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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: Friday, January 18, 2019 - 08:58 AM UTC
I have a little more finished today.
First the Jack and its mounting.


It's just test fitted.

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Posted: Friday, January 18, 2019 - 09:05 AM UTC
The Drivers Foot Pedals are very tricky to get in.





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Posted: Friday, January 18, 2019 - 09:12 AM UTC



I checked back it looks like the Transmission Pics. are no longer available.

Well any way that's all for now.
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Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 08:16 AM UTC
This is the Pic I was talking about
A lot of wasted detail here.


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Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 08:24 AM UTC





Now to install them
Donald
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Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 01:37 AM UTC
Model-making at its very best fascinating, clear & informative, I really like your style both construction-wise & presentation-wise
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Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 05:06 AM UTC

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Model-making at its very best fascinating, clear & informative, I really like your style both construction-wise & presentation-wise



I'm glad that you like it, I try to find the best way to get it together. This way I catch most of the mistakes or fit problems before you get to it.
Fore example Trumpeter uses the Engine from their Tiger II kit, the end of the plug on the Drive shaft needs to be cut almost in half to get it to fit the Tiger II Engine otherwise the shaft is too long.
Well that's coming up next.
Donald
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Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 05:10 AM UTC
Now to start installing some of the lower Hull parts.



This is what I mean.
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Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 05:14 AM UTC



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Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 05:24 AM UTC

The Guard over the front shock can't be wider than 11 mm. or the seat will not fit.

I'm not shure about the colors for the drivers instrument panels.

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Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 05:31 AM UTC




I'll be working on the Ammo Bins next.
Regards.
Donald
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Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 05:53 AM UTC
Fascinating build, and excellent progress!
Thanks for sharing.

Cheers
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Posted: Monday, January 21, 2019 - 07:22 AM UTC
Donald,

Your build looks fantastic so far and it is really interesting to see this big cat come to life!

Your thoroughly detailed build thread is an ENORMOUS gift to anyone who is going to tackle this monster.

It's a really great resource you are creating here.

Keep up the good work!


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Posted: Monday, January 21, 2019 - 09:46 AM UTC

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Donald,

Your build looks fantastic so far and it is really interesting to see this big cat come to life!

Your thoroughly detailed build thread is an ENORMOUS gift to anyone who is going to tackle this monster.

It's a really great resource you are creating here.



Keep up the good work!


Jim




You are too kind Jim, I'm just trying to help others that might try this build.
I bet Mr. Sam Dwyer ( Most likely spelled wrong) could do a better and more detailed one , like his King Tiger build.
Regards.
Donald
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Posted: Monday, January 21, 2019 - 09:49 AM UTC
OK now to the Ammo Bins.
The Side deviders have some push pin marks that may be visible and need filling before assembly.

Test fitted & tac glued in place.You should place in the Hull and finish gluing the Bins to the Floor piece.
(just don't glue them to the Hull yet)

Here the side deviders are test fitted.

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Posted: Monday, January 21, 2019 - 09:57 AM UTC


Painted, (Note The Floor piece slides under the Handle on the Firewall)


None of this is glued in yet, that will happen after the Ammo is installed.
I'm working on that next, and that looks like it might take a while.
Regards.
Donald
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Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 03:44 AM UTC

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Donald,

Your build looks fantastic so far and it is really interesting to see this big cat come to life!

Your thoroughly detailed build thread is an ENORMOUS gift to anyone who is going to tackle this monster.

It's a really great resource you are creating here.



Keep up the good work!


Jim




You are too kind Jim, I'm just trying to help others that might try this build.
I bet Mr. Sam Dwyer ( Most likely spelled wrong) could do a better and more detailed one , like his King Tiger build.
Regards.
Donald



Sam Dywer did the Jagdtiger, David Parker of AFV Magazine did the Kingtinger "Superking", but the feeling is seconded. Your build here points out a LOT of things I am going to need to know to tackle one of these beasts!
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Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 10:14 AM UTC
Hey Guys, here's a Heads Up.
The Ammo Rounds are really a B---H.
Heavy seam marks, and some sink marks by some of the gates.
It's funny but I think some how some of the rounds are partially hollow. I found that while drilling for the holders the drill would suddenly hit an empty spot.
Well enough Jabbering.
Here's what I have so far.


You'r not going to see any of the bases.




Now to clean and paint them.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 07:11 AM UTC
I have the Gloss Black Primer on them, tomorrow I'll paint the Brass.


I hope this works.
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Posted: Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 05:53 AM UTC
I have the Ammo finished and ready for installation.
I used Tamiya Gloss Black for the primer, I think it gives the Brass color a deeper hue.
I used Model Master Brass Metalizer for the Brass color.

This is not mine I found it on the Web.






Finished for now.
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Posted: Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 11:47 AM UTC
Egadz! That's a lot of shells to paint...not looking forward to doing them on my RFM cutaway kit. Great build as usual Donald!
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Posted: Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 04:50 PM UTC
Donald
Is this about the same technique you used on your 1/16 Panzer IV build that you did awhile back? It looks similar but my memory is failing. I seem to remember your use of the glossy black primer then.

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Posted: Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 10:15 PM UTC

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Donald
Is this about the same technique you used on your 1/16 Panzer IV build that you did awhile back? It looks similar but my memory is failing. I seem to remember your use of the glossy black primer then.

John


I'm not shure, I was going to use this other Brass finish but I was out of it. I think this worked out even better as the Gloss Black covered most of the sanding scratches.
The Model Master Brass Metalizer can be used on the bare plastic, but then you'll have to polish out all the sanding marks. This is a lot easier. Just be shure to let the Tamiya Gloss cure for at least a day.
I din't know if this would work on Gloss Enamel as the Metalizer is a Laquer , it needs to be sprayed it doesn't brush well.
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Posted: Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 10:40 PM UTC

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Egadz! That's a lot of shells to paint...not looking forward to doing them on my RFM cutaway kit. Great build as usual Donald!


Thanks, there are 85 Rounds here it was bad enough doing them in 1/16th. scale, in 1/35th. Not me No No No.
Regards.
Donald
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Posted: Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 05:14 AM UTC
I have the Rounds installed in the verticle boxes. As you will see from the pics. there's no need to get too fussy with the bottom ends of these , except for the 3 that go in the bittom of the lower hull they can't be seen.
You will have to put a slight bevel on the bottom sides of the holes in the retaining parts.

Insert the ammo rounds one at a time so they sit evenly and glue through the bottom hole using liquig glue.

It should look like this.