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Armor/AFV: Large Scale
1/16 and Larger Armor Modeling
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Building Trumpeters 1/16th Panther G
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Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 03:40 AM UTC
I added some Nuts here.




Now to paint it.
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Posted: Monday, December 31, 2018 - 05:54 AM UTC
First off let me say I screwed this next step up, I did it the hard way. Hey I made the mistake so you don't have to.

Leave the long pipe off until the transmission is installed.


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Posted: Monday, December 31, 2018 - 06:00 AM UTC



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Posted: Monday, December 31, 2018 - 06:10 AM UTC




Does anyone have any info on if there is a cover that goes over the right front shock? One of the Pics Darren posted earlier has what looks like a cover there.
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Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2019 - 08:32 AM UTC
Now for the Sprockets and Final Drive Covers.

The Parts.

There's a seam on each Sprocket that needs clean up.


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Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2019 - 08:40 AM UTC
I tried replicating welds on the front of the Final Drive Armor,
Good ?



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Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2019 - 08:47 AM UTC
I didn't install the Sprockets yet, I glued a piece of Spru to the ends of the mounting pins to make it easier.


Just cut the Sprue off and cap the Sprocket with its cover.


That's all for now.
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Posted: Friday, January 04, 2019 - 05:11 AM UTC
I have a little finished on the Engine Area.

They both go in the same way.

The Idler Adjustors , you can't see them after everything is assembled.

You could round out the hole and make them fully adjustable.
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Posted: Friday, January 04, 2019 - 05:17 AM UTC



You can't see much of this once the Engine and Radiators are installed.
Finished for now.
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Posted: Saturday, January 05, 2019 - 09:34 PM UTC
Coming along nicely, and yes, I'm definitely following this with interest!

You commented on some of the interior colors.

Do a google search for Humbol 115 "Matt Russian Blue" as many consider that nearly a dead-on match for that "Panzer interior grey" color you see on things like the transmissions.

The torsion bars in these seem to have been nearly black.

Keep up the good work! I am looking forward to the next installment!

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Posted: Sunday, January 06, 2019 - 05:57 AM UTC
I used Model Master Gun metal on the Torsion Bars I think logicaly they would have been oiled steel as any paint would have flaked off due to them twisting.
well enough of that, I've been working on the Engine in sub assemblies Here is what I have so far.


I added some Nuts, Don't know if they will be visible .

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Posted: Sunday, January 06, 2019 - 06:05 AM UTC
I assembled the Carbs and installed them on the intake manifold note the small dimples on the top edge of the carbs the fuel line hooks up here and they go to the outside and toward the Fire wall end of the engine.


Some filling is needed on the air cleaners.

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Now to paint it all.
More eventually
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Posted: Wednesday, January 09, 2019 - 02:59 AM UTC
I have the Sub Assemblies Painted, Here is how I out them together.




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Posted: Wednesday, January 09, 2019 - 03:19 AM UTC





This is the easy way I found to install all the parts, especialy gluing the exhausts to the headers before installing them to the engine block.
I still have some small parts to install, but this is the big part of the work.
Unfortunatly most of it cant be seen once the engine is installed in the hull.
Finished for now.
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Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 02:36 AM UTC
Today I installed all the small parts, I'll paint them later.




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Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 02:42 AM UTC




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Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 02:48 AM UTC



This is one of the shots that shows where the Fuel Lines go.

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Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 02:54 AM UTC




Next to install it.
Donald
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Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 03:09 AM UTC
What a nice and clean build. Will have to bookmark this one. never know what the future brings for me in 1/16 scale. Will be following very close. Colours are nice and bright, tip top.

Kind regards,

Robert Jan
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Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 03:20 AM UTC

Quoted Text

What a nice and clean build. Will have to bookmark this one. never know what the future brings for me in 1/16 scale. Will be following very close. Colours are nice and bright, tip top.

Kind regards,

Robert Jan

I'm glad that you like it Robert.
I'll be posting a link at the beginning of the build when this is all finished so everyone can access the pics. They seem to disappear after a while after being posted, so feel free to download any you guys like.
Regards.
Donald