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Building the Panzer IV D
Teacher
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Posted: Saturday, April 29, 2006 - 03:03 AM UTC
Here''s a full build of the DML Panzer IV Ausf.D, finished in tropical scheme!

Vinnie

DML Panzer IV D Full Build



If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
PanzerKarl
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Posted: Saturday, April 29, 2006 - 04:34 AM UTC
Hi vinnie,just read through your amazing build article ,you make it look so easy.

As usual another fine model,well done

is it any better than the E kit?

cheers

karl
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Posted: Saturday, April 29, 2006 - 05:08 AM UTC
Excellent Vinnie. This will be handy when building the kit. The finish and weathering look great. Another nice model for your collection.
What chain did you use, (Links per inch) and where did you get it? I agree that etched chain does not look the part .. IŽd rather go with some slightly out of scale chain instead!
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Posted: Saturday, April 29, 2006 - 05:09 PM UTC
Amazing work as allways Vinnie

Thanks for the tips and hints , it will be great help as im building a DML Panzer IV as we speak


Ian
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Posted: Saturday, April 29, 2006 - 06:48 PM UTC
Thanks for the Review. Looks great & you make it seem so easy. So, Like I could do it in a weekend right? :-) :-) :-)
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Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2006 - 12:07 AM UTC
Brilliant Vinnie,
another first class build,the weathering is top notch.
I think the D.A.K tanks with the yellow over grey are one of the most difficult to get right,and you got it spot on
Is this going in a dio? with a zundapp :-) :-) ???
Must do one of these IV's soon, what one?,B,C,D, Vorpanzer...aaahhhh can't choose :-) :-) but when I do I will follow your review
Cheers mate
Andy
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Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2006 - 12:49 AM UTC
LOved the article Vinnie!! Especially since I am in the throes of building the Tristar version. So many parts, so many opportunities to goof. Glad to see I'm not the only one having a few difficulties. What I found amazing is that areas I have struggled with are the same ones you had problems with even though they are different brands....hhmmmm. My biggest complaint on the Tristar is that in several areas it is not clear how parts are suppossed to go togehr and that has caused me the most problems. LIke that chain, I use the stuff for anchor chain on my 350 scale ships, I'll have to see if what I have can be used to substitute or go fid some finer chain soeplace
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Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2006 - 12:57 AM UTC
Vinnie i can say only one thing, "damn good job " sir.
And also a perfect review.
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Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2006 - 01:35 AM UTC

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LIke that chain, I use the stuff for anchor chain on my 350 scale ships, I'll have to see if what I have can be used to substitute or go fid some finer chain soeplace



Steve, I get some strange looks when going in cheap girly accessory shops looking for earings with very fine chain,and tell the nosey assistants "They not for me,they for my model tank!!" :-) :-) :-)
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Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2006 - 09:05 PM UTC
[quote]Here''s a full build of the DML Panzer IV Ausf.D, finished in tropical scheme!

Vinnie

Please forgive my lack of knowledge....

But which modification , would be needed , in order to represent the " Up - gunned " Panzer IV Ausf.D , as shown at the Bovington museum ?

Cheers...

Mike
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Posted: Thursday, May 04, 2006 - 01:02 PM UTC
Hi Vinnie, great job as usual
If I can say something... I don't like the desert yellow tone. In my opinion it should be pale and lighter cause the sun, and the wear and tear of dust and sand....
But it's only my personal opinion!!!
ciao
tom
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Posted: Friday, May 12, 2006 - 12:46 AM UTC
Vinnie

Another superb project. Got some really good tips from the article as well. I don't know where you get the time to do the project AND the article!!