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Armor/AFV: Axis - WWII
Armor and ground forces of the Axis forces during World War II.
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Building Dragon's Nashorn Premium
sauceman
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Posted: Saturday, November 25, 2006 - 10:58 AM GMT+7
I think that its an from MG-34 I got it from Tamyia's Tiger 1 initial. The instructions don'teven list it so i used it on the Nash'. I just think it needs better definition of the holes in the barrel sleeve.

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wbill76
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Posted: Saturday, November 25, 2006 - 10:41 AM GMT+7
Nice save on the seam Rick. A question on the rear mounted MG, the barrel, particularly in the last pic, looks strange....is it missing it's cooling jacket?
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Posted: Saturday, November 25, 2006 - 09:48 AM GMT+7

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Very very very nice!
Just one note: the joint between the two halves of the gun breech is clearly visible!



I don't know what i was doing, must have been a brain fart. Clearly that seem should not be there

As seen in this picture....



All fixed



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james84
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Posted: Saturday, November 25, 2006 - 04:58 AM GMT+7
Very very very nice!
Just one note: the joint between the two halves of the gun breech is clearly visible!
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Posted: Saturday, November 25, 2006 - 04:35 AM GMT+7
Love the weathering!!
sauceman
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Posted: Saturday, November 25, 2006 - 04:10 AM GMT+7
Well it's almost done! Just have to add some more details like the spare track and road wheels and stuff.











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OldandSlow
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Posted: Friday, November 24, 2006 - 03:37 AM GMT+7
http://www.achtungpanzer.com/pz2.htm

The Pic of the interior on this site seems to show the sights black with some parts unpainted metal. Since they were removable I would guess a black paint/finish.

The Gun breach would of course be bare metal with black powder. I would think all else would be painted variations of the base yellow/brown color .

Rich
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Posted: Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 12:57 PM GMT+7
Help! I'm having a really hard time finding colour pictures of the Nashorn (go figure). What i'm looking for in particular are pics of the gun. What colour was the breech, position wheels, ect.





I think the site assembly was black and maybe the one solid wheel on the left had some tan/brown covering on it but thats all i can find

help

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Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2006 - 02:03 PM GMT+7
The return was earlier this summer. This is actually my 5th kit

The PE parts are not a problem. Just have take your time.

Ya its automotive primer, it shrinks nicely and goes on nice and thin.

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RichardM
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Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2006 - 01:36 PM GMT+7
Very nice built.

I wouldn't have choosen a Dragon Premium kit as my return kit but to each is own :-) Did you have any difficulty with the smaller PE parts? I must say that I'm a little afraid to start working with PE. We didn't have these 25 years ago (at least not included in the kit).

What primer did you used? Looks like some red car primer?

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Posted: Tuesday, November 21, 2006 - 07:30 PM GMT+7
It looks pretty good. Looking forward to see the rest of it as work progresses.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 21, 2006 - 03:49 PM GMT+7
Rick,

You really got me itching to get this kit. I am planning a HK trip in Jan, and may get it there if it's really cheaper than my LHS.

Great build, looking forward to the finishing line.

Cheers!
sauceman
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Posted: Tuesday, November 21, 2006 - 03:16 PM GMT+7
Got to finally lay down some colour today! This is my first ever Armoured Camouflage paint scheme. A little detail work with my AB and I think it turned out OK.







Finished the day by chipping the paint and will do the final assembly in a few days.

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Posted: Monday, November 20, 2006 - 11:55 AM GMT+7
Thank you everyone for your positive comments!

a little general modeling tip for everyone,.... DON'T DRINK AND RATTLE CAN!

I managed to gibble up the primer coat a little. On the left fender the paint got a little thick and I lost the detail of the surface. So I got out the Easy-Off oven cleaner and spread some on with an old paintbrush.



Let it work it's magic all afternoon and scrubbed it off under warm water with a toothbrush.



New coat of primer and it's good to go!



I'll lay the colour down tomorrow after it sets up nice and hard.

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Posted: Monday, November 20, 2006 - 02:34 AM GMT+7
Excuisite work. Clean and well executed. A pleasure to read the thread.
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Posted: Monday, November 20, 2006 - 01:38 AM GMT+7
nice clean work there my friend
sauceman
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Posted: Sunday, November 19, 2006 - 08:51 AM GMT+7
Hey Bill, yes I wanted to use the Testors Black tube , but unfortunately could not find it anywhere up here in the hicks! I have used the Tamyia thin cement before and realized that the set-up time wa just too quick for my liking. I would rather wait longer for the tracks to cure and have the extra time to fiddle with them.

Well 99% of the assembly is complete! I will have it into primer today and let that set overnight.











When installing the headlight the instuctions tell you to use B40 for the mount, this was wrong as the light would point backwards! Use #B39 and it's all good.

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wbill76
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Posted: Sunday, November 19, 2006 - 05:16 AM GMT+7
The "Magic" tracks are somewhat magical but not fully functional Magical, but assembling them as you would standard indys should do the trick. I'd echo the recommendation on using standard cement (I use the Testor's black bottle glue instead of Tamiya thin) vs. the non-toxic unless you actually need/want the extra work time that the non-toxic gives you.

You're making rapid progress with this one, Rick, keep it up.
Mojo
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Posted: Sunday, November 19, 2006 - 12:41 AM GMT+7
Rick, I take it you arent a huge fan of the magic tracks They can be somewhat trying cant they... :-) Try some Tamyia extra thin liquid cement on those track links.. Might help out with the next build..


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Posted: Saturday, November 18, 2006 - 10:01 AM GMT+7
Great build. After seeing this I might go back to building SPGs again. I once tried to make a Nashorn with my very limited references when Tamiya's 88 first came out. You know there was a lot of details that I was lacking. Oh, to 18 again!
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Posted: Saturday, November 18, 2006 - 09:46 AM GMT+7

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Nice one, Rick!
Seems a bit complicated, but I'm sure the result will be great!
Will you paint it in the livery shown on the box?



That's what I was thinking, trees and all!

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james84
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Posted: Saturday, November 18, 2006 - 09:26 AM GMT+7
Nice one, Rick!
Seems a bot complicated, but I'm sure the result will be great!
Will you paint it in the livery shown on the box?
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Posted: Saturday, November 18, 2006 - 09:16 AM GMT+7
Today I decided to assemble the "Magic" tracks, ya right. The only thing "Magic" about these tracks is that they are not attached to sprues. I thought that these were supposed to 'click together,....not. So I used Testors non-toxic glue which has a 4 hour cure time according to the label.



I assembled the tracks in three lengths starting with the top run.



Let that set-up overnight and then made the front and back segments.





Made final adjustments with the idler wheel and they all fit together nicely.



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sauceman
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Posted: Saturday, November 18, 2006 - 02:52 AM GMT+7

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Rick all Dragon models require a lot of working time, which is what you got after work because your little lady is deployed, but when she comes back all youll be doing is washing the dishes and cleaning the toilet just like before, so enjoy your modeling time while you still got it :-)



LOL Rei, ya i have a feeling that my work area will somehow transform itself from the spare bedroom to the garage when she gets back! :-)


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Nice to see our beloved national brew made it all the way to Canada



Awsome beer Got accustomed to it overseas on a UN tour. it was either that or Heineken

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Posted: Friday, November 17, 2006 - 09:55 PM GMT+7
Nice to see our beloved national brew made it all the way to Canada