AM UTC
distributors in ontario?
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Posted: Monday, September 14, 2015 - 04:58 AM UTC
Fantastic weathering! If this is the future of 1/72, I may start dumping my 1/35 kits. I am already tempted to go to 1/72 aircraft.
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Posted: Monday, September 14, 2015 - 07:15 PM UTC

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distributors in ontario?


Dragon USA now carry Flyhawk kits, but I've only seen the 1/72 kits and not any of the 1/700 ships, or PE sets.
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Posted: Monday, September 14, 2015 - 08:08 PM UTC

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distributors in ontario?



No idea about Canada, but Hobbyeasy from Hong Kong has all their kits in stock at a decent price.
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Posted: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 03:07 AM UTC
thanks guys!

you can get one on ebay shipped from China for 22-24 USD total price.
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Posted: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 07:40 PM UTC
Yeah, the ebay prices are decent, but be prepared to wait...and wait! The proverbial "Slow boat from China" is very true as it took almost 2 months for delivery. ( I guess it takes a long time to fill up a shipping container with little Flyhawk kits!) I finally filed a complaint with ebay and then the darned thing shows up in the mail 3 days later!
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Posted: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 08:15 PM UTC
Tracks and Troops stock these kits, and other Flyhawk Braille PE sets, but having said that, T&T isn't the fastest either, though I think you can at least check with him first and ask the question... Problem is I think when the item isn't currently in stock - then he's waiting on China too!

Anyway, I've ordered my Pz I kit via eBay from " Dawn's Grocery Store ", not too bothered how long it takes, plenty of other things to be getting on with...